Have you gone to any reunions?
Scott Renshaw: I went to my 20-year high school reunion, for all the usual reasons: to see who had aged well (or poorly), and to see whether my personal success fared relatively well (or poorly). And now there’s Facebook for all of that, so what’s the point anymore?
Rachel Piper: I ostensibly have a 10-year reunion next year, but I haven’t heard anything about it. I’m on the fence; I can get a mini-reunion with random former classmates any time I want by going to the Layton Hills Mall. I can’t imagine that a dry picnic on the football field would be any less awkward than trying to make conversation while standing in line at Orange Julius.
John Saltas: They get better as you get older and people just settle in to what they are without pretense. On the other hand, having a grandmother classmate at our 15-year reunion was weird.
Susan Kruithof: I have attended my 10th, 20th and 25th high school reunions. It’s nice just chilling with people who share a common experience, even though each experience can be vastly different. I also love that as time passes, no one gives a crap about the peer groups we were pigeonholed into. We just enjoy getting to know the people we have become. Bring on No. 30!
Jeff Reese: I went to my five-year high school reunion and found it unsatisfying. I have stayed in touch with the people I wanted to stay in touch with, so there really wasn’t much of a point to it. I skipped the 10-year.
Paula Saltas: No, because now, thanks to Facebook, people can see pictures of my adorable children and the fantastic trips I go on and know what bars I frequent, and I don’t have to attend my reunions and talk to people I don’t want to talk with.
Jeff Chipian: I should have had my five year high school reunion but I didn’t hear anything. I probably didn’t miss much either; “I married my high school sweet heart. We have two kids. My mission was amazing!” I guess I’ll have to wait for that on my 10 year reunion.
Colin Wolf: I went to my 10-year high school reunion and it was great. My only advice is to not bring your significant other. They’ll be bored as hell and you won’t want to talk to them anyway.