There are some people who just don’t care anything about going to their high school reunions.
They are the ones who will say, “I spent a dozen years with those people and I didn’t like them then, so what makes you think I would want to go hang out with them now? If I was really that curious what they are up to, I would just look them up on Facebook!”
Clearly, I am not one of those people. No, instead, just call me Mr. High School Class Reunion!
For me, going to my high school class reunions is like repeating the final scene of the final episode of Lost… every 5 years of my life.
What is really special about my own upcoming 20th High School Reunion this July is that we just happen to be the first official Millennial class to experience this.
Most sources agree that Millennials were born between 1981 and 1997. I was born on April 20th, 1981; so I will be turning 38 in a few weeks.
If the Millennial generation were siblings, then those of us who graduated high school in 1999 would be the firstborn children.
This is history in the making.
Back in 1988, when I turned 7, I had a very memorable birthday party. My dad had just cut down a tree in our backyard, so the main entertainment was being able to climb the fallen tree. And coincidentally, I just happened to be wearing a “Class of ’99” t-shirt on my birthday.
Fortunately, my mom did a great job of taking several pictures to capture the magic of that day.
Gary Schrader, Russell McElhaney, Will Stephens, Shane Burt (along with his sister and mom), Tabatha Thomas, Haley Rogers and her sister Ashley, and my own sister Dana were all there that day; whether they remember it now or not… and whether they have ever seen these pictures before either!
I am confident that my upcoming 20th High School Class Reunion will be a highlight of 2019.
Yes, just call me Mr. High School Class Reunion.
It’s that big of a deal to me!