How do you feel about holding our high school mini-reunions on the first Wednesday of June instead of the traditional graduation date of June 11?
As you know, the reunion is always an informal gathering in Ocean City, and last year we had great fun staying overnight at a motel right off of the boardwalk that was convenient for a quick nap (important at our age) and avoided a late-night drive home. (Except for Nancy Musser who enjoys the shore every night in Avalon.) We realized the traditional date of June 11 fell right on the borderline of the much higher in-season rates, some years on one side and some years on the other. Last year we were lucky, and thought maybe a better date would be simply the first Wednesday in June every year. That way we would avoid the weekend crowds and always be on the right side of the in-season/out-of-season divide.
The idea goes right along with our school motto, “To teach the art of living well.” Isn’t being practical about money the key to living well? Who cares about the significance of June 11 when money is involved? Most of us cannot remember the date, anyway.
There is nothing special about Wednesday. Any other day would work as well, even the weekend if you would prefer.
Changing the date is only a suggestion at this point, and not set in stone. Let me know what you think. The final decision will be posted.