When's the last time you looked through your Olio 1978--our class yearbook?
(And does anybody remember what "Olio" means?)
Many of the photos weren't of us as individuals but of us as groups.
Fellow friends, fellow pioneering women in the early days of co-education, fellow frat members, fellow teammates, fellow thespians, fellow Zumbyes, fellow ne'er do wells.
Think of our reunion as a chance to re-unify those photos.
Maybe even re-stage those photos.
For example, Mary Gooding and Kathy Sedor could re-stage a photo in which their friend Drew Casertano is wearing a tuxedo shirt....
....or they could re-stage a photo in which their friend Bill Greer is wearing a garbage bag.
Phil Scott, Mike Morris and Pete Sullivan could re-stage their "We started with '77 but it took us 5 years to get through" photo.
David Rubin could re-cast "The Merchant of Venice," The Masquers' '78 production.
Fran Kelly could resurrect a very interesting looking flannel hat.
And on and on it goes.
Think of our upcoming 35th Reunion as "reunions within reunion."
Get on the phone, get on email, get on Facebook or Linked-In and re-unify your '78 friends and have your reunion within our overall reunion.
What are you waiting for? To get even older?!
Sign up now!
See you in June!
Ed Pitoniak & Sean Clancy
Time to bring the band back together.
Just like the Rolling Stones.
Think about it: In 1978, the year of our graduation, the Rolling Stones were 16 years old as a band and Mick and Keef were around mid-30s in age. Their current album at the time was "Some Girls," released just a few days after we graduated. It featured "Miss You," "Beast of Burden" and "Shattered."
Guess what: Now it's 2013 and in their 50th anniversary year as a band and as geezers in their 70s the Rolling Stones have re-united.
If they can do it, don't you think we can too?! We're younger and we've generally taken better care of ourselves than at least certain Stones.
In 2013, let's bring back more Class of '78 band members than we ever have before. We can all come up with excuses as to why we can't re-unite, but the Stones could've come up with lots of excuses, too. Not enough time. Not enough red M&Ms and too many yellow M&Ms in the dressing room. Impending deafness. Broke a guitar string and can't find a new one. Still somewhat peeved at Band Member X for breaking in too early at the end of our solo.
Let's put all the excuses aside and let's all get to Amherst for Reunion Weekend 2013: May 30th - June 2nd.
In the weeks to come you will receive fuller and more formal information on Reunion 2013. For the time being, save the dates, register for reunion and get in touch with your favorite fellow band members. Tell them it's time to get back together.
Because time, time, time is on our side. Yes, it is. For now.