When I received the news from Linda Sutton Torres that our class had just a single Punahou74 child graduate from Punahou this year my response back was, “We’re getting old!” Her reply? “We are!”
Well, do the math.
To have a child graduate this year he or she would have been born in 1994 or 1995 … when most in our class were 38 or 39 years old. Perhaps this is not a problem for you guys but it is a consideration for us girls, modern medicine or not.
Given the biological realities, we’ve largely moved out of high school children and are even starting to see the end of the tunnel for college costs.
What’s next? Well, to paraphrase a schoolyard taunt: “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a Punahou74 classmate with the baby carriage … of the grandchild!” (And I do know that there are quite a few of you who can already tell us how to do this!)
So who’s the classmate with the 2013 graduate?
Craig and Lisa Yamaguchi ’74 Bowden and their daughter Marissa
As Lisa told me while we were planning for our 35th reunion, this graduation may have never happened. You see, it was Marissa, and her acceptance into Punahou, that precipitated the family’s return to Hawaii from California. Talk about dedication to the Buff Nation! Guess that now, with the graduation in the books, it all worked out for the best.