Saturday, July 1, 2006

Great New Photo Album from Violeta - See B&N Senior Prom and Theo Armour Down, Out and Sucking Thumb in the Gessner Living Room 1966 and Much Much More

Theo Armour

This picture was taken by Violeta Cunha - probably in January or February 1966. I've not been to the Gessner house since the sixties but I'm guessing the two doors behind me are the ones separating the living and dining rooms. Looks like I am wearing my maroon St Paul's sweater.

What adventure had we just finished? What had kept us up so late?

Anyway, click on the above picture to go to the splended photos taken by Violeta. There are party pictures - and, OMG!!!, B&N Senior Prom Pictures!!!

Official Reunion Picnic Headcount

Here are Lenore's finals stats on all those who attended the picnic. It was an impressive turnout!
Theo Armour 1
Frances Atherton & Charlie 2
Steve Burgard & daughter Helen 2
Paula Dorfman & Betty 2
Basia Dziewanowski 1
Alexander Field 1
Robert Krim & Kathleen and kids Ben & Emily 4
Laureta MacColman 1
Peter McManmon & Linda 2
Neil Morse 1
Tony Morse 1
Sigrid Obenland 1
Gail Wallins Plotkin & Jim 2
Larry Schell1
Allen Schiller 1
Lenore Gessner Travis 1
Nancy Waring 1
Donna Mesthene & Gordon 2
Fred Lappin & Cheryl 2
Violeta Monterio 1
Jeff Rudman & Susan, Sam & Nicholas 4
George Deptula & Dola Stemberg (I think that is her last name) 2
David Demaine 1
Cynthia Chase & Greg Eischeid 2
Isabel Gilman 1
Lisa Cate1
Mandy Young--sister of Sarah Keith Cox 1
Ben & Kyra Travis 2
Andrew Wright --friend of Kyra's who came to help 1
Dale Della Valle with the Worcester County Bluegrass All Stars 5

Grand Total: *50* attendeed *50*

Alex Field 40th Reunion Videos




Monday, June 26, 2006

40th - Ed Minot Regrets

Click on the play arrow in the middle of the picture to see Ed Minot send his regrets as a video clip.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

40th Reunion Photos by Alex Field

Did you ever see more eye twinkle?

Click on the above picture to see 44 more photos by Alex Field taken at both Strawberry Night and Lenore's Picnic.

40th Reunion - Draft of a Report by Theo

Just before our 40th, Eric Benke from BBN called me and asked if I would prepare a report of our reunion for publication in the alumni news. I said "sure, sure" and promptly forgot about it. Several days after the reunion, Eric emailed me - reminding me that I was now several days late in submitting my report. Below is what I sent him. This was all prepared on a Blackberry. Blackberries are fine for ten words, but become instruments of torture when you try to write paragraphs. Add nine hours jet-lag and too many glasses of Prosecco and here is what you get...

These reunion notes were started sitting next to Larry Schell drinking a glass of Prosecco on the terrace of the Monaco Hotel overlooking the Grand Canal in Venice. In other words our classes are again as scattered, as distant, as separated as any strangers could be.

But for a moment we were again the classes of '66 - all bubbly and full of bravado - as together as only those people that are passing through adolescence together can get.

We started as we must, at Strawberry night. You saw one or two classmates and joined them. And then more joined. We were not the full group until photograph time. Even then we missed Bruce and Micael. I thought I was going to have to Photoshop them in, but the kind photographer allowed us a retake.

So the photo somewhere on this page will show, say, twenty - thirty people. If there is one photograph where we are all quiet and paying attention it's a miracle. No different than 40 years ago.

Now add the spouses and class of '67 ladies and it's quite a good number of stories to exchange: "Do you remember the party/teacher/night?" "I live in Rio/Boise/Cambridge..." "My book/career/children foundered/went missing/exceeded my expectations..."

Some highlights were Violeta flying in from Rio de Janeiro and Sigrid from Munich. Also we have friends it turns out - Fran Atherton '67 flew in from California.
Speaking of CA - we had four Californians show up with regrets from two more.

I really do want to list everybody I talked to and what we talked about, but I'd be late for dinner at the Guggenheim and I'm late with these notes as it is. Not to worry though, when I get home the brain dump will occur with full results published on

So now we come to the class picnic. *50* attendees *50* all packed in Lenore's house. Only Lenore's oxen stayed outside. It rained the entire time. On the other hand this allowed for easy moving about and so everybody talked with just about everybody. The day was more relaxed than the night before - a chance to double-click into people's lives. Nice touches include Steve arranging for the bluegrass band to play and the delicious food - made us feel special. Many thanks to peter, lenore, steve, allen for putting this splendid event together.

OK, so there are issues. In our era the schools were different schools - so perhaps we should celebrate our reunions in separate ways? Nice touuch: Buckingham did have pictures taken with and without B&N. And perhaps more varied type of get-togethers would be appropriate.

All in all: my estimate as to our feelings about the fiftieth reunion? Bring it on!

It will be interesting to see what Eric uses of this...

1966 - Three Pages by Alex Field

The 1966 photo album has three great new images. These are scans of photos taken in the sixties by Alex Field.

In order to see the full-size image, click on the "O" (for original) underneath each picture.


40th Reunion Thanks

Many people have written thanking one and all for a great reunion. Here are copies of some of the emails:

Larry Schell

The weekends' events were a real treat. It was good to see you all, even if briefly. I wish I could have stayed at the picnic longer and will have to make up for that over the coming years.
Thank you all - Steve, Theo, Lenore, Peter, Alan and others for putting time into this - it was a one of a kind.
Best to all,


Sally Gates

Hi Everyone,

I am so jealous of all of you from the class of '66 who were together last weekend ( and those lucky few from '67!). All of the emails have prompted many, many good memories. Let me echo whoever said I hope some of the '66'ers come to visit the class of '67 next year! My plans are made - I'll be there!

