Greetings once again and welcome to the latest edition of Herd in the Halls II.
Lots of nice inputs from several classmates to pass on, as well as a few notes about the reunion.
First though, some sad news to report. Locke Bogart passed on in July. As you may recall, he was in a serious motorcycle accident several years ago, and the injuries sustained led to a long decline in his overall condition. I talked with his brother, John, (class of '63) and he said Locke's health became so poor, that his passing was a blessing. Like so many of us, I knew Locke since we were all little kids, and stayed in touch with him over the years. A very bright and scholarly guy, he had an impressive engineering resume. Also, a lot of fun to hang out with. A good guy. RIP
NOTES FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY
HERE IS A GREAT INPUT FROM JACK DUNCAN, WITH A COUPLE OF NICE PICS....
Barb and I did a Viking river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam for our 45th anniversary. It was great, except it was overcast 14 of the 15 days we were aboard ship. Not a problem because there was so much to see and do. I did rename the sun deck the “cloud deck”, tho. Budapest was a wonderful city to see, but then again they were all nice. We stopped in Bratislava, Vienna, Melk (a super visit to the abby), Passau, Regensberg, Nuremberg, Cologne, and a few other German cities, Kinderdijk and Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Can’t say for sure which place was my favorite.
We are now waiting to get out of Pennsylvania and all the snow we have had over the last couple of days and get to our time share on Sanibel Island Florida. Our snowbird neighbors who go down south for the winter have been taunting us over our sad misfortune of being left behind to deal with winter. We have been going to Sanibel since 1988, and it is still our little bit of paradise.
Our daughter Amy is a Director at Deloitte International, and is currently on a two year assignment in Hydrabad,India, growing the Deloitte practice there. Her husband Mike joins her there frequently. We had no trouble volunteering to house-sit their home in Bonita Springs, Florida to extend our time in the warmer cilmate before we have to come home to normal life. Amy did get home for a visit over the holidays, and was able to be here with us for about four days. It was a real gift to her mom to have her here.
Our son Mark and his family live about 25 minutes from us, so we get to see them often. We had a great time at Christmas with Alexandra (10) and Jack III (6), staying over Christmas Eve and doing the Santa thing Christmas morning. (Then we come home and have a quiet afternoon!)
I spend a lot of my time on photography, something I have always dabbled in, but now I get carried away with it, as Barb often tells me. I was also playing a lot of golf, but some arthritis and gout issues have curtailed some of that. Will see how it goes when spring comes. Barb is busy as a licensed pastor at our church. Her interest is in women’s ministry, but she (sometimes too frequently) fills in as assistant pastor. Since she is not a paid staff member, she kind of picks and chooses what she does at the church, but I do not hear her say no too often.
That’s it for now, Dave. Use what you want for the newsletter. Is end you one photo, and I will send a few more. Again, use what you like.
Blessings, and Happy New Year (a bit late!)
SPEAKING OF TRAVEL, HERE IS THE LATEST FROM LINDA LENHARD :
I try to travel a lot as that is my true passion & one never knows when the time will come when I can't. I was staying with a Thai friend who lives in Chiang Mai & was fortunate to experience life as a quasi-tourist (I don't look remotely Asian!). Another trip coming up is 6 weeks in Malaysia (May & June) where my husband will teach at a Malaysian medical school. He's younger than we are, so only recently semi-retired. Hopefully a jaunt to Europe this summer to see friends. And later this month I will be going to Scammon's Lagoon (Baja Mexico W coast) to see the birthing place of the CA grey whales ( have wanted to do that for years). That should satisfy my wanderlust for a while.
Another passion is reading...thank you Mr. Davis for enhancing my love of literature. At the 50th reunion you & I agreed that he was perhaps our favorite teacher at Greeley.
I have now lived in the same house in San Diego for 32 years. Its a lovely city.
Our daughter moved back here from London when her visa expired & owns a condo, so I think we are here to stay.
