Hugh Sidey's America: You Can Go Home Again

Like 30 million Americans nationwide, the alums of Iowa's Greenfield High hold a rendezvous with memory

There is a primal undertow that captures the hearts of most Americans 10 years or so out of high school and sweeps them back to stand in chalky reveries, reaching for a faded moment of innocence.

It seems to be a kind of biorhythm, perhaps not all that different from those that seize swallows and salmon. And it is now epidemic in the U.S. This year the National Association of Reunion Planners estimates that nearly 30 million of us will defy distance, age and pinched wallets and go home again to high school. Between Easter and Thanksgiving there will be 25,000...

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