Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Classes of 1954, 60th Reunion


Recently Papakura High School had the 60th Reunion, it was opened in 1954, and Jeanette and I  were what are  called “Foundation Pupils”   and have been friends ever since,. We so miss our  dearest Jocelyn, who passed away when in her 20’ s  . I was not able to be there, too far to travel, and Hugh still not 100% and better to be at home for a while yet.  I  have heard of the ones who did attend, the celebrations, how the school has altered since our days there.Can you see me? All will be told tomorrow. Jocelyn is on the  far  right hand side,  third row from top , Jeanette 3rd from the left  in the same row.

1954 FORM 4 PRO (3)

Today I took my Bernina to the wonderful fix-it man in Levin. Mr S. He has worked a miracle, and   it is running so smoothly now. I took Mrs S some quinces, we have them in a huge numbers. Hugh and I went further South  to Otaki, the small town of “Outlet Shops”!! Glorious looking, some shopping, and back to collect the weighty machine. When we left…Mrs S gave me a jar of quince jam. the  most lovely  gift for Easter.

Easter Greetings to you all,  enjoy the days of maybe a public holiday, fine weather, family visits, and friendships with each-other  across the miles and kilometres

Quotation of the day, from Lao Tzu

“Kindness in words creates confidence.

Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.

Kindness in giving creates love.”

Greetings from Jean


Susan Heather said...

Pity you were not able to attend the reunion but it sounds as though you had a good day.

Hannah said...

I am resigned to not attend my reunions in Texas, it's too far and too much money. I have good memories but did not succeed in keeping in touch with anyone, you are blessed to still have a friend from high school. This year is my 50th reunion.

Nancy J said...

Update!!! Hugh and I had the most delicious yummy desert tonight. Ice-cream with quince jam. Thanks so much Mrs S., as I said to you on the phone, this was absolutely lovely. Cheers, Jean.

Julie Fukuda said...

That was my graduation year too but I have not kept in touch with any of my fellow students. If they have planned an anniversary, I wouldn't be able to go either.
A yummy dessert is the best way to celebrate.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jean,
Sorry you missed the school reunion! The jam sounds yummy. Enjoy your weekend and Happy Easter!

TexWisGirl said...

such a cute photo! ice cream and jam sounds yummy, too!

Carol Mattingly said...

Happy Easter Jean. So had all is doing well.

Georgia said...

I think I have picked you out in the group, but am prepared to be wrong. So happy that your Bernina is running well again. Nothing like the sound of a happy sewing machine. Happy Easter!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

I love photos like this.......but no, could not find you.......LOL I have never tried quince. Love your quote. Have a wonderful Easter!

Linda said...

Jean, too bad you couldn't attend the reunion. I love this photo, and I love the quotes at the end of your post. God bless you, and Happy Easter to you.

sophie...^5 said...

Happy Easter, Jean and Hugh! What a sprightly bunch you all were. The smiles and gleam in your eyes tell it all.
Don't you just love pictures from school, lots of tales to to tell I'm sure!

All the best from Nova Scotia!

Michaele said...

I absolutely love this photo of you.
I cheated and came back after you pointed yourself out. You are so cute and pretty and ornery looking all at the same time. Very full of life - just like today.