Welcome to the Class of '52 Website!
Newly Posted Items
- The "Mighty Mini" has wrapped up for Y52. For the occasion, we had some wonderful poems written for the class by classmates David Frederick and Tom Greening. Click on their names to read their inspired contributions.
- * Latest Update on Registrants: March 18, 2014
The dates for the Y52 Mini Reunion are set: March 31-April 3, 2014. The venue is New Orleans, or "The Big Easy" as it's known on Bourbon Street. The best part is, of course, that it will be a chance to relax with classmates in one of America's best known venues for good food, fascinating history, a Creole culture, and just a plain old good time. Click this link for details, closing date for sign-up from Class Secretary Abe Claude, and who's already signed on to attend. Don't delay. Y'all come on down!
- More "Mighty Mini" News! Recently, Tom Greening wrote four poems about the forthcoming "Mighty Mini for Y52." They can be seen at this link: "Four poems."
- The lead article in the latest issue of the Alumni Magazine celebrates the Yale Hockey team's marvelous and improbable win of the national hockey championship this year. It also notes that "Yale hockey hadn't made it to the Frozen Four (the semifinal and final games of the NCAA tournament) since...(wait for it)...1952!"
- Philip and Ruth Parham recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary
- Take a few moments to read a light-hearted tribute to our late classmate and Class Counselor, George Adams, written by his friend, Pete Coley, recounting some of the treasure-hunting escapades of a group of young Yalies and their wives in New York City.
- Dan Callahan is now the editor of a new blog www.Over65.TheHastingscenter.org. It is written by those over 65 and aimed at those over 65 as well and he invites all of his classmates to check it out!. (Webmaster's note: This blog offers well-written and thought-provoking articles for those of our age.)
The Literary Corner
Although many of us may have "lost a step toward first" athletically, a number of our classmates are as active as ever in the writing and publishing of books. Our "literary corner" portion of this website seems to be expanding. Of particular note are the first two memoirs listed below by two of the four African-American members of our class.
The 1952 Whiffs Jukebox — Brought back by popular demand!
(Well okay, most of the demanding was done by Alan Stamm.) The magic jukebox that will play all your favorite Whiff songs is now back in operation, and it won't even require you to put in a nickel. Just click here to see the Whiffs as they were in 1952 and at the 55th reunion, then click the song title you want to hear on the jukebox.
Dr. Richard Rifkind and his wife Carole co-produced and co-directed “Naturally Obsessed: the making of a scientist,” a one hour documentary film showing the training of young scientists and their role in the process of discovery. Their film was given an award from the National Academy of Science for excellence in the communication of science. To read more about the film, click here.
Clovis Heimsath, architect, artist and author has been busy. His architectural firm's classroom addition to the Austin Independent School District's Langford Elementary School features some interesting "green building" components; click here for more detail.
To see what some of your other classmates are doing, click on "Classmate Activities."
Recently Deceased Classmates
One of the webmaster's saddest tasks is posting the names of recently deceased classmates on the necrology pages
which list their names in alphabetically and
by date of death. To date, 534 of our classmates have perished. Here are the names of those who have left us in the past year.
|534. F. Reid Buckley||April 14, 2014|
|533. Karl Wegner||April 4, 2014|
|532. Samuel M. Lewis||March 10, 2014|
|531. Dr. Eugene L. Bellin||February 9, 2014|
|530. Marc M. Twinney, Jr.||February 5, 2014|
|529. Judge Antone S. Aguiar||February 1, 2014|
|528. Donald F. Lynch||January 30, 2014|
|527. Robert Milligan McLean||January 18, 2014|
|526. Charles W. Smith||January 16, 2014|
|525. Dr. Joel J. Alpert||December 31, 2013|
|524. Arthur J. Seifert||December 28, 2013|
|523. Daniel J. Shanefield||November 13, 2013|
|522. George M.L. Gould||November 3, 2013|
|521. Guy G. Weber||October 9, 2013|
|520. William Watts||September 23, 2013|
|519. Judge Peter K. Leisure||September 17, 2013|
|518. Douglas H. Ludeman||September 17, 2013|
|517. Alan K. McAdams||September 14, 2013|
|516. Frederick M. Bundy, Jr.||September 13, 2013|
|515. Stephen F. Davie||September 1, 2013|
|514. James H. Nobil||August 18, 2013|
|513. E. Paul Casey||August 16, 2013|
|512. Robert M. Danek||August 13, 2013|
|511. Edward Bruce Marquand||August 12, 2013|
|510. Robert A. Ellis||August 9, 2013|
|509. Donald S McCoy||July 10, 2013|
|508. John C. Harrington, Jr.||July 3, 2013|
|507. William F. Orne Sr.||June 10, 2013|
|506. John N. Hefti||May 9, 2013|
|505. Thomas Maurice Connelly, III||May 3, 2013|
|504. Charles S. Mellor||May 3, 2013|
|503. George V. Upton, III||April 26, 2013|
|502. Bradford P. Colcord||April 9, 2013|
|501. Eugene R. Monson||April 7, 2013|
|500. John W. Hambright||April 2, 2013|
|499. Archibald Douglas, III||March 19, 2013|
Last update: 04/18/14