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.Â 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.Â I keep missing Boston BB&N events, but I figure to make one soon.Â 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 hopeÂ some/ all of us might be able to convene some other time.....this summer?Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 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!
From Steve Short:
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.Â 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.Â 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?Â 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,