Planning the 1963 Class Reunion

June 23, 2008

Forty-five years since we escaped from high school . . .  Most of the members of the St. Pius X class of 1963 celebrate their 63rd birthdays this year.  Can there be a better reason to plan a reunion?  That, and the fact that we’ve already lost some of the 125 graduates — the first shot down over Vietnam, and then, gradually, others to illness and to accident.  So, in October, we’ll gather to laugh about what we were told to take on faith, what we’ve learned since graduation, what we plan to do with the rest of our lives.  There are class members I see often because we share a career, some I read about frequently — a retired astronaut, the owner of a mega company, a politician, but there are many that I meet only when we plan a five or ten-year get together.

 So, how much weight can I lose by the end of October, and how many of the missing addresses will I be able to find?