Shortly after Labor Day, I started my trip with a visit to The Academy. I was granted a five minute audience, with His Nibs in the Quidster’s old office. Mr. A. is an impressive man — fur shure. Then drove up to Vermont and spent two weeks with my son and daughter. JB and I drove up for three days at our Maine Camp on Lake Kezar (ten miles due east of Mt. Washington). They filmed the Loons for the movie “On Golden Pond” there, so loons are more common than ducks and geese. Well, one morning, I heard a loon making a major kerfuffle, which is rare indeed. I figured out that something was going on so stepped out the door to see what was transpiring. Well, begorrah begolly, there were two bald eagles standing on a rock at the tip of our property about 150 yards away. You know, eagles eat baby loons, to the alpha loon sought to scare the eagles away. They stood their ground until he came 30 feet away. They fled the scene, but buzzed the loon on their way out. How exciting.
My news: still playing a lot of parties and retirement homes; just agreed to a one-man show for my photographs; Yamaha released a Y-T video “I Have You” in which I have a small piano role. Recently signed up to be the GOP Precinct Captain for the Vanderbilt area. My best drives now travel but 200 yards, However, I am still the best putter I have ever played against so my index remains in the teens (up from 10). Just to keep me from stripping my gears, the good Lord send me for robotic coronary bypass in March. Since I am too busy to write the Great Class* of 1961 Newsletter it would be exciting if more of you would post a class note. Thanks…Doug.
Talk about being a trendsetter, the Alumni Office now dubs all classes as “The Great Class of…” You lawyers out there, do you think I have a case to sue for copyright violation? Ha!
Doug Gortner ’61