Well Pour Some Sugar On Me! Has it been 20 years? HOLY COW!!! Kim (Ferguson) Hicks - Chair Traci (Scaffido) Hopkins - Chair Ben Harp Chris Bunch Danny Ciatti Jen Wells Jerome Ferrara Jack Elder Tom Speiss Meaghan McCarthy Tracy Gaby Soncini Cooper
Hard to believe itís been that long. But with Guns N Roses and Violent Femmes playing on the classic rock station, RUN DMC being nominated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and real-world adult responsibilities, itís hard to deny that two decades have passed since we graced the long main hallway of PVI.
There are so many individual memories to share (and we are sure they will be recounted in horrific details at the reunion), but for now, hereís a reminder of how it was back in 1989.
-No cell phones or email (only ďcoolĒ people had beepers)
-"B-HITZ" really did mean Buggie Hits (yeh right!)
-Land lines were used to call for dates and meeting locations.
-Instant messaging or texting was meeting at 7-Eleven or McDonalds.
-George H. W. Bush became 41st President of the
-Big poofy prom dresses were in
-Dow plunged 190 points on ďFriday the 13th mini-crashĒ. (Thatís now every other day).
-It cost $0.25 to mail a letter
-Gas cost $0.97/gallon (didnít even know what ďpremiumĒ meant back then)
-Average cost of new house was $120,000 (that might be average cost again)
-The US Government provided a $150 billion bail out for hundreds of saving and loan (S&L) associations (some things never change!)
-First release of Microsoft Office
-Rain Man won the Oscar
You have seen the Facebook site, probably heard from long lost friends via email, and are 'stoked' to know that the 20 year Reunion Committee is working hard to make sure you know that the 1989 Panthers will gather to Wang Chung away October 24th to celebrate 20 years since that venerable rite of passage (anyone notice the use of that SAT word?).
That being said, whether youíre married, divorced or single, fat, skinny, bald, gray, a huge success or currently between opportunities, who cares. We just want to get together to party like itís 1989 (except for the worrying about the party getting busted part). Our reunion is a great chance to meet up with old friends, swap stories, remember the good times, laugh a lot and maybe cry a little. Itís a time to share pictures, talk about life and vow to keep in touch with someone you havenít seen in ages.
We are just starting to plan but here is what we know:
The main event is on October 24, 2009 at the
We look forward to seeing you!
The Reunion Committee
Kim (Ferguson) Hicks - Chair
Traci (Scaffido) Hopkins - Chair
Meaghan McCarthy Tracy
Gaby Soncini Cooper