Best to all,


Violeta Cunha

I don’t know how many will still join this most deserved e-mail but back home and to “reality” had to say that the “real reality”, in life, is the warmth, the camaraderie and the exhilarating atmosphere shared by everyone involved.

On my part, and being quite selfish, I have to say that it was great to feel welcomed and cared for. Thank you.

Love, Violeta

Fran Atherton

Annie, Nancy Lorenz and I had a mini reunion Saturday and have already discussed a follow up event
I hope we can include our class of 66 friends. The whole week end was a great time.

You have a beautiful home.
Thank you.


Sigrid Obenland

Lenore, Theo, Allen, Peter, Steve,

I wish to join all the thanks that have been emailed to you. It was one of my best ideas in the last years to spontaneously decide to come to the reunion weekend. I did not expect anything so special, I was just curious to see some of my Buckingham classmates again. And it turned out to be one of the greatest events I have been in within the last years. Thank you so much for all the work you invested! And also thanks to all who came - now I have an even greater incentive to travel all over the US and see people again (as a matter of fact, I will probably be back in fall).

So I hope to see you all again sooner or later.

Love to all


David Demaine

I'm back to a machine so I can join the chorus of thank yous what an addition to the the thousands of things to think about sorry that there wasn't more time and that I didn't get to talk to everyone just like real life Neddy called while I was away earlier this week I'll tell all and make him feel like he missed a big treat and maybe just maybe next time


Sarah Keith Cox

Sarah Cox wrote on 6/12/06, 11:31 AM:

> Dear Lenore,
> I loved reading email reports it was apparent how lovely the whole event was.
> We also had quite a time and were able to help which seems to exponentially increase the joy.
> If we do have a 45th, maybe David and I can be very local at my mother's or Mandy's and help you with things!
> Love, Sarah

Peter McManmon


your hospitality and all the effort you put out to make this last weekend happen was lovely. you should be proud of the fact that you made your class have a great party whether they wanted to or not - the phrase "kicking and screaming " comes to mind.

I don't think it could have been improved upon. of course the rain and no bocce, but what can you do.


Lenore Gessner Travis

I hope I am not speaking out of turn as I attempt to speak not only for myself, but for Theo, Allen, Peter and Steve, to say we had such fun organizing this--there was joy to e mails flying back and forth, and luncheon meetings, so that the process was great, and the fact the the reunion turned out to be such fun was icing on the cake! THANK YOU to all who came, some from great distances, some local, for taking the time, making the effort, and coming and sharing. To those who were unable to attend, we missed you, and I hope you can see from Theo's web site of pictures, and these e mails, that a grand time was had by all, and we should do it again!

Personally, I'd still like to have a GARDEN party (no rain)--so you are welcome here if we do a 45th!

Best to all--Lenore

Neil Morse

Me, three. I just got back from Boston this evening. What a wonderful weekend! Such a pleasure to catch up with old friends and talk about the old days. And special thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make Saturday's event happen.

Love to all,


Jeff Rudman

may i please second fred's comments and thanks? it was just a wonderful day and a reproach to the adage that man make plans to make God laugh. all the planning worked and those of us who did no work have much to be grateful for.

Fred Lappin

Theo: Thank you for all of your hard work in creating the wonderful and on-going record of our class.
Lenore: Thank you for your warm and generous hospitality.
Steve: Thank you for your considerable efforts in putting together a terrific event.
Our Classmates: Thank you for your efforts to keep our class together...I never remember how important it is until I see everyone.

It was a fun day and great to see everyone! Until the next time.....Be well.


Allen Schiller

PHENOMENAL weekend! Exceded all expectations. Job well done to you all.


40th Reunion Regrets

Before the reunion many of you sent regrets. Here are a few...

Steve Short

Thank you, Theo. You don't know how much I miss seeing you all today. Please give my fondest remembrances to everyone.

Dave Kennard

Hi Lenore,

I am so bummed that I can not join all you guys and go to your party!! Unfortunately I am a featured demonstrator at a festival in Maine and I could not get out of it. I would have loved to caught up will you all and see how life is treating you. Please be sure to say hi to everyone for me and tell them that I will definitely be at the 45th.

I still stay quite involved with BB&N as their Bivouac program is right up the street from me and I do some educational programs for them that involve the farm. We are still one of the largest sheep farms in New England with over 11,000 lambs having been born here. I also run a large agricultural and wildlife exclusionary fencing business which supports my farming habits. My true love though, which is what I am doing this weekend, is working with Border Collies and doing educational demonstrations. I have a terrific 25 year old son Colin who for now lives with me and we have a great time together working and playing hard. I am still good friends with my ex-wife Debby Abbott (Buckingham ’65 ) as she lives a couple a miles from here. So in a nut shell, I am very happy with life and look forward to another forty years. If anyone wants to check out my goings, on they can go to our website.

Again my regrets and I hope you guys have a terrific time!

Best to all, David

Cynthia Point

sorry I won't be there!


susanna solomon
keep me posted.
Sarah Keith Cox
Great to hear about website.
I'm involved in a huge 5 day wedding here and will not see everybody...also I wonder how many of us have skype?
Love, Sarah

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Saturday Picnic at Lenore’s

Here are 48 photos - almost alltaken by Violetta. This one is of Lenore and Steve cutting the cake.

Friday, June 9, 2006

Strawberry Night

Aren't we beautiful? 18 25 pictures of stunning beauty follow

Hot Off The Press - 2001 - 35th Reunion Pictures

I finally found the pictures of the wonderful dinner Peter McManmon gave for the classes in 2001. The pictures were sent to me by Basia. She included a message a message on one of her brochures - which is faithfully reproduced as part of the set.

Monday, June 5, 2006

Anne-Nelly - Message with Photo

By the way...Lenore suggested that I should send a photo. I have not dared to paste it in the zone called " message". I just attach it here.


