The Garden Islanders


Our annual get-together in Koloa, Kauai, at the home of Nancy and Tom Crawford found them to be in fine spirits. They surprised Merry and me with the presence of “J.P.”, the Executive Chef of Red Salt, one of the finest restaurants in the Poipu Beach area, who exquisitely prepared dinner for six of us featuring delicious long-tailed Red Snapper (Onaga) fish. This seasonal delicacy is caught off the Hawaiian Islands via hook-and-line gear in deep waters at 600-1000 feet! The Crawford’s generous hospitality is well known locally along with their commitment to the preservation of the island’s natural environment.

The accompanying photos display paradisiacal portions of the pristine natural landscape of Kauai.
Photo # 1: Lawai Bay Beach in Kauai at Allerton Garden, a National Tropical Botanical Garden
Photo # 2. Menehune Legendary Fish Pond in Kauai

Logon to our 1955 website for current and previous class notes: The notes can be revisited back to 2011 in which Terry Fuller’s quick thinking led to his and his staff’s miraculous escape from the 74th floor of Tower # 2 in the aftermath of the horrendous 9/11 terrorist attack. Terry related, “I was working in my office on the 74th floor of WTC Tower #2 when the first plane hit Tower #1. .. ”

Tom L’Esperance, Class Secretary E-mail: Tel: 760-942-2680

Tom L’Esperance



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Upon graduating from Deerfield, alumni enter a diverse network of former Deerfield students. Deerfield alumni have ventured into almost every area of employment, and many are at the top of their respective fields. The advantages of this vast network are numerous and significant, as every member of the Deerfield family receives the following:

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