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•   Anthony Cantore  12/10
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•   Kathleen Hayward (Hayward)  10/27
•   Elinor Livingston (Redmond)  10/22
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•   Suzanne King (Wagner)  6/30
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WHERE ARE THEY NOW


WHERE WE LIVE


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7 live in Arizona
34 live in California
10 live in Colorado
20 live in Connecticut
4 live in District Of Columbia
22 live in Florida
5 live in Georgia
1 lives in Hawaii
4 live in Illinois
1 lives in Kentucky
18 live in Maine
9 live in Maryland
60 live in Massachusetts
1 lives in Michigan
3 live in Minnesota
1 lives in Mississippi
1 lives in Montana
1 lives in Nevada
16 live in New Hampshire
11 live in New Jersey
5 live in New Mexico
30 live in New York
6 live in North Carolina
4 live in Ohio
6 live in Oregon
10 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in Rhode Island
3 live in South Carolina
4 live in Tennessee
8 live in Texas
1 lives in Utah
8 live in Vermont
12 live in Virginia
5 live in Washington
1 lives in Wisconsin
1 lives in British Columbia
1 lives in Ontario
1 lives in United Kingdom
3 location unknown

MISSING CLASSMATES


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Northfield Mount Hermon School
Class Of 1965

We have a new Head of School!  Check into the NMH web site to see who's assumed the post, and how fall is shaping up for the school.  I'm also happy that we've had over two dozen visits to our site here in late October, just after two of us posted new information.  I get it,when there hasn't been new content, classmates not posting about what they've been doing, if they retired or moved, the usual, why sign in?  There is contstant change though, let us know what's happening in your life!  We've paid for this site through past our 55th reunion in 2020, so take advantage of it!

Speaking of 2020 and reunions, thinking about attending yet?  Consider combining a tour of parts of New England and a stop on the reunion weekend at the campus.  I travel with a small group each year, focusing on areas in the Northeast, have stayed in Westport CT, Gloucester MA, and Newport RI most recently.  Plenty to see and do besides reunion.

One more question:  are you going to a 2019 college reunion?  Syracuse has reached out to me, they started a Facebook page.  I've not been back for any formal reunions since 1969, but I know many of us are quite faithful in attending and in supporting the various colleges and universities we attended.  Perhaps you could post something in your profile about your college experience and whether you intend to return this coming year.

Reunion 2018 I got to campus on Saturday.  I didn't see any other 1965 class members, but caught up with a number of the 1968 men and women.  Saw Mark Auerbach '68, Peter Weis '78 (archivist),and Miss Mann from the Northfield campus, as well as outgoing Head of School Peter Fayroian, who will be sorely missed.  I've added a few photos to our gallery, Reunion 2018, check them out.

I also encourage you to log in and and let classmates know what's going on post-50th, as we are now firmly into a new decade of our lives . Through email contact, I see classmates getting together, visiting each other, taking trips, checking off bucket list items.  Why not bring everyone up to date?  You could also connect through Facebook, I now have several guys I've been communicating with as "friends", an interesting term.  I consider everyone in '65 as a potential friend through social media, although we may not have known each other back then, and haven't seen each other in person since the '60's.  Our shared experiences give us more in common than I had ever realized until I had been to reunions and "got it".  And read the News magazine, Wendy and Henri continue to gather a nice bunch of news from some of us which does not end up on this site, sadly.

Through the generosity of a number of our classmates, our site will stay alive through June of 2021, well past our 55th reunion!  Much appreciation and thanks to the donors, who received individual thank-yous as well.  So, now post something in your profile.  Or create one if you haven't yet, and let those who also haven't know we miss them, it's actually a good percentage of us.

Keep checking this site regularly for general news about the class, the school, and for all the individual comments and news posted by your friends.  We're happy to hear about what's happening in your life.  Publish anything?  Retire?  Move to Belize?  Let us know.  We've always been an active group.  Let's keep the Spirit of "65 rolling!

Check below for some fun video taken by one of our classmates at our 50th reunion, June 4-7 of 2015. (Sorry for the font changes, unavoidable).  Visit this home page to direct you to all information, photos, and stories from our four days on campus.  Glorious weather, amazing turnout, endless singing and darn good food accompanied the hundreds of stories told.  To those who shared our time on campus, thank you!  Whether you attended reunion or not, check out the 50th Reunion photo gallery.

