By Jeri Iba and Robert Viduya
The Class of 1958 was the honored guests of the Class of 1959 at their 75th birthday celebration reunion in Las Vegas on September 24, 2016. Also, joining in the festivities was the Class of 1961 who gathered to celebrate their 55th class reunion.
For a brief moment in time, the combined Lana’i alumni was able to turn back the clock to yesteryear. Everyone in thoughts and conversations touched on the days of our youth and what it was like growing up on Lana’i. We reveled in the stories that have become more precious with the passage of time.
As part of this combined class reunion, each class presented their “Roll of Honor” with a list of deceased classmates. We upheld the tradition of paying homage by announcing each departed classmate’s name. We revered their memories and venerated their lives in thoughts of aloha.
It was obvious how much hard work and planning had been done for this occasion. The program highlights included musical entertainment, door prizes, exchanges of gifts and mementos, delicious food, and other amenities. All of this in a beautiful setting of decorations and creative centerpieces.
Now we approach that stage in life when we have more yesterdays than tomorrows and we are humbled by the distinction bestowed on us by the Class of 1959 and the Class of 1961 at this reunion. It was a great alumni reunion! Mahalo nui loa!