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Eagle Rock High’s Class of ’43 gathers for its 75th reunion

ERHS Winter Class of 1943 | Photo by Sandy Driscoll

Eagle Rock  — The reunions of Eagle Rock High School’s Winter Class of 1943 have become intimate affairs. At the beginning of this month,  five of the surviving classmates — all of them 93 years old —  along with their family members and caregivers, gathered to share memories, listen to chamber music and celebrate their 75th high school reunion.

The highlight of the event was chamber music performed by Ralph Morrison, who now lives in the San Francisco Bay area, said Sandy Driscoll, who was a guest at the reunion. Ralph, a former engineer, played an 1850, French-made Vuillaume violin during his solo performances and a sonata with his 71-year-old wife Elizabeth (she did not attend ERHS).

“All were just thrilled to be there, and I found them all to be inspirational as they are very active 93 year olds,” said Driscoll.

Elizabeth and Ralph Morrison playing a Beethoven sonata | Sandy Driscoll

A 93-year-old alumnus named Ray hold the hand of his daughter-in-law, Lori | Sandy Driscoll

One of the yearbook pages on display | Sandy Driscoll

 

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2 comments

  1. Nice article, and great photos. Thanks for recognizing that many older folks enjoy getting out and mixing with others and have skills to share. Best Wishes to them all!

  2. Elizabeth Morrison

    The reunion was great fun and we all enjoyed a lovely lunch together. I am almost sure there are more classmates from the Eagle Rock class of Winter ’43 out there, but unable to attend for one reason or the other. Ralph says, “How many people get to attend their 75th reunion? I feel very lucky to be one of them!”

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