Around this time of life, the subject of high school reunions comes up with invitations and making plans to attend or not. My high school was in a large metropolitan area and my graduating class was huge, so the reunions are always well attended. We decided to have a reunion every ten years, and I’m proud to say that I have been able to go to each party. And each one seemed to attract a different crowd of classmates.
The first reunion was mostly the people who seemed to be born with a silver spoon in their mouths. They all went to a very good college and they were mostly on the fast track to successful careers. Very few had children yet, as they waited until they had finished college, and some had gone on to grad school, before they got married. They were trying their best to make good plans and be financially prepared before having children.
The second reunion seemed to be more along the lines of the general population – a mix of the A List people and a good sprinkling of middle class as well as some with hard luck stories trying to turn their lives around. And this was the first reunion where some of my classmates were noticeably fat and frumpy. They had turned into their parents!