Speaking of freshmen, you are no doubt familiar with the term “trifecta,” describing a horse-racing bet challenging the gambler to select the first-, second-, and third-place finishers in the correct order. Quite an accomplishment, and a big payday for anyone able to achieve it. We are broadening the use of the word for this column to highlight Beth Gilman Hobbs and husband Bill’s parental trifecta, having matriculated their oldest—triplets Elizabeth, Henry, and Will—with the class of 2022. Does that mean Beth now gets three “DP”s after her ’85? Beth’s youngest son, Sam, is currently a high school senior. Can you say “quadfecta”?
Last August witnessed the wedding of the eldest son of Allison Shutz Moskow,Zac ’14, to Rebekah Hamil. The happy couple tied the knot on a picture-perfect day at Allison’s farm in Norwich, Vermont. Surrounded by many of their adoring family and friends, including ’85s Jennifer Archibald Williams, Valerie Hartman, Dr. Alison Cooper Phillips, and yours truly, the limitless energy of the mother of the groom kept the dance floor rocking under a star-filled sky. Meanwhile, Alison Phillips used the reception as training for the Lake George Half Ironman. Proving she is truly an Ironwoman, Alison finished first in her age group at the Labor Day Weekend event.
Speaking of doctors and sports, radiologist Dr. Kathleen Buckley continues accumulating hardware on the paddle tennis courts, transferring her tennis-playing skills to the outdoor winter sport. And Jennifer Gabler has dominated the worldwide squash courts, amassing numerous victories and honors along the way, as well as supporting and promoting youth squash programs. Jenny is not a doctor but her husband, Stephen Bloch ’84, was a radiology resident at Mass General with Kathleen. Yes, the world is small. So small that at a women’s collegiate lacrosse tournament in Cambridge, Massachusetts, this past fall, Linda Cooper Marshall (cheering in the stands for Big Green daughter Claire ’21) had occasion to catch up with relatively new Boston resident Valerie Hartman (oldest son, Charlie ’19) and reconnected with Donna Fraser Gourdeau (oldest son, John ’21). Then all three of these senior-year roommates spotted Dr. Buckley, even though Kathleen was on the opposite side of the stands cheering on daughter Olivia Gill (Harvard ’22). Seems Kathleen and husband Tom’s two children have both followed their dad to the dark side—crimson.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has recently acquired one of four seasonal self-portraits, Fall: Artist Eats Pho 2011, by Daniel Heyman. An etching made on nine copper plates, it is available to see in the museum’s print study room. With all due respect to the Hobbs’ family trifecta, a single piece of art acquired by the Met is pretty darn awesome. Daniel sends a special shout-out to all who have helped and inspired him along the way. Let us all give a rouse back to Daniel.
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