"It's the Limit"


Along the Highway
News and Comments

On the Horizon
Future Class and Classmates' Events

Classmates' Pictures

Harvard and Radcliffe
Class Officers

Class Committee Meetings

Financial Matters

Names and Faces

All Aboard
Family Addenda

Roadside Help
Class Assistance Fund

Road Closed

Memento Mori

Memento Mori

Classmates' Websites

Tourist's View
Harvard Today

Been There Notes and Photos
from the Past

Public Service
1955 & The Phillips Brooks House Association






On the Horizon
Future Class and Classmates' Events

Hollis Hall
Hollis Hall, Harvard's fourth oldest building, was constructed in 1763.
Hollis 7 (second floor, left end) serves as the headquarters for the Class of 1955's non-reunion Commencement Day gatherings.



Boston Unity Repast Project’s Future

Classmates who attended the BURP luncheon in Boston on May 2nd were asked whether there was interest in continuing the luncheons. Those present were informed that it was becoming difficult to come up with class speakers. Meals' cost in the future could be a deterrent as well as transportation.
A show of hands made it quite clear that there was interest in continuing them!
Suggestions for the future included luncheons without speakers, topics for participant discussions, Harvard professors, staff and undergraduate speakers.
The executive committee appreciated the feedback and will discuss it at its annual meeting in June. Additional thoughts are always appreciated.
Contact Charlie Arena (781-749-5668, ivyman55@yahoo.com)

Bob Blacklow notes,
"The Harvard Athletic Department just sent out an email saying to disregard the 7 PM starting date on the ticket notice for the The Game. The Red Sox put that out in error. It will be time TBA, but not in the evening, some time in the afternoon.
"Stay tuned!"


Spring Luncheons


Margaret Grant Brace will be our final BURP luncheon speaker at the downtown Harvard Club at 12 noon on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. The cost remains $40/person, with a cash bar.
Peggy will speak on “The Right to Dry,” that will explain her winning efforts to hang her clean clothes on an outside line. Give Charlie Arena a call by Friday April 27th at 781-749-5668 if you plan to attend. Count on some clean tips for those of you with outdoor space available.

New York:

New York classmates and friends will also meet for lunch at noon on May 2nd at the Harvard Club of New York City. Classmate, the Honorable Bruce Selya, Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, will speak on “The View from Inside the FISA Court.” (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act)
The cost remains $50/person. Give Carl Goldman a call at 212-331-7653 to let him know if you plan to attend.

Nota Bene!

If you have signed up for a luncheon and fail to appear, You will be held responsible for the luncheon cost unless you have notified Charlie Arena or Carl Goldman at least 24 hours in advance at their numbers listed above.

The Game

As many of you know, The Game will be played at Fenway Park in Boston on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The time has not as yet been set.

In the past, we have had a dinner on Friday night, and tailgated beforehand.

These events are a long way off but bear with us as we would like your answers to the questions in this document ASAP so we can plan for the weekend (or not, as the case may be.)

Details on these gatherings are still being worked out. We will all receive further information in the late summer or early fall.

Please let us both know your thoughts via email or snail-mail, and thank you in advance for your prompt answers.

Best regards, and Go Crimson!

Renny Little
35 Brewster Street
Cambridge, MA 02138-2203

Dick Marson
120 Wildwood Drive
Needham, MA 02492-2736


Who Does Your Laundry?

Margaret Grant Brace will be our final BURP luncheon speaker at the downtown Harvard Club at 12 noon on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. The cost remains $40/person with a cash bar. Peggy will speak on "The Right to Dry" that will explain her winning efforts to hang her clean clothes on an outside line. Give Charlie Arena a call by Friday April 27th at 781-749-5668 if you plan to attend. Count on some clean tips for those of you with outdoor space available.

New York Classmates to hear Judge Bruce Selya

New York classmates and friends will also meet for lunch at noon on May 2nd at the Harvard Club of New York City. Classmate, the Honorable Bruce Selya, Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, will speak on "The View from Inside the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) Court."
The cost remains $50/person. Give Carl Goldman a call @ 212-331-7653 if you plan to attend.

NOTE: If you signed up for a luncheon and fail to notify Charlie or Carl at least 24 hours in advance that you are cancelling you will be held responsible for the cost.


Friends of Harvard Football H-Y Package

The storied rivalry of Harvard vs.Yale will continue this year at historic Fenway Park! In preparation for the oldest rivalry in college sports Fenway Park will offer exclusive "Harvard-Yale Experience Packages” including hospitality to ensure that your experience at The Game is a memorable one!

