It’s Aloha Friday

October 5, 2007 by Kailani  
Filed under aloha friday

I’m putting this up a little early since I’ll be on the first plane tomorrow morning to attend my Grandmother’s funeral in Maui. Words cannot express my gratitude for all your kind words and prayers. Whoever says you can’t make real friends in the blogging world is crazy!

Anyway, welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday! Today’s question is . . .

Do you attend your high school reunions? Why or why not?

One random participant will win a 2008 Hawaiian Pictorial Wall Calendar! Don’t forget to visit each other and make new friends, too!

About the author:
Kailani is the owner and founder of An Island Life. You'll find her sharing her daily life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.


45 Responses to “It’s Aloha Friday”
  1. Deb - Mom of 3 Girls says:

    I went to my 10-year although almost nobody that I knew well was there. My 20-year will be next summer and I’m still deciding if I want to go. It may come down to how much weight I can lose by then! :)

  2. Pamela says:

    I did for awhile then lost interest. I moved away, grew apart. I have about 6 or 7 I keep in touch with.

  3. Pamela says:

    I hadn’t heard about your grandmas passing.
    a long life?…. no one can steal your memories of her, tho.

  4. KarinGal says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  5. Rach says:

    Hope your grandmother will have a solemn and meaningful burial service.

    I will post my entry a little later.

    God bless.

  6. Rach says:

    Sadly I have never attended any major high school reunion. Most of my high school friends are already living in the States but we always make it a point to see each other when they come here for a vacation.

    I just posted my entry.

  7. Hoto says:

    i only have one grandmom know and i miss my granddads a lot. but i believe they all have a good time now.

  8. Melli says:

    I do NOT attend my High School reunions! My class does not HAVE them! The way I understand it is, our treasurer absconded with our funds and the first reunion never took place – and so no money was ever collected for a future reunion! Thus, I don’t even have the choice of to attend or not attend! LOL!

  9. Tonya says:

    I am so sorry I must have missed the post about your grandmother. I no longer have any living grandparents and it was so hard to see the last one go…especially since I grew up with both of my great-grandmothers as well. Prayers for you and peace!

    Well, on the high school reunion….I went to the first one. It was my 10 yr reunion and it wasn’t that bad. Not sure if I will go to the 20 or not…depends on what I look like after having this third child – LOL!

  10. Pinkjagxj says:

    I attended my 10 year reunion but can’t remember if I went to my 20 year. HA!
    I didn’t make it to the 30 year because my husband had surgery a few days before. I’ll go again in the future. There are a few of us that enjoy going together.

  11. Summer says:

    My high school doesn’t have reunions. I went to a very small private school. Plus I’ve only been out of High School 8 years now.

  12. mar says:

    Sorry to hear about your loss…
    I have gone to 3 class reunions, oh, yes!! I was a foreign exchange student my senior year in the US so I love coming back to win the prize for the one coming for most far away to the reunion,lol

  13. Write From Karen says:

    I wanted to attend my 10-year reunion, but the hubs was DETERMINED to drag me, our then two-year old GD, and FOUR-MONTH old MK to a church camp in OHIO. (We’re in Missouri!) That was one of the toughest things I had to do – pushing two babies in a double stroller through six inches of mud, everywhere! (It rained cats and dogs that week, of course).

    I had no interest in going to my 20-year reunion. I don’t know, I just couldn’t summon up any desire to see anyone at all. I guess I’ve finally, and without a doubt, have tucked that part of me into a drawer. Perhaps I’ll put it out someday and examine it again, but for now? I’m moving on and enjoying the person who I am now. :)

    (Peace be with you, Kailani.)

  14. Baba/ night owl says:

    Good morning , I went to one high school reunion the 45th one… It was amazing I remembered so many people..We had a big class, over 300 people..My husband and I had fun dancing …. Baba
    Sorry about your loss…

  15. Marie says:

    I went to my ten-year one and it was such a disappointment. Only the drama kids showed up, I was really hoping to see all the band geeks I’d lost touch with. It was nice to spend a week in my hometown with my other old friends though.

  16. Melissa says:

    I actually organized the last one… and then wasn’t able to be there for it! :S I’ve only had one reunion and distance was the only reason I didn’t go.

  17. Aimee says:

    I did go to my 10 year, but the nice thing is that most of the people I cared about in HS are still in my life. I am debating my 15 year if there is one, not that much has changed! :)

    Sorry to hear about your loss. I hope that you have a safe trip.

