It was invigorating to see and chat with the 19 classmates who attended our Reunion. It was indeed a span of 60 years for a few of us! The entire Pocumtuck Valley was resplendent in a Deerfield letter sweater green hue due to the many rainy days there this past springtime. Besides the mind-stimulating seminars, the new 21st century equipped buildings and our camaraderie, one of the highlights was the 11 a.m. get-together in the Caswell Library initiated by Mike Grant. We reminisced about our boyhood pranks at Deerfield 60 years ago. We certainly engaged the patience of Mr. Boyden and the corridor masters on many occasions! In hindsight, we all would have acted up if we had known that the ultimate reprimand was personal time with Mrs. Boyden at 5:30 a.m. in her greenhouse garden. Just ask Essie! .. Excerpts of Dick Cadigan’s note to Tim Day and John Spurdle: “Hi – Missed you guys. It was a solid event. Campus is spectacular. Had most fun with Moose M, Bob Smith, Nick Frost, Essie E, Terry Fuller, Mike Grant, Jerry Rood, Bruce McEwan. Tom L’Esperance & I were only classmates to hike to The Rock. If I had known how challenging it was to be, then I probably would have passed it up. Also enjoyed Zeke Knight ’54 & a fellow I never knew before, Joe Lawrence ’54. Turns out he & I had a couple of very close friends in common – both now in next chapter. .. Spurts – Moose & Bob were threatening to place a conference call to you to give you grief for not attending 🙁 There were 18 present. Five guys were there marking their 65th reunion, so mark your calendars 🙂 Cheers, Dick” .. In regard to the photo of Stephen Hannock ’70, Mimi and Jay Morsman, Stephen is a renowned landscape artist who presented one of his celebrated paintings, Northern City Renaissance, Mauve Dawn, to Mimi and Jay. To read more about Steve, please refer to An Artist in Demand – Bowdoin Magazine – Bowdoin College. We are also fortunate to have Catriona Hynds on our staff. Her international lifelong passion for the Arts are a perfect fit for our 21st century pursuit of integrating the “3 R’s” into students’ (and our own) daily “seize the moment” collaborative critical thinking and global citizenship decisions. Many other ’55er photos were sent to the Reunion attendees. If you would like to see them, feel free to contact me (Tom L’Esperance). My e-mail address and phone number are at the bottom of the ’55er Potpourri section. There are also some excellent photos on the Deerfield website. .. Just logon to the www.deerfield.edu/alumni/news/ website for the Reunion 2015 Photos. Scroll down and you’ll see Eddie and Sally Dick giving a dancing lesson, Ayres Hall and his wife, Peggy Durman, strolling down Heritage Lane, and Bob and Lou Ann Stoddard standing by the Deerfield Door on the John Williams House.
1. Stephen Hannock, Jay and Mimi Morsman
2. Terry Blanchard, Tom L’Esperance, Jerry Rood, Bruce McEwan, Dick Cadigan
3. The Rock Climbers
4. The 11 a.m. Gathering