The package includes:
- Game ticket to the Harvard-Yale Game at Fenway Park on Saturday, November 17th
- Saturday morning reception
- Two night stay at the Hotel Commonwealth
- Pre-Game VIP Tour Access of Fenway Park & MORE!

For more information please call (617) 226-6400 or email travel@redsox.com.

We hope to see you there!!

Go Crimson!
Friends of Harvard Football


New York Classmates to hear Judge Bruce Selya

New York classmates and friends will meet for lunch at noon on May 2nd at the Harvard Club of New York City. Classmate, the Honorable Bruce Seyla Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, will speak on “The View from Inside the FISA Court.

Steve Lowey has four tickets to the Yale game and would like to find someone who could use them.
They are $55 each and are with our class in Portal 1, aisle B, row 12, seats 15-18.
Steve can be reached at 195 Beverly Road, Rye, NY 10580-1902, Tel: 914-067-7742, Cell: 914-450-0992, or email him at SLowey@lowey.com.

Still Speaking to Each Other
Your Boston BURP committee has engaged three speakers to continue the series for another year.
Note the dates on your calendars now:

Wednesday, October 4, 2017: Renny Little, “Society of the Cincinnati”

Wednesday, December 6, 2017: Stephen Blacklow, M.D., Ph.D “From Bench to Bedside: the importance of fundamental discovery as an essential platform for [bio]medical application”

Wednesday, May 2, 2018: Margaret Grant Brace, “The Right to Dry”

Boston luncheons continue to be held at the downtown Harvard Club, One Federal Street, at 12:00 noon, ending around 2:00 p.m. Call Charlie Arena at 781-749-5668 by Friday of the week before the lunch if you plan to attend.
The cost remains at $40/person with a cash bar.
If you have signed up and fail to appear, you may be held responsible for the luncheon cost unless you have let Charlie know at least 24 hours in advance.
Coming at the last minute? Call ahead if at all possible but, as always, come anyway.

Fall New York Luncheon
Carl Goldman has scheduled a lunch for New York area classmates on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 12 noon at the Harvard Club of New York.
Ann Satterthwaite ’53, will speak on “Local Glories; Opera Houses on Main Street where Art and Community Meet.”
The cost is $50/ person. Please call Carl at (212) 331-7653 for further details and to let him know if you plan to attend.

First Home Football Game on September 23rd
The home season opens against Brown on Saturday, September 23rd at 12 noon in the Stadium.
Those with a parking pass should enter Gate 16, turn right and look for the “usual suspects” in the parking lot.
Call Charlie Arena on his cell phone (617-256-0242), or Dick Zwetsch on his cell (508-566-4668) to determine the exact location. Then look for the 1955 banner.

Too Large a Bus Scheduled to Visit Yale for The Game
Charlie Arena has a bus with all amenities to take us to The Game, scheduled for 12:30 PM., November 18th in New Haven.
As our numbers have dwindled, we are opening up seating to those classes around us on a first come - first served basis.
Please let friends know that there are plenty of seats. We need to fill at least 33 of the 52 seats to break even.
Bus will leave promptly at 7:30 AM from the 128 railroad station as in the past. See the sign-up sheet on page 8 of The Addendum.


November 18, 2017, 12:30 P.M. at the Yale Bowl


Purchase your ticket(s) directly from Yale. The ticket office is 203-432 1400, or call "Andrew" at 203-432-1402. By email, go to:

Chartered Bus

The cost is $55 per person round trip. Send check by October 20, 2017 to Charlie Arena's address below.Bus leaves from just outside the Route 128 Railroad Station parking lot promptly at 7:30 A.M.
Know of friends who might like to join us? Call Charlie. The Bus seats 52; chances are there will be plenty of room.

Coming by other means and wish to join us? call Charlie Arena (617 256-0240), or Dick Zwetsch (508 566-4668) (cell phones) to determine our exact location.

BYOL and something for the potluck. We return fairly promptly after The Game.

Further information

Contact Charlie Arena at ivyman55@yahoo.com or his address or telephone number below, or Renny Little at 35 Brewster Street, Cambridge, MA 02138-2203, Tel. 617- 491-3937, e-mail:renlittle@comcast.net


Harvard-Yale Bus Reservation Form

Please reserve____ seats on the chartered bus to New Haven and back on Saturday, November 18, 2017.
Enclosed is a check for $______ at $55/person, made out to Harvard Class of 1955.
Bus leaves promptly at 7:30 A.M. from the Route 128 railroad station.

