Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Buffalo Roundup and Homecoming 2015: Like a Pre-Season Reunion

The Buffalo Roundup began several years ago, under the auspices of the Association of Tempe High Alumni Groups.  I have not yet attended one, but I have been told that they're a blast! This year's will take place on Thursday, October 14, starting at 4:30 pm at Macayo's Depot Cantina in downtown Tempe. I believe that in prior Roundups, the Class of 1971 has been only lightly represented, at least with respect to the number of attendees. It looks as though that is all about to change.

The Facebook page that the Alumni Association uses for the announcement and sign-up has been busy, and a bunch of '71 buffs have committed there.  Others have threatened, and some have expressed their regrets. And of course, lots of alums aren't even Facebook users, and there's no real requirement to even sign up, but please do. (By the way, the Alumni Association web address is, and they have more information about the Buffalo Roundup).  If I was going to guess, I'd say at least 25 to 30 of the class will be there. I will. And I know Patti and a bunch of her '72 cohorts are planning to attend.The Class of '70 will undoubtedly  have a high turnout, with their 45-year reunion happening that weekend. Perhaps we can learn something from our elders.

Sal Cafiero, perhaps the most likable 71 Buff of all, may be able to provide some live music featuring other 71 Buffs performing at the Roundup. How cool would that be?

Some folks seem more inclined to attend the homecoming game, which is Friday the 15th at THS's Bruce Harper Stadium. Let's do that, too! Maybe go to the north end of the bleachers to sit together?

So, it's going to be something like a pre-season reunion for us! Spread the word! Our 45-yr would be next calendar year, and this could be a springboard to planning a real one!!!

I'm really looking forward to a good time, and I hope to see you there.

(If you're interested in planning or otherwise assisting the next reunion, which could be the 45-yr if there is enough momentum from the pre-season, please let me know! Leave a comment on this blog, or contact me on Facebook, or e-mail me at