Written by Byron Nernoff, Reunion Committee Member Friday, 03 September 2010 00:00
After 50 years, the second graduating class of North Shore High School of 1960 met recently for a heartfelt, wonderful time. Over 80 classmates out of 204 attended along with their spouses.
It all started at the Hideaway in the Marina on Shore Road in Glen Cove with over 100 in attendance for drinks and finger food. Laughing, crying, hugging and sharing with many of the classmates we have not seen in 50 years – you can imagine. Many we couldn’t recognize. Names tags were a big help.
Saturday morning was a time of remembrance with the grand tour of North Shore High School conducted by Principal Cousins who said it was the biggest reunion group he ever had to go through the school. Although NSHS is a public school, it seems like we had a private school education. It was an inspiring time, especially since we were joined by Phil Bergovoy who is a special ed teacher and coach. He credits this class of 1960 as one of his favorite classes.
Saturday night at the Swan Club in Roslyn Harbor was a night to remember. Over 125 guests were in attendance. Chitchatting was the order of the night. The food was outstanding along with a cocktail hour in the midst of the beautiful gardens, waterfalls and sunset looking over Hempstead Harbor – just unbelievable. We put together a photo display that was made up of our class photos from Glen Head, Glenwood Landing and Sea Cliff grammar schools along with our high school photos. Many of our classmates e-mailed their photos from all over the country. A special display was put together in remembrance of the 28 classmates that are no longer with us. Sharing, dancing and fellowship was the order of the night.
Last, but not least, was the Sunday afternoon BBQ at the Nernoffs’ in Glen Head, with over a hundred in attendance. The tables and chairs were spread out all over the front and back lawn with music, eating and exchanging lifetime experiences we all had since high school.
The weekend came to an ending with teary-eyed goodbyes and lot of hugs with the hope we will do it again in five years.