I ALMOST FORGOT

JOAN PEPE GASTON posted this on her Facebook page today. I just saw it and remembered that I was not given any bun and cheese today. After threatening to expose someone’s shortcomings…I was rewarded “bigly”. I borrowed that word from a certain world leader. I hope, you, dear reader, got your reward earlier. In case anyone is wondering who is Joan Pepe Gaston ? Here is a little piece of STATHS trivia. She is a second generation STATHS graduate. Her dad, the late Roy Thomas, was my classmate from the class of ’65. Also from that class is former school … Continue reading I ALMOST FORGOT

BAKERY IN ACTION

You can not look at these and not salivate. My mouth is reacting to what my eyes are seeing…….and remembering the taste of SUGAR BUNS . The last time I ate anything like this in Jamaica was in 1983. Yet, there is this sensation coming from under my tongue….so, soo ohhh!!! St. Andrew Technical High School and its Trade Training Center now have a reorganized baking division that not only teaches students to bake , but now bakes in commercial quantities and quality, to satisfy the needs of its cafeteria . All the baked products that used to be purchased … Continue reading BAKERY IN ACTION

ANOTHER SPECIAL GUEST IN ATLANTA

The Atlanta Banquet was especially graced with another VIP other than the Principal. One of STATHS’ pioneer teachers from 1961, was in attendance. We are speaking of no other than The Honorable Lady Mavis Carey . And NO. She did not come on a stretcher, neither in a wheelchair. In fact, she was escorted by an obviously YOUNGER man. Before nimble tongues go a wagging, she is not a COUGAR. That young man is her son – Mr. “Pablo” Carey. Continue reading ANOTHER SPECIAL GUEST IN ATLANTA

“LEFTOVERS” FROM 2019

So much happened during that most eventful year. Among other things….our US and Canadian based Alumni had at least three banquets, several fish-fries, picnics in parks, ocean cruises and even river-boat cruises. Some pictures appeared in social media…others got swept under the rug of time . So…..let’s bring back a few memories for some, and open another chapter of “Revelations” for others. Continue reading “LEFTOVERS” FROM 2019

STATHS DOWN AND OUT

PAINFUL PAINFUL ENDING……2019 FOOTBALL SEASON . CONGRATULATIONS TO JAMAICA COLLEGE. So, our team did not win the Manning Cup for 2019….It’s just one of those things you write down to experience. Team, your Alumni is still extremely proud of you for what was achieved . Next season there won’t be a hungrier team going after the 2020 Manning Cup. Congrats again JC….we’ll be back!!! Continue reading STATHS DOWN AND OUT

ATLANTA ALUMNI CHRISTMAS BANQUET

THE BARGAIN OF THE YEAR AMONG STATHS US BASED ALUMNI GROUPS AT ONLY $60 PER PERSON . THERE WILL BE NUMEROUS SPECIAL GUESTS IN ATTENDANCE, INCLUDING THE PRINCIPAL AS OUR SPECIAL SPEAKER. If you are from out of town, those of us who are local would love to help you find suitable accommodation and transportation. So feel free to call any of the telephone numbers listed above. In addition, <staths.com> can be reached at 678-925-8609. We also call Atlanta home. Continue reading ATLANTA ALUMNI CHRISTMAS BANQUET

IN MEMORY OF MICHAEL FRAY

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Olympian Michael Fray. He was a talented sprinter who competed at the 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games. In the 1968 Olympics he ran the 2nd leg of the 4x100m relay which set the world record of 38.6 seconds in the heats and then broke the record in the semi-final with a time of 38.3 seconds. He also competed at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games and earned a silver medal in the relays. Fray also won a gold medal in 1966 at the Central American and Caribbean Games … Continue reading IN MEMORY OF MICHAEL FRAY

COMPUTER TRIVIA

The world’s oldest couple, Adam and Eve, also owned the world’s first and oldest computer. Care to guess what brand name it carried ? It was not an IBM, not a HP, not a Dell, not a Google Chrome Book either. Ready for this ? It was an APPLE . Adam tried downloading a kilobyte, (or killer bite), not sure how they spelled it back then, there was an enormous flash, and both he and Eve ran out of the garden they were in to save their lives. THAT IS WHY TODAY’S APPLE COMPUTER USES A BITTEN APPLE AS ITS … Continue reading COMPUTER TRIVIA