Welcome graphic    "Reunions are a time for renewal--- a look back at what once was, and then suddenly, in the blink of an eye, once again now is." --- H. Bruce Downey, June 2006    crow@vt.edu    NOTE: Depending on your connection speed, you may have to keep refreshing this screen until all the pictures begin showing up.

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SLIDE 1: The beautiful flowers that greeted us as we checked into Boston's Park Plaza Hotel

 

 

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SLIDE 1a: TABLE 31: Robert A. West III (Dunster House) laughing at something said by Steve West (also Dunster House) at the Fairmont Copley Hotel opening dinner

 

 

 

 

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SLIDE 1b: TABLE 31: Steve and Lucy West (Dunster House) sharing a moment together at the Fairmont Copley Hotel opening dinner

 

 

 

 

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SLIDE 1c: TABLE 31: Pierre and Susan Lavedan (Adams House) enjoying the party at the Fairmont Copley opening dinner

 

 

 

 

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SLIDE 1d: TABLE 31: Chris and Donna Del Sesto (Adams House) pausing for this photo-op at the Fairmont Copley opening dinner

 

 

 

 

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SLIDE 1e: TABLE 31: William and Anne Sullivan (Dudley House) enjoying the conversation at the Fairmont Copley opening dinner

 

 

 

 

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SLIDE 2: A bird (an osprey?) perched high atop the Memorial Church weather vane looking favorably upon us as we had our Class Picture taken on the steps of Widener Library

 

 

 

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SLIDE 3: Note the reflection of Thayer Hall as you read of the week's activities on the steps of Memorial Church

 

 

 

 

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SLIDE 4: The balloons falling upon us at our 'Evening at the Pops'

 

 

 

 

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SLIDE 5: And another encore if you would, please!

 

 

 

 

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SLIDE 6: Empty chairs ... dry on Tuesday...but wait until Thursday!!!

 

 

 

 

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SLIDE 7: 'The Main Event' --- Harvard's 355th Commencement Exercises --- and thank heavens for 'The Tent'!!!

 

 

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SLIDE 8: The focus of our attention shortly after 'The Main Event'

 

 

 

 

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SLIDE 9: The oldest chair --- The President's Chair --- and all that it represents for 370 years

 

 

 

 

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SLIDE 10: Veritas Forever ! ! !

 

 

 

 

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SLIDE 11: Traditional view of Widener Library at every Commencement

 

 

 

 

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SLIDE 12: And the Band played on, long after 'The Game' was over, just as they always did in our day at Soldiers Field, win or lose...or even that infamous 'tie' ---the headlines read: HARVARD WINS, 14-14 !!!

 

 

 

 

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SLIDE 13: The 355th Commencement now over, the crowd disperses past John Harvard (still seated) and University Hall (still standing)

 

 

 

 

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SLIDE 14: Even though it's all over, there is always someone in need of 'INFORMATION'

 

 

 

 

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SLIDE 15: On their way out of The Harvard Yard some still seek shelter from the rain under the tent along Mathews Hall

 

 

 

 

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SLIDE 15a: Geraldine (Gerry) Poplack Shohet (Radcliffe '56), and to her right also on the couch is Anne Carson Berry (Radcliffe '56), each beside their husbands, plus other unidentified Radcliffe '56 women and guests at Paula Budlong Cronin's Radcliffe '56 Reception and Dinner

 

 

 

 

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SLIDE 15b: Also at Polly's Radcliffe '56 Reception and Dinner are Beverly Bunnin Weinfeld (Radcliffe '56) flanked on her left by Nancy Richardson Downey ( Radcliffe '56 - Edmands House) and on her right by Nancy's sister, Joanne Richardson Frazer (B.S.,Columbia '63)

 

 

 

 

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SLIDE 16: Roommates at Harvard for 4-years, but friends for life--- Robert A. West III of Port Orange, FL and H. Bruce Downey of Christiansburg, VA say goodbye in the Dunster House Courtyard ... perhaps for the last time

 

 

 

 

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SLIDE 17: H. Bruce Downey, a resident of Hollis 6, South in '52-'53, stands in the Hollis entryway for what could be the last time

 

 

 

 

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SLIDE 18: Our nametags are all that now remain, symbolic of another day and another time

 

 

 

 

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