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Thread #63816   Message #1039689
Posted By: GUEST,ClaireBear
22-Oct-03 - 10:59 AM
Thread Name: Class reunion
Subject: RE: Class reunion
This thread has made me recall, with equal parts amusement and bemusement, a conversation I once had with a then-dear friend:

"So, Claire, I'm going to my tenth reunion . . . what should I go as?"

"Go as?"

"Whaddaya think . . . successful record producer or famous actor?"

"Ummm . . ." (At that time, said friend was a folksinger with one self-produced LP and worked as a carpenter for a local theater company.)

I found this conversation enlightening on two fronts: It gave me an entirely different attitude about reunions . . . and it gave me new insights on the probable veracity of any information thenceforth stated as truth by said friend.

Our relationship was never quite the same after that . . . but on the other hand I was quite fearless about my 20th high-school reunion when it came around. I chose to go as myself, in the end, but it was nice to know I didn't necessarily *have* to . . .