AND HERE ARE A COUPLE OF PICS AND AN UPDATE FROM GEORGE FLINK -
My wife Theresa and I, are currently living in Tucson and Maine. We had a private practice in psychotherapy out of our home in Maine from 1976 until we retired 7 years ago. In Tucson, we live in a lovely co-housing community and in Maine we have a cottage on a lake near Bangor. We stay active physically and just returned from a 2 week trip to Machu Picchu and the Galapagos. My major passion is playing old time string band music. I play banjo, banjo uke and guitar.
Theresa plays the mountain dulcimer. We also have a rescue dog we love a lot.
By the way, the animal in the picture is a coatimundi. We were down at a wildlife rescue project in Costa Rica a few winters ago.
MARCIA DUNCAN ALSO HAS LOTS TO REPORT ......
In the bleak mid-winter, sitting warm at home, We recall last year’s events.
Here we’re sharing some . . . 2015 was a memorable year for the recognition of our photographic collection. TheNational Gallery of Art celebrated 25 years of collecting photographs, and photographs we’vegiven were part of the looking-back exhibit In Light of the Past, the current exhibit of recent giftsCelebrating Photography at the National Gallery of Art (on display until March 13), and TheAltering Eye, a major book showing the breadth and depth of the NGA collection. Senior curatorSarah Greenough recognized our long involvement, inscribing our copy with: “Well, here we are25 years after your Walker Evans gift! Look what you started!” Simultaneous with the summerNGA exhibit, we had works on loan to exhibits at both The Phillips Collection and the LutherBrady Gallery at George Washington University. With all the traveling we’ve done, it may seem incredible that in 2015 we made our firsttrip to France and visited Paris for the first time – two separate trips! In April we toured SouthernFrance with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, a very fine itinerary covering Roman architectureand sites immortalized by Cezanne, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, and others. Then in late Junewe survived ten HOT days in Paris enjoying museums, historical walks, and navigating Metroand other rail transport to various destinations in an AHI Travel “Paris Immersion” program.Early in July we flew from Paris to Glasgow and embarked on an Audubon Naturalist Societytour of Scotland, starting on the Isle of Islay (“the I’ll of I’ll-ah”), where we also investigatedsingle-malts and woolens. From there, we rode to Aigas Field Centre in Inverness-shire, ourwonderful home base for day trips all over the northern Highlands. It was much cooler than Parisand not nearly as rainy as we’d expected, and the scenery was grand. Our hosts Sir John and LadyLucy Lister-Kaye have created a very special place for studying nature and the history of land usein Scotland. After the ANS tour, we spent some time on our own in Glasgow and Edinburghtaking in such troves of culture as the Kelvingrove Museum, Edinburgh Castle, and the ScottishNational Galleries. We learned about the “Glasgow Boys” and connections between CharlesRennie Macintosh’s wife Margaret McDonald and the Viennese Secessionists. Domestic trips during the year included a March drive to Nebraska to see the spectaculargathering of migrating sandhill cranes along the Platte River, a May drive to northern Ohio withfriends from the Cosmos Club to witness once again the spring wave of warblers and othermigrants, two drives to NYC for museum and gallery visits and to see friends Martha andMichael Rohr, and numerous weekends in Canaan Valley WV or Chincoteague Island VA. We had an unplanned restoration and redecoration project in our apartment that took upmost of August and September. While we were in Scotland, a drain in our apartment backed upand flooded the kitchen, hallway, and parts of the office, living room, and second bathroom. Itwas discovered when a resident two floors below us noticed water coming through his ceiling!Although the staff was able to correct the drain stoppage and turn on fans before we got home,the water damage was extensive. Kent had to move the contents of five bookcases and the casesthemselves out of the hallway and we had to empty cabinets, closets and drawers before the crewcould remove the soaked parquet flooring, wallboard, carpeting and cabinets and start restoration.It’s all behind us now, and the new stone countertops