Dear Rebel classmates:
Our 50th reunion is now less than a month away. This letter is to any one of us who is not sure about attending this event. As I looked over the list of our classmates who have passed away it was a cold reminder of how fast time has passed. There are names on that list that I remember well and some I hardly knew at all. I was also reminded of those that are not on that list and that I now have a chance to see again. I will not miss that chance.
If you have decided not to attend please reconsider. We all look a little different now than we did in those high school days, it has been a half century after all!. There may be a few more wrinkles, a bit more extra weight, less hair, gray hair or no hair, or other examples of the passage of time. Please realize that we have all changed. None of us look like we did in high school. At this point in our lives we should gather to celebrate the fact that we can still celebrate. The urge to impress our former classmates has faded as we have sped past the 10th, 20th, 30th, and 40th reunions.
This 50th reunion offers each of us the opportunity to able to see each other and enjoy this incredible milestone and that should be reason enough to make the effort to attend. So, if you are reading this it means you are among those of us fortunate enough to be still drawing breath. Donâ€™t let this, possibly last, opportunity to shake the hand or give hug to people you may not have seen in fifty years and may not see again.
I expect that I am not the only person who is looking forward to seeing as many of our classmates as possible as well as having a bit of anxiety sprinkled in with the anticipation of this event. Please believe me; you will be truly grateful for having made the effort to attend. If you see me please feel free to buy me a beer.
See you there!