(Closed) Spinoff: Are high school reunions still necessary?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: do you think that high school reunions are still necessary?
    yes : (11 votes)
    31 %
    no : (25 votes)
    69 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    7175 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    My 20th HS Reunion is this year and my friends that are also facing their 20th are all asking the some question.  For some, they could care less – everyone they want to be in touch with they are.  But, for others, it’s fun to see an ACTUAL person (even though you may know FAR TOO much about their life based on what’s shared on FB).

    Personally, I think they are still fun and there’s something different about ‘in person’ – even though it may not be as novel as “OMG – did you see so-and-so” – since those connected on social media may already know how the other has aged, what they are up to career-wise, or family/kids, etc. 🙂

    Post # 4
    Member
    11327 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    My 10 year reunion is Saturday… I’m not going. 🙂

    Post # 5
    Member
    6812 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I look foward to my reunions. My 20 year HS reunion is also this year. In fact in about 2 weeks.  I think this year I am looking forward to it more than the other years.  A lot of it is because most of my class is connected via FB and it will be fun to see each other also in person. 

     

    Post # 6
    Member
    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I don’t think so.  If I’ve wanted to keep in touch with someone, I have.  I do plan on attending some college reunions, but not high school.  Most of my high school friends didn’t attend my high school or graduate in my year.

    Post # 7
    Hostess
    14026 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    That’s a really interesting question. My first thought was “no” because I can keep up with people on Facebook. But then I also thought that a reunion is a nice excuse to get people together in person. So I’m not sure!

    Post # 8
    Member
    8044 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I was just having a chat about this w. someone the other day. I think in my case, it isn’t necessary per se, but it could be quite fun. I still socalize with people I was friends w. in high school (my 2 best friends I’ve known since then as well) so it’s not like it would be any big suprise as to what people are up to.

    Post # 9
    Member
    602 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I think they are on the way out.  My parents reunions are some of the best time of their lives,  but they never went to college and don’t have FB.  I am still in regular contact with everyone I want to know,  so it wouldn’t really be beneficial to me.  I’m going to my 11 year (no one planned a 10) b/c my friend organized and guilt tripped me,  but no other reason.

    Post # 10
    Member
    1506 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I think I’m very lucky because my high school class very much likes each other.  I love coming back into town at the holidays to see everyone and catch up.  We didn’t have our 5 year reunion because we wanted to save our class’s money for the big 10 year reunion, which is next year.  I think it will be really fun especially now that we are all spread out across the country and it isn’t too often that I get to make it back all the way to Ohio during the holidays (it’s expensive to fly AND the weather is very unreliable). 

    Post # 11
    Member
    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    My first thought was no too but it would be neat to see all those people again in the same room and don’t they normally throw a party? like with a dj and stuff? who doesnt like that?!

    I actually live in a city where going out on a friday night is like a highschool reunion. I run into people from highschool ALL THE TIME!

    Post # 12
    Member
    5273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I didn’t go to mine this past year because I know what everyone is up to (thanks to FB) plus I didn’t go to a super big school and about 90% of the people I graduated with have kids, and the reunion wasn’t even like a “party” it was more of a family picnic and I didn’t care to go. Also, I went to school in a different state then I live in now, so it made it even less appealing. 

    Post # 13
    Member
    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    For me, they’re no longer necessary. I am in touch with those I want to be, and for those I was curious about, the curiosity’s gone because I’ve already caught up with their lives through FB photos and endless stories of how their kid did with potty training. For the friends I’ve stayed in touch with, we’ve arranged to meet seveal times over the years, and that works for us. I expect we’ll continue to stay in touch over the years.

    Post # 14
    Member
    5425 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Social media really makes them unnecessary because we all know whats going on in everyones lives.

    Post # 15
    Member
    98 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think the farther out ones, like 20year reunions are still a good idea because sometimes people need a reason to get together, and even though people keep in touch on fb, it’s just not the same as face to face.

    As for 10year reunions, I’m torn. My 10yr is this month, and I’m not going. It’s just not that interesting to me at this point.

    Post # 16
    Member
    1029 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think they are for the people who actually want to remember high school. haha. I am not one of those people.

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