and flooring in the kitchen look fine, butthis is not the way one should ever undertake redecorating. Two more international trips rounded out our year. Right after Thanksgiving we flew toTanzania and went on safari with six long-time friends of ours who’d never been to Africabefore. We wanted to return to wonderful places we’d previously been, and Augustine Minja ofAAAfrica planned a tour for us which was fabulous – better than one could imagine. We sawlions in trees in more than one location (Lake Manyara is known for this phenomenon); we drovethrough herds of elephants at very close range; we photographed lionesses as they rested neartheir kill and as they rose and approached us, taking refuge from the hot sun by lying down in theshade of our safari vehicle! And then there was the awesome Serengeti – the endless plain –filled in every direction as far as we could see with tens of thousands of wildebeest. For our last trip of the year, right after Christmas we returned to Panama, to Canopy Tower near the canal and Canopy Lodge in El Valle in the mountains. The weather was moremoderate and less humid than when we visited in August, 2014. We saw old friends among boththe guides and the birds, and observed progress in the canal lock expansion project. Thedisheartening surprise was the low water level in Lake Gatún, so low that trunks of trees leftstanding long ago when flooding first formed the lake are now exposed, the snags stippling thewaterscape. El Niño has brought drought; this is only the beginning of the dry season; will therebe sufficient water for canal functioning during the next few months? We have finally had to take notice of the fact that we are getting older! Kent’s back hasgone the way of his hips into arthritis, as have both knees; this means serious changes in travelplans and even in the length of the walks that we take. Marcia was diagnosed with coronaryartery disease, and while it has not required any surgery or stents, it has more than doubled thenumber and type of pills she has to take. Our holiday gathering happily included grandson Gio, although we are sad that he andMary have parted ways. He remains in the Army at Ft. Bragg, while Mary and Ava are back inSilver Spring. Granddaughter Ali completed her 1st semester of nursing school; high grades arekeeping her motivated for the long hours and commuting. Great-granddaughter Leila enjoysswimming and “Saturday School” in addition to her 2nd-grade activities. Alfred keeps her onschedule even as he continues earning performance awards for his work at Kaiser. Lisahouseholds in Middletown Md, wrangling teen-age granddaughters Sofi and Lucy and three cats. When we left for Panama the temperature was in the high 60's; when we returned January12th it was in the 20's; now we’re watching as two feet of snow melts! We’re warmed bymemories of all the magnificent creatures and wonderful people we’ve encountered in ourtravels. We hope that we all can find ways to live together and sustain this marvelous world of ours.
ANITA LINDHOLM SMITH SENDS GREETINGS AND A COUPLE OF PICTURES. THERE SHE IS WITH HER PIANO STUDENTS, AND THE OTHER IS HER HUSBAND, ED, PAINTING A STREET SCENE IN NEW YORK. HE'S GOT THAT RETRO STYLE GOING.
HERE IS THE LATEST FROM EDITH KLEUVER BARDUA:
Phil and I have been happily retired now for 17 years. First we did the snowbird thing between Cape Cod, MA and Florida. Last year we sold the house on the Cape and purchased a house in Rotonda West, FL on a canal. We absolute love it. Our 6 kids, 15 grandkids and 1 great granddaughter keep us young along with golf and other hobbies.
MY OLD GUITAR-PLAYING BUDDY, NICK BOWEN HAS ALL SORTS OF STUFF TO MAKE ME ENVIOUS.....
Having great-grandchildren eclipses the fun of having grandchildren. It just keeps getting better. We have two, both approaching two years of age.
I bought my dream guitar (a Taylor T5z electric/acoustic) and enjoy playing it at the 3 jams I go to. I only have 3 other guitars but am also messing with the Irish tin whistle, pan flute, and blues harp (harmonica; someone actually thought I played blues on one of those big multi-string, stand-up harps).
I self-published my poetry book in July and am finishing up the edits on my novel. I will look for a traditional publisher when the time comes. In order to share more of my poetry, I wrote some eBooks, which are available at no cost on my website: nickbowen.org.
