November 29, 2011
I would imagine it probably first happened on a street corner in Ancient Athens, when someone like Aeropos bumped into old school chum Thessaloniki after 15 years and said:
“Why don’t we round up Pythagoras, Parmenides, Aristophanes, Pleistarhos and Leodiskos and talk about old times.
Well, it might have happened that way.
The word reunion itself originated in the 17th century and comes from simply coupling re + union.
Today, the reunion business is an industry where such groups exist like the National Association of Reunion Managers (NARM) that specializes in high school reunions; they will help you locate a reunion planner in your city and locate people you couldn't stand then, and even tell you what to wear.
Of course, whatever reunion you're planning, from class reunions to military reunions to team reunions, reunion professionals are there to help you.
No matter what type, the basic principle applies:
"You look great."
(Get it in first so they'll have to respond in kind.)
So, as far as going to them, there are probably two types of people.
Those who love ‘em.
And those who prefer to remember everyone as they were, including themselves.
One thing I always look forward to:
A daily reunion of the Eye.