Fifti­eth re­union set

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

FOR­MER Moss­man High stu­dents are or­gan­is­ing a ca­sual re­union for those in classes 1959, 1960 and 1961.

Over 50 years since they first started school, two friends Betty Mo­dric and Ruth Lind­strum de­cided it would be great to get ev­ery­one back to­gether for one night of reminiscing.

Ruth Lind­strum, who now lives in Seat­tle, said she vis­its Moss­man ev­ery two to three years but rarely gets the op­por­tu­nity to see for­mer class­mates.

She is vis­it­ing Moss­man in De­cem­ber and said it was a per­fect op­por­tu­nity to meet up with old friends and share sto­ries of the fun times.

‘‘I seem to re­mem­ber the time we got to­gether af­ter school more than dur­ing school - how many time did a bunch of us get to­gether for swims at Fox­ton or the Big Rapids (not to be done now), or Newell, or go­ing to the pic­tures on a Satur­day night,’’ Ms Lind­strum said.

‘‘Then there were the par­ties at some­one’s house, play­ing post­man’s knock, spin the bot­tle, lis­ten­ing to the ra­dio­gram play­ing Elvis or Ricky Nel­son and ag­o­nis­ing over who liked who.

‘‘It will be great to meet each other as adults, hear­ing about what each has done in the years since, shar­ing those good and bad times in-be­tween and be­ing glad to do so! If no­body else comes, Betty and I will still have a great time!’’

Betty Mo­dric, who lives in Cairns, said the last time they had a re­union was to cel­e­brate Moss­man High School’s cen­te­nary and they de­cided to put the call out early to give peo­ple no­tice. ‘‘We have some great mem­o­ries and had a cou­ple of ter­rific classes and it’s a chance to go down mem­ory lane, catch up for happy hour and see how it goes from there,’’ she said.

‘‘ If you have con­tact with th­ese peo­ple not liv­ing in the area or know peo­ple from th­ese classes please con­tact them.’’

The re­union for Moss­man High classes 1959, 1960 and 1961 will be on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 18 at the Moss­man Me­mo­rial Bowls Club from 5pm. Con­tact Betty Mo­dric on 4053 1728, bmod­ric@big­

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