The Hometown School Reunion

 

Copyright John Hollohan 2010

 

Itís the hometown school reunion and such a long, long, time

Since my graduation here in nineteen fifty-nine

You wonder where the time has gone since we were boys and girls

Living here in Gander then, the crossroads of the world

 

Letís take a little journey, a sentimental tour

Back to those green felt buildings, left over from the war

They became our schools and churches, and the only homes we knew

Till a brand new town was started here in nineteen fifty-two

 

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It sure is nice to be here on this journey back in time

And relive all those memories that forever fill our minds

Greet old friends, meet new ones, and have a laugh or two

And make some new fond memories to take along with you

 

The Amalgamated and the Catholic were the only schools back then

It didnít matter where we went to pray, we grew up the best of friends

There were jobs here at the airport waiting when we finished school

For every plane that crosses the ocean then would stop here to re-fuel

 

The construction boom had started, a new terminal and town

Homes, churches, schools and businesses sprung up all around

Then came the long range jet planes, faster than all planes before

With no need to stop and re-fuel in Gander any more

 

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It sure is nice to be here on this journey back in time

And relive all those memories that forever fill our minds

Greet old friends, meet new ones, and have a laugh or two

And make some new fond memories to take along with you

 

Thanks to all former students of the Gander schools back then

Who planned and made it to Reunion Two Thousand and Ten

Thanks for this chance to meet you once again here face to face

For making Gander proud and this old world a better place

 

Let us pause now for a moment, for those no longer here

Our sisters and our brothers, and the friends we loved so dear

May their memories live forever, as we raise our glasses high

Till we meet again up yonder at the crossroads in the sky

 

Chorus

It sure is nice to be here on this journey back in time

And relive all those memories that forever fill our minds

Greet old friends, meet new ones, and have a laugh or two

And make some new fond memories to take along with you

Greet old friends, meet new ones, and have a laugh or two

And make some new fond memories to take along with you

 

 
 

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