CCHS Class of 2004 High School Reunion

by - Wednesday, December 03, 2014

As is the great tradition of high schools almost everywhere, my high school hosted our 10-year reunion while I was home in PA for Thanksgiving.

I wasn't totally sold on whether or not I should go -- mainly because I only knew for sure that one of my other good friends would be there.

But Allentown just got itself a minor league hockey team (the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, formerly the Philly Phantoms, the minor league team of the Flyers) and a brand-new hockey arena to go along with the team.

High school reunion...two rows from the ice

And that just happened to be where my reunion was being held. In fact, we had a box and seats on the glass. Wasn't really going to pass that opportunity up because...sports.

So my friend Kim and I went, and I'm so, so glad we did.

First off, the arena was awesome, and the game was a ton of fun. Plus the Phantoms won!

Also, the Phantoms mascot (MeLVin) is pretty much the adorable baby cousin of the Phillie Phanatic. Obviously love at first sight.

The LV Phantoms mascot, Melvin, is basically the adorable baby cousin of the Phillie Phanatic and for that reason I obviously love him.
His nose is a hockey puck! Adorable!

Our seats were on the glass and our box was right next to the players' locker room, so we were pretty close every time they walked on and off the ice between periods.

Oh hey, players of the game

Aside from the hockey, it was obviously great to catch up with people I hadn't seen in 10 years. It was fun to see who had changed and who was still exactly the same and to hear what everyone was doing with their lives. (There were far fewer baby pictures pulled out and showed off than expected.)

With social media these days, it's easy to keep tabs on what people are doing in a pretty voyeuristic way, but it was nice to actually hear people talking about what's going on in their lives. Facebook only tells you so much.

Overall the night was a blast. It was so fun catching up with people, and I'm really, really glad I went.

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  1. The scariest part here is that you graduated in 2004. baby! mere child!

    I went to my 10 year reunion and it was awful. So much so that I was actually in town for my 20 year reunion last fall and still chose not to go (1993). Glad you had fun! What I discovered was that some people got fat, other took care of themselves, and at 10 years I was certainly one of the fat ones. But the assholes were still assholes, and the people I actually liked in school knew enough to stay away.