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SSESA Lonavla Picnic 2011

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All said and done it wouldn't have been possible to have such an enjoyable time without the coooperation of everyone who came with us and participated whole-heartedly.

We must appreciate Fr Francis D'mello SJ whose guidance was a crucial factor, the brothers Jeffery & Joel who were ever helpful, the Staff led by Giles & Benji for their tolerance and Capt Mel Pais who conducted a recce of the flora & fauna around the villa & sponsored a prize too.

In a very great measure to all the youngsters who gave of themselves so wholeheartedly to ensure we had a great time goes the ultimate credit. We need them to ensure that events such as these enhance SSESAs value at ground zero.

Probably the one thing that stood out for me was every single one at the picnic participating in the singing of our School Anthem word by word. The cachophony was something to die for.

I am posting here a quiz coined from info available on the SESSA & St Stanislaus' HS websites which brings out many interesting facets of our Alma Mater. Some of the posts were debated against at the picnic. Maybe we could help and clear things up. Here we go ... have fun.

An idea worth mirroring

 This article appeared in Sunday Mid-day of June 5th 2011. http://goo.gl/Jqkkj   The questions is why can't we share our knowledge and resources across Jesuit institutions around India? There is a lot to learn from each other.


 

A day at Ferdinand Rodricks’workshop

Ferdie is a Stanislite from Clas of 1977 This article appeared in Sunday Mid-day of 29-May http://www.mid-day.com/epaper/index.htm

Teacher Ida (Mendana) Braganza

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Just heard that Teacher Ida (Mendana) Braganza passed away yesterday. She taught much before my time at St. Stanislaus. Funeral service was held on May 4th 2011 at 4.30pm at St. Francis of Assissi Church, Bandra (West). May she rest in peace.

How I recall...

Since the last one or two years some of my companions from our days in the boarding, reached out to me. The first was Frank (is it the same one called affectionately 'Butler'?). Then there was Joe D'Souza, John Carvallo, and now Philon. I guess we are all in our 60s.

Joe D'Souza as I remember was affectionately called 'Chintu' and if memory serves me right, he was a good friend. John Carvallo was the studious one. He took his studies very seriously. And he was also a damn good hockey player. Then there was Philon who I recall was very stylish with a huge  puff and handsome too.

Well at the current moment John Carvallo is visiting Dubai for his grandson's First Holy Communion. We are to meet tomorrow for the first time after about 45 years. Meanwhile I've just sent Philon in the USA a hello.

I was saddened by the news about Bro Toth who passed away. He saved my life when I was about 8 years old when he took me piggy back to a doctor in the middle of the night because I had the pneumonia. The infirmary was my favorite spot when I joined the boarding in 1950 or so. This continued for some years until I became toughened. Joe's technique of giving an injection was like throwing a dart. While his tech of administering an opening dose of Epsom salts was to hold your nose while you gulped the horrible tasting fluid. But the food in the infirmary was just heavenly compared to the refectory food.

 

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