There is a SECOND LETTER on the reunion
And a THIRD LETTER
Are you ready for a FOURTH LETTER
This is the first letter
As a member of the
The Mass was one of the nicest I have attended in a long time. The altar was smaller than I remembered but that may have been because the murals behind that altar had been painted over and are now being restored. I am also impressed that in this time of church closures, Ascension has been able to work on restoration and has put on a new roof. It is slate and should last 100 years! I must say that I was truly amazed by the power of the church organ. As a child I took it for granted, but many newer churches do not have such a wonderful instrument.
The reunion afterwards was so much fun! It was a great pleasure to reconnect with the three other 1955 graduates, Maureen, Kay and Jim, and to meet Jim¹s wife Pat! I had been communicating with Jim Brennan about the reunion, but we had never attended classes together at Ascension. To be serenaded by mariachi¹s as we entered the hall was great! The music was happy and welcoming and reminded me of our great immigrant heritage. In my day such a gathering might have been greeted by Irish music and in fact Ed
McClain reminded us of that with a heart warming rendition of Danny Boy which stopped everyone in mid-sentence. The food which was donated by an Ascension grad, owner of Mama
I had encouraged my sister, Class of 1960, and my cousin, who did not attend Ascension but who had lived in the neighborhood, to attend. Like me they both really enjoyed everything: meeting the students, the school tour, the Mass, the dinner, dancing and socializing. My family had moved to
the raffle! I could hardly believe it!
I would like to say in closing that I am most thankful and appreciative of all that Fr. Duffell and Fr. McCaughley have accomplished at
When I tell friends that I attended my grammar school reunion they say,
“I have never heard of a grammar school reunion.”!
Loretta Reilly Smith ‘55
Jim Brennen ‘55
There are 2 sets of pictures here.
Pics from Jim Brennen PICTURES?
Pics from Ed McClain PICTURES Not very good!