Leave It to Beaver (tv program)

50 years later, still trying to find themselves

Conceived during World War II, we 690-plus, mainly blue-collar teenagers commenced in 1962. From Parkville High in Baltimore County, we leaped into careers, college, marriage and the military with an enthusiasm our parents, who tended to be housewives or Sparrows Point workers, didn't quite understand. We were proud rock-and-rollers, having cut our teeth on Danny and the Juniors at various hops. We were the Knights, rebels with and without causes.

Approximately 100 alumni and some spouses were in the ballroom of the Towson Golf and Country Club recently for our 50th reunion. Entering the lobby, I heard "You haven't changed a bit" being said to everyone. If that were...