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Question: Are Class Reunions Worth the Trouble?

It’s the eve of my 10-year high school reunion. I feel an anxious excitement about the approaching functions. It’s hard to believe ten years have gone by since I’ve seen most of these people. At first I wasn’t sure about attending the reunion. We went to DD’s last year and the organization was a disaster. There was a low turn out and there ended up being very few people we actually hung out with in school. We ended up with the opinion that we are already in contact with the people we want to be from DD’s class. My reunion is a different story. For one thing, the organization has been great. The organizer started contacting classmates almost a year ago. She sent out frequent reminders and set the dates early. It also helped that she only tackled the Lake City class instead of creating a joint reunion with Coeur d’Alene -- Shinie/This Is Growing Up.

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DFO: I was wondering if my class would have a reunion this summer, which is the 40th since I graduated from Gridley High in northern California. But I haven't heard anything about one. Then, my class wasn't all that great about cohesiveness. Also, the class president who should have been organizing these things was killed decades ago in Vietnam. At this point, I guess, we've all moved on with our lives and there's probably no point in reuniting.

Question: What's the last reunion you attended?

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.