Bornfool http://bornfool.blogspot.com/ wrote about his upcoming high school reunion recently; he was undecided if he would attend. My experience with reunions is that they are immensely rewarding, as well as great fun, especially if you now live away from where you grew up.
I didn't attend my high school reunions until the 20th; various reasons prevented me, but chiefly I was apprehensive about how I would be received/recognized/welcomed. After attending the 20th, I saw that I should not have been scared. Indeed, I wish now that I had gone to all of them (every 5 years). I know that some women agonize over reunions due to the prospect of seeing old flames, but I didn't have that problem, since most of the people I dated were either older than I or went to other schools.
Seeing all your friends at reunions can be great fun. Stories told and retold......."Do you remember the time that....", popular music of the day being played by the DJ, meeting spouses and sometimes children of your long ago schoolmates is a great experience. One of the most fun things is seeing who looks older than you do (but I can almost guarantee they are thinking the same thing about you)! It is also fun to see the very shy school nerd who became the successful real estate entrepreneur, or the football star who also starred in business and is now a millionaire. Or the beauty queen who is now fat and frumpy. When your reunion is coming up, my advice is to "be there with bells on"!
The photo above is my graduating class picture in 2003, at our 45th reunion. If the good Lord's willing and the creeks don't rise (as we say in WV) I will be there in 2008 for the 50th! Our class had 447 people, and we usually get about 175 at the reunions, plus a few spouses. We have lost quite a few over the years, to accidents or illness. It will be interesting to see how many of us appear at the 50th.