As you might have heard I visited the Class of '66 50th Reunion to see what was going on. My old Theta Xi brother, Brian Grimes ‘66, was the Reunion Chair and did a fantastic job. Having said that I'm sure that we can surpass them in every way. More about that at a later date.
Rob Boas has done some traveling -- Guatemala and Honduras to see Mayan ruins and a sailing/hiking trip to the Greek Dodecanese Islands. His daughter will be getting married this September but before that he will host a mini reunion for some ex-roommates including Dr. Len Goldstein.
Speaking of Len, he writes that he has semi-retired from his practice. Only three days a week now. His wife Maria has retired completely from her practice and is "enjoying a second career as a painter.
Dr. Rich Ratzan has also retired. He spent his entire career as an ER doctor while his wife, Susan, was a pediatrician. Now he spends time with his children and grandchildren and volunteers one day a week at Trinity's Watkinson Rare Books Library and one day a week at the Hartford Medical Center Library (also Rare Books). "I arrive home (from the libraries) with a hear beat about 20 and a smile on my face!"
Bob Tuttle loves the Bantam lunches in Naples, FL. They are hosted by Mike Wallace '57. Bob and his wife Elizabeth go to all the lunches and another Trinity related event during their January to April snow birding. He would "love to see other Bantams fleeing the freeze". So if you're planning to go to Southwest Florida next winter give Bob a call or email. He's at email@example.com.
Another classmate who has finally fully retired is Luke Terry. He just completed his last term on the Board of Trustees. He has always been an active alumnus as a Trustee, starch supporter of the Football Team and also the Squash Team. Luke spent 41 years at Credit Suisse and has a 16-year-old son who is heading to Luke's old school, Deerfield Academy.
Allen Elstein is in his fourth year of writing biographies "of my remarkable and unremarkable relatives. Sometimes I am even part of the story." Alan also gives walking tours of the parts of Boston tourists rarely see.
Bob Ebinger has been living in Livingston, Montana for the past twenty years. Bob spent two terms as a State Legislator and is now very active in historic preservation and re-purposing old buildings for use as high end condos. He and his wife, Robin, traveled recently to China and Morocco. They also built a rustic cabin "off the grid" but have since jumped back onto the grid with water, a shower and a flush toilet, "more user friendly for family and guests."
I continue with my non-fiction writing for Young Adults and volunteer work at NY Presbyterian Hospital and God's Love We Deliver. I am also trying my hand at gardening at our house in Madison, CT. Unfortunately about 50% of the plants I put in are either eaten by rabbits or just up and die. What's left is pretty.
Keep our 50th in mind. President Fox predicts it will be the 50th Reunion by which all other 50th Reunions will be measured and found wanting. So don't miss out.