Sunday, June 4, 2006

Messages from Many - via Steve Burgard

From Ben Bradlee:

Unfortunately, I'm not going to be able to make it, as my family and I will be in Greece. This is an annual trip that my brother and his family take as well. When we were making the arrangements this year, I forgot about Srawberry Night, and our 40th, until Miceal reminded me of it the other day. It's too late to change our arrangements, but please say hi to everyone for me and give them my regrets. I won't miss the 50th, God willing...

From Mike Bucavalas;

Sorry that we will be missing this, but we put ourselves into plans out of the country for first half of June.  Will miss seeing you all, but hope we get another chance before 40 more years pass.

Thanks for the work you are doing toward organizing the weekend.  I keep missing Boston BB&N events, but I figure to make one soon.  Hope to see you again soon.


From Miceal Chamberlain:

I am looking forward to seeing you on Friday night. Unfortunately, on Saturday, I have to be at a wedding in Nantucket and will not be able to attend Lenore's event.

From Paul Ingraham:

Hello Steve- Hearing your voice on the answering machine yesterday was a bonafide pleasure. Thanks so much for including me among those whom you would like to bring together for the reunion. Unfortunately, my niece is getting married on June 9th, necessitating a family odyssey to Baltimore. Certainly, I wish the timing were otherwise; somehow this spring has become extraordinarily congested- with weddings, my daughter Laurel's graduation from Cornell this coming weekend, a family reunion in Manhattan, graduation of my senior students here at Lowell High School, and concerts with my musical group, the Chelmsford Community Band. I really wish that at least some of us could get together during another time- John Rowe and I have kept in touch over the years; perhaps we could arrange something else in addition to the Reunion............if youand/or friends aren't doing anything Wednesday night, July 12th, our ensemble will be playing @ The Hatch Shell- one of eight bands selected for WCRB's "Summer Concert Series". It promises to be a bizarre but exciting venue for a performance. All is well here- my wife Lynne teaches 4th grade in Andover, teaches piano, and my other daughter Carrie is a sophomore @ Andover High. I have been teaching grades 6-college primarily English for the past 32 years. By now, you probably have children in/ graduated from BB&N.... (just guessing)....................hope you and your family are well and happy and I DO hope to see you/ and other classmates ........time to scoot and start MCAS proctoring w/ my illustrious sophomores...............have a great day, Steve, and thanks so much for the contact. Give my very best to any of our classmates who might be interested, and tell them I hope  some/ all of us might be able to convene some other time.....this summer?                    Very best regards, Paul Ingraham

From Ed Minot:

Many thanks for the email. Strawberry Night is certainly tempting, especially as we're entering the southern hemisphere equivalent of your December. Still, it will have to wait a bit longer. It's the middle of first-semester exams and a critical time for several of my grad students. I've got it on my do-before-I-die list!

Cheers, Ed

From Steve Short:

Dear Steve,

I'll still try to see if I can work it out, but it looks now that because of work demands, I won't be able to make our reunion weekend.  Much to my disappointment, as it would be so fine to catch up with everyone and relive what it felt like to be 17 in 1966.

For those of us who can't be there, could I make a request.  If you think it's a good idea and others do, would it be possible to compile an email list of the classmates and distribute it to everyone?  That way we could all stay in touch and those who weren't there could connect with whomever they wanted via a medium that we probably couldn't even conceive of back then.

Would you please give my fond greetings to everyone when you see them.

All the best,

Sally Gates - Message to Theo

Dear Theo,

I am so jealous of all of you who will be together next weekend! This reunion time always comes in the middle of the UW's exam, commencement time and its a terrible time for me to be away - that is why I started planningn years ago to at least make it my 40th!

However many, many people from BB&N 1966 hold special places in my heart and my memory. I send love to all.


Sarah Nash Gates
Executive Director, School of Drama
University of Washington
Box 353950, Seattle WA 98195-3950
(206) 543-5140 FAX: (206) 543-8512

Anne-Nelly Perret-Clermont - Message to Lenore

Dear Lenore,

Perhaps an old photo of the year 1964-65 will help you remember me: the French speaking student attending your class for a year then! I have wonderful memories of that time and would have enjoyed coming back meeting you all again . Unfortunately I live too far away and it is a time of year in which I cannot leave easily Neuchâtel (Switzerland) where I live now. From mother of four children I have moved to the delightful status of grand-mother of two. I teach psychology in the university and do research on education.

Please share my best greetings with all school mates.

Anne-Nelly (Perret-Clermont Goldschmidt)

Saturday, June 3, 2006

Paul Della Valle and the Worcester County Bluegrass All-Stars

Courtesy of Steve Burgard, playing for us at Lenore's picnic will be:

The Worcester County Bluegrass All Stars feature members of nationally touring bands Front Range and Northern Lights, and regional favorites, the Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band, Valerie and Walter Crockett's Oxymorons, Slo-Grass, and the Ink-Stained Wretches.  The Worcester County Bluegrass All-Stars play a unique mixture of  traditional bluegrass and originals and kickassgrass versions of popular tunes.

The Worcester County Bluegrass All Star's line-up includes Paul Della Valle and Liz Narbonne of the Ink-Stained Wretches on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Bob Dick (Front Range) on fiddle and guitar, Dave Dick (Northern Lights), Dave DiBiasio  (Slo-Grass) or Mark Manuel (VW's Oxymorons) on banjo, big Ken Taylor (Blackstone Valley) on upright bass, Fran McConville (Slo-Grass) or Dan Nowlan (Blackstone Vally) on mandolin and the legendary Walter Crockett on lead guitar. Everyone sings harmony and most everyone will take a turn on lead vocals.

"These guys are all just amazing pickers from great bands," Della Valle said. "It has long been my dream to get them up to Clinton to the Gael House, which is one of my  favorite places to play. And just like whenever we get together -- whether its up in the mountains at a bluegrass festival or at a house party -- we keep it loose and fun and you can expect a bunch of guest musicians to join us for a song or two."

