you look forward to since you’re a little girl in school. The big day
you plan to emerge from your chrysalis and take on the scene as a grown
woman and all eyes will be on you.
|Taken from the group’s facebook page|
Much to my dismay, I have recently learned that the party planning committee, in their infinite folly, has scheduled the actual reunion for Thanksgiving Weekend, 2012. Black Friday. WHAT?! That’s like scheduling a birthday party on Christmas. Now I have to decide.
DO I want to go to this party? I’ve often talked with my late friend about how nice it will be to see everyone all grown up, without the pressure, to meet people again and to be catty to the ones who used to tease us. I don’t even know if I can face going without him. I don’t know how I feel about celebrating the mere fact that I lived to see ten years post-graduation, taking it for granted, when I would have loved nothing more than for him to have been there also.
OR DO I, according to tradition, accompany Eels out to Cleveland for Thanksgiving with his family, as we have always planned? I consider his family like my family, and even in the few short days we spend together, I enjoy getting to know them and building a relationship with them. I always have a wonderful time, so the odds are pretty good on this one, although who even knows if I’ll live to see the next reunion?
Has anyone else gone to their ten-year reunion? Was it worth it, or was it just a let-down? Are reunions outdated in the post-facebook era of social media? If you had to choose between friends or family, past or future, which would you pick?