On a trip to New Orleans for a business conference, Morris Housen ’81 reconnected with his classmate Scott Aiges. They hadn’t seen each other since graduation. When he isn’t working as a stunt double for Keifer Sutherland, Morris works as CEO and President of Erving Industries, whose holdings include a paper mill in Erving, MA — which is more than a century old and since 1960 has produced high-quality paper products exclusively from recycled materials. Scott has lived in New Orleans since 1988 and is director of programs, marketing and communications for the nonprofit New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. After a leisurely brunch in the hip Faubourg Marigny neighborhood, they checked out the African drumming circle and costumed Mardi Gras Indians in historic Congo Square. Then they headed into the Tremé neighborhood (made famous by the HBO series “Tremé”) to catch one of New Orleans’ fabled “second-line” parades, complete with brass bands and lots of dancing in the streets.
Photo: Morris Housen, left, and Scott Aiges, right.