  18. Christine says:

    My 20 year is coming up, and I think I’d like to go. It’s funny through FaceBook, I’ve met a few people I went to school with, and I love to hear how everyone is doing.
    I didn’t go to my 10 year, because I couldn’t take time off to go .

  19. Renee says:

    no I didn’t attend my 10 or 20 year either. The main reason is the distance. the second reason is that I haven’t been in contact with anyone from my highschool in so long that it just wasn’t important to me.

    they did this online thing for the 20 and the only people who got on that were not folks I hung around with.

    oh and instead of having the reunion in Tampa where we went to school they have it at a resourt in Turtle Beach!!! (so even folks who live there have to stay at the hotel!) blech!

    They should have had it at the hotel across the street from our school that we all spent so much time (when we skipped class) at anyway!

  20. Amanda Regan (madamspud169) says:

    It will be a cold day in Hades before I set foot in my old school

  21. Maribeth says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Sending hugs and my sympathy.

    I did attend two of the reunions. I think I was looking to see if of what these people I’d known all during my youth still were the same or if they also had changed.
    Guess what? The supposed cool people, weren’t, and the ones that went under the radar, they were the real successes.
    One man I had known since preschool and he was quiet and shy and not the best looking. Well here he was a respected banker, married to a wonderful woman with three children and well, I was so pleased to sit and speak with him.
    Had I changed? Absolutely and no one quite knew what to make of it. LOL

  22. karen meg says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your grandmother. It’s a sad time for you, my thoughts are with you and your family.

    On the high school reunion, no I never attended. There may be another one coming up that I’ll probably also not attend. I had fun at highschool – so I’d like to keep those memories intact!

  23. Riley says:

    My condolences for your loss.

  24. Vader's Mom says:

    I did not attend mine and do not plan to attend any future ones. I keep up with my friends though.

  25. Michelle at Scribbit says:

    Oh I’m so sorry about your grandmother! You have my thoughts and prayers.

  26. Renee says:

    unfortunately we have too many ares of our house that are like the top of the frig.

    I hope that all is going well for the funeral (they can get out of hand sometimes) and I do send my deepest sympathies for you and your family.

  27. Lulu says:

    Kailani – I’m so sorry to hear about your grandmother. Please accept my sympathies.

    I attended my 10-year reunion, and unbelievably my 20-year is next year! Lordy, I’m getting old…

  28. Stacey says:

    Just one–I missed my friends! I went to my 20th last year and had a blast!

  29. Krista says:

    does it count if I plan on going next summer to my first one? :) I went to a relatively small school so I knew all my classmates at least by name. I want to see what they’re up to! And how they have changed. I feel way more confident about myself now and I wonder how that will affect the interactions between me and some of the more “popular” kids… :)

  30. Jen @ One Moms World says:

    Just wanted to stop in and give you some virtual (((HUGS))) during this time!

  31. groovyoldlady says:

    I graduated in Daytona Beach and my class was over 500 students. They did manage to track me down and invite me to my 10th, but I couldn’t afford to fly to Florida etc. I doubt our class will even have any others…

    I DID sent a letter to the participants of our 10th letting them know that I was still happily married to my high school sweetheart.

  32. Amy says:

    My class was so snobbish and they still haven’t grown up to this day, so no I do not attend. Oh, I sound like quite a snob, don’t I! I actually get to see the ones I would want to see anyway like at church and school functions.

  33. SummerM says:

    I haven’t attended mine yet, though I’ve only had one so far. In a couple years will be my 10 year, I think I may try to attend it. At lesat the homecoming parade they have before hand.

  34. Marilou Eagan says:

    I would love to attend my high school reunion but I married a Canadian boy 22 years ago and live way too far away!

  35. donetta says:

    May you be comforted in her passing.

  36. Eve says:

    I don’t attend any reunions, I like my anenimity. I like to hope they’re wondering…whatever happened to THAT girl. It used to be even better when I lived states away. Now I’m back and close to the little community I grew up in. I don’t want anyone to know I’m back. Let them wonder…that’s what I say.

  37. zamejias [verb] says:

    Am sorry about your grandmother. But I’m sure she’s in the arms of the Lord now.

    Re:reunion, I haven’t attended any. Maybe soon.

  38. Jenny says:

    I don’t attend them. They’re not worth wasting my time on. The people I went to school with aren’t worth it either. High school is behind me and I’d like to keep it that way. :D

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