  • 108 classmates had registered by June 1, their names are on the list on menu to the left, "Who's Registered?".  If you were there, and don't see your name, let me know, I'll get it posted.

  • 50th Reunion Yearbook still available...scroll down to the announcement section of this page for the link to order, pricing, and a link to preview the book if you need a peek first.

  • 2017 and moving forward resolution: Promise to keep in touch with your dorm mates, your sports team members, your old friends, those who came and those were not able to make it.  Don't lose contact.  Think about visiting the campus during school time, stop into a few classes, see the continuing improvements in the best secondary education available.  And, consider swinging through during upcoming Reunions, when they occur in early June, there may be friends or faculty/staff who would love to see you.  Your site administrator should be there Saturday each and every year on a day trip from upstate NY, barring an early season hurricane of course.

  • Videos from the Reunion which Bob Kowal took at the hymn sing and the parade into the chapel are available.  To see/hear the singing at our reunion, here is the Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIPeQ1pAgZHWCame1aMfSlA . This was Bob's first time trying to upload videos to You Tube, so please excuse any errors.   Every video HAD been given a title, but for some reason they all did not “stick”. Therefore, the DSCNO’s with the title are listed below in the next paragraph.  When the site opens it takes a few seconds for the Thumbnails to appear, and press the arrow on the right side of the Thumbnails, because there are 7 total.  The footage is raw and unedited and you will have to bear listening a few times to the unmelodious voice of the video taker.  At times it may be painful, but thankfully doesn’t last too long.  Fair warning.  If you would like to get them sent to you by e mail please contact Bob Kowal:  bobkowal@gmail.com.  That email version will also include some still shots of classmate at the reunion, June 2015.

  • 175 - Not sure of title of song, started video in middle of it

    176 Joyful Joyful we Adore Thee

    177- Class of 1965 Song, Come  Labor On

    178 - Lean on Me - everyone out of tune!

    182 - Angels We have heard on High - 

    183 - Oh Northfield Beautiful, starts in the second third of video

    222 - Class of ’65 Entry into Chapel at 50th reunion  June 2015

Reunion photos and articles on the NMH school web site

     Visit the NMH web site alumni page, http://www.nmhschool.org/alumni, for current information directly from the school about activities on and off campus, as well as everything the staff posts about Reunions.

Here is the direct link to view the posted by NMH: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nmhalums/sets/with/72157653842908870.  Lots from Thursday's lobster dinner, and many '65ers took part in the bike ride.  Let me know if the link no longer works.

     If you have any questions, or feedback, please contact Dave Stone (dstonester@gmail.com), web site administrator.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FROM BOB KOWAL: We just got back from the East Coast, including a visit to the 911 memorial in NYC.  My cousin's son, age 26? was on the plane that hit the second tower, so it was an emotional visit for me.  I mentioned to the ticket taker that I had a cousin on that plane and the he refunded our tickets, had a docent lead us to and let us into the Family room where there were momentos and pictures, letters to loved ones lost and a digital library with the history of each victim in digital format. My cousin Sally emerged from the pain of losing her son and started a foundation that built a girl's school in Afghanistan as her son was very interested in Middle east culture. There was a video that highlighted her doing that. 
 I was VERY moved by it all and it was difficult to go into the 911 museum displays where they had the day unfolding for each aircraft that was hijacked.  I saw the one that my cousin was on hit the tower in full color and the fireball that resulted.  It was unbelievable to think that really happened, and that the war of religions is still going on.  Has been since the Crusades, Christians weren't any better either. It's sad mankind can't accept each other and live the Love that is the major tenet of every religion in the world.  We also went to the play "Come from Away" which was what happened in Newfoundland when all the aircraft from Europe were prohibited from entering American air space on 911.  It was very well done, humourous as well as poignant.  Each day they mentioned what day it was and when they did all I could think of is what was my cousin doing and feeling that day after their son had been horrifically killed. WE have so much gratitude for all we have and I feel for those who have lost loved ones not only in the 911 tragedy, but hurricanes, fires, landslides, tornadoes, shootings etc.  How does it all make sense?  There is no answer.  All I can do is have faith that there is something beyond what we are living now and go forward with the hope that what is beyond our known dimensions is one that is based on Love.  Wasn't planning on sharing my philosophy, but so it be.

