CORRECTION: Bill Adamson died on February 7, 2017.
Sue and I had a good time in October on a Viking River Cruise from Bucharest to Budapest. It was total luxury and probably our last major adventure. Thinking ahead, our 75th anniversary is a scant year or so away. If all our pieces fall into place, Sue and I, Tony Jr. ’81, his daughter, Perry ’13, and a so far unidentified group of ’45ers will be on hand. We very much look forward to it, including the opportunity to meet new Rector Kathy Giles. Since the last formnotes, Bill Painter, Bill Jones, John Barnum, Sam Fleming, and Nat Hartshorne have died. Many wonderful memories of them.
The November 13, 2018, issue of the Wall Street Journal contained a book review titled, “‘The Breakthrough’ and ‘The Beautiful Cure’ Review: Spurring the Body to Fight Back” highlighting the work of Pete Coley’s grandfather, William Coley. The reviewer writes, “The idea that we might have within us the ability to fend off cancer can be traced to William Coley, an inquisitive young surgeon who in 1890 had just started his internship at New York Hospital.”
Burton Closson shares good news from Byam Stevens. Byam got married the first week in December to an old friend, Marian Verlander. Byam is thrilled and happy.
CORRECTION: Bill Timpson died on October 22, 2018.
Trig and I hope to see several of you at our 70th reunion, May 31-June 2. Please visit our form website at www.sps.edu/1949 and let us know if you plan to attend. Hotel rooms are available at the Holiday Inn in Concord. Reserve your room by calling the hotel at 603-224-9534. Reservations must be made before May 1. Mention you are with SPS ’49 when you call. We will be guests of the School for dinner on both Friday and Saturday nights (Friday in the dining hall with other forms who have also celebrated a 50th, and Saturday at the Rectory with the Form of 1944). Let me know you’re coming (firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-558-0827) and stay tuned for more details.
Francis “Dick” Cunningham writes that he has an illustrated book coming out in November of 2019 entitled Unframing the Nude, published by Five Continents. More info at: franciscunningham.com.