Happy 2009, OHS 1989 Classmates!
In honor of twenty years' water under the proverbial bridge, we thought we would post our welcome message on a website, rather than spray paint it on the side of the school as we did in 1989. Sand blasting is very expensive these days...
It is good to reconnect with old friends and acquaintances. Part of our history is shared in our years at Oakton High School. Those old walls hold a small piece of each of our lives, when four years seemed an eternity. We were kids of the Reagan and recession years, when Communism was a vague threat, pegged jeans and sprayed-stiff hair were gender-neutrally-cool, hardly anyone drove a nice new car, and we all sheepishly left messages on the latest technology—the answering machine. Today, we have constant information streams, careers, spouses, kids, mortgages and wrinkles to contend with...on a good day, in a bad economy. It’s true: we are officially old enough to have first-hand knowledge of most everything retro, old-school, and even mid-century, yet young enough to not consider OURSELVES retro, old-school, or mid-century.
So in the spirit of hoping all things improve with time, we invite you to join us this Fall at our 20 year class reunion. Let's laugh at what was and celebrate what is. It is our hope that as many classmates as possible would be able to attend our reunion. Help us by spreading the word.
Your Reunion Committee
Hello OHS Class of 1989! Plans are well underway for our 20 year reunion. Be sure to check the Capital Reunions website (www.capitalreunions.com) for event news. Spread the word and continue to update the website with classmate information.
We will be putting together a slideshow for the reunion and need your pictures! Scan your photos to jpeg, and send them zipped to Lori Klein at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 3rd. Also, if anyone has a projector we could borrow, please let a committee member know.
We have planned a golf outing for Friday, October 23rd at Hidden Creek Country Club (http://www.hiddencreekcc.com/). Contact Tim Thrash at email@example.com to sign up your foursome. Smaller groups and singles will be paired up.
The cost is $85 and includes lunch from 11:00-12:30. Lunch will be hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, salads, pasta salad and dessert. Tee times will begin going off at 12:00pm, and we have 32 spots available. Sign up is first come, first serve, so get your reservation in early!
Oakton Football Homecoming Tailgate
Friday night means football, and it's Oakton's homecoming game! We will be tailgating at the school before the game on October 23rd, and will have a section reserved for us in the stands. This is a family event, so bring the kids along. More details to follow...
And, of course, the big event is Saturday night, October 24th at the Westin Arlington Gateway. Purchase tickets by September 24th for a $10 discount.
Any questions, comments or suggestions, feel free to contact your Reunion Committee.
We look forward to seeing everyone next month!
OHS '89 Reunion Committee