I graduated from high school in 1960. Our school had a lot of bullying, and thus I hated the HS and the whole town, and avoided going back if not necessary.
When the 50th came up, 2010, they were unable to find at least 15 or 20 of around 90 students. I sat here in my mountain village and found everyone but I think two. And got a lot of mails when I passed on their contact information.
Our super hot cheer leader in the 50's was part of the 50th crew. She obviously didn't look at nearly 70 what she looked like at 18. My wife and I decided to stop in and see her on one of our 720 miles a day trips across the country. We were driving to Jupiter where my eldest son is a college prof and went by not far from her town. This was just one more trip, of many trips, on the way to put 220,000 miles on that excellent 2002 Sienna!
She had asked me what I could eat, she wanted to give us something to eat when we stopped, and I mentioned bacon. She cooked up a couple pounds of bacon! I never before in my life had all the bacon I could eat.
My wife and I both found her to be an extremely charming woman. Who notices such things about the hottest cheerleader in school? I realize this may be the exception but we were both enchanted with her.
Though it is true she was divorced more than once in those 50 years.
For the record, no, I did not go to the reunion. Some of the bullies are still alive and would be there.