It seems each set of notes is slightly slimmer than the previous. I finally realized it may be due to the fact we have fewer men responding. Sadly, the alumni office notified me of the deaths of Darnall Burks and Laurence Miller. I have received obituaries for each and will scan them to anyone requesting them.
Recent note from Burr Edwards contained very little news. He and Pirkko will remain in Lectoure, France, for the spring and summer.
John Corkran has been giving presentations on Black Mountain College, where his father David Corkran 1923 taught. His audience was continuing education and enrichment groups.
Bob Terkhorn writes from Paris. He and Kay are finishing a two-week holiday there. They started in Bilboa and the Guggenheim Museum. He praises the Frank Gehry building and enjoyed a river cruise out of Bordeaux with wine tastings in Médoc and Saint-Émilion. Finally, they toured the chateaus of the Loire Valley and the Louis Vuitton Museum.
Dick Goldman is still very busy. In January, an article he wrote on networking for lawyers was published in the American Bar Association Journal. He also spoke on that topic at the University of Miami Law School Real Property LLM program. He continues his law practice and teaches a class at Boston University Law School. He touts a book, The Last Pass: Cousy, Russell, the Celtics, and What Matters in the End.
Bob Furber visited Hawaii, Maui, in particular. His grandniece was “Maui-ed” there. He also heard Kip Thorne at Cal Tech speak on the role of interferometers that have seen sensing gravitational waves from colliding neutron stars and black holes. Bob will attend a reunion for his high school class in Bristol so he will also travel to the Van Vleck Observatory to see the new sundial. And he still bikes eight miles a day.
Younghee and Art Geltzer just returned from a cruise around the Baltic Sea. He believes St. Petersburg has changed significantly since his visit in 1993, mainly more crowded. His summer house in Provincetown will open May 16 and classmates are invited to stop by and visit.
I missed my annual luncheon with Bart Bolton, but he did lunch with Ed Kershner.
A short note from Tom Mosher has good news. He and Heidi are blessed with good health and living in La Jolla, Calif. This June his first two grandchildren graduate from high school. He adds, “Wesleyan was a good beginning.”
Neil Springborn is getting ready to deal with tornado season in Oklahoma. He feels OK despite a recent diagnosis of a-fib. And he has a brand new great-grandbaby!
I keep in touch with my former roommate, Dan Woodhead. He recently had a stroke, but, he still is pursuing “Lefty O’Doul for Cooperstown.” He had a recent conversation with Bob Costas and he has Warren Buffet backing his quest. Dan’s hope for Lefty O’Doul’s induction into the hall of fame springs eternal!
Roger Turkington just published his third volume of poetry, 80 Poems. It is available on Amazon and booksellers. He sold his violins to other violinists who can still perform. And he sends greetings to all the beloved classmates.
Bob Wuerthner and wife Joan traveled extensively this winter. First. a month in Central America in February and March. Then Panama City and the canal for a couple of days. After the canal, a week on the beach in Sámara, Costa Rica. Next two weeks in Guatemala in Antigua and Panajachel on the shore of Lago de Atitlán. And one final week in Copán, Honduras, site of Mayan ruins. Bob laments not being a more conscientious Spanish student at Wesleyan. Bob and I hope to meet for lunch this summer at the Andover Inn, where Dick Goldman and I have met for several summers.
Kay and I will travel to Vancouver in June. My grandson is graduating from high school and will be off to the University of Toronto in September. Our health is excellent, my golf is a struggle, but I am getting the hang of contract bridge. Until next time, keep the info flowing.
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