Thursday, May 6, 2010
Treasure Chest Thursday - Grade Eight Graduation
Amongst my keepsakes is the program booklet from my grade eight graduation. Although it is not June yet, I decided to share this now because I went to a mini-grade eight reunion last night.
Several months ago, three of us who have kept in contact decided that it would be fun to have a get together of those with whom we had attended public school, specifically grade eight. We wondered how many we could locate and how many would be able to come. The other two got in touch with different ones that they had kept in touch with. I said I would look for photographs.
We did really well. Ten of us got together last night. We gathered at a local restaurant and fortunately, we had a private area to ourselves. Did we ever talk! We went around the table and said a little bit about what we had done in the last 40 years or so. I am the only unmarried one in the bunch. All had children and all but one had grand-kids.
When we went to high school - West Hill Secondary School, we were divided up amongst several home rooms depending on whether we were in the four or five year stream and what we chose as options. This year is our High School's 50th anniversary reunion. Last night was a good warm up to that.
We have already set a date in October when we will get together again. There are few more that we need to contact.
It was good to see Cathy, Donna, Wendy, Cheryl, Sarilee, Jayne, Linda, Donna and Bonnie.
© 2010 Janet Iles