Name(s):_______________________________________________ Class___

(Please print)



Bus reservations and checks by October 20 2017. Mail them to Charles Arena,
8 Grist Mill Lane, Hingham, MA 02043, home telephone 781-749-5668.


Hollis 3!

Note Bene! 1955’s class room at Commencement is Hollis 3 this year! We have finally moved down to the first floor. Same entrance door to left facing the building. Hollis 3 is to the right after entering. Charlie Arena guarantees libations, and "it is always fair weather when good friends
get together.”
Hope to see you there after the Morning Exercises — around 11:30 AM, before the Tree Spread.
Afternoon Exercises start at 2:30 PM.


Final BURP Luncheon Scheduled for May 3rd

Our final luncheon of the season will be held at the downtown Harvard Club at 12 noon on May 3rd. The cost remains $40/ person. As usual there will be a cash bar. Our speaker will be Harry Martin who will reprise his well-received New York appearance, talking on “Ernest Hemingway and his Wives.” Give Charlie Arena a call by Friday, April 28th at 781-749-5668 if you plan to attend. We would love to see you.

Commencement # 366 will be held on May on Thursday, May 25th

Information can be found at http://commencement.harvard.edu/events-schedule. The big blue 1955 banner will be under the window at Hollis 7. Join classmates for refreshments after the Morning Exercises. You should have received in the mail your invitation for the Tree Spread lunch. The speaker at the Afternoon Program will be computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg ’06. Both Commencement Morning Exercises and the afternoon Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association are televised. The broadcast times are: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM and 1:45 PM - 4:30 PM, and the telecasts can be seen on Comcast Cable (channel 283) in Boston/Brookline and Cambridge/Greater Boston. The HAA has informed Renny Little that he will receive the Harvard Medal at the Afternoon Exercises. Classmates will remember that Peter Malkin received one in 2011.

Class Committee will meet on August 2nd

The Class Committee will again meet in the HAA offices on the 6th floor of 124 Mount Auburn Street at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, August 2 for their annual meeting and luncheon. Members will receive the formal notice in mid-July. Classmates who wish to attend or have business to bring before the meeting should contact Secretary Renny Little well before the meeting at 35 Brewster St. Cambridge, MA 02138, phone: 617-491-3937, email: renlittle@comcast.net. Reimbursed parking will be available in the garage under the building.

Carl Goldman notes that Jonathan Steinberg will speak on “Brexit” at the New York Luncheon scheduled for March 23rd, 2017.

Frank Nahigian is looking to buy seven more tickets to the Game on November 19th, 2016.
If you have any to sell, please contact him at:
60 Golden St. Belmont, MA 02478-2935,

Dick Marson reports a good turnout for the dinner at the Stockyard Restaurant on November 18th prior to The Game on the 19th.
"There is still time to come!"
The cost is $45/person. Make checks out to "Harvard Class of 1955" and mail them to Dick at 120 Wildwood Drive, Needham, MA 02492-2736. Call Dick for further information at 781-444-2565.
"You don't have to attend The Game on Saturday to enjoy the company of your classmates."

Note Bene! The fall edition of the Addendum states incorrectly that Harry Martin will speak at the New York Luncheon on September 19th. Not so!!
He will speak on October 19th. Please note the correct date on your calendars.


Friday, November 18th - Pre "The Game" Dinner

:Dick/ Marson has booked the Stockyard Restaurant in Brighton, MA at 6:00 PM on Friday night, November 18th before the Harvard -Yale game on November 19th. The cost will be $45/person for choice of steak, chicken or fish. Cash bar.
Not going to The Game? Come anyway! More details to follow in the fall Addendum.

Host Charlie Arena welcomes all classmates and friends to a reception in Hollis 7 at 11:30 AM on May 26th prior to lunch at the Tree Spread.
"Look for the familiar blue '1955' banner and come on up!"