Ranjit Makkuni - Sitar Player

Courtesy of Theo Armour, Ranji Makkuni will be playing his sitar for us:

Bio from:

Ranjit is currently the director of the Gandhi Multimedia Museum in New Delhi, which he is building for India, presenting Gandhi’s contribution to India’s freedom struggle, class unity and race unity. The exhibit presents through modern tactile multimedia lexicon of core Gandhian values such as non-violence, non-possession, service to the poor, ecology, and their relevance in today’s world.

Ranjit obtained a B.Arch. from IIT, Kharagpur, and a Masters in Design Theory and Computer aided Design from University of California Los Angeles. He is a frequent speaker at the world's leading design conferences in which he has become a spokesperson for putting forth the aesthetics and values of developing cultures. In 2000, Ranjit was nominated to be a founding member of the explorers club of the Ivrea Interaction Design Institute, Italy. He is a consultant to HP Labs Palo Alto, HP Labs India.

In parallel with his career as a multimedia researcher and designer he is an active sitar performer, and has performed at the world’s greatest learning centers and concert halls. Together, the proficiency in multimedia technology as well as traditional knowledge systems allows Ranjit to bridge multiple worlds, between technology and culture, techno-Man and traditional Man, and between developed and developing worlds.

see also:

Sigrid Obenland - Message to Lenore


Dear Lenore,

you will not believe it, but I will really come to the 40th Reunion of our class (just a 3 days trip, since I do not have more time).

As I understood, there will be a picknick at your place on Saturday, June 10 - I booked it, of course. I am curious who will come - to be honest, I lost my yearbook, and so I do not even remember most of the names of our classmates, it has been so long. I hope everybody will wear a name tag.

In order for you to have an idea what I look like today (older and heavier, unfortunately!) I send you a photograph .

I am so much looking forward to seeing everybody!

Best wishes

Sigrid Obenland

Pegnitzstrasse 7
D-80638 Munich, Germany
Tel: ..49-89-1781013
Fax: ..49-89-10119639

Jeff Rudman - Some Links


Jeffrey Rudman is a partner in the Litigation Department of WilmerHale and a co-chair of the Securities Department. He joined the firm in 1975.


Mr. Rudman is a nationally recognized authority on defending shareholder class and derivative actions and the related tasks of defending Securities and Exchange Commission investigations and pursuing directors' and officers' insurance coverage.


In addition to being a trustee of the Boston Public Library and the Boston Museum Project, Mr. Rudman has served on many charitable boards, including the Board of Directors of the Association of American Rhodes Scholars; the Boston Public Library Foundation; Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School and the WGBH Advisory Board. For the past quarter century, Mr. Rudman has administered the Rhodes Scholarship selection process for Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and, more recently, New Jersey.

Read the whole bio at:

Jeffrey Rudman Named Trustee of the Boston Public Library
March 29, 2004

Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced the appointment of Jeffrey B. Rudman as a Trustee of the Public Library of the City of Boston.

“The Trustees of the Boston Public Library share their expertise and volunteer their valuable time for the benefit of one of the premiere cultural and educational institutions in our city,” said Mayor Menino. “Everything I know about Jeff Rudman and his commitment to the City of Boston tells me he will be a wonderful addition to the Board.”


“I am very grateful to the Mayor for this appointment. Our library is the first and finest public library in this country and I only hope I prove to be a trustee worthy of the institution,” said Mr. Rudman.

Read the whole press release at:

Martha Fritz ‘67 - Message to Steve Burgard

Wow! What a class. No wonder some of us from '67 were smitten, intimidated, and inspired by you all. Have a grand time together, rediscovering your eclectic selves (What great music!) and reconnecting to those intensely complex and formative times together in Cambridge.

Thanks for mentoring us for our reunion next year.

Best wishes,

Martha (Fritz) Fox

Sarah Keith (Cox) - Message to Theo

Hello Theo,

Great to hear about website.

I'm involved in a huge 5 day wedding here and will not see everybody...also I wonder how many of us have skype.

Love, Sarah

Thursday, June 1, 2006

Basia - Two Posts from Poland - 06/01/2006

googled photo of Lodz  

message arrived 9:03 AM PST

Before Yesterday drove to Lodz where I lived and went to art school (among many other things) for 9 years-in the 70's when SOCIALISM ruled-an interesting contrast to my previous life of luxury and freedom of speech of the usa in the 50's & 60's. Another reunion w/ old art school and family friends REAL INTENSE. jAS ROMEK SAYS HI! LODZ HAS ITS AS UGLY AS BEFORE PARTS. BASIA AND STEVE

message arrived 6:16 AM PST

greetings from tarnow the former home of Steve's grand parents and other relatives.. Also the home of one of ADA'S BEST BUDDIES-A CHOREOGRAOHER and polish folk ensemble(s) director, Wieslawa and artist HUSBAND JOEseph. She got the keys from the director of the muiseum to get into the Jewish cemetery. Been called for dinnre.....more later

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Lee Vorderer - Some Links

The following data is from:

Lee Vorderer, M.Ed.

Academic Role: Instructor

Faculty Appointment(s) In:

Other Affiliation(s):
Shriver Center

Research Interests
Undergraduate teaching and masters level teaching.
Needs assessment Program planning and development.

Enid Zafran - Some Links

Here are some links on Enid's work:

Three books published so far. You can learn about them at

Enid runs:

Since 1989, Indexing Partners has been meeting the information needs of publishers, authors, and organizations. In 2005, we met more than 240 deadlines.

