"So I joined it, and a thousand people want to be my friend. I don't know how to do this! I don't want to do this! I've got enough friends!"
Kit Mundus Steinaway knew that would happen--the people "friending" Dufek part, not the hating part. She got her real-life friend onto the social-networking site as a way to encourage people to attend the forty-year all-high-school reunion they're organizing for the weekend of the Notre Dame game. There'll be a golf outing Friday (Ed Shaffran captained the Huron High team) followed by a casual get-together at Fraser's Pub. The big party on Saturday will be a "tailgate" at Ann Arbor Golf & Outing--dinner catered by Knight's, a cash bar, and a giant TV to watch the broadcast from South Bend. That's the party where people will be on camera (everybody's cell phones) and someone will be providing running commentary--at past Huron High reunions former class cut-ups Jon Rowe and Tim Connors.
At those get-togethers, Steinaway says, they always welcomed grads of other Ann Arbor schools. "Those of us who were the core of the first [Huron reunion] committee went to Tappan Junior High back then--Tappan Middle School, it's known as now--and we were pretty much split half and half [for high school, so] we all have friends at both schools," Steinaway says. "Then Candi, [her husband] Donnie, and I also went to St. Francis for grade school, so we all had people at St. Thomas that we know."