Hap Gray tested positive for Covid on 7/26/2022.
If you have any type of Symptoms please get tested.
Do to the increasing number of cases
we will be checking everyone's temperature
and asking everyone to take a rapid test
at the first registration.
Looking forward to seeing everybody at the reunion.
With our reunion around the corner and preparations underway, we need an updated count of all who plan to attend. If you have NOT returned your registration form, please do so ASAP!
We are looking forward to renewing old
friendships and seeing everybody at our
July 22, 2022 Moakley House
July 23, 2022 Gola Osteria
July 24, 2022 Stewart Park
The reunion committee has been asked
to comment on our policy in regard to Covid.
Like many places Tompkins county has seen an increasing number of cases. As of now there is no mask or other mandates, but we will keep up to date on this. The county has advised that masks be worn at indoor events. We are assuming that with the age of our class all have been vaccinated and probably boosted. Our venues fortunately have indoor and outdoor facilities, either which can be used. We feel that those who want to wear masks should do so, but we will not require them at any events nor require proof of vaccination status. As you know even fully vaccinated people can still get Covid. We hope this policy is acceptable to most.
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It is sad to see so many of our classmates now on our memorials page who are greatly missed. Over the past five years if you know of anybody that has passed away and not listed on the Memorials, please contact our Web Master.
We hope to see you at this reunion if health and circumstances permit.
We hope this brief note finds everyone healthy and dealing with the effects of the pandemic. We are still on schedule for our 60th Reunion in July of 2022. We encourage classmates to send any news about themselves. We are enclosing a letter from Bob Fab that is somewhat amusing. We are also sad that we have lost some more classmates whose names are listed on the website in Memorials.
Darlene and Dick
From Bob Fab
"I am doing a Vietnam style countdown. I’m like a cherry in brand new fatigues.
Supposedly, an American Male Caucasian of European descent will live 76.61 years. With a December 14, 1944 date of birth, the magic date is July 26, 2021. July 26th? Viva Fidel? I already crushed the New York State Retirement System who informed me in 2002 when going over pension options that my Drop Dead Date (very sensitive representative) was October 16, 2016. They are losing money on me. As with everything else, there are winners and losers.
I have already passed my parents, brother, aunts and uncles and grandfathers. I doubt the reasons can be attributed to clean living, sobriety, and prayer at all times. I am inclined to credit Timothy 5:23 – “”Drink no longer water. Take a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine own infirmities” and being a horseplayer. Did you ever notice horse trainers live forever? Every day is a new day to look forward to. “A bad day at the track is better than a good day anywhere else.” We tell ourselves that.
Once I get past July 26th (do I dare leave the house?), I go after the grandmothers. Grandma Stockwell who lived to be 77 is in my crosshairs. Grandma Fab will be a challenge as she lived to be 91. She died like Vito Corleone. She was out in her tomato garden and grape vineyard and the dog came into the house after dark to break the news. But, just when I thought I had the bases covered, I had to go deep on family genealogy and discover a Niles Stockwell in Central NY who lived to be 103 in the 1850’s. His 3rd wife was 30 when he married her at age 88. It didn’t turn out too well for the gold digger. Like the other wives, he buried her. I wonder if he had life insurance policies on his wives. Fuhgeddaboudit. I don’t need 103.
You recall how depressing it was upon arriving in Vietnam when someone asked “How many days?” and you had to say “364.” You could ask that question to any soldier at any time and they didn’t have to think about it. They knew exactly how many days “and a wakeup” were left.
They will think I am Cuban the way I will carry on, on July 26, 2021. However, I am thinking of the line from the “The Quiet Man.” Red Will Danaher: “He will regret it until his dying day, if he ever lives so long.”
Here is a highlight of our 55th reunion.
Stay tuned for more pictures over the next couple of weeks!
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