Thursday, November 10, 2011

Six Degrees of Separation

Remember that parlor game 6 Degrees of Separation where you try to figure out how you or someone else is related to Kevin Bacon using only 6 related connections? That is what finding lost classmates is like, except you don't know who the connections are.

The fact of the matter is that in many cases, our other classmates are the connecting links. They know brothers, parents, children, cousins, other relatives of classmates alive and gone. They speak with them on a regular basis precisely because of their friendships with these classmates.

So the next time you are on the class directory website, take a look at the "Return to Senda" page. Is there someone related to one of these people with whom you have communicated recently? If so, you may hold the key to locating a classmate.

If nothing more than the principle that we want to be absolutely inclusive in the directory and include everyone, even those not pictured, or who only attended Wayne Valley for a short time,   you can help us complete the blanks in the directory. We each of us, who visit the directory are like time travelers emerging from a time capsule looking upon a world of which we were not previously aware. We look at each other's picture pairs with new eyes, looking for recognition through the veil of time. We each hold the key to locating someone who is not aware that they are lost or unlocking the past of someone who passed away far too soon.

If you contribute just one of those 6 connections for one of our classmates, you have done your part with our thanks in helping to complete this project for our class.

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