Reunion Report: Class of 1940

May 3rd, 2007

As has been Brown's good fortune over the years, the Commencement weekend enjoyed fine weather and the class of '40 took full advantage of it. On Friday afternoon we settled in at our class headquarters, the Kappa Sigma house. The first event of the weekend was the Brown Bear Buffet at the Sharpe Refectory, but this was preceded by a happy hour at our headquarters, where we spent time getting reacquainted and catching up on the past sixty years. For the more agile, the Campus Dance followed, while the less adventurous retired to Kappa Sigma for dessert and coffee.

On Saturday afternoon, as has long been customary, the Pembroke and Brown classes held separate luncheons, but this time both were at the Faculty Club.

The big event of the weekend was our class banquet at the Agawam Hunt Club, at which master of ceremonies Ken Clapp delighted us with a few anecdotes from our days on the Hill. He then introduced the feature of the evening - a black-and-white film made by Vic Schwartz's parents and featuring the march through the Van Wickle Gates on graduation day sixty years ago!

On Sunday morning many of our class attended the service honoring departed classmates. On Monday morning we marched down the hill behind our 60th reunion banner. We were a bit gimpy, perhaps, but still full of spirit! — John J. McLaughry

60th reunion attendees:
Edward Ball
Shirley Roberts Barbour
June Purcell Beddoe
Dave Borst
Margaret Fico Capasso
Bret Carlson
Dexter Chafee
Ken Clapp
Jean Bruce Cummings
Stan Cummings
Anne Mikolajewski Curtis
Barbara Porter DeLuca
Steve Dore
Polly Tirrell English
Russ Field
Clyde Fisk
Frank Giunta
Sam Gourse
Isabelle Stone Hofstein
Bob Homma
Roy Hunt
Margaret Butterfield Hyde
Rudolf Jaworski
Fred Jellison
Ray Johnston
Edward Jones
Esther Bourne Manning
Althea Hall Mc Aleer
Anne Keenan Mc Caffrey
Ed McLaughlin
John McLaughry
Lib Ibell Medbury
Ralph Messenger
Alice Kutz Oster
Dave Parlin
Joseph Parnicky
Harold Pfautz
Ruth Campbell Pratt
Millie Forsberg Resch
Betty Hunt Schumann
Victor Schwartz
Robert Staff
Hope Smith Sterrett
Curt Warren
Allen Williams
Charlie Winterrowd

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