The first wave on Friday night
L to R: Nancy Shepard Kovaleff, Cindy Dietz, Susan Antonidies Carr, Jeni Smith, Jane Wales, Elizabeth Evans Iliesiu, Linda Glazer Toohey
Not pictured: Liz Beal Bowman and Anne Todd Osborn & Fred Osborn
Seventeen 66ers attended their 50th Reunion on Mount Ida Friday May 20 – May 22 and had a wonderful time reconnecting with friends and memories. As many of those memories included classmates who could not attend, you were sorely missed.
We also remembered our classmates that left us too soon: Diane Bedford, Lorna Lincoln, Dagy Neely, Jill Simonds, Jeannie Strong, Pattie Robbie, Ann Wells, Esme Barnes, Peggy Fields, and Libby Huntington.
Thank you to all who took and shared these photos of friends, events and the beautiful campus. And that’s where I’ll start.
When you step on campus you are reminded and awestruck by the beauty both outside and inside these almost 200 year-old buildings (the school was founded in 1821).
Cynthia D and Elizabeth E
Miss Clugston’s English class
Panoramic view of old Library
Sage to Hyphen
Hyphen to Kellas
Those brave of heart climbed the Tower….legally!
Anne T in the Tower
Barb Greenwood, Elizabeth Evans Iliesciu, Kathy Thompson McCurdy
Elizabeth Evans Iliesciu
Panoramic view Sage and Kellas
Panoramic view of Slocum and Sage
Field side of Kellas (3rd floor quad 1963 to the right: Tabby S, Jeannie S, Kathy T, Avery W.)
Thank you Nancy for this beautiful photo
On our walkabout, we discovered there are no more quads and yes, Tabby and I went into our Sophomore “quad” to discover “someone is sleeping in my bed!”
Lounges are double in size and many include kitchenettes. In this photo, Nancy S. discovered her quad with Julia Scott-Barrett, Mary Ellen Owre, and Dagy Neely had been turned into a lounge.
Library, back of chapel, etc
Downstairs in Kellas, our homeroom is now the bookstore.
Chapel from Sage
The gargoyles were to see us back.
Here was the program for the weekend:
The Emma bag
Those who could make the parade: Jeni S., Cynthia D., Nancy S., Tabby S., Kathy T., Elizabeth E., Kathy S., Liz B., Gwen G., Susan A., Jane W., Anne T.
Click here for an up close and personal look.
From the parade it was on to lunch…click here
Back: Elizabeth E, Kathy S, Gwen G, Jane W, Anne T, Emma, Cynthia D, Front: Nancy S, Kathy T, Susan A
Elizabeth E, Fred Osborne (Anne T’s husband), Cynthia D, Liz B
Interim Head of School with Susan A and Linda G
Kathy S, Gwen G, Susan A
Happy girl Suz!
Jane and Jeni
We went to greet Heidi Dolan Baldwin.
After lunch we walked the campus, attended a beer tasting, and looked for all rooms.
1st floor Sage sitting area
2nd floor Sage
Click here for video of the stairs in Sage.
Anne and Suz
Linda and Gwen
I went off to find what used to be the Cafe and the tunnels. The Cafe area is now the Health and Wellness center but I was able to find the beginning of the tunnels from Hyphen to Sage. In the video, I say I am under Kellas but I am under Sage. Click here.
Small details and memories all over campus
Drain by the Archway
Dogwood by Archway
Cocktails, dinner and our class photo took place Saturday evening at Wellington Lay.
Kathy T. and Cathy K.
Jane Wales and Fred Osborne
Nancy and Gwen
Linda and Jeni
Jane Manopoli and Susan Antonides Carr
Heidi Dolan and Anne Todd Osborne
Cathy Kernan and Osbornes
Jeni, Gwen, Nancy
Barb Greenwood and Suz Antonides Carr taking photos. Send me the photo, Ladies!
Jeni Smith and Kathy Thompson McCurdy
Liz Evans Iliesciu and Liz Beal Bowman
Tabby, Cathy, Kathy, Jane, Liz, Gwen, Linda, Cynthia, Heidi
Nancy, Kathy, Jane, Suz
Class photo – 50th Reunion of the Class of 1966
Individual gifts-jester necklaces
Dessert – note the Chinese Chews. It was decided this recipe (from the Fair Exchange) did not taste like the school’s so Gwen shared this.
Barb Greenwood still had her ring
Checking out yearbooks
Beautiful staircase at Wellington Lay
After dinner we met in the hospitality suite at the Hilton that EW had set up for us. It was a time for more memories, including Liz Beal’s rendering of the alma mater.…all verses!
Til we meet again….Farewell to a great weekend. Hoping to see more friends in 2021……
AFTER THE WEEKEND
From Anne Todd Osborne
So glad you came Barb! I feel so glad so many of us pulled it off and want to keep trying to get together on whichever coast(s). Living on a boat w/ Fred and 2 dogs this week. It seems to be working…Love to all, Anne Todd (Osborn)
From Barb Greenwood
A week later, back from Cape Cod where I was visiting a close friend I met only 2 yr after we graduated; and before Memorial Day is officially over, has me still thinking how wonderful it was to see each of you there at our 50th last weekend, and remembering everyone who make up the class of ’66. I also felt refreshed to reconnect, as Suz had said, and feel so grateful to have made the trip. Surprised also to hear so many stories of teenage angst at EW which I think I felt much of my 4 years’ time there. Also thanks again Kathy for keeping us in touch so smoothly. Would love to connect with anyone who plans on visiting Boston anytime. Please get in touch. Happy summer. Love Barb G.
From Jane Manopli
It was a fascinating and joyous weekend, one in which we shared our memories – often quite different from one another’s – renewed and made friendships, and saw how Emma had been transformed, most probably for the better. There’s a line in an old Paul Simon song the goes after changes upon changes, we are more or less the same. Perhaps that is true, but I think we are certainly wiser, stronger and kinder. A bit melancholy to wonder if our paths will cross again, so perhaps we should resolve to make a stronger effort to stay connected.
And in that vein, enormous thanks to Kathy whose perseverance made it all happen. Kudos.
Love to you all. Jane
From Nancy S
Already I miss you all! And miss those who could not join us!
Like Suz, I “feel younger – sort of refreshed”! But I came away feeling I had just got a glimpse of everyone’s lives and wishing to know each and every one of you better! I think I dreamed I was trying to continue a conversation with Gwen.
Yes, let’s stay connected, and I add my thanks to Kathy for the huge effort of corralling us all.
From Susan Atonides Carr
Yes, indeed! I was thrilled to be back at EW and to see you all. A mighty group we were.
But I must admit I did not feel too mighty on the way to the airport at 6am. Thanks, Heidi for keeping me up until 3 hours before I needed to be awake- and then for being sure that I was indeed awake to get to the airport.
Kathy- what a great communications organizer you are- thanks for all the energy you put into it.
I am amazed that I actually feel younger- sort of refreshed, for lack of a better word?– after seeing you all. Strong work-
my love and thanks to each- Suz