Class Notes

A Gathering for Mark Ewing

November 16, 2012

A few ‘55ers and their wives got together at Deerfield on the first weekend in November in a tribute to our late classmate, Mark Ewing, yachtsman extraordinaire, whose adventures can best be expressed in his own words, “Life is good.” Mike Grant ’55 writes that the gathering “was a sort of memorial remembrance for the late Mark Ewing. Attendees besides Betsy and myself were ‘55ers Wheldie & Don Jenkins, John Gleason and his wife, Jan, and, of course, Mimi and Jay Morsman. John Spurdle was supposed to come, but ended up in the N.Y. Hospital with some weird ailment probably attributed to Hurricane Sandy. Mikie Ewing, Mark’s widow, was the GOH and she was delightful. We had dinner in a private room at Chandler’s, the excellent restaurant in S. Deerfield at the Yankee Candle complex, and told stories and generally had a relaxed and fun time. We even finished the night by singing “The Sons of Deerfield” and “The Evensong”…. A bit off key, but with enthusiasm. The next day we had a sumptuous brunch at the Dining Hall, toured the Koch Center, and (some of us) stayed for the Avon football game which Deerfield won.”

Tom L’Esperance ’55