Hotel and training centre, Melksham, Wiltshire
High quality accommodation for course delegates, business travellers and the leisure visitor too.

Home Accessibility Bedrooms Book Here The Mouth Facebook Resources Find Us About Us Contact
 
Python and Tcl - public course schedule [here]
Private courses on your site - see [here]
Please ask about maintenance training for Perl, PHP, Lua, etc
 
Carlisle High School - Class of 1973 Reunion

Saturday, 20th September 2008 - at the Expo Centre, K Street, Carlisle, PA

Table Decorations

Carlisle Reunion 16

Oh goodness - I'm not one for the formal pictures! Let me tell you a little bit about the event and then you can go to http://www.wellho.net/share/reunion.html to see a set of candid letterbox pictures. And do keep visiting http://www.chs73.info/ for the official site ;-)

The event was held at the Expo centre in Carlisle, PA ... but it's the people and not the place that make the event. The American High School reunion is something quite outside my UK experience, with this group of 50+ year olds meeting up some 35 years after they have left the school. They travelled long distance to get here (though I think our trip from the UK was by far the longest!) ... and they travelled short distances too as some still live just round the corner.

There must have been a hundred people in that room - from company directors to posties, from New York stage actresses to the military, from the fabulously fit ("still runs marathons") to the poorly. Time passes, and some names can now only be there in memory. There are never-marrieds through to thrice marrieds (and I may have missed some even higher tallies), childless to countless-time grandparents. There are all shapes, colours ans sizes. The bearded and the beardless and the haired and the bald. The natural look through the fully manicured to the overdone make-up brigade. The smart suited through the casual to those who look like they rushed out of bed to get here (oops - that last we us as we overslept!)

It's the people who make it. There's the local group who never aspired to get beyond Cumberland County, who haven't got beyond the county, and are utterly contented with their lot. There's the students who have grown into "good old country boys" - perhaps making it though some local business, yet still seeing the North East of the USA as the world - or their world. There's a significant group who moved away from Carlisle, made something of their lives, but have moved back here or near here - and what a huge compliment that is to the town. And there are the high flyers who have come from far and wide to the reunion. Yet everyone gets on, everyone is mixing. Everyone hugging. Have a look at some more of the pictures (HERE - another plug) and see the groups.

Will we be back in September 2013 for the 40 year reunion? As an 'outsider', I could consider it more a duty than a pleasure, yet actually I too would like to meet up with the group again. More will be retired by that time (there are a handful already, especially those who were cradle-snatched by older partners) and sadly some of the faces who were there last night probably won't be with us any more. But an easier pace by that time may give us, too, a little more time to relax and to take in the sights and sounds and people of the town. This article is being posted, the morning after, from the Comfort Suites, downtown Carlisle; we'll be checking out in an hour or two and headed for lunch at one of the old classmate's diners, then south through Gettysburg and back over into Maryland and Virginia and a whole different life. Carlisle did wonders for Lisa; I'm truly delighted to come here and see and share it from time to time.
(written 2008-09-21, updated 2008-09-22)

 
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articles
M301 - The Well House Manor team
  [4227] Happy Christmas from the Well House Manor team - (2013-12-25)
  [4004] Annual Accounts - a big job for a small business - (2013-02-15)
  [3988] Three cheers for the staff at Well House Manor - (2013-01-24)
  [3871] On getting noticed for the right reasons when you ask about job availability - (2012-09-26)
  [3425] Our National Autograss Champion, from Melksham - (2011-09-08)
  [3312] Are you cheerful, reliable and available on Saturday mornings? - (2011-05-30)
  [3201] A change to the Well House team - thank you and good luck, Chris - (2011-03-14)
  [2952] Concluding the interview process - (2010-09-10)
  [2946] Level playing fields, job vacancies, lemons and peaches - (2010-09-05)
  [2938] An opportunity to join our team! - (2010-08-28)
  [2924] Job applicants - wondering why they apply - (2010-08-16)
  [2037] The Interview and The Lift - (2009-02-12)
  [2027] Who sticks by you in the snow? - (2009-02-05)
  [2021] Short health and safety course - (2009-02-02)
  [1927] Team changes at Well House - looking forward - (2008-12-06)
  [1839] Job application - (2008-10-13)
  [1585] Well House Consultants / Manor - Staff - (2008-03-21)
  [1580] Congratulations, Martin and Marta - (2008-03-17)
  [1324] Well House Manor appoints a General Manager - (2007-08-28)
  [1083] Behind the scenes - (2007-02-17)
  [1065] Graham Ellis - an Introduction - (2007-02-05)
  [1002] Meet the neighbours - (2006-12-20)
  [972] Both one team and two - (2006-12-08)
  [895] Welcome, Martin - (2006-10-16)
  [849] Staff Meeting - (2006-08-30)


Back to
Colvin and Carlisle
Previous and next
or
Horse's mouth home
Forward to
Dealing with overhead cables in a photograph
Some other Articles
Coming home tonight
We love children ... but our hotel is not going to be their scene
A sad town in the sunlight
Dealing with overhead cables in a photograph
Carlisle High School - Class of 1973 Reunion
Colvin and Carlisle
FTP passive mode - a sometimes cure for upload hangs
Motorcycles welcome at Well House Manor
Will your backups work if you have to restore them?
Spiders Web
4759 posts, page by page
Link to page ... 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96 at 50 posts per page


This is a page archived from The Horse's Mouth at http://www.wellho.net/horse/ - the diary and writings of Graham Ellis. Every attempt was made to provide current information at the time the page was written, but things do move forward in our business - new software releases, price changes, new techniques. Please check back via our main site for current courses, prices, versions, etc - any mention of a price in "The Horse's Mouth" cannot be taken as an offer to supply at that price.

Link to Ezine home page (for reading).
Link to Blogging home page (to add comments).

You can Add a comment or ranking to this page
Hello. I'm Graham Ellis. If you have a question about the hotel, please ask me or

 

then book here

© WELL HOUSE CONSULTANTS LTD., 2019: 404 The Spa • Melksham, Wiltshire • United Kingdom • SN12 6QL
PH: 01225 708225 • EMAIL: info@wellho.net • WEB: http://www.wellho.net • SKYPE: wellho

PAGE: http://www.wellho.net/mouth/1805_Car ... union.html • PAGE BUILT: Sat May 27 16:49:10 2017 • BUILD SYSTEM: WomanWithCat