The “Golden Girls,” all members of high school Class 1961 of the Immaculate Heart of Mary College in Aurora Boulevard, Manila held their mini reunion on October 23-27, in Los Angeles, California.
Ten members of the class, all based in the United States and Australia, met for the first time since they graduated from the IMHC some 50 years ago and spent their five days together reminiscing their high school memories. The group also went to Las Vegas for a three-day sightseeing trip.
Those who attended the reunion were Marietta ‘Mayet’ Carandang-Maralit, Baltimore, Maryland; Angelita ‘Angie’ Dingcong-Syphax, Silver Spring, MD; Imelda ‘Aimee’ Ortega-Belmonte, Chino Hills, CA; Josephine ‘Jojie’ Fernandez-Padlan, West Covina, CA; Marissa ‘Marisse’ Gomez-Rodriguez, Cerritos, CA; Adoracion ‘Dory’ Cruz-Esperenza, San Francisco, CA; Myrna Mata-Leon, New York; Frances McCann-Gallego, Las Vegas, Nevada; Zenaida ‘Zeny’ Hortaleza-Martinez, Las Vegas; and Estela Nera-Quaglia, Australia;
A dinner hosted by Belmonte at her residence at Chino Hills capped the group’s reunion activities.
To further enliven the affair, the members recounted their fond memories in high school and brought their high school, college and family pictures and other mementos to share with the group.