Indexing Partners LLC is operated by Enid L. Zafran. Enid graduated from Mount Holyoke College, and has a J.D. from Cleveland Marshall College of Law, a Masters of Library Science from the University of Kentucky, and a LL.M. in Labor Law from Georgetown Law Center. She worked in legal publishing for over twenty-five years, starting at Banks-Baldwin Law Publishing Co. in Cleveland, Ohio, where she held the positions of Vice President/Editorial and Vice President/New Product Development. Subsequently, she worked at Prentice Hall Information Service as Editorial Director of Non-Tax Services, and from January 1990-January 2002, she was the Director of Indexing Services at The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (BNA), Washington, DC. She is a past president of the American Society of Indexers (ASI) as well as a former chair of the local DC Chapter of the Society.

Steve Burgard - More Burgard Bits

Listen to Steve's latest podcast brodcast on WBUR:

A law that has never been used to prosecute journalists might become a new weapon for the Bush administration in what it says is its struggle to protect national security.

Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez suggested Sunday on ABC TV's "This Week," that a close reading of U.S. law shows reporters could be prosecuted for simply publishing classified information. But, journalism advocacy groups are already crying foul.

Professor Stephen Burgard, director of the School of Journalism at Northeastern University.

Here are links to Several articles written by Steve:

A link to an article Steve wrote for the Christian Science Monitor on the press and religion:

A link to something Steve wrote on Otis Chandler, the legendary publisher of the Los Angeles Times:

A piece Steve wrote on the press and faith-based politics for UC Irvine's Center for the Study of Democracy:

Tony Morse - Some Links

There nine other terrific pictures in Tony's photo gallery - going back to 1966!

The really nice thing to see is that our class has another "web dude". Please go to to see great photography!

Message from Joan Slavin Rice regarding Clarissa Gwaltney

Dear Friends…

I too was so sad to hear of Clarissa’s much-too-early passing.  Reading her obituary, I was pleased to see that both of her sisters live right near me.  I thought I would pass on their information for those of you who might want to write a note:

Elizabeth Gwaltney
245 Middle Street, Portsmouth NH  03801

Her other sister, Gail Ring, lives in Hampton, but an address was not listed in the telephone book.  Does anyone know if one of these sisters is also known as Suki, or has she passed away too?  I know they are older than Clarissa was.

Thanks for passing on the news, Fran.
Best, Joan Slavin Rice

Ben Bradlee - Bio #2


Ben Bradlee Jr. is currently at work on a biography of Ted Williams, to be published by Little, Brown.

He spent 25 years, from 1979 to 2004, with The Boston Globe -- 10 years as a reporter and 15 as an editor.

As a deputy managing editor, Bradlee oversaw the Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church from July 2001 to August 2002, and also supervised the production of a book on the subject, "Betrayal,'' which Little, Brown published to critical acclaim in June, 2002.

His first editing assignment was as Political Editor, supervising the paper's State House and City Hall bureaus in 1989 and 1990. He then served as Assistant Managing Editor for local news from January of 1991, to November of 1993, when he was named Assistant Managing Editor for Projects and Investigations. He was later promoted to Deputy Managing Editor, while retaining the same position. In that capacity, Bradlee oversaw the Spotlight Team (the Globe's investigative unit) and several other reporters who produced long-term projects or series. He also worked on an ad-hoc basis with reporters on the metropolitan, business, national and foreign staffs in producing special projects, and occasionally, wrote major pieces himself.

Larry Schell - Some links


Research Statement

My research concerns the interrelationship between biology and culture and focuses on biological responses to contemporary urban environments. The urban environment may be the new frontier for human adaptation because more and more people are living in urban environments and these environments are becoming less and less like the environments of our forebearers, i.e., more challenging. I have been researching this topic by looking at the health of people exposed to different features of the urban environment. I began with a study of how noise, as a type of urban stress, affected human development, both prenatal and post-natal. I have since branched out to consider other pollutants such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and lead.

I have two current research projects. One looks at the effect of lead on child physical and cognitive development in Albany, NY. It also examines the influence of nutrition and other maternal characteristics on the transfer of lead from mother to fetus and on child development itself. The second project seeks to address the growing concern about the effect of certain pollutants on sexual and physical development. It is a study of how PCBs may affect physical and sexual development during adolescence. This study is conducted in partnership with the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne in upstate New York.

Graduate students working with me generally attack problems of interest to anthropologists using research methods common in epidemology and public health.

See full bio at:

more at:

Photo of Larry at the top Mt Alyeska in Girdwood Alaska in March 2006

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Larry Schell - Personal Data

Lawrence M. Schell, Ph.D.


Department of Anthropology

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics;


Associate Dean for Research,

College of Arts and Sciences;


Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Alex Field - Some Links

Alexander J. Field is the Michel and Mary Orradre Professor of Economics at Santa Clara University. A member of Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Gamma Sigma, his research and teaching interests include American and European economic history, macroeconomics, and the economics of technological and institutional change. His latest article, “The Most Technologically Progressive Decade of the Century,” appeared in the September 2003 American Economic Review. Professor Field’s administrative positions at Santa Clara University have included chair of the economics department, associate dean and acting dean of the Business School, acting Academic Vice President, and member of the school’s Board of Trustees. Professor Field received his A.B. from Harvard University (1970), his Master of Science from the London School of Economics (1971) and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley (1974). He taught previously at Stanford University. Link to really nice article where this came from

Basia - Post from Poland - 05/27/2006

Have a few minutes @ the BP station In Elk.  We have been invited by ADA 's  "younger man" Stefann (yes yet another Steve). He is c. Steve Alban's age!

We are so lucky, because, it is light 'til c. 9pm. With the Pope in Poland it is very exciting.  The very first interviews after the first day of the Pope's visit was an interview w/ the former ambassador from Israel to Poland.  What's wonderful is the effort to bring forgiveness and understanding 'tween the wide variety of religions that are represented @ this papal gathering=road to peace.

That's what's great about Poland today- the Poles have finally been liberated to be their hospitable, friendly, partying selves w/ a strong sense of aesthetics and order-there is no litter so far as we've observed!  Various forms of yellow and orange=JOY -are now the predominant colors everywhere.

