Class of 1963 - Fortieth Reunion
This past September a small group from the class of 1963 attended the
40th reunion of the class of 1962 held at the Foxwoods Casino
in New London, CT. It's hard to describe how wonderful the evening was.
We reminisced with old friends and several JJ teachers (who seemed not to
have aged much in 40 years), danced, laughed and talked and talked until
we were all hoarse. The evening ended for some of us at 4:00 AM.
said "good-bye" the next morning we agreed that the time together had been
too short and we began discussing plans for a
reunion featuring the
class of 1963.
Some of the conclusions we reached about a 2003 reunion were as follows:
Lets make this happen; we'll have a great time!
- It would be a good idea to have a "destination reunion" with a facility
large enough to accommodate everyone and all our activities at the same
place, but small enough so that we wouldn't compete with other groups.
- One night was not enough time to reconnect with friends you haven't
seen in many years; a weekend reunion would be more appropriate.
- Encouraging attendees to stay at the reunion hotel discouraged drinking
and driving or having to leave early to drive home.
- Inviting members of other classes and teachers added to the fun.
- Fall is the best time to have a reunion because many people travel
during the summer months and the weather is generally good in the fall.
- A facility or a location with outdoor activities would lend itself to an
enjoyable "fall weekend" in the northeast and give spouses some options.
Paul Wade Lang