Andy Capwell Class Of ’83: ‘Then And Now’
I saw an event on facebook for a meeting to organize my high school’s 30th reunion! Turning 30 didn’t bother me. 40 wasn’t that painful, but this 30th year reunion is making me feel old. I have noticed over the past several months that I have slowed down at the gym, especially doing cardio and I look at pictures and in the mirror and I don’t see a 20-something Andy looking back.
The funny thing is, I lived just a mile from Edward Little High School in Auburn until 2005 and never heard of a 10th or 20th reunion. Now, I live in Augusta, and there it is on facebook! I have not seen almost any of the class of ’83 in 30 years.
I wanted to take a look back at 1983 for a moment. Ronald Reagan was President. The average cost for a gallon of gas was $1.24. The cost of a stamp was 20 cents and a dozen eggs were 86 cents, while milk was $2.24 a gallon. The U.S. population was 233,791,994.
Fast forward to 2010. Barack Obama is President. The average cost for a gallon of gas was $2.78. The cost of a stamp was 44 cents and a dozen eggs was $1.37, while milk was $2.99 a gallon. The U.S. population was 308,745,538.
This Saturday afternoon at Gipper’s in Auburn, a group of the ELHS class of ’83, will be meeting to talk about our 30th reunion this summer. If it was up to me, I’d keep it simple. Maybe a BBQ and bonfire, or a trip to Reid State Park.
Look at all the hair I had in 1983! I’d love to see your high school pictures and stories of high school reunions that you’ve attended.