(From your administrator:  This announcement was inadvertently posted without Bob Kowal's name, he wrote the piece and asked me to post it.  At least one of us read it without the name, and assumed I (Dave Stone) had written it.  Apologies to you all, I hope this didn't take away from Bob's very personal observances.)

FROM ELIAS THOMAS:  About three weeks ago, I was notified by the National Association of Realtors, that out of 1.4 million members in North America, I have been chosen as one of five recipients of the GOOD NEIGHBOR AWARD - recognizing my community service, particularly in India. With this honor comes a grant in the amount of $10,000 for my charity of choice - The Rotary Foundation. This grant will be matched two and a half times to morph the total to $35,000 - which will be used to help pay for the construction of a tenth Water Catchment Dam in February 2019 - when I assemble ROTARY DREAM TEAM - INDIA 1019 to travel to India for immunizing children against polio and providing a portion of the labor force to assist in the construction of the dam, bringing clean, potable water to an outlying village, as well as gravity-fed irrigation to farmers in the region.

Here are links to a few articles:
https://magazine.realtor/good-neighbor-awards/article/2018/08/a-dam-bursting-with-generosity

https://magazine.realtor/good-neighbor-awards/elias-thomas-iii

If you or someone you know is interested in joining what will hopefully be the LAST National Immunization Day against Polio (and actually help immunize kids against this horrific disease) or better yet, to assist in the contraction of our tenth water catchment dam, please contact me at: ethomas@metrocast.net


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I attended Christmas Vespers on campus this afternoon. Today was wintry - gray skies, bare trees, temps in low 40s. Just like "back in the day", vespers was an inspiring event, especially the old familiar hymns like Sing We Noel. Several other pieces were unfamiliar to me and challenged the choir, although there were some very good voices to be heard. Orchestra was small, just strings. The congregation appeared to be nearly all parents and alums. The concert was followed by a nice dinner with students in West (er Alumni) Hall. I did not see anyone else from '65, but '63 and '67 were represented. Campus looked great.   -Don Emerson

Class of 1965 Reunion Followup

Fall 1965 Silliman Fire Video Link

The Silliman fire, which took place during the fall 1965 Deerfield football game, was attended by a large number of 1965 graduates, including your web site administrator.  Fox Sports I produced a short video about the fire and the football game, which runs just over 12 minutes.  NMH archivist Peter Weis and others from the school are interviewed.  Check it out at this link, provided by Tony Cantore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN5UmWZmUtk

You can still order your 50th Reunion yearbook

It's a great compilation of life stories and photos, you can have one mailed to you for $45.  To place your order, go to https://community.nmhschool.org/reu2015/1965yrbkYou can also use this link to see a preview, check it out.

Open the link http://www.nmhschool.org/alumni/publications/nmh-magazine to read the current school magazine and our multi-page 1965 class news column from Wendy Swanson Avirgan and Henri Rauschenbach, our class correspondents.

1964-65 undefeated teams were honored Friday of Reunion

Were you a member of the 1964-65 undefeated football, cross-country, and wrestling teams?  These teams were inducted to the NMH Athletic Hall of Fame at Reunion 2015, with a ceremony Friday, June 5, 2015, at the Mount Hermon School Alumni Luncheon, at noon, under the tent at Ford Cottage.  The Mount Hermon luncheon is now a continuing event, it’s open to all men graduates from any year at every reunion, and has been great fun.

Sign up for NMHConnect app for classmate information

This is a really terrific mobile app for smartphones and tablets. Paste http://www.nmhschool.org/introducing-nmhconnect into your browser to go to the NMH web site page where you can learn how to add it to your Apple or Android device. This app gives you a full and current class directory on your device. You can also pull up a map of your location showing all of the over 30,000 alumni within a few miles, using your GPS capabilities. Easiest way to get in touch, right in your pocket.