Back in the day, the beginning of the 21st century was light years away – so were thoughts of marriage, life partners, kids, grandkids, gray hair, baldness and waistlines. There were no such things as microwaves, t.v. remotes, IPODS, knee replacements, electric cars or Skyping. We drove around without phones! We undoubtedly could have carried guns and knives to school if we chose to, but no one felt the need. We came and went as we pleased (well, some of us did anyway…), and we had a designated smoking area! You could streak across the football field in all your glory and not be known as a registered sex offender for the rest of your life! We could even take an aspirin at school if we needed to, without consequence. In our eyes, our teachers and parents were absolutely ancient. Boy, times have changed.
The impossible has become real. Not only did we enter the 21st century, we are 10 years into it. What seems like three blinks has become three decades. It is 2011 and we have become our parents. We are now at the age that many of our parents were when we were in high school. Except we’re not ancient, we’re cool.
It doesn’t matter who you were then, who you are now or who you may still hope to become. We knew how to party then, and we still know how to party now. We are AC/DC, Journey, General Hospital, Charlie’s Angels, Camaros, wings, Fry boots, platform shoes, OPs and cut-offs. Our kids laugh at our pictures from back then, and so do we.
WE ARE THE CLASS OF 1981! That, in and of itself, gives us reason to celebrate! So, for those of us that were lucky enough to survive our own high school antics and the 30 years since, we are throwing a party to celebrate ourselves and those friendships that never died, even when time and distance tried to keep us apart.
So - come one, come all - and join us for a weekend of fun and nostalgia, with our main event being held Saturday, June 25, 2011 at the Reston Town Center Hyatt from 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 am! This only happens once every 10 years so DON’T MISS IT!!
OHS '81 REUNION COMMITTEE
Christine (Hamm) Hill – Chair
Sandy Ayoub Mike Hampton Missy (Murphy) Toma Andy Promisel Mike Kirby Bill Grella Charlie Swan
Missy (Murphy) Toma