Carol (Langan) MacKay and Shelley (Smith) Alkenbrack recently wrote to their classmates following their 50th Reunion held in the Fall of 2019. Here is part of their letter:
“……………..our class reputation for being good “party-ers” still stands! Remember those great parties in our PJ’s in the long hallway, with take out food and some tasty beverages? While we have somewhat altered the style and content of those events, we nonetheless enjoyed the company of the 24 classmates who made it to the hospital presentation on the Friday morning. In the Elizabeth St. Atrium we were welcomed by the RN Council reps, Erin and Christine, and their colleagues. We began with a continental breakfast, welcoming speeches, a wonderful slide presentation by the planners of the new hospital buildings (construction to take place over the next ten years) and a most informative tour of the current facilities formed the program for the day. Lunch was served in the Atrium and class pictures taken for the Archives. Needless to say, there was coffee and enthusiastic conversation among our very energetic group of classmates. So glad to be a part of this special group!”
Following this, many of us recessed to the Chelsea Hotel, just a few steps along Gerrard St. for an informal reception in a hospitality suite. Thanks to Carol MacKay for her fabulous display which included our student uniform, (starched and ready for business) along with two dozen beautiful yellow long-stemmed roses! As well, there were numerous pictures and albums, providing a bit of “a blast from the past!” An “In Memoriam” board paid tribute to those classmates we have lost over these 50 years.
All enjoyed nibbles and beverages, but especially the love and laughter generated when old friends get together. Several mentioned that we should try to arrange a get together down the road, and not wait for 50 years to do so!”
Carol and Shelley went on in their letter to acknowledge those who expressed their thanks for the 50th and sent notes. They also thanked Sue Beal who provided individual copies of her booklet, “My Child in Pain”, a thoughtful contribution from her area of nursing expertise.