Just got my invitation for the 50 year High School Reunion. 50 years ago I was sweating acceptance to college and dreaming of getting out of our backwater small town (or at least that is how it seemed to me at the time). Looking back it was the classic American high school experience (think of the innocence of American Graffiti and you can imagine Lee’s Summit Missouri at the peak of the 50’s. It’s still got a lot of the same character even though it is now a highly considered suburb of Kansas City with not one, but at least three (and maybe now four) high schools in the district all imaginatively named Lee’s Summit North, South, etc. My parents and brothers are dead so there is not much to visit for except the cemetary but I have managed to attend the last two reunions and hope to attend this one.