This year we'll celebrate our 50th anniversary and Pat's 80th birthday. I guess I'll have to do some serious shopping for those events. Pat doesn't look or act her age, and keeps me on my toes.
LYNN NORTON UPDATES US ON HER ACTIVITIES:
I am still enjoying the best of both worlds with my condo on the Oregon coast in the summer and the winter in Gold Canyon, AZ. Wonderful friends in both places and near family (brother, sister, niece and family) in Arizona. My other sister (Judy) is in Wilmington, NC and I will be going to "dog sit" for her ailing dog while she spends 2 weeks in Italy. Sorry I can't make the Colorado reunion. Estes Park is a beautiful place. Send my best to everybody. Lynn Norton
ANNE SCHMIDT NYE HAS BEEN IN TOUCH WITH SEVERAL CLASSMATES AND IS ALSO PLANNING TO ATTEND THE REUNION. HERE'S THE LATEST FROM HER --
I hope to come to the reunion in Colorado in September and hope to travel with someone else because of my defibrillator. I loved talking to Sue Carpenter last week. We may meet to come together.
Please include my new address and phone number in the new newsletter. I'd love to be in touch with anyone from our class. As you probably know, Ken died October 19th, 2012. I'm in a condo with two bedrooms and two baths and would love a visit if anyone is in the area and would like to see me.
Ed. note -- Anne is also in touch now with Bonnie Ray Phelps and got the current email for her to me (Thanks, Anne) and Bonnie is also interested in the reunion.
HERE IS A NICE UPDATE FROM PETER KILBURN
Natalie and I are still in Charlottesville and I am beginning my 15th year working at the University of Virginia. Natalie continues her part time work at a local private school teaching math to third and fourth graders. We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary last spring. Our health is not as vibrant as it once was but we are thankful to be living a full life at this advanced stage. We enjoy traveling and see Swede and Jayne Murphy each year. Our two children are bright shining lights in our lives - son Christopher in Tucson and daughter Courtney in Raleigh. We have been blessed with three terrific teenage grandsons who are treasures for their parents and grandparents.
My brother Tony and his wife live in Maine. Our sister Sally is living happily in Florida. Our lives are full and blessed in so many ways. None greater than the opportunity of being raised in Chappaqua. Our parents provided us with a superb foundation which benefited our family in countless ways. For this, we all remain thankful!
Ed. note -- Amen!
STEVE AND MARIE (BARKMAN) BLUE PLAN TO BE AT THE REUNION, AND SEND THE FOLLOWING:
Marie and I have lots of "news" as in new developments and happenings. But not much that merits attention beyond a few family members. So I won't bore your greater audience with trivia. We are in Florida, dealing with the fallout from some water damage in my Dad's house - he passed away early this year at the ripe old age of 102, and we inherited a house that is basically sound but needs some work. It was OK until a pipe broke in the next door house (duplex) and we got flooded along with them. So now we are fixing up stuff prepping for selling the house. We did think - a bit - about a "winter home" in Florida to retreat from Colorado, but then the reality of maintaining two houses set in and we decided that isn't such a great idea.
We do have a cruise planned for April in the Netherlands - Tulip Festival - so next time around we will have an official, authorized "report of exciting activity" to add to the newsletter - Steve and Marie went to see the tulips bloom. Or something.
The Rocky Mountain reunion looks like a hoot! Should be fun. Lydia has done a great job in "inspiring" folks to step up. I look forward to seeing you and some other folks not seen in a few years, and maybe some folks not seen in many, MANY years. Like Liz.
