In high school, you are in a room with kids who may or may not have been in your elementary school. You spend 45 minutes with them, the bell rings and you go to your next class. In that next class you may or may not be with the same students as the last class. But definitely, the demographics changes.
Now in grade school, you are with the same set of kids for the entire day. You bond with them. You know their personalities. They are imprinted on your brain. So when you get together 45 years later, you have so many memories that surface.
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Needless to say, we had a blast. It turns out my fear of being an outcast was unfounded. Or at least the years melted that away.
And another thing...you know how you think you've changed so much since you were 13? Got news for you...you still look like you. At least that's what our experience was. I can honestly say there was only one of my former classmates that I would not have been able to pick out of a lineup. They all look like an older version of themselves. But I knew who was who.
All in all, we had so much fun.
I have one more theory about reunions. The farther you get from your graduation date, the more you realize what's important in life. I believe that at the 10th, 20th, 30th reunion, you spend a lot of time talking about what you do and what you've achieved. But by the time you hit the 45th, your kids have grown and you very likely have grandkids. And you realize what is really important in life. Relationships. With your family, with your friends, with your former classmates, with your God. Relationships are what make your life rich. And I walked away from this reunion feeling like I won a million bucks!!
Looking forward to planning the 50th!!