Almost 50 years after graduating in 1967 finds me still close to Deerfield Academy. I have lived in West Deerfield, operating Clarkdale Fruit Farms first with my father Fred ’29, and now with my son Ben ’96.
Three years ago I moved to another house on the farm, and can now view Mt. Pocumtuck out of my kitchen window.
I have enjoyed many friendships with faculty, staff, and students, and now my children continue the warm relationships. My daughter Betsey ’94 continues doing a great job as Director of the Annual Fund.
Ben’s wife Lori teaches dance and was the choreographer for last spring’s performance of Cabaret.And now my son Ben ’96 is on the Board of Trustees, probably for the first time in almost 100 years that there’s been a farmer on the Board.
I hope to see all of my old friends in the 5-year class of 1967 in this year’s Reunion!