June 23rd New York Class Luncheon will Focus on Presidential Election Polling

Carl Goldman writes,
"Our next 1955 Class luncheon at the Harvard Club of New York City on June 23, 2016 will focus on the Presidential election and the role of the many election polls on the electoral process. Do the polls influence the election results? Are they an accurate predictor of the outcome?
Thanks to Steve Lowey we are fortunate to have a speaker with a great background and impressive credentials who will cover these and other topics. Mickey Carroll is Associate Director of the well-known Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. He is one of the chief spokesmen for Quinnipiac's New York and national polls. He brings more than 40 years of experience as a political writer and columnist for the New York and New Jersey newspapers."
Carl notes,
"This is a timely subject, and our usual discussion will be led by a national authority. We invite you to bring anyone who might be interested."
Cost for the luncheon remains at $45/person. Contact Carl at 212- 331-7653 or by email at CAGLR@aol.com. and let him know if you're coming and bringing guests.


New York 1955 Luncheon on March 8th, 2016

Carl Goldman has reserved a room at the Harvard Club of NYC for lunch on Tuesday, March 8th for members of the Class of 1955 and guests.The speaker has not yet been determined, but all those under discussion will guarantee an interesting and informative talk.
Details will follow-- just put the date on your calendars now.


BURP Committee Announces Spring Luncheon

The next class luncheon in Boston will take place on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the downtown Harvard Club at 12 noon. We will be pleased to hear Rebekah Ketchum Richardson speak on "Remembering Eliot Richardson."
Call Charlie Arena at (781-749-5668) by April 29th if you plan to attend. The cost remains at $40/person for the lunch with a cash bar.
Coming at the last minute? Call ahead if at all possible, but come anyway.


Here is the link for the Radcliffe classmates attending the 60th Reunion:




60th Reunion Attendees as of 05/05/15

Please check the link below for an up-to-date list of all of our classmates attending the 60th Reunion.



60th Reunion Report and Chap Book have gone to the Printers!

The "Red Book" will be on the way to classmates in the next week or so, and will arrive before the Reunion. It is the largest 60th Report ever printed, and our first "flip book." A "Little" effort with Radcliffe.
The Report will be accompanied by the Chap Book of class poetry -- a first in the history of Harvard class publications.


And More!

Ron Ansin, Jim Barrett, George Baum, Paul Beck, Maggie Chrisman, Bill Foote, Bob Hey, Renny Little, David Maher, Pete Palches, Chet Reynolds, Steve Reynolds, and Bats Wheeler.

Harriet Eckstein, Audry Lynch, and Kathy Sreedhar.


Here's More!

Karl Anderson , Wally Bregman, Bill Chauncey, Bruce Dixon, Dick Dolins, Bill Foote, Herb Franklin, Eddy Ginsburg, Gordon Goodman, Mickey Hammerman. David James, Richard Karp, Al Kliman, Rob Leeson, Michael Leonard, George MacDonald, Peter Malkin, George Maranis, Warren Miller, Morgan Palmer, Jim Peale, Tom Powers, Al Rossow, Carl Saltveit, Peter Schneider, and Len Wheeler.

Linda Barnhart, Irene Duckworth Hecht, Elinor Fuchs, Regina Gittes Greenspun, Linda London, Bett Porada, Judy Reed, Becky Richardson, Janet Robertson, Marieve Rugo, Claire Russell, Evelyne Schwaber, Joan Schwartz, Ann Besser Scott, Cynthia Sunderland, Kathy Welsh, and Cynthia White.


More Harvard and Radcliffe 60th Reunion Attendees!

Charlie Arena, Paul Beck, Ned Bliss, Tom Crump, Frank Duehay, Carl Gerdau, Carl Goldman, Dick Hatch, Dick Marson, Samuel Marein-Efron, Clark McCartney, Kim McCully, Joe Page, Andy Ward, and Pete Watson

Vaughan Barton, Ann Brogan, Sukie Bush, Betty Hale, Hope Hare, Carlotta Maher,
C.C. Crawford Lichtenstein, Charlotte Phelps, Barbara Rippa, Annette Samuels, Cynthia Siegal, Ann Tobin, and Joan Straus Ullman


Look Who's Coming to the Reunion!

Tom Bisbee, Bob Blacklow, Charlie Butter, Fred Churchill, Doug Hartley, Bob Hey, Stan Katz, Alan Kennedy, Ed Nef, Herb Neuwalder, Alan Rapperport, Howard Smith, Tom Troyer, Bob Zollinger, and Dick Zwetsch

Stay tuned, and add your name! Those of you who haven't answered can expect a telephone call. Call up your roommates and find out whether they are coming.

