Greetings, Classmates, from the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains now covered in snow and very beautiful from my window. You will be reading these few notes at another time and place and I wish you well.
Fred Marcus writes “Enjoyed attending the fall retreat at Camp Oswegatchie for retired teachers. It’s a great spot and an important part of continuing education and fun for FFA and others”
Other classmates were participating in summer classes with Cornell Adult University, listed here:
Samuel Greenblatt -- Brooklyn
Howard Groder -- Digital Photo
Norman Knopf -- Genes
Robert Scofield -- Golf
Jon Greenleaf (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote to Doug and tells us “I received the Alumni Magazine today, and it motivated me to sit down and write to you. I’m keeping busy with the following activities: Vice-chair of the board of the Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra; building dollhouses for donation to the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation; counseling small businesses and start-ups through SCORE; studying and practicing photography; managing our real estate LLC. I also have three men’s discussion groups and manage to do quite a bit of reading (latest is Grant by Ron Chernow…block out a lot of time for this one, but well worth it). My wife Barbara, Vassar ‘63, has retired as a vice-chancellor from Antioch University and is authoring a blog titled POGO, or Parents of Grown Offspring (parentsofgrownoffspring.com). It deals with the issues extant between parents and their adult children. She finds that there aren’t as many Little House on the Prairie families out there as one might think. Many of us are dealing with some issue or other relating to our children. Speaking of children, our oldest grandchild, 18-year old Megan, recently voted for the first time…very exciting…and is studying art at Pierce College. Our other grandkids…Ben 14, Primo 9 and Truman 6...are handsome and brilliant, of course. That’s all she wrote, very best regards.”
Responding to the class notes form, Gerrit White (email@example.com) has a new address: 3425 Bloomington Place,
The Villages, FL 32162-7141
“We sold our NJ home and in July we moved to the Villages, FL. Elizabeth has now retired from her college teaching and we are looking forward to the active retirement lifestyle found within the Villages. We continue to travel extensively and have several trips already booked for 2019, plus a European Disney European cruise to celebrate my 80th birthday with our 5 grandchildren and their parents.”
Barbara Braun (firstname.lastname@example.org) “who lives in New York City and Saugerties, NY., briefly studied painting as a freshman at Cornell but found English lit and art history more rewarding, and pursued these interests academically, earning a BA in English at Cornell, an MA from NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts, and a PHD in art history and archaeology from Columbia. She has been involved with art all her life as a critic, curator and author, but only took up painting in a serious way about eight years ago, studying at the Woodstock School of Art near her country home, and showing her work upstate. This Fall a solo show, “Reflections in Oil,” marking her NYC debut, opened on October 5, 2018 and runs through January 27, 2019, at NYU’s Kimmel Center Gallery, 60 Washington Square South. On view are 26 abstract oil paintings created by Barbara over the last five years. Her work is abstract, with figural references in the Expressionist vein, and conveys her emotional response to the natural and objective worlds and to current events here and abroad. Barbara invites classmates to come and see it.” Barbara’s message to me came a month before my deadline and after Doug’s so her invitation is now untimely. We are glad to share her story and tell of her show.
Classmates Barton and Susan Winokur “were instrumental in bringing the program to Cornell”. Quoted from EZRA, Fall 2018. The program referred to is the Posse program founded by the Posse Foundation in 1989 to identify students who might have been overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Cornell’s sixth Posse cohort came to campus this fall. Cornell’s Posse scholars come from Chicago. To learn more go to email@example.com. Remember to let Doug and me know what’s going on in your life. Susan Williams Stevens, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Doug Fuss, email@example.com