It is hard to believe that one year ago our Class of 1985 had its first formal planning meeting relating to our 25-year reunion. Though many emails and calls and letters had already started to go out - and many more would follow later in the subsequent months to classmates hither and yon - the interest is now beginning to grow by the week as the big weekend approaches.
Coincidentally, as we conducted the first formal in-person meeting it came over the speakers at Hudson Brothers Deli that Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, had died in California. Shocking, unexpected news it was.
Just as it hard to believe it's been 25 years since our high school graduation, and already a year since the planning committee started its official work, it is equally hard to imagine that the man who made "the Moonwalk" famous is gone.
I assure you that among the many 80s songs played during our reunion dance you will find a good sampling of Michael Jackson's work.