I'm not sure why I am going and I am not sure I really want to go, but I have just made plans to attend a junior high school reunion at the end of March. I have never been to any kind of school reunion, but I have thought about going to my (gulp) 50th high school reunion which will be in 2015. Maybe I'm thinking that starting with a junior high reunion will be a good way to work my way up to a full blown high school reunion in a few years. Oh, and I saw an airline ticket sale online so I booked a ticket and now I am going.
Why a junior high reunion? I think it started as a football team reunion (they won some big championship) and grew from that. Also, ours was the first class to go through all three years at a newly built junior high school. I went to Orville Wright Junior High in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The school was built in 1959 (I think) with a unique architectural style....it was round, and yes, all the classrooms were a little bit pie-shaped. I think it is now an elementary school.
Orville Wright School, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Whatever the reason for the reunion, and why ever I am going, I will be there. I'm not sure that I will know anyone or that anyone will know me. I went through elementary, junior high and high school with a lot of the same kids, so there should be someone there I at least used to know. I will see who went bald, who got fat, who came out. One thing for sure, we've all gotten old so that should make it interesting.
I'll let you know how it went in a few weeks. In the meantime, do any of you reunion goers have any advice on how to best navigate this quagmire of a social situation?