Formmates Carl Timpson, Burt Closson, Sandy McLanahan, Pete Coley, and Warwick Neville gathered for a luncheon in Palm Beach, Fla., hosted by Sandy and Barbara McLanahan. Burt Closson got his seventh hole-in-one on March 23, 2018. He says, “So, there’s hope for everybody.”
A note from Peter Van Doren: “My news is that my partner, Alex Ma, and I won the Grand Masters division of the U.S. Squash Century Doubles Championship this past January, beating five other teams. In the Grand Masters division, one of the players has to be at least 80. I amply qualified for that position. The major ingredient to success, however, is a partner who is young, strong, talented, and covers all the court.”
Separately, you may have been notified that Alexander C. Ewing, known to us as Sandy, died at the end of December (see obituary, p.55). He had a remarkably successful and varied career, first working for his mother, Lucia Chase, at the American Ballet Theatre, then helping to found the Joffrey Ballet. He followed that by becoming the leading breeder of polled Hereford cattle in the U.S., and finally heading the UNC School of the Arts for 10 years as chancellor. We need more notes from the Form of 1949. I’m sure that there’s a lot going on out there and I’d like to hear about it before our next reunion.