Radcliffe classmates who wish to register online can go to the live Radcliffe Class Website Registration Link below:

Here is the link (URL) to the 60th Reunion event registration page to register online:

Carl Goldman has set up a spring luncheon for New York area classmates on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 12:30 PM at the Harvard Club of New York.
Mike Finkelstein will speak on "The Emergence of Statistical Science in Law, a Personal and Social History." Mike is the author of three books and many articles on the subject and is an expert on the use of statistical science in the law and how it has affected the justice system.
Call Carl at 212-331-7653 for further details and let him know if you plan to attend.

The Honorable Betty Porada will speak on "Laughter in the Courtroom" at the Boston BURP luncheon at the downtown Harvard Club on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 12:00 noon. The cost remains $40/person.
Call Charlie Arena at 781-749-5668 by Friday, May 1st if you plan to attend, but come anyway! We'll save you a seat.


Harvard Class of 1955
60th Reunion

May 25–28, 2015

Reunion Chair
Robert S. Blacklow

Program Committee

Charles A. Arena
James E. Barrett Jr.
Walter W. Bregman
Francis H. Duehay
Warren M. Little
Alan H. Hammerman
Richard H. Marson
Joseph A. Page
Alfred W. Rossow Jr.
Bancroft R. Wheeler
David S. Wise
Richard F. Zwetsch

Reunion Program Liaisons
Kailey Walsh

Brittany Badik

Reunion Hotel
Royal Sonesta Hotel
40 Edwin H. Land Blvd.
Cambridge, MA 02142


Dear Classmate,

On behalf of the 60th reunion committee of the Harvard Class of 1955, we extend you our welcome and invite you to attend our 60th; the Reunion begins on Monday afternoon, May 25, with registration and a buffet dinner, and continues through Harvard Commencement Exercises on Thursday, May 28.

The committee has developed a variety of social and interactive programs and symposia along with special tours of the new Harvard for your enjoyment.

On Tuesday morning, Nicholas Burns, a former career Foreign Service officer and undersecretary of state from 2005 to 2008, now the Sultan of Oman Professor at the Kennedy School, will talk to us on a current topic of his choosing at the time of our Reunion. On Wednesday morning, Thomas Forrest Kelly, Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music, will give one of his famous “First Night” talks on seminal events around first performances, intertwining music, culture, and social milieu; his talk will be followed by a choice of seminars: “New Ways of Teaching: Old Wine in New Bottles?” and “World War II and Its Impact on Three Harvard and Radcliffe Classmates.”

At the advice of previous 60th Reunion Classes, we have planned shorter events for the afternoons. For those who prefer to rest, you can always relax back at the hotel. On Tuesday afternoon, you may choose to hear about House Renewal, one of the major priorities of the current Campaign for Harvard College, and tour the newly renovated McKinlock Hall in Leverett House. On Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, there will be tours of the recently renovated Harvard Art Museums (Fogg, Sackler, and Busch-Reisinger all under one roof) to look at the magnificent and spacious renovations in the galleries which wrap the new public space and see behind the new and open spaces for art conservation, the materials lab, and a study center. Tours are by reservation only, since space will be limited. Please help us plan for a smooth operation for these two reservation-only events by signing up when you register; for those who do not decide at registration, there will be sign-up opportunities on a space available basis at the time of the Reunion. Don’t procrastinate!

In addition to the opening night reception and buffet, on Tuesday evening we will hold our traditional reunion dinner with soft background music and dancing (for those who are up to it); and on Wednesday evening we will have our wonderful New England clambake, catered by the Ipswich Clambake Company, with all the fixings, including lobster et al., followed by the annual Band and Glee Club Concert in the Tercentenary Theatre.

To ensure your comfort while at Reunion, we have made every effort to accommodate those with disabilities. Handicapped-accessible transportation will be provided from the host hotel to campus. Accessible parking is available for reunion guests at the 52 Oxford Street garage. Please utilize the designated accessible spaces and display your state-issued HP Permit, and note that spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For our major events our committee has selected Emerson Hall, which is also wheelchair-accessible. On Commencement Day, University Disabilities Services provides wheelchair assistance from the gate to the guest’s seat in Tercentenary Theatre. If a wheelchair is needed during the Reunion and you are unable to bring your own, the HAA can provide you with a list of recommended vendors. The Art Museum and House Renewal tours may prove a challenge for some; but we will do our best to host all comers. For additional questions, please call or email Kailey Walsh at 617-384-9279 or kailey_walsh@harvard.edu.

