I was happy to see Debbie Osborn's encouragement to anyone thinking
about joining the small group gathering up in Napa. It is truly such a
beautiful area, peaceful, pastoral, and delectable, and I hope anyone
inclined will go for it!
I wanted to mention that planning for our 50th reunion is a worthy
endeavor in my view, and that was sent home to me when I compared my
college's 40th reunion in 2011. I made a couple of suggestions to our
committee there, speaking of the website Jan created, and how that
website allowed people to rekindle relationships before even
committing to coming, and about how warm and personal our 40th turned
out to be. The large number of us who came, combined with the general
great spirit, was a testament to something special we had, which I'm
sure has to do with our small town upbringing, and the fact that so
many of us grew up in front of each other's eyes.
My college reunion did not turn out so fortunately. The planning
seemed in the right direction, but no one "worked" the website, and
ultimately, when people showed up, they broke down into the same small
cliques as always - like time stood still. I will no doubt not return
As for Hinsdale - I for one want to be part of enjoying the lifelong
birds-eye view on each other's lives. There wasn't a person at our
40th I did not feel happy to see, and proud to know. That's why I'm
going to Napa - in addition to the laughter I know will ensue.
Come ahead, if you've any desire. We'll stay "chill," and just enjoy a
couple days, with our shared memories.