Coincidentally, I’ve attended two reunions in the past month. One involved my high school’s basketball program. The
other involved my college’s football program.
I enjoyed getting together with old friends in both cases, doing what everyone does at such affairs – (1) exhuming and exaggerating dusty memories and (2) talking about those who were not there. #2 is why it is a good idea to attend such things.
In both cases, “those people” and “those days” are part of who I am, and always will be. So are lots of other people and days.