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At Tim’s India Wharf aerie on Saturday evening, John Felton, Newell Flather and George Waterman swelled us to 10 strong for a convivial, nostalgic gathering over pizza, champagne and ice cream. We toasted each of our mates who couldn’t make it and fondly remembered our seven who have passed on. Congratulations to Tim, N’56’s honored journalist, on being recognized as a Nobles Distinguished Graduate! Weekend weather was perfect, our sesquicentennial school looks as beautiful as ever, and those oh-so-dated photos in the schoolhouse and gym preserve us as young and fit! Spes Sibi Quisque!

Clockwise from top left: “An adopted dog keeps you young,” say Buzz Gagnebin ’59 and his wife, Connie, pictured here with their rescue dog, Sadie; Tom Quigley ’59 at the helm of Zingara (a friend’s boat) as they pass the “Pigs and Sows” reef south of Cuttyhunk Island, on the way from Mystic to Nantucket; Jim Newell, 1961 class agent, toasts the 55th Reunion during a celebratory dinner at the Somerset Club; D.A. Mittell ’62, in his letter tie with his friend Demyan Pavliv, in Lviv, Ukraine.


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Chris Morss Larry Daloz is part of the core planning team organizing a nonviolent rally to stop expansion of pipelines bringing oil from Canada to Shell and Tesoro refineries north of Seattle. He notes that 80 percent of current fossil fuel holdings must stay in the ground if we are to avoid exceeding the 2 degree limit past which the damage becomes catastrophic. Peter Norstrand recently enjoyed sitting next to actress Jane Fonda at a dinner given

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in her honor by the Coolidge Corner Theatre, where Peter’s wife, Katherine Tallman, is executive director and CEO. Peter Wadsworth has recently moved to Westwood, Massachusetts, after many years living on the East End of Long Island, commonly known as the Hamptons. George Foss recently showed Chris Morss around the Nassau County, Florida, Emergency Management Center, where George volunteers in the communications center. He is a ham radio operator whose call sign is N1PP. George and Sara live in Fernandina Beach but will summer in Maine this year. Béa and Henry Batchelder have enjoyed living in Monaco after moving from Geneva a year ago. Their younger son graduates this year

from Bates, and they will be returning to Henry’s childhood cottage in Mattapoisett again this summer.


Whit Bond Buzz Gagnebin John Gibson Tom Quigley writes, “We race Zingara, an all-wood 47-foot yawl, in and around Nantucket all summer. Janice and I spend most of the summer in our cottage on the south shore of Nantucket starting mid-June. We enjoy visits from

family and friends, and most recently, Steve Grant. Until our next Nobles reunion get-together, “live long and prosper.” Buzz Gagnebin reports that after having lost their last Lab retriever, Hally, four years ago, he and wife Connie were reluctant to get into the training phase of a new Lab puppy in their seventies, so time passed, but the urge was still there, and so “we both succumbed to an adult rescue dog, Sadie, whom we adopted this January. She is very lovely but very shy, having spent most of her seven years with a recluse. We three have developed a very strong love relationship, and I had to write a song for her on Mother’s Day, May 8, music written in 6/8 time. Check that out, Tim. Yes, she was a mother in her past life.”

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Nobles Fall 2016 Magazine  

Nobles Fall 2016 Magazine