Let me be the first to wish you a wonderful BirthDay. Kathy and I cherish the friendship we have enjoyed knowing you from the early days of training, raising families and now in retirement! Many Happy returns of the day Piching!!
Sam & Kathy
HAPPY BIRTHDAY- PEECHA !
I always called you Peecha- for some reason , I dont know why – it seemed more affectionate than an official name I guess .
You were that One Unique Gal in the Class of 64, and in the whole Faculty for that matter – those exotic oriental good looks, brains, charm, personality, all rolled into one lovely being .
And guess what – I was the lucky one who got to sit next to you for five years !
Thank you for being that true friend, , and being ever so patient with me, during all those student years I sat next to you .
Thank you for your long and loving friendship , all these 50 years !
I do remember, very lovingly, how you invited me and Shiranci, to share with your lovely family, the festive meal for the Chinese New Year, in 1965- the meal your mom and dad cooked , the BEST Chinese Meal , I have ever had , and ever will, I am sure .
I do remember, very fondly, how you would tell me stories about your family, how your grandmother taught you to do bead work, and you would be doing very lovely colourful beading on little purses, in the Girls Common Room, during lunch time.
I do remember, on most Monday’s , you would show up for class, wearing some neat and attractive Tie and Dye Shift Dress- that you made over the weekend, that was the In Thing in Style back then
And Oh by the way- I do remember this ONE thing- that most of us do remember about you ! .
That is, when Dr Joe Olivelle asked me “ Miss Seneviratne, could you kindly explain to Miss Sheik, how babies are born “ – when you asked him that sixty four thousand dollar question, during that legendary Anatomy Sig !!!
The boys roared , Senanayake squirmed in his seat next to me, and you went red like a beet, and I sat there with my mouth open !
I did not teach you anything- you married one of the nicest guys in the class, and you learnt on the job- ( !!! ) and went on to become a Pediatrician and a devoted mother to three very lovely daughters !
I wish you The Very Best on Your Birthday Today- 2nd April ., and many more to come .
Your loving friend-
Happy Birthday Piching!
It was nice chatting with you the other day
When we were in Marco Island on our holiday.
And now that your birthday is here
We wish you all the happiness and laughter and good cheer.
Praxy and Ranjit.