What with recovering from June’s fabulous 60th reunion and sorting through classmate photos and post-reunion reflections, I darned near missed my late June deadline for this DAM column. It would have been the first time in 10 years as class secretary, 60 columns going back to 2008. Happily, the magazine saved some space for the class of ’58 column.
Gersh Abraham and Frank Gould deserved every ovation they received for organizing and overseeing the reunion. Attendance broke above 150, higher than expected. The weather was great, in sharp contrast to the rain-soaked 55th reunion that forced then-reunion chair Larry Weltin to continually revise his events. Pete Kelsey officiated at a moving memorial service for departed ’58s. Hal Bernsen’s post-reunion sojourn in Woodstock, Vermont, was a huge success. John Trimble presided over an orderly class meeting in 105 Dartmouth, at which Sam Smith was elected vice president and Mike Simberkoff was elected treasurer to replace retiring predecessors Norm Sylvester and Jack Bennett. John and yours truly will continue as class president and secretary. More to come in the next jam-packed edition of The Sound & Fury. Dr. Sam’s sex talk played to a packed auditorium of ’58s and ’63s.
—Steve Quickel, 411 North Middletown Road, Apt. F-310, Media, PA, 19063; firstname.lastname@example.org