We have secured a block of rooms at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge under the name of Harvard Class of 1955. It is on the banks of the Charles River and offers panoramic views of the river, Boston, and Cambridge. The rate is $235 per night, which is valid until April 24, 2015, or until the block fills, whichever occurs first. Make your reservation by calling 617-806-4200. Be sure to call in ASAP; some class members have already registered after receiving our fall email reminders.

The class website will contain additional information about the Reunion, including an updated schedule of events and, of special interest, the names of our classmates who have registered for the Reunion and those who will be staying at the Sonesta.
You may access the website at: http://classes.harvard.edu/college/1955.

One word about costs: we have all worked hard to hold down costs, and we are pleased to tell you that the cost for registration and for attending all reunion events is almost the same as it was at our 55th. Harvard 1954’s 60th costs were quite similar to ours.

We hope that you will plan to be with us in May 2015. We are pleased that our Radcliffe classmates will be joining us for many of the Wednesday events. Time is taking its toll on us; come to Cambridge—see old friends and the new happenings at Harvard. We are sure that it will be an
enjoyable, stimulating, and memorable experience.

For the committee,

Robert Blacklow
60th Reunion Program Committee Chair



Harvard Class of 1955
Sixtieth Reunion

May 25-28, 2015

Tentative Schedule (Updated 03/05/15)

Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day

2:00 - 9:00 PM Reunion registration opens
  Royal Sonesta Hotel
6:00 PM Cocktail reception and buffet (business casual attire)
  Royal Sonesta Hotel

Tuesday, May 26

  Breakfast on your own
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM Reunion registration continues on campus
  Emerson Hall
8:15 AM Buses depart for campus
  Royal Sonesta Hotel at Edwin Land Boulevard
9:00 - 10:00 AM Harvard and Radcliffe Classes of 1955 Memorial Service
  Memorial Church
10:00 - 10:45 AM Class Photo
  Widener Library Steps
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Symposium: Nicholas Burns, Sultan of Oman Professor of the Practice of
  International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School
  Emerson Hall, Room TBD
12:30 - 2:00 PM Lunch
  Holworthy Tent

2:00 PM OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES (please see additional information flyer)
  *House Renewal - Tours of McKinlock Hall, Leverett House (2:30 PM,
  additional times to follow if necessary)
  *Tours of the Fogg (2:00 PM, 2:15 PM, 3:00 PM, 3:15 PM)
  Self-guided Museum Tours
  Locations vary
2:00, 3:00, 4:00 PM Buses board to return to Royal Sonesta Hotel
  Quincy Street
4:30-5:30 PM Class Committee Meeting
  Royal Sonesta Hotel
6:00 - 7:00 PM Cocktail reception (business attire, jacket and tie)
  Royal Sonesta Hotel
7:00 - 10:00 PM Dinner (Music and Dancing)
  Royal Sonesta Hotel

Wednesday, May 27

  Breakfast on your own
8:30 - 11:15 AM Reunion registration continues
  Emerson Hall
8:15 AM Buses depart for campus
  Royal Sonesta Hotel at Edwin Land Boulevard
9:00 - 10:15 AM Symposium: "First Nights"
  Thomas Forrest Kelly, Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music
  Emerson Hall, Room TBD
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Symposium: "New Ways of Teaching: Old Wine in New Bottles?"
  Professors Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek
  Literature and Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied
  Physics; Moderator, Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages
  and Civilizations and Peter K. Bol, Vice Provost for Advances in Learning.
  Emerson Hall, Room TBD
10:45 AM -NOON Symposium: "World War II Memories, Reflections and Consequences"
  Ilse Lowy Nusbaum, Philippe Villers, and Evelyne Albrecht Schwaber;
  Moderator: Irene Winchester Duckworth Hecht
  Emerson Hall, Room TBD
12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch
  Holworthy Tent
2:00 - 4:00 PM OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES (please see additional information flyer)
  Small group discussions
1. In your 80's: Finding New Friends and Experiences
2. The challenge of adult children and grandchildren
3. How has your concept of success evolved over the years?
4. Life changing events and their effect on your life course
  *Tours of the Fogg (2:00 PM, 2:15 PM, 3:00 PM, 3:15 PM)
  Viewing of classmate film production "Senegalese Women: A Challenge to Strife"
  Class Day Exercises
  Self-guided museum tours
  Locations Vary
2:00, 3:00, 4:00 PM Buses board to return to Royal Sonesta Hotel
  Quincy Street

