I had never attended one of my class reunions. I don't know why but I just never really had the desire. As I have gotten older I think I have craved seeing old friends more than I used to and wanted to connect to my past so I decided to attend my 30th class reunion a few weekends ago. I have no idea why I waited so long. I had the time of my life.

Brian Gary, TSM

I can't tell you how good it was to be in the town I grew up in and seeing all the people I grew up with. I saw so many familiar and friendly faces. There were so many faces I recognized right away and others that you had to look at their name tag and then the memories would come flooding back. It felt so good for my mind, body and soul to see the people who helped make me what I am.

Brian Gary, TSM

I loved being in my home town and seeing all the sights but my favorite was the lefse booth at the fair.

Brian Gary, TSM

One of the things that I hate about reunions though is when people come up to you and say "Do you remember me?" That drives me nuts. I had a guy come up and do that and I said "Help me out here. Tell me your name and then I will remember you." He said "come on Brian, I remembered you." I replied, "Look, I have gone 30 years without knowing you and I am more then ready to go another 30 so if you want me to know who you are, tell me." He told me and I still didn't remember him. I did get to reconnect with my first best friend Richard though and it felt like not a minute had passed since we last saw each other even though it had been 30 years. If you have a reunion coming up, go. I cannot tell you how good it felt to me. Cheers to the Mandan High School Class of 84.

Brian Gary, TSM