Big Day at Reunion Central!!!! The Grand High Knick Knack 25R82 Reunion Committee is simply giddy as we’ve just confirmed the email for the 200th classmate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks to everyone who sent emails of fellow classmates and a HUGE thanks to Paige Petty who, last night, sent me a list containing 30 emails for classmates we had previously been unable to track down!
Also, thanks to all of you who have gotten back to me with “yes, you found me!” An email doesn’t necessarily have to bounce back to be incorrect and at this point 200 of you have checked in with us & we are appreciative. You make our job so much easier. If you have received an email from me about the reunion, and haven’t already done so, please reply back with a quick “yes” so that I will know for sure that it is a working, current email. Then I’ll add your name to the “Located” list.
Not to rest on our laurels, we still have approximately 250 unlocated classmates. Oh, to have attended one of those one room school houses from days of yore! It would certainly make my job easier! Nevertheless, if you are in contact with anyone on our missing list, please ask them to email me.
Thanks again for all your help. Gnanse
Many of you have added your names to the classmates.com website SHS Class of 82 list. However, it seems some of you have since changed your email addresses and any messages sent to you are not being received. We have sent notices to everyone listed on that site from our class and quite a few of the emails are not being received because they are going to outdated email addresses.
If you are listed on the classmates.com website, please make sure they have your CURRENT email address. Same goes for the reunion.com website. Gnanse
Mardi Gras Greetings from Orlando!
Interestingly enough, on the front page of the USA Today that awaited us at check-in, was a story & picture of none other than Slidell, LA about the clean-up. Weren’t we trying to get away from all that for a while?
Then it turned into a mini SHS class reunion of sorts when we ran into Trey Paulsen & Ken Parks here with their families. It is a small world, afterall!
All the shops here in Orlando have Mardi Gras beads & other purple, green & gold trinkets for sale. So when we wished a kid wearing a huge pair of beads, a happy Mardi Gras, we were a bit surprised by his response; “What’s Mardi Gras?” Okey dokey then my young friend!
Hope you’re all enjoying Mardi Gras either in person or on the Travel Channel.
Hope you all have a wonderful & safe Mardi Gras! The “Chosen Fetus” & I are off to Universal Studios – Orlando for his 10th birthday & “Ash” Wednesday, which we also consider his day. After much consideration, we’ve decided against using the “astronaut diapers” for the road trip! All best, Gnanse
The venues involved need a tentative head count, so I now need to hear back from you all, at your earliest convenience, as to who is planning to come to the reunion and who is not.
Please email me soon at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to attend the reunion.
Don’t worry, if, at this time, you aren’t sure if you can make it or not. Just let me know if it’s “yes,” “no” or “maybe” & definitely let me know if you are bringing a spouse or date.
Thanks for quickly getting back to me with your responses. Gnanse
PS – On Tuesday, some of you received emails via classmates.com with the wrong reunion dates listed. THE CORRECT REUNION DATES ARE FRIDAY JULY 20 & SATURDAY JULY 21, 2007
PSPS – The following people sent us email addresses that are now bouncing back. We are unable to reach you, so send me a current email if you wish to continue to receive reunion updates. Kevin Bernard, Mary Beth Bobeck, Jeff Thomas and Kelly Yeager.
As you can see, our “located” list grew considerably over the weekend. Saturday alone, we mananged to track down 22 former classmates, now living all across the country! Thanks to all of you who have sent me your contact info & to Belinda McLendon & Michelle Francis for forwarding several other classmates’ info to me & especially Vicki Galliano who’s not above grabbing them in local grocery stores! THAT’S determination personified!
So far, we’ve located 170 classmates but with a class of approximately 450, we still have our work cut our for us. PLEASE check the “missing in action” list frequently and if you have ANY info on where those still listed might be, PLEASE email me.
A couple are attending their high school reunion. They can’t help but notice the woman sitting alone at the table next to them, who is clearly intoxicated.
The wife asks her husband, “Do you know her?”
“Yes,” the husband answers, “She’s my old girlfriend. I hear she took up drinking right after we broke up all those years ago and she hasn’t been sober since.”
“Good Lord!” said his wife, “Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?”