Welcome Classmates!

A Little Reunion Humor

Two ways of looking at things!

My wife and I were sitting at a table at my high school reunion, and I
kept staring at a drunken lady swigging her drink as she sat alone at a
nearby table.

My wife asked, “Do you know her?”

“Yes,” I sighed. “She’s my old girlfriend. I understand she took to
drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear she
hasn’t been sober since.”

“My God!” said my wife. “Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?”


We know you’ve been waiting with baited breath for this website to launch. Well, wait no more.

As time goes by, we’ll add a few old photos from the yearbook and make you guess who is in the picture. Maybe we’ll get some of you to send us a memorable story or two to post on the website and give us all a chance to reminisce. And, if anyone’s inclined to send a current picture that they don’t think looks at all like their high school self, we can post it and run a contest for the first right guess. But that’s later.

For now, the sole purpose of the website is to ask your help in finding classmates we haven’t heard from, and to begin a dialogue around the possibility of a 35th Class Reunion in 2008.

We’re using addresses from the 20th Reunion directory to send out postcards, and some of you have been helpful by providing information for classmates with whom you’ve stayed in contact over the years. Unfortunately, we’ve only got confirmed contact information on about a third of the class so far.

If you haven’t sent us your email and snail mail addresses yet, please email them to carol@simpller.com.

Take a look at the list of classmates we haven’t contacted yet, and if you know where any of them are, please email us their contact information or direct them to the website so they can send it themselves. Some may have received postcards, but we haven’t heard back from them. We want to exhaust every option in trying to find people who may be interested in reconnecting.

We’ve included two other tools to help get the conversation going.

First, there’s a page with a brief, 3-question multiple-choice survey for you to take. {Click Here} We simply want to gauge whether or not there’s sufficient interest to undertake this mammoth task of organizing a class reunion.

Second, this is a blog where we can just get reacquainted with one another. Anybody can start a string, and we’ll just see where it leads. We probably need to keep some level of decorum in our comments, so keep that in mind.

We hope this note finds you all well and enjoying that stage of our lives we never realized would arrive so quickly – our 50’s!

Looking forward to hearing from everyone.

Beth (Kauffman) Poole, Roger Poole and Carol (Miller) Simpson