Bob Krim - Biography for June 2006

krim family

Probably hard for me to see sitting in Mr. Brisbois’s History class in the fall of 1964 glancing out from the second story classroom at the cars endlessly circling the old rotary in front of the Main school that what I was enjoying in that class would lead to a  professional career 40 years later, but so it is.

I enjoy my work, and my family– not that both don’t have their hourly challenges.  I married Dr. Kathy Anderson, a feisty red-headed pulmonologist in June ’97.  In May of ’98, a bit after my 50th birthday, our (and my) first child, Sarah, was born.  Ben, our red-headed nearly 6 year-old comedian, was born two years later.   For better or worse, I face a very different life for my 60’s than will probably most of my old friends.  I hope that others will bring their late in life kids along .

Friday, May 26, 2006

Dave Kennard - Wellscroft Farm

From the Wellscroft Farm web site:

Since 1975, Wellscroft Farm has thrived as one of New England's largest working sheep farms. Over the past thirty years, owner David Kennard, along with his shepherds have brought Wellscroft Farm to where it is today. In 2005, the eleven thousandth lamb was born on the farm, which now consists of a flock of roughly 200 commercial Dorset-Cross ewes. Located in Southwest New Hampshire, in the town of Chesham, Wellscroft Farm has built up its excellence earning it the award of Farm of Distinction in 1999. Continued...

Steve Burgard - NEU Director of the School of Journalism

Published in the Northeastern University web site:

Stephen Burgard, former Los Angeles Times editorial page editor, has been named director of Northeastern University’s School of Journalism. Born and raised in Cambridge and with strong ties to the City of Boston and to the Boston media, Burgard anticipates “moving Northeastern’s journalism program forward into the future, while addressing all media challenges of this 21st century.” Burgard’s areas of interests include religion, ethics, democracy, local area politics and sports. He succeeds acting director of the School of Journalism Alan Schroeder. Continued... page Steve's Book Hallowed Ground

Clarissa Gwaltney O’Hanley ‘67 1949-2005

Fran Atherton passed this on:

Clarissa O'Hanley

A memorial service will be held Sept. 10 for Clarissa G. O'Hanley of Eugene, who died July 17 of heart failure. She was 56.

She was born Jan. 4, 1949, in Boston to Robert and Clara McAllister Gwaltney. She married Leonard O'Hanley in June 1976 in Alaska.

he held a bachelor's degree in French literature from Boston University and a master's degree in finance from the University of Oregon. She worked as chief of accounting services for an Alaskan utility and as an accountant at the UO Computing Center. She enjoyed traveling the world to learn languages and cultures and was a lover of animals and nature. Her family will remember her as "an adventurous, imaginative woman with an infectious zest for life" and "a gleeful and perceptive sense of humor."

Survivors include her daughter, Tara O'Hanley of Anchorage; two sisters, Elizabeth Gwaltney of Portsmouth, N.H., and Gail Ring of Hampton, N.H.; and one grandson.

Saturday's service will be at 2 p.m. at the United Protestant Church in Palmer, Alaska. England's Memorial Chapel in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to an account at Alaska USA Credit Union in Anchorage.


You can see Chris in the middle picture of the front page combined Crown/News PDF file.

Alex Field - Reunion

OK Guys!  I give up - I have my ticket.

See everybody at Strawberry Night and at the picnic.


Basia - Another post from Poland

free use of computer @BP gas station in ELK , Poland!

This is going to stay w/ Rogalskis near Lithuain border-also known as the 1000 lake region in  poland-so far we have counted c. 63.  Pozdrowienia dla wszystkich.   When I'll be actually sitting @ a computer I will continue telling of our adventures from the mid grudziadz point on. we all are happy and very well fed-our eyes feasting on the beauty of Poland.


Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Steve Burgard’s Report on Attendence for Picnic

Hey Friends,

This is where {I think] we are as of today. First, the latest count for Saturday, noting a number of these appear not to have sent money to the school. This and Theo's note on internet-it-in party payment hitch suggest we collect at the picnic from those who didn't or couldn't send in.

Theo Armour
Steve Burgard
George Deptula
Bob Krim
Fred Lappin
Peter McManmon
Tony Morse
Neil Morse
Larry Schell  (has to leave early)
Allen Schiller
Jeff Rudman
Don Matson

Lenore wrote the other day she thinks about 6 from Buckingham.

Some of the above will have family or significant others.

Alex Field is possible, but I think unlikely.

Bruce Singal seem likely to me, assuming free that day. I have a call into his office.

(Mike Chamberlain will be there Friday only)

Other "friends of the class" who have indicated they want to be there: Nancy Waring, Cynthia Chace, Fran Atherton, maybe a few more:  These three have Buckingham connections but are not '66.

The bluegrass band is still a go for 2-4. Nobody has told me it's a bad idea to go forward. I would pay a kill fee at this point.

Helen is down to work child activities from 1-4. We expect Bob K to pay for this. Allen has Jeff lined up.

 regrets from:

Ben Bradlee
Ed Minot
Mike Bucavalas
Jack Mac
Jock Holden
David Kennard
Paul Ingraham
Steve Short

(I eventually am going to share some of what the above folks have written or said in phone calls. Most are really sorry they can't be there)

Outreach from me, but haven't heard from:

David Demaine
Tom Kensler
Andy Schlesinger
Bruce Merrill

Some others we need to hear from or talk with:

John Rowe  (Paul Ingraham was going to contact him for us)
Ned Griffin
Ned Grandin (work phone doesn't work)

The school will now have the above info too.

Cheers, Steve

Construction Blog - 05/24/2006

New registrations include Martha Fritz Fox B '67, George Deptula and Alex Field. Alex sent me some of his recent history.

Also I created passwords for David Demaine and Cynthia Point - so I hope they get in to the site soon. I had a nice telephone conversation with David today. He's pretty certain about coming to the picnic and hoping that Ned Griefen will come too.

