Ten friends, 30 years of stories.
Do you sometimes wonder what happened to your school friends? What have their lives been like since leaving the school gates for the last time?
Janise Beaumont's school friends, from the baby boomer generation, are now approaching fifty, so she decided to sit down with them to reminisce and catch up.
They remember wheen Kennedy was shot, Catcher-in the Rye-mania, warm school issue milk, Australia's polio epidemic, playing Spin the Bottle, the Brigitte Bardot dresses. They have also married since then and some have divorced. Others have married again. Sometimes unhappy . One has left her husband for another woman. One has left the convent for a husband and family.
They have borne children and buried parents. Their children have brought great joy and, in some cases, struggle and grief. These stories represent a whole generation of woman, yet each is different. Here are ten unique journeys through life that will make you reach for the phone to trace your own school friends.