The reunion took place on September 5, 1998 at Scherwood South in Schererville, Indiana. If you didn't go, sorry, you missed it.
I plan to do a full write-up on it in the near future. In the meantime, here are some quick thoughts:
Overall, it was a lot of fun. I had a great time. The reunion committee and Alumni Systems did a great job of setting everything up. The only real complaint I have is that it was just too hard to see the names on the buttons. You had to practically bury your head in a person's chest to find out who they were. It would have been nice to have been able to discreetly see who someone was.
I was disappointed by who did not attend, though I had anticipated that. For one thing, there were, by my count of the names in the list, 139 former LC students there. That's about a fourth of the class. Also, a lot of the people I hung out with in high school were not the type to get into school events. I've obviously changed, since I was really looking forward to the reunion, but apparently a lot of them have not, since well under one fourth of the people I had hoped to see were not there.
Another bad thing was that a certain person decided to really make a spectacle of themselves, but I am not going to give them any of the attention they so desperately desire by going into any details here.
I met several old friends that I had lost contact with, so that was fun. Most of them hadn't changed at all. A few of them had gotten quite conservative. Some pipe-smoking accountant was going around claiming to be the wild man formerly known as Chuck Albin, but I didn't believe him.
The only negative experience I thought I was going to have was that one of my former friends walked right past me several times, looking right at me but never stopping to talk. Finally, at the end of the night, as I was leaving I went over to say hi. I got a confused look, then surprised recognition, then a big hug. She even commented that she had walked by me several times but hadn't recognized me. I felt a bit like a dork, since I had gone to her table with the attitude that "I'm going to go say hi to her even if she's not going to bother to stop to talk as she walks right by me".
Surprisingly, most people looked about the same as I remembered them. Everybody also looked pretty good, so much so that I suspect a lot of people that had gone downhill were too embarrassed to come. I got some confirmation of this when someone told me that a classmate they knew, who had been particularly vicious to overweight people in high school, was not attending because she is now quite heavy herself.
I will update this page more in the future, including details from the reunion program and a scan of the official reunion picture...
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