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Bygones Are Bygones at Reunions

While some women might never forgive their high school sweetheart for bringing another girl to the prom, Jennifer Adams has pardoned Dean Arthur. What's more, the two Wilton High School graduates have been joking about it this weekend at their 40th class reunion.

Although tickled that they both remembered the story, they were fuzzy on the details that led up to Arthur's offense. "I never did figure out the reasons," Arthur said as he made his way around the conference room at the Norwalk Inn to mingle with former classmates.

Adams, who has coordinated the Class of 1970's three reunions, said one of the most interesting things about reunions is that everyone has left the past behind. She said her forgiveness of Arthur is just one example of how maturity has helped the reunions be successful.

"There is a judgment that was there in high school and it's not there anymore. You are who you are, and that's fine," Adams said.

David Leibert, who returned from Borrego Springs, Calif., agreed with Adams. He said coming to the reunions is about catching up and seeing what people have been doing over the past few years.

"It's just about having a drink and sharing a few stories," Leibert said.

Adams said 85 of the 300-some members of the class of 1970 made their way to the Norwalk Inn, where most of the events were held.

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