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Community Pulse - September 23, 2022


What are your feelings about attending school reunions?

At College Reunion

Gordon Davies


Basically, I feel good about going to school reunions when I'm feeling good about myself and my station in life. On the other hand, when I'm feeling out of shape or down in the dumps for one reason or another, I avoid reunions like the plague. When I do attend, I always have a good time catching up with classmates I haven't seen in a long time.

Jim Kelly

Principal architect

Having grown up in New York, and then gone to college in New Hampshire, and then having settled in California, I feel that reunions are a great way to see and connect with friends and also to reconnect with those I've lost touch with over the years due to the great distances between us.

Sean Medel


I get a little nervous beforehand but also am excited as well because I enjoy the nostalgic aspect of seeing old friends, reacquainting with them and reminiscing about the past. I think of reunions as growth experiences that I really look forward to. I try to never miss even one.

Maria Kelly


I think it depends on whether it's my own school reunion, or my husband's. I find it very liberating to go to my husband's reunions because nothing is expected of me. I'm basically just along for the ride. And if I should happen to connect with someone there through conversation and maybe even make a new friend, that's a really major -- but totally incidental -- benefit.

Margot Sappern

Fine artist

I don't really go to many reunions. Pretty much college reunions only. I always have a great time because I met my husband while in college and therefore have so many wonderful memories of those years. Especially since we're still together!

-- Compiled by Nancy and Jeff Lewis


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