Dottie Frederick used to see friends like Katie Marino, William Pickney and Carolyn Vincent just about every day for lunch. It was the autumn of 1950. Dottie and her friends had standing reservations for sandwiches, cookies, apples and potato chips inside the cafeteria at Scotia High School. The gatherings ended during the spring of 1951, when the teenagers graduated and wandered into the world. Sixty-two years later, regular lunch dates have once again become a prime social occasion. Members of the class get together every month for conversation and comestibles.
Some members of Scotia High School’s Class of 1951 meet for lunch each month at the Charlton Tavern, a tradition that emerged from planning for the 60th reunion in 2011.
Some members of Scotia High School’s Class of 1951 meet for lunch each month at the Charlton Tavern. Here retired Rev. Wally Habel, whose wife is a graduate from 1951, says grace before the meal.
Katie Marino talks about the monthly lunch get-togethers for Scotia High’s Class of ’51. "They’ll talk about what they do on a daily basis, if they’re traveling, talk about their families.”
From left, Meredith Van Vorst, Frank Bosher and Fran Bosher continue chatting after finishing their meal.
Bill Pickney enjoys seeing the “old codgers” he graduated with in 1951 — plus Carolyn Vincent, his kindergarten “girlfriend.”
Class memorabilia is laid out at a recent luncheon held by members of Scotia High School's Class of '51. A group often numbering in the upper teens gathers once a month at the Charlton Tavern.
Members of Scotia High School’s Class of 1951 are photographed at the Crooked Lake Hotel in June of that year.