Even with the traffic rush, we managed to reach the Cathedral Church by 16:45.
Our Class photograph session was in progress. This year it was different from previous years where the sessions have been conducted in the school premises with chairs, banners, etc.
I do not know what photographs were taken, but no doubt they will reach me soon. I posed for many.
Then it was inside the church, where there were several rows reserved for us 59ers and we there in full force.
I have never attended a Founders' Day Service ever since I left school but have had many moving descriptions of it. It lived up to my expectations.
Principal Mrs. Merea Isaacs, in her welcome address did mention that previous staff had come from various parts of India, but no one had told her that William Shiri and his wife, Pushpa, had come all the way from Canada and Richard Smith (corrected after Comment) from England. John Billington could not stay for the service, but had attended several of our 59er functions, and he too had come from England. Joe D'Souza in his frail condition, had come from Goa!
We 59ers did get a special mention in her speech as we were celebrating our Golden Reunion.
The Church Service was wonderful. It ended with the rip roaring shout that we as a school are famous for.
The exit from the church was slow and the blistering breathless heat was taking a toll on many. As I headed to the snacks section, Annikki decided that she could not stand the heat. So we left directly.
I will blog the next episode after the Alumni dinner dance at the Blue Sea on Worli Sea Face which starts in about half an hour. Knowing Mumbai time, will it be an hour or two away?