BOONSBORO, Md. -- Fifty years have passed since Boonsboro High School's class of 1960 parted ways after receiving their diplomas, but that didn't discourage Janice Mullendore as she set out to track down her classmates for a reunion.
"I like being involved and it's kind of a challenge to see how many people you can keep track of," said Mullendore, who was senior class secretary and is now tasked with sending invitations for the class's 50th reunion, scheduled for Sept. 25.
So how does one go about finding 127 people after a half-century's worth of moves and name changes? One key, for Mullendore, was never losing touch.
"I correspond with some by e-mail, so if they move, they'll kind of tell me their new address," she said.
The class of 1960 has reunions every five years, so that helps keep the mailing list fresh, she said.
Still, some people lose touch and some invitations in each batch are returned as undeliverable. That's when Mullendore goes into sleuth mode.