Convent girls have a blast
of Nostalgia” was “The Cano Awards”! Five Crazees won awards for the Ms Cano-70 Crazee, Ms Canogreen Memory, Ms CanoChic, Ms Flower Power and Ms Cano-70 Evergreen categories.
The rest of the night was reserved for nostalgic singing and dancing, but of course! The singing started off with our 1970 farewell song, “Once upon a time …” sung to the tune of Those Were The Days by Mary Hopkins. This was followed by the classic songs sung during singing lessons in the convent – Funiculi-Funicula, My Grandfather Clock, Brother John and Santa Lucia’, to name a few. We also swayed, hummed, chatted and ate to the soundtrack of our favourites songs from the 1960s, catching each other’s eye to silently query, “Do you remember this?”
Later, it was time for some 1960s grooving. We weren’t as active with the Ago-go and Rock-and-Roll, but the Cha-cha and the Twist had glucosamine-supported knees doing some crazy stunts! Everyone was jostling for space on the floor. And when the Limbo Rock came on, the sight of 60-year-olds jumping to their feet with glee was a sight to behold. If better-halves had seen us, we would never again be able to complain about knee-pain! The restaurant staff were smiling and laughing at the antics of us60-year-olds who were acting like 16-year-olds!
The night came to a close with us singing our new song, That’s What Friends Are For. We promised to stay in touch from now on, so that we can be there for each other as we face the new challenges that our twilight years might throw at us.
The reconnecting and the rebonding continued in the foyer, till much later in the lobby, till the early morning in the rooms and over an extended breakfast until check-out time dictated that we bid adieu, albeit reluctantly. Smiles, laughter, giggles and gossip Friends make them happen Secrets, tears and deepest fears Friends always share them Fun, enjoyment, festivities and celebrations, Friends make them complete Hurts, regrets, pain, broken hearts, Friends magically fix them Without this circle of friends Life would be empty.
alumni mabel Wong is all smiles at winning one of the awards given out on the night of the reunion.