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Sunday, September 23, 2007 

Big Al takes it back 10 years

(Go Bruins! 1997 rules!)

Flashback 10 years... Saturday, June 7th, 1997. Big Al graduates from SP-SV high school with 150 or people. The last 4 years were... eh... high school years. They're something you're happy that you experienced once, but something you'd probably not want to do again.

(Rebecca, Crystal, Big Al, Jenny and Jamin... Notice Big Al's shirt is pretty clean here.)

Flash forward... Saturday, September 22, 2007. Big Al attends his 10 year reunion with 50+ of his classmates with their husbands, wives, girlfriends, boyfriends and children. The feeling is pretty hard to describe, but it feels like you just graduated the day before. For 5 short hours, I was able to reconnect with everybody and just catch up. It was such a great high to relive old war stories and see what everybody is up to nowadays.
(Big Al, Gary, Kristina & Gretchen. Pretty hot eh?)

The biggest questions were, "who's gay?", "who's in jail?", "who's not alive?", "who's a mega-millionaire?". Those questions were never really answered, so I'm assuming everybody is doing well. However, everybody is certain that we're all alive. With a 33% turnout, it's hard to believe that we didn't fall into those statistics. I'm sure there are a few people that have come closet, a few people may have spent some time behind bars and a couple of them may have a few million dollars in the bank.
(Rachelle, Big Al and Natalie. I think Big Al and Natalie still have some basketball 1 on 1 bet pending. Maybe we'll do it in New York at Carol's wedding.)

(Was Paul excited to see Big Al or was Big Al excited to see Paul and his wife? Looks like they were lactating on each other's shirts when they saw each other.)

The event was surprisingly staged at City Beach in Fremont, so I had a 10 minute drive there. I easily had one of the shorter drives. However, we had Sonny G. from Birmingham, England make the trip over. Carol showed up from New York. We also had a few that made the trip from SoCal.

(Neil and Big Al. I've known Neil and his family for 20+ years going way back to Little League. I'm pretty glazed here.)


Big ups to the organizing committee. They were able to pull off a huge event with a huge turnout. I'll be back in 2017. Go Bruins!

holtz is the new teope...

(or whatever their last names are now)

u should post a before and after pic of yourself. one from senior year & one from now.

-frenchy

Good idea. I'll look for prom 1997 pictures.

Big Al

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