5:00 PM

Bus departs for Clambake
  Royal Sonesta Hotel at Edwin Land Boulevard
5:30 - 8:00 PM Clambake on campus (casual attire)
  Loeb House Tent
8:00-9:30 PM Harvard Band and Glee Club Concert
  Tercentenary Theatre
7:30, 8:30, 9:30 PM Buses board to return to Royal Sonesta Hotel
  Quincy Street
  Reunion concludes

Thursday, May 28 - Commencement Day

  Breakfast on your own
7:45 AM Buses depart for Harvard Yard for those attending the Morning Exercises*
  Royal Sonesta Hotel at Edwin Land Boulevard
8:30 AM Alumni/ae Procession begins
  Tercentenary Theatre
9:45 AM Commencement Morning Exercises* in Harvard Yard for classmates
  Tercentenary Theatre (Spouses and guests may view from Science Center)
10:30 AM Buses depart for Harvard Yard and the Science Center for those not attending
  the Morning Exercises
  Royal Sonesta Hotel
11:30 AM - 1:45 PM 1955 Tree Spread Luncheon*
  Holworthy Tent
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM Hospitality Room
  Hollis Rooms 7 and 8
1:45 PM Afternoon Alumni/ae Procession begins
  Tercentenary Theatre
2:30-4:15 PM Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association: The Afternoon Program*
  Tercentenary Theatre
  The program includes welcoming remarks and acknowledgments by Cynthia A.
  Torres AB80, MBA84 , president of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA);
  an announcement of Overseer and HAA Board elections; the presentation of
  the Harvard Medals; remarks by Harvard University President and Lincoln
  Professor of History Drew Gilpin Faust; and an address by the commencement
2:00 and 4:15 PM Buses depart for Royal Sonesta Hotel
  Corner of Oxford and Kirkland Streets
*Tickets required or preregistration was required  


Additional 60th Reunion Information
Harvard Class of 1955

The Classes of 1955 have arranged for a block of rooms at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge. The Classes have negotiated a special rate of $235 per night for the nights of May 25–28. Please make your reservations with the hotel directly by phoning 617-806-4200. Request the “Harvard and Radcliffe Classes of 1955” block. Rate is valid until April 24, 2015, or until block is filled—whichever comes first. Please note that shuttle bus transportation provided by the Harvard Class of 1955 only services the Royal Sonesta Hotel.

A registration desk for reunion check-in will be maintained at the Royal Sonesta on Monday, May 25, and moved on campus Tuesday, May 26. Through the day, you will be able to pick up your name tag and other reunion materials. Registration will re-open on campus on Wednesday morning. Refer to the schedule for locations. Please consult with the hotel directly about specific check-in times for the overnight rooms and accommodations.

The Royal Sonesta Hotel has parking on-site for overnight guests at a discounted rate of $15 per night; inquire with the hotel front desk about parking.

Monday through Friday parking has been arranged in Harvard Square at 52 Oxford Street garage, a Harvard facility. Enter the garage from the intersection of Everett and Oxford Streets, just north of the Museum of Natural History. Identify yourself as a reunion attendee to the parking attendant in the booth to receive an access ticket. Please keep this ticket with you, as it provides access to the garage from the outside.

Shuttle bus transportation provided by the Class of 1955 will be provided from the Royal Sonesta on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for those staying overnight. Please review the reunion schedule for exact times of shuttle buses. Shuttle buses will pick-up and drop-off at locations listed on the schedule.

All tickets necessary for individual events will be issued to you upon check-in at reunion registration. For events that are not individually ticketed, your name badge will serve as your ticket. Please wear your name badge throughout Reunion. Tickets for both the Morning and Afternoon Exercises of Commencement are required and are distributed as part of the Tree Spread luncheon invitation. If you have not yet received your invitation you may visit http:/alumni.harvard.edu/annualmeeting for more infor-mation, and to respond to the Tree Spread invitation online. Space limitations in Tercentenary Theatre allow only alumni/ae into the morning activities. Guests may view the Morning Exercises from the Science Center. Guests are welcome to join alumni/ae for the Afternoon Program.

To ensure your comfort while at Reunion, the Harvard Alumni Association has made every effort to accommodate those with disabilities. Accessible Parking is available for Reunion guests at the hotel and the 52 Oxford Street garage. Please utilize the designated accessible spaces and display your state