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High School reunion pictureIt doesn’t seem possible, but this weekend marked the fortieth reunion for the Class of 1963 of Salem High School in Salem, New Jersey. It was really nice to see my former classmates and renew fond memories of our shared past. Salem is a rural area of southern New Jersey and the high school is small. Consensus was that our graduating class was approximately 130 students. The organizing committee sent out an information form and just 51 filled them out. They were then compiled into a nicely done program booklet. It was nostalgic and interesting to read the forms.

Of the 51 forms, 29 had email addresses — 22 had none. The majority of my classmates were retired and had grandchildren. The careers spanned many disciplines: electricians, plumbers, carpenters, farmers, teachers, project managers, and lab technicians. Many had worked at the Dupont Company, which is located in Delaware but close to Salem. I was proud to see that the hobbies of most all of the classmates were related to some form of volunteerism, including Habitat for Humanity , helping out with school programs, and many in church related activities. One classmate is a minister, and also a Harley-Davidson motorcycle rider. As far as I know, only one classmate, Tom Brown, has been closely involved with computing and the Internet. Whatever their specialties and accomplishments, I am proud to be part of the Class of 1963.

Bob Sieber was the master of ceremonies and he did an excellent job. The program bulletin, in addition to containing the information forms from classmates, included some very interesting snippets called "Remember When?".