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Family reunion vs. class reunion

Marianne Bornhoft weighed in.

"My family is so small that we try and see each other as much as possible.

"As a kid, I loved them and I still do. So normally I would say family reunions.

"But, I just had my 30th high school reunion which I helped put on in Portland, Oregon, this summer. I had a great time and it was well worth the effort. I've been to the other two reunions before and wanted to create a warm and welcoming environment. It was well-attended

"A bunch of kids that I went to school with since 1st grade ended up closing the restaurant down. We stayed at least an hour after the reunion ended.

"They say you can't go back. But maybe because I moved to Spokane when I was 21 and only have memories of Portland as a child, I say it was like time stood still once again. Sure we were all a little heavier, a little grayer or had less hair, but we still cared for one another just as we did all those years ago."

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