JIM SOUDER, CLASS OF '61 HAS FOLLOWED OUR NEWS FOR SEVERAL YEARS, AND MAKES THE OCCASIONAL INPUT. HERE'S THE LATEST FROM JIM:
Jim Souder, still married after 50 years, and living in Bracey Va. 1 hour north of Raleigh NC if anyone is in striking range. I am a semi-retired inventor, still working on defining the underlying vascular and soft tissue mechanisms of energetic interventions like acupuncture, magnetic therapy, other spectra ranging from ultrasound to IR. I am a passionate expert on magnetic therapy, and have been researching, and building devices for 20 years. If anyone has knowledge or interest in the subject I would love to hear from you. Life is of course about more than work related passions, and I would be pleased to catch up with anybody who remembers me from HGHS 1961. Greeley and Chappaqua was an incredible nest to be hatched in.
AND, AS PETER MENTIONED EARLIER, TONY KILBURN IS STILL IN MAINE AND SENDS THIS:
We are well here in Maine, with little snow. I am still working part time during the winter months, and enjoy the routine of getting out and about three afternoons per week. Seems as if our new best friends are our doctors and our pharmacists because we see them the most. Who wooda thunk? I hope this finds you healthy and happy.
A SHORT, BUT PROFOUND, NOTE FROM ALAN CAMPBELL.....
Recovering from second knee replacement. You would think that one would make me smart enough so as not to do the second. As we age our brains atrophy.
(NO WONDER WE ELECTED HIM CLASS PRESIDENT...)
FRED CHAMBERS SENDS SOME SAD NEWS ABOUT HIS BROTHER BILL, WHOM MANY OF US AND OUR SIBLINGS KNEW --
Because at least a dozen of us in the class of '60 have siblings in the class '63 and Bill, who kept in touch with his classmates, was unaware of a class website, I am writing to tell you that Bill died of pancreatic cancer October 24th. If our classmates know, they could, if deemed appropriate, tell their siblings.
ROB BARNS CHECKS IN WITH A QUICK UPDATE:
You wanted some news. Lisa and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary this past summer with most of our family in the Adirondacks near where we met in 1961. Also, this February we will make our third once a year trip to Playa del Carma Resort, just south of Cancun, Mexico for a week of sun, fun and relaxation while (we hope) the Ozarks suffers from extreme cold and plenty of snow.
WELL, THAT'S IT FOR THIS ISSUE. IF YOU SENT ME SOMETHING AND I SOMEHOW LEFT IT OUT, LET ME KNOW AND I WILL TAKE CARE OF IT IMMEDIATELY.
THANKS FOR ALL THE GOOD INPUTS, AND ESPECIALLY THE PICTURES,
BEST WISHES TO ALL,
THE REUNION CONTINUES TO DRAW MORE PARTICIPANTS -- WE ARE UP TO ABOUT 30 PEOPLE NOW. STILL LOTS OF ROOM. LYDIA IS THE MAIN CONTACT FOR LODGING INFORMATION AND AS ALWAYS SHE HAS A PLAN. YOU CAN CONTACT HER DIRECTLY BY CLICKING HERE
CHECK OUT THE REUNION PAGE LINK AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE, OR JUST CLICK HERE.
FIRST, THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO RESPONDED TO MY REQUEST TO VERIFY EMAIL ADDRESSES. IT REALLY HELPED.
IN THE MEANTIME, HERE IS A LIST OF PEOPLE WITH WHO WE HAVE LOST (OR NEVER HAD) CONTACT. IF YOU KNOW THE CONTACT INFO FOR ANY OF THESE CLASSMATES, (OR IF YOU ARE ONE OF THEM), PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
HERE THEY ARE:
JOY ANGIER TIMKIN, SUE AUGAT D'AUGUSTA, SHARON BIGELOW, PHYLLIS BIGGS APOLLONIO, JIM BUSHINI, JOHN (JACK) COBBS, CHRIS COLLINS, CONNIE CREAMER SHEPPARD, PAUL DEAN, PAUL DEIGNAN, CLAYTON FISHER, BILL FISHER, CHRIS LANG, PAT MURPHY KUPETZ, DALE NIELSEN O'BRIEN, BARBARA PEUHL HEMINGWAY, CINDY ROSE, SUZANNE WILKINSON MELDRUN, MARY LOUISE WINTERSTEEN YATES.