20 days ago
It has been quite some time since I have corresponded with the school and my classmates, although I religiously read our class notes. I was saddened to read about Bill Coghill, a close PG friend. We socialized after graduation, but when I moved overseas we sort of lost touch. My bad! While on the subject of residing overseas, over the years I have been questioned by a few of you, as well as several Princeton grads, whether I was in the CIA. These questions arise most likely because there were military coups in two of the four countries where I lived. Enough said!
I am on my second marriage, and have fathered an 8 year old daughter. She is in the 2nd grade, but has, so far, 6 years of schooling. People have told me that having a child at my age would keep me young, but the truth is she keeps me tired. Both of my children from my first marriage were born in Asia, Jennifer in Korea and Chris in Thailand. They attended Lawrenceville and Jenn went to Dartmouth and Chris Cornell. Both were married this past year and continuing their international experience, Jenn works in London for Vodafone and is married to an Italian banker from Milan, while Chris is an international emerging markets analyst and is married to a beautiful young lady from Toronto.
I finally hung up the skates after 58 years of fairly competitive hockey. After graduation, I played a number of years for the St Nicks and the Washington Chiefs. I competed in several countries, including Outer Mongolia and I immensely enjoyed playing in the Senior World Championships several times. Also I can truthfully say that I take full responsibility for Gordie Howe retiring from retirement to join his sons playing for the Houston Aero’s, but that’s another story. Through the years I was blessed with excellent coaching as my high school coach was an All American from BU, of course at Deerfield by an All American from Dartmouth and at Princeton by not one, but two former NHL Hall of Fame players. I guess some of that rubbed off as I finally stopped coaching youth hockey after enjoying 21 years behind the bench.
To end this mini bio I would be remiss if I did not point out that my former wife and me are very close friends and confidants and our extended family skis’ twice a year at her shack in Arrowhead [Beaver Creek]. Reconciling was one of the smartest things I ever did and is a huge stress reliever. If you need help, call my wife because I had nothing to do with it.
Steve Gill Class of 1966