50th High School Reunion

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  1. Frank Sanoica

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    My high school buddy, Charlie, the only classmate to keep in touch all these years, sent me the notice for our 50th graduation anniversary, 2010. 88 of the graduating seniors of our year were DEAD, out of around 500!

    This meant that almost 1 in 5 were dead by/before age 68 or so. Seemed pretty high. No wonder Life Insurance Companies are so, er, ................picky!
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    Good Grief!!! that's shocking..:eek:
     
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    What I did notice, from the photos put on Facebook...…...the classmates who were somewhat to fairly heavy back in 1968, are still that way or even heavier. I'm one that was very skinny at graduation, but have put on weight now. Not a lot, but enough. There are those that have the same hairstyle they had in 1968. I'm definitely not one of those.

    So, what is nice today? One classmate, who was an upper classmate and would barely talk to me in high school, now says very nice things about wife and I on Facebook.
     
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    I have never attended one. Didn't like most when I was in school,don't like them now. Being from a rural area I see most of my classmates from time o time anyway on the street. Election day is also when I see a lot of them.
     
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    @Peter Renfro

    As an aside, regarding your user name, there was an American-made rifle produced many years ago called the "Orfner", which happens to be Renfro backwards. I have always wondered if the true name of the maker was Renfro.

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    I attended the 20th (a lot of fun), the 30th (rather gloomy for some reason.....it just didn't "click") and the 50th (I had quite a good time). We all discussed planning a 60th reunion but at the rate people are dying off, it could probably be held in someone's closet.
     
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    you could not pay me to go to high school reunion..... i don't even like family reunions. LOLOL
     
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    I went to my 5th yr one in Pittsburgh but mainly because back then my mom and dad and siblings lived there still so it was a combined trip.

    2019 will be my 50th year one and I doubt I'll go. If I'm going to take a trip that far, I'd rather visit my son or sister in NJ.

    Also, my second best friend died this year...it would be sad.
     
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    I am looking forward to our 50th since I haven't been to a reunion yet and, having seen the pictures from the 40 year reunion, I know that I look younger than most of those people. At least, I have most of my hair.
     
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    Show off!! :)

    I still have most of my hair also.
     
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    I am surprised! You of all people, allowing vanity to take affect.....
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    I went to my 50th in 2002
     
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    I just found a photo from my 20th, and I could still recognize most of the people in it. I doubt that would be the case now, and many of them are now dead.
     
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    Got a message about my 50th reunion, which will be held in Vas Vegas.
    This is a surpise since my high school was in Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Guess they figured they get a better response if they held it in Vegas.

    I went to the web site for more info and found a video taken the year I graduated.
    If you are curious what life was like at a high school in hawaii in the 'golden age',
    click on the video.



    Can't believe I was ever that young. ( I'm in it, one of the dudes with the blonde hair...:) I know,
    everybody had blonde hair!)

    Watching that I feel, really, really old.:(
     
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    Funny, but all of my classmates totally understand why we want to leave Florida and move back to Colorado. Even a classmate who lives in a motorhome with her husband, and they spend winter months parking it in a motorhome park close to where the use to own a home in southwestern Florida understand why we want to move.

    Then again, many of my classmates still live in snow areas.
     
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