graduate news NOTES & ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM CLASSMATES
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1940 CLASS CORRESPONDENT
Percy Nelson 617-244-4126 email@example.com
1942 CLASS CORRESPONDENT
Putty McDowell 781-320-1960 firstname.lastname@example.org
1946 CLASS CORRESPONDENT
Gregg Bemis 505-983-7094 email@example.com Our scattered classmates have reported in, but unfortunately none seemed able to attend this, our 70th reunion. Stew Clifford is based in Palm Beach and doesn’t come north to his summer residence in Duxbury in time for the
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May reunion, but he writes with strong and favorable remembrances of our class. Phil Baker is typically busy with grandchildren graduating hither and yon, making trips from Maine this time of year difficult to schedule. Dick Lucas is tied up in Pennsylvania and doesn’t get to Marion until June. Spoke with Beezer Almy on the phone, and he sounded jovial as usual. In the last “graduate news,” I gave you the wrong phone number. His correct one is 781-320-7812. I apologize to one and all for not making the 2,400-mile trip to Dedham for the reunion and will give thought to a different time of year (like midsummer) when we might have more success getting together.
1948 CLASS CORRESPONDENT
Bill Bliss 781-326-1062 firstname.lastname@example.org
1949 CLASS CORRESPONDENT
John Guilbert 520-887-0628
1950 CLASS CORRESPONDENT
Sid Eaton Jr. 503-223-7548 email@example.com Sid Eaton writes, “My news, by the way, is that after giving all my Saturdays from September to early May to a great, satisfying charity called Minds Matter for the past 10 years, I am resigning my post as English curriculum director for the sophomore class so I can begin sorting through the 45 years of stuff our manse has accumulated since our move from Tacoma, Washington, to Portland, Oregon, in 1971.” Dudley Hall writes, “I am looking forward to a family trip to Hilton Head in August.” Rink Ringquist reports, “I have osteoarthritis of the back and knees and am bone on bone. I also have scoliosis of the back. I wear a back brace and occasionally use a walking stick. The doctor has recommended against surgery. I do a lot of knee and back exercises at the senior center and Planet Fitness every day. I am still on the board of directors of the Friends of the Council on Aging (the Senior Center), and on the tennis and
golf tournament committees, and I do Meals on Wheels. I am on the board of directors of Gurnet and Bug Lights Inc. We maintain both active lighthouses and the Keepers Quarters. I personally do a dozen tours up inside the Gurnet Lighthouse for the Audubon Society and the Duxbury Bay Maritime School every year. I am on the board and several committees at the Alden House and Alden Kindred of America. Finally, I am the town constable and deliver many warrants during the year. Otherwise, pretty quiet. Hope everybody is okay.”
1951 CLASS CORRESPONDENT
Galt Grant 781-383-0854 firstname.lastname@example.org For the 65th reunion of the Class of 1951, Galt Grant sent in a photo from dinner with his wife, Sue, Sonja Yates (widow of classmate Bill Yates), and Dick Willis, with Halcott Grant ’45 (Galt’s brother) and his wife, Cornelia. Sue and Galt have lived in Cohasset for many years. Sonja resides in Boston; Dick is in Cambridge; and Hal and Cornelia live in Weston. Earlier this year, we joined Sam Gray ’55 and Hal Knapp ’52 for lunch in Plymouth. If any classmates would like to join us for lunch in Plymouth or its environs later this year, please let me (Galt) know.