Goodwin Millar regrets that he was not able to attend his 80th at SPS. He sends his regards to his classmates, other alumni, and current members of the School community. He hopes that all went well with Anniversary Weekend and is grateful for the fine education and fond memories he received at SPS.
Charlie Hickox was saddened that he could not make Anniversary Weekend, especially since he also has many friends and acquaintances in the Form of 1969, thanks to his son, Charlie ’69, who was also at SPS celebrating his 50th.
We are saddened to report that L. Talbot Adamson, who served as a loyal volunteer for the Form of 1940 for many years, died on June 17, 2019.
From Robert Pennoyer: “As a veteran of WWII, I was asked to be one of the speakers at the event on June 6, 2019, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the landings in Normandy. The event took place at Four Freedoms Park, the memorial to Franklin Roosevelt on the tip of Roosevelt Island in the East River opposite the United Nations.”
An update from Ross Whistler: “Last year, our retirement community installed LED street lights as a long-term economy measure. Unfortunately, the new lights lit up not only the roadway but also peoples’ apartments throughout the night, and they were not happy. I designed and fabricated light shields that met the approval of the facilities manager, and installed about half of them with the aid of fellow residents, the remainder being installed by a maintenance electrician. The shields not only eliminated the light trespass, but also just about doubled the road illumination. I do computer graphics for our community website, MyNorthHill, including plans of common areas in our building showing what’s where and maps of flowering and unusual trees on the property. Progressive COPD has limited my walking ability, so I now scoot around the building (at a sedate rate, having been cautioned about speeding) in my ‘Zinger’ electric chair. It enables participation in many events and activities.”
Barney Clarkson writes: “I was planning to come to our 75th, but my wife, Ginny, became ill so we had to cancel. Otherwise our family is okay and still renewing with a sixth great-grandchild expected imminently. I’m still working at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, now for 60 years, but finding cancer to be more and more complex and difficult to understand. My very best wishes to everyone at St. Paul’s. I still often think fondly of the five years I spent there and the many lasting friendships, more than anywhere else. Viva St. Paul’s!”
Larry Ward is still around and getting used to living in Rocky Hill, Conn. He was sorry to miss the 75th, but sends his best regards to classmates.
Dear Form of 1945, I got a phone call from Doug Coleman. He said he was looking ahead to next year’s 75th Anniversary, and Sue and I are, too. Tony, Jr. and his daughter, Perry ’13, and possibly another grandchild still too young to be making boarding school plans are other O’Connor possibilities. If you start planning now for our 75th (May 29-31, 2020) that would help get the right mindset for what should be a grand event. Your thoughts would be welcome additions for future ’45 notes.
Dudley Rochester sends this update: “I’ve been taking oil painting lessons. For a long time, photography was my hobby. Now I can make images from my photos, but alter them as I see fit. Much more interesting that way.”
Doug Coleman writes: “Hi, all! Reporting from sunny Arizona. Had lunch with Catee and Lev Hubbard, who are here in Scottsdale. Both sharp and enjoying life. They summer in New Hampshire, and we are packing for our junket to Minnesota, and then slowly wend our way to Penobscot Bay, Maine. Sandy and I have been very fortunate health-wise – still enjoying life.”
Jack Maxwell shares this update: “Just leaving for our house in Seal Harbor, Maine. If any classmates are in the area this summer, drop in!”
James Stockley writes: “Pearl and I have been married for over 62 years, and two years ago on our diamond anniversary we were blessed by our Bishop together with our son, Rob, and daughter-in-law, Jo, who were celebrating their silver wedding anniversary. All three of our children Phil, Mandy, and Rob, live nearby in Petersfield, Hampshire, so we are fortunate in being able to spend time with them and our four grandchildren. We are involved with the church and I am still a regular reader. I am president of the Petersfield branch of the Royal British Legion and we make annual trips to France, Belgium, and Germany to visit the cemeteries of the World Wars, especially those where the graves of Petersfield men are buried. We like to travel and used to go abroad four or five times a year, but now it is much less. We went to Lefkas, Greece, and we are holidaying with our immediate family in England this year.”
Michael Wall sends this: “At this point in life, Buddhist thinking helps a lot. I would very much welcome any contact from formmates in Philly, Santa Barbara, or Jackson, Wyo.”
Alfred Malabre, Jr. shares this news: “Diana and George Hambleton helped Susan and me celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary in Charleston, S.C.”