September 17, 2004

Classmates [dot] com - what is it good for?

really, how many of ya'll are signed up with Classmates [dot] com? I guess I signed up when they originated the site or soon after, what was that, like seven years ago. There were 42 in my High School graduatin' class, and of that 42, only 5 of us are listed. Seems to me that ain't really all that many people in my age group that give a whit about where the people they went to school with ended up. Come to think of it, only 'bout 10 showed up for our 20 year reunion and last year was our 30 year and I didn't hear nuthin''bout there bein' any reunion, and I actually had people watchin the Abilene paper and listenin' to the radio stations for such. The Statler Bros. wrote a song 'bout the class of '57, but seems ain't no one interested a'tall 'bout the class of '73. 'Course, then again, when I was in High School, I was a really tall - really skinny - really smart kid that wore glasses. I wasn't the most popular guy in school, ya see -- well, unless ya was really needin' some assistance with some of those stickier math problems -- then seems ever'one thought I was an OK guy --- for a day or two or 'til the next footbal game.

So, why this nostalgic look into my past? Actually, I was jes' wonderin' what ever'one else thought of this site and whether anyone thought it was a worthwhile venture. The anecdotes are jes' spose to be interestin'. I 'spect they prolly ain't, though, but surely I can get some credit for tryin', right?

Posted by Tiger at September 17, 2004 04:28 PM

I'm a member of classmates and it never fails to amaze me how many people I have NEVER HEARD OF are signed up under my graduating class. I went to high school in a small town. We knew everybody, their bench press weight, and in most of the girls' cases, their due dates. But I've only seen a handful of familiar names amongst the ranks of the listed on Classmates.

Posted by: satr at September 17, 2004 05:16 PM

Well, maybe I am from a different time, but I do not 'member a single member of my graduatin' class becomin' pregnant, although I always assumed ever' single one of 'em besides myself was at least practicin' the necessary act on a regular occasion.

Posted by: Tiger at September 17, 2004 06:00 PM

Oh I never had a doubt that everybody in my graduating class aside from myself was practicing. But we had a mighty lot of successful...ahem...practice sessions. One of them practice sessions even broke water just after walking across the stage.

Scary state, this world we're in.

Posted by: satr at September 17, 2004 07:27 PM