By Beth David, Editor
They’ve got research scientists, teachers, well-known politicians, and a nun to call their own. And for the last 63 years, they have made it a point to have an organized reunion at least every five years, although informally, many of them get together every year. They are the Fairhaven High School class of 1954, and they got together amid much laughter and bragging about each other at the Seaport Inn on Sunday, 6/25.
“Every five years without fail,” said Gaby Giblin, adding that this one could be their last.
The youngest in the group (David Bold, class president), is 80 years old.
This year’s reunion comes only three years after the last.
“Because we’re not taking a chance,” said Mr. Bold with a laugh.
It’s laughter amid the somber reality that “we’re losing people,” said Ms. Giblin.
Local famed politician, William “Biff” MacLean, was in the class; former superintendent of schools Bernie Rodericks was in that class (the second youngest, he was quick to point out); and amid the reunion attendees were an award-winning orchid grower, thoroughbred horse breeder, caregivers, and professionals from small offices to large corporations.
“Many of our classmates have been living lives of admirable quality,” wrote Ms. Giblin in an email. “[Our education taught us to be generous with [our] time for others. There are nurses educators, military and many others. We also learned to enjoy ourselves.”
After dinner, the 31 attendees enjoyed an ice cream sundae buffet and entertainment by the Showstoppers.
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