I added two fairly recent pictures of myself that were published in a book about the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Advisory Board.

Just under the picture of the invitation to the picnic, there is a new link to the BBN web site so you can register and pay for the picnic. Hint. Hint.

There is a new page for Ali Al-Sarraf. I also wrote a comment about Ali sitting on Santa Claus' knee. This will be part of the effort to get the B&N boys with their own yearbook page - just like the pages for each Buckingham girl.

Added text from Basia's email from Poland.

Received an email from Eric Benke, Assistant Director, Constituent Relations, BBN, asking if I'd write a short report on '66 reunion activities by June 13. Replied "Can do" - which I like saying very much since it has such a straightforward '66 kind of feel to it. I probably ought to have replied "can prevaricate" as my nightly lodgings between the 10th and 13th will be Massachusetts, airplane, Paris and Venice.

Added text from Steve Burgard's email on picnic attendence.

Text of an email from Basia sent from Grudziaz, Poland

It's written a bit quickly, but you'll get the drift. Here's what Basia wrote:

greetings from the office of the director of the grudziaz library.

Rented ford deisel station wagon (kombi in Polish) and fled Warsaw cuz Pope coming and esp. around old city qwhere Karol lives is all filled w/ communications equipment, safety people and blocked off.

Just visited the barracks (built in1896) for men and used to be horses(now only 33 horses left and in Warsaw used only for official occasions) where papi was in cavalry school (1932-3) It is now transformed to the peace keeping communications unit 4 the UN. Fascinating. The woman director is also the volunteer care taker of the Grudziaz mi8litary unit and the god mother of their official (fancy) flag. Poland is still gorgeous and modern and wonderful. This afternoon going to the famous medeival fortress/castle in malbork -remeber Jas? and other kraks ? Then on to gdansk(where a class #1 church just 2 days ago had it's roof burned-now polish culture prservation commitee instead of individual churches will be organizing appropriate fire alarms 4 churches and other culturally important "stuff"gotta go love to all still no answer year of our wedding

Monday, May 22, 2006

Hot Off The Press! - Read All About It!

OMG, It's so frickin' awesome... Now take those words and drop back forty years.

Read about L Chastings Osgood III, Batman, water rat and mole and much much more. It's hilarious. How's this for a headline: "Earnest" Players Desrve Oscar for Wilde Performance.

The only issue is how to read the issue. It's tabloid size and your monitor is probably a bit smaller. You can try reading it using the Gallery, alternatively you might try the PDF version (also on the Downloads page) - which is probably going to be easier.
All in all it's not a bad piece of scanning. Each page was scanned twice - once at the top and once at the bottom then the two have were stiched together.

Construction Blog - 05/22/2006 - New Easy-To-Use Web Site Edition!!!

New Easy-To-Use Web Site Edition!!!

There are 18 registered users for but the only emails I've received have been from Lenore and Beth Jacobson. This sort of deafening silence usually indicates user interface issues. For example, people get lost somwhere in the site and don't know what to do.

Interestingly, the software employed to build this site is widely used. It's called wordpress. If you do a search on Google for "da vinci code" you'll get 170,000,000 hits. Do a search on "wordpress" and you'll get 154,000,000 hits. Thus both are very popular items. (The only difference is that nobody has ever heard of wordpress.)

With such widespread use, you would think therefore that wordpress should have its act together. But then you probably thought that Tom Hanks and Audrey Tautou had their acts together. Anyway, as we can see, the default setup of worpdress has its issues.

As we have no 2,000 year old secrets to hide, I decided to recode dear old weirdpress.

Here's what's new:

All hyperlinks are underlined. This will make it easier for you to see where you can go.

An important link is the title of the site. Click on the title at any time to return to the home page. (This is true for all well designed sites but many people don't know about this.)

Also a "Home Page" hyperlink has been added to the sidebar (menu on the right).

Probably the most important new element is that the sidebar is more persistent. It should no longer disappear and reappear as you open certain pages. Now it should always be there. Please let do me know if the sidebar disappears unexpectedly for you.

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have other ideas...

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Construction Blog - 05/16/2006

Just sent email to 44 class members - inviting them to view the site.

Updated the Directory page - added all the email addresses from Steve Burgard's email.

Strawberry Night Invitations: scanned and uploaded . Created new post for them.

B&N Bulletin, 1966 Summer edition - 28 images: uploaded and added to Photo Gallery.

B&N Bulletin, 1966 Summer edition - PDF file: added to Download page.

Increased font size on right side menu.

If you are coming here for the first time: Welcome. From time to time, I've been writing these "Construction Blog" posts that say what I've been doing and provide links to the new items.

Before too long, I hope that you won't even need to come to this site to see what's new. I will be adding a capability to email a copy of the new stuff to anybody who wants to receive it.

I look forward to your comments and suggestions...

Classes of 1966 40th Reunion Picnic Invitation


If you haven't already, click on this link now: register and pay on-line

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Alex Field - Recent History

Alex wrote the following to Theo in a recent email from Palo Alto:

I'm not certain I can make the reunion but I've certainly appreciated all the emails encouraging me to come.

In California since 1971, and have been in Palo Alto since 1974.   Our second child is finishing up her freshman year at UCLA; we've been wrestling with empty nest syndrome. Was actually just in Paris a week and a half ago; will be there again in early July.

Look forward to catching up with you, if not in Cambridge, in SF or Paris.  If you're in the South Bay, give me a call:  I teach economics at Santa Clara University.

Ali Al-Sarraf - Yearbook Page

Theo Armour - Recent Photographs

Theo at the 49th Meeting of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Advisory Board in St Petersberg, Russia - looking a bit dozy.

Another picture of Theo in St Petersberg with daughter Cynthia to the left.

Monday, May 8, 2006

Construction Blog - 05/08/2006

New Bios

Page for Allen Schiller added with picture. Picture added to Mike Bucuvalas bio.


Good news: We received a comment at last - from Neil. Yippee! Bad news: We still have work to do...

Anyway, here's a link to where you can go for help: the Dashboard.

New Pages

Added initial version of the Directory - telephone & email page. This will be to help you get in touch with people quickly. You could even print this list if you are a PAPERazzi. Later I hope that everybody will have their own personal details page - with names of significant others, children, goldfish, etc.

I know there are some people people missing from the list. Your mission - should you care accept it - is to tell me who they are...

I have numbers and email for a lot of classmates. I will add these in the next few days. Once I've done the ones I have, I will ask you to add the missing ones you know about.

Coming Up

I've got another twenty pages of stuff to be scanned.

Allen Schiller - Alden Yacht Brokerage Biography


Allen Schiller began sailing small boats as a youngster on Cape Cod. Over the years, he’s participated in most major ocean racing events on the east coast, including six Bermuda races, five SORCs, several Marblehead/Halifax and Annapolis/Newport races.

A Massachusetts native, Allen grew up in Belmont, MA and has lived in Marblehead for 30 years. Following graduation from Bucknell University, he began a career in manufacturing plant operations, product development, and customer service. But it wasn’t long before his avocation of sailboat racing lead him to a career as a yacht broker. Continued midway through the page...

Saturday, May 6, 2006

Construction Blog - 05/06/2006

B&N Yearbook On-line

The most daunting task of this project is nearly complete. The Torch is on-line. Including the spring addendum, 151 pages were scanned. I do have a high speed scanner, but it's still extremely mind-numbingly tedious work (maybe even torchurous work??). In total we have over 250 images now on-line. Not bad for our first week of operation.

I have not yet skimmed through all the pages. Please let me know if there is a page that is upside down or badly cropped.


As I look over all the images, particularly the images of the First crew and Niel Morse's dudes on the beach as well as the individual images of each of the seniors I almost instinctvely want to add comments to the images - and I certainly do so to myself. The young have such beauty. They look so confident. And yet my memories of those times are certainly not overly full of confidence and I did not then perceive our classmates as handsome or beautiful as I see them now.

What do you feel about these images? Please let us know by adding a comment by clickin on the link that says either "No Comments" or "X Comments".

Buckingham Yearbook Senior Pages

I have completed creating all 21 pages for the Buckingham seniors. Somebody should look at these because I probably got a few names wrong - especially nicknames. Also some people may prefer their married names.

Soon I will start on the B&N senior pages.

New Pages

Colophon and Privacy Policy pages were added.

Next Steps

It's now about time to start to get other people thinking about this site...

Neil Morse - Dudes on the Beach 1965

Neil Morse - Dudes on the Beach 1966

Neil Morse sent in three photos from summer 1965. Have a look at them here.

Enid Zafran - Yearbook Page

Enid Zafran - Yearbook Page

Gail Wallins - Yearbook Page

Gail Wallins - Yearbook Page

Lee Vorderer - Yearbook Page

Lee Vorderer - Yearbook Page

Sarah Stever - Yearbook Page

Sarah Stever - Yearbook Page

Sarah Rowland - Yearbook Page

Sarah Rowland - Yearbook Page

Marcia Robbins - Yearbook Page

Marcia Robbins - Yearbook Page

Cynthia Point - Yearbook Page

Cynthia Point - Yearbook Page

Barbara Peabody - Yearbook Page

Barbara Peabody - Yearbook Page

Sigrid Obenland - Yearbook Page

Sigrid Obenland - Yearbook Page

Donna Mesthene - Yearbook Page

Donna Mesthene - Yearbook Page

Andrea Kusko - Yearbook Page

Andrea Kusko - Yearbook Page

Friday, May 5, 2006

B&N First Crew

First Crew

Peter McManmon supplied this photo of the B&N first crew taken probably in May 1966.

Construction Blog - 05/05/2006

Happy Cinquo di Mayo!

There's a lot of new stuff on the site today - though it may not all be appparent.

Please remember this site is still under construction. Please let me (Theo) know if you have any particular comments, issues, suggestions or new material to add. In particular, I'd like to obtain an image of the Buckingham logo. I would like the masthead to show the logos of both schools, but at the moment I only have the B&N logo.

Please also remember that you can help. Any registered member can make comments by clicking on the Comments link under any post. Also anybody can create new posts and I will be happy to help you through the process.

Updates include:

I rescanned the Buckingham Yearbook after having re-calibrated the scanning process. The new scans are of much better quality because they compensate for all the little dots of the halftone printing process. In other words there should be no more moiré effect when you look at the images.

The new images are available in the updated Buckingham Yearbook PDF file and also in the individual student pages. About half of these pages have been created.

The process of scanning Peter McManmon's treasure trove of 1966 publications has started. I have about seventy pages scanned - another hundred or so to do.

I have also scanned other assorted images.

The About BBN page has been updated.

A Downloads page has been added. Here you can download PDF files of the yearbooks and other treasures.

On a more technical note, I have created an account at to store all the images I can scanning. This is for several reasons:

Images take a lot of space. If I store them on my server (where resides), this clogs up my server's hard disk.

Images can be stored of for as long as you want without paying a fee. Unlike many other services, flickr does not delete images that have not been looked at in a while. In other words, this may be a good way of preserving images for a very, very long time at no charge.

All the images I have uploaded to have been tagged as "private". None of the images are available to the general public.

And finally, I have added a really sweet "plug-in" that allows viewing of all the images stored in flickr right here in So now you have two choices for viewing images on this site: either you can download PDF files from the Download page or you can view them directly in the Gallery section.

Sara Keith Yearbook

Sara Keith

Lauretta Katz Yearbook

Lauretta Katz

Isabel Gilman

Isabel Gilman

Vida Epstein

Vida Epstein

Basia Dziewanowski

Basia Dziewanowski