I really hope Ms. Padmawatie Singh is able to find Kamini and both of them will be at the JCCSS 75th Anniversary together to meet other friends.
High School Reunions are held for just one day usually yet we spend five long years together with many students in school. There is no way we can catch up with everybody we knew. Instead we end up recalling so much on our way back home after the occasion or when we look back at the Reunion pictures on the Internet and some familiar faces come back into memory. Likewise your old friends may take a long time to recognize you. If you look hard you will magically remember a few people. Our JCCSS website shows a list of students in school order that you can look up. Also some students and teachers stand out through time. In my time I cannot forget our Champion Athletes, Richard Mackenzie and Parmanand Persaud.
I know our friends think we were special but have never told us. This can be that time to do so on June 29, 2013. We cannot take our earthly possessions when we leave this life but what about our memories? So many things are uncertain, the weather, the future, fame and fortune, etc. So let us gather at Leonard's of Great Neck, NY on this hot summer day, a date to forever remember. Here is a place set up for you to specially meet some real 'ol pals. This is certain.
Life is short and speeds up as it gets closer to the finish line. Forget that your Dodge Van eats petrol and chews up rubber tires. Just get here man with either plane, train, bus or automobile. Probably you can rent a Jaguar or Porche for this occasion if money is no problem so you can come in style. You can regret not coming to this event or forever reminisce the happenings on this day if you show up.
I heard great things are in store for this Reunion. The food will be excellently prepared. Our Alumni are really going out of their league to surprise us. Two of our grads’ daughters will be doing some great dancing. What a great chance to see some talent, eat duck curry and enjoy some wine.
Forget rising food prices. The TV talks more of bad news. Many deadly events fly past us- storms, floods. The economy is unpredictable, and this time is not like long time. Come and lower your blood pressure and enjoy some Guyanese and American cuisine. Friends will be plenty and some former teachers too. You need a long deserving break from the stress and strain of the daily grind. The organizers have spent a long time to perfect this occasion. If you find yourself criticizing, then please volunteer to help. Your experience will be appreciated for you may know strategies others don't.
Let us pave the way for our young Alumni and support them to be strong and sure. Dress your best and look sharp. This is a time to be proud. Many people are looking forward to seeing you. You better believe it. Even JC will smile.
Errol Beharry Kirpaul '69