Ed Tiffany and wife Joan had a fun summer: “We spent a few days each week with three grandchildren, Alden Tiffany Bell, Wyatt Knowles Bell, and Theo Baum Tiffany and their parents in Marion, Mass. Time was spent messing about in boats and racing two or three days a week in Bullseye and Shields. We also enjoyed the Bullseye Sailing National Regatta at Winter Harbor, Maine, visiting friends coming and going, and spent a weekend at the home of Jim Hatch in Lenox. He was in France at the time, but we enjoyed Tanglewood and a friend’s 80th birthday. It is all good.”
Lloyd Macdonald shares the following note: “I just finished reading Alumni Horae and the report of the form’s reunion. As I think you know, I really regretted not being able to attend. It was because of the wedding of the only child of a very close friend of mine. The only good news (other than the happiness of the occasion) was that Tony Schall officiated. So, we were able to have at least a runt reunion. The wedding was held at Saint Michaels on the Eastern shore of Maryland, just a few miles from Tilghman Island, the ancestral home of Forbes (Bill) Tilghman. Wonderful coincidence.”
Haven Pell submitted the following message: “The most careful followers of these notes will have seen the hint of ‘Skihad 18’ in an earlier issue. The project continues. It will begin on Saturday, January 13, when Bill Gordon, Garrard Glenn, Peter Gerry, and I join Ashley Higgins for the Gillett Coon Supper in Gillett, Ark. From the event website: ‘There is no greater political rite of passage in Arkansas than that celebration of the most lowly of meats… that of the raccoon. Each January, hundreds turn out to rub elbows, see friends, and have a taste of smoked coon at the Gillett Coon Supper.’ True, that has little to do with skiing, but Gillett is a good chunk of the way toward Taos, N.M., where I will begin a south to north venture through 15 or 20 ski places in the Rockies and Utah. Applicants for passenger seat space in my all-wheel-drive car can contact me directly. A love for audiobooks, podcasts, and the POTUS channel might be helpful. Both Nordic and alpine on offer. I am also seeking mooching opportunities (or at least someone to ride a chair with) and am grateful to Livy Miller (Vail/Beaver Creek, where he is an instructor) and Jim Chubb (Sun Valley) for offers of the same.
Roger Young reached out with this note: “Gasped my way with two much younger escorts to the summit of Mt. Quandary, one of Colorado's ‘14ers.’ Elevation: 14,265 feet. Time of the climb, nine hours. Not recommended at age 70, unless one acknowledges a screw or two loose.”
Col. Scott Sonnenberg, USAF (Ret.) writes: “Jane and I are still residing in Manassas, Va., and I am still working. A little over a year ago, I was contacted by a retired RAF pilot, Richard Pike, who was working on a book about the F-4 Phantom II. He asked me to write about my experiences flying the F-4 in combat in Southeast Asia. He combined those efforts along with others and has released the book, Phantom Boys 2, in the U.K. It will be available on Amazon in the U.S. on November 2. I haven’t actually seen the book yet, but it does partially answer the question of, ‘What did you do after graduation?’ My English instructors