Class of 40s back to school

November 15, 2017

Marlene Kuhn with her book.

(Back) Ronda Attwood, Heather Boden, (front) Peter Martin and Joy Martin.

Shepparton High School students from the 1940s through to the 1960s gathered in Mooroopna on Sunday for a school reunion.

Event organisers impressively tracked down each of the 150 or so ex-students via flyers and phone calls, with many not knowing how to use a computer.

‘‘Some of us catch up every single year,’’ Marlene Kuhn, now living in Newport, Queensland, said.

Some years ago, Mrs Kuhn brought a collection of her memories along to a reunion and friends were so impressed she decided to write a book.

At the weekend, she launched her third book in the series.

‘‘Sixty people came to me with hand-written notes for the first book... I had to learn how to use a computer from scratch,’’ Mrs Kuhn said.

‘‘I typed them all up eventually for the book. It took me well over a year.’’

Those in attendance, many of whom were born in the war years, enjoyed a meal and a beverage at Mooroopna’s Royal Mail Hotel, reminiscing on the ‘‘good old days’’.

‘‘We all enjoy it and I enjoy hearing and learning about the historic stories of others and compiling them,’’ Mrs Kuhn said.

For more photos of the Shepparton High School reunion, see the Around Town pages in tomorrow’s News.

If you would like a copy of Marlene Kuhn’s book, email her at [email protected] or phone 0438803178.

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