The ASOPA Class of 1962-63 continues to regroup in twos, threes and multiples thereof whenever the opportunity arises. On my recent trip north we gathered at Brisbane's Bow Thai restaurant (left) - which will be one of the scenes of next year's frivolities when the class reunites in that fine city on the weekend of 12-14 October. Pictured are Henry Bodman, Keith Jackson, Kathyrn and Joe Crainean, Bill Welbourne, Dianne and Bill Bohlen and organiser extraordinaire Colin (Huggiebear) Huggins.
The next day Ingrid and I headed off to the Sunshine Coast hinterland at Nambour where, after inspecting Barry (Fluffer) Flannery's fine home on the outskirts of the town (he lives a richly bucolic lifestyle), we met up with Justine Finter (down from the even more intensely rural Mapleton) and proceeded to the local club for lunch (see picture). The new Nambour RSL has a colour scheme designed to keep you awake no matter how desultory the conversation. On this occasion, however, the recollections were good enough to keep a blind mute alert in a dark room. Next time you see Fluffer, get him to relate his experiences as a local Sunshine Coast bus driver.
Pictures: Ingrid Jackson