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Old Maui High Reunion produced warmth, laughter

As a member of the Baldwin Class of ’73, I must admit to some small kine grumbling when after a few phone calls, I agreed to elder-sit the first-aid room for the Old Maui High School Reunion this past weekend.

However, I changed my view, and am now very delighted to have been included in this remarkable and warm gathering. I’m so glad I helped so the Maui High classmates could talk stories, not work, work, work. Plus, I enjoyed some good natured ribbing with my cross-island rivals. In fact, people were laughing so much I’m sure their cheeks hurt.

Sales were brisk of Jill Engledow’s beautiful book. It felt exactly like high school when the annual was distributed. A still beautiful cheerleader reported that she’d been denied entry into the competition by some upstart youngster. Da nerve! When we found a picture of her still now and forever the young captain cheerleader in the book, proof. I told her to get out her pen and start signing autographs. She went.

A great time was had by all. We ate luau till we were stuffed. And then the music started.

Let’s help Barbara Long and Jan Dapitan restore this formerly vibrant community and beautiful campus. The more money a community can raise to match, the more grant monies become available.

I liked the old fair. I liked the old school. Thanks for inviting me.

Kathleen Platt


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