Monday, September 23, 2013

Class of 1973!

Front:Row: Dot Quimby, Louis Abramson, Michele, Michele Bajardi, Rev. George Fowler, Steve Bajardi
Back Row: Lennie Freedenberg, Bob Portner, Stephen, Steve Silver, Marc Bane
On Saturday, September 21, 2013, in the middle of a fantastic Community Weekend, Stephen and I hosted a brunch for some folks from Unity's Class of 1973.

 The Unity alums were delighted -- and who wouldn't be -- to see Dot Quimby and George Fowler, two of the original Unity staff members.  Dot and George often acted as substitute parents for new students, especially those who came from far-flung places like . . . New York City.

George almost didn't make it because he knocked on the back door while everyone was outside taking photos. "They wouldn't let me in!" he said.  But luckily, we were able to track down George, as well as Lou Abramson, who had also gone astray.

The conversation was rich and lively, and it was easy for me to visualize these folks as young, passionate students, in many ways very much like the students of today . . .  

maybe because one thing students from every generation share is a sense of humor about their college experience. . .

. . . and a love of coffee and conversation.

Stephen and I hope to see everyone from this group again at Unity's 50th anniversary alumni celebration on September 23, 2015.  It certainly seems destined to be. Could another "one L" Michele, who is married to someone named "Steve" be a coincidence?  I think not!

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