After much begging and pleading on your secretary’s part, several members of our class have checked in.
Gil Campbell is enjoying his retirement in Hilton Head SC. He and his wife Mariett have had a busy year with the marriage of their eldest daughter Emily. Gil plays organ every week at their church and gives two or three concerts a year. He and Mariett play a lot of tennis. Mariett is a certified USTA Line judge.
Speaking of tennis Steve Griggs wrote to say that he and his wife Trish have moved back to Guilford, CT. Steve was the tennis coach at Yale for twenty-two years before relocating to New Jersey for fifteen years. They play Platform Tennis and Steve has won two age group national titles. He’s “still passionately involved in international soccer and making plans to travel to my 6th World Cup in Brazil in 2014.”
Bob Tuttle has not retired yet but he and his wife Elizabeth spend the winter in Naples, FL. as “snowbirds.” Bob telecommutes two days a week but turns the video off so his colleagues won’t see he’s wearing a bathing suit.
Jesse Brewer has been very busy. He has won several awards for his work developing and promoting “muSR” which everyone knows stands for Muon spin spectroscopy. It’s an experimental technique based on the implantation of spin-polarized muons in matter. Jesse says to go to musr.org for a definition. He still loves running and set the Canadian record in M64-69 100m hurdles and a new BC record in the M65-69 300 meter hurdles. Jesse and wife Pat recently moved to Vancouver Island, BC and say “Come visit. Especially if you like chopping wood.” He can be found at 1735 Nanoose Road, Nanoose Bay, BC VBP981or phone 250-821-1077 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
George Wanty is enjoying the joys of being an “old dad” with one child still in high school and one still in college. He’s busy working on a development project in Mexico. Like me he’s “trying to stay active and hopefully delay the ravages of aging.”
John Loeb has recently retired from the Public Health Management Corporation in Philadelphia. He and his wife Anna Belle, “a recovering lawyer,” spend their summers on Caspian Lake in Vermont and have been considering New Orleans for the winter months. “Our world is filled with the pleasures of kayaking, art, travel, primitive forms of golf and tennis, reading and long standing friendships, many of which were developed at Trinity, including the distinguished Class Secretary, and the Philadelphia "trinity" of David Ward, Dan Haden and Jim Shepard.” Rumor has it that John and Dan’s weekly tennis matches have become so monumental that they are the chief stumbling block in the Loebs' plan to exchange the pleasures of Philadelphia in February for a steady diet of Gumbo, Po’boys and the Neville Brothers.
If you need help staying young you should call Nick Edwards. He’s been teaching Transcendental Meditation for 40 years and says it is “a hedge against the ravages of old age. Nick has also been a caseworker for the Greenwich CT Department of Social Work. He is the current President of the Greenwich Kiwanis Club. Guess that TM is really energizing. You can reach him at 203-912-1603.
Strother Scott, our class webmaster, has now taken on the 50th Reunion websites for both his high school (June 2013) and for our planned 50th reunion in June 2017. Please visit http://groupspaces.com/trincoll1967/ and join where you are asked to submit your contact information. Once approved by Rob Boas or Strother, you will be able to see the passworded sections and upload any photos. We now show 238 names in the database but have emails for only 137 classmates, so we need contact information for another 100. Strother writes, “For my high school reunion, three of the 50 classmates have submitted answers to 8 questions re their last 50 years. About half of the class has submitted answers to the 8 questions. It has been a lot of fun re-acquainting with the others. The website creates a wonderful way for the class to communicate -- with occasional updates to all for whom we have emails. Our Trinity Reunion Committee will be deciding what we want to do along those lines in the future.”
Please keep those emails coming. All the best.