Raymond Rd., Penfield, NY 14526
local again - wasn't in the script - dad's death and nothing
to hold me really in Boston. Penfield became home again April
Community involvement built swiftly; Rotary, Penfield History
room, my father's 17 piece swing band, the hiking trails committee
board, and the Heritage Park Bicentennial planning for 2010
(our 50th reunion!?).
Ironically, the opportunity to continue sports officiating
and specifically umpiring helped continue my longest career
for pay, since 1958.
My ever burgeoning interests, primarily ranging between history
and the sciences, got jump started here in the post sputnik
PHS "curricucraze," further fueled at Dartmouth
College during the "ANIMAL HOUSE" habitat (yes,
I know all their real names and what became of them) and managed
somehow the degree on time, and in 1964 hit the Vietnam era
high seas as Navy officer, to oblige who helped pay for Ivy
G.I. bill earned, the adventure call of Colorado (it never
leaves) and Denver U. for teaching certification, leading
to various stops about the Rockies teaching, coaching, and
community theatre. A brief marriage and a field construction
offer in the ever changing telecom industry consumed me from
1981 thru 2001 in the NYC- Boston axis.
Two totally random classmate encounters burn bright in recall:
Summer 1964 bumping into Jimmy Clark in the hub of "the
City," - Times Square subway transfer - having a one
minute rapid catch up on things.
June 1979 as grille man serving lunch to Jack Bishop on a
Dillon, CO deck, he putting the final pieces together of his
soon to come real estate development explosion.
Thank you to longtime (1951) friend Al Packard for the design
allure, and Dick for persevering for its function and use,
and for making reunion opportunities come forth. We (locals)
are planning an all class "THE CHIEFS ARE BACK"
reunion theme for 9/22/07, - more soon on that!
Finally, one true thing for all the ties that may serve to
"He who makes a beast of himself, forfeits the pain
of being a man." Samuel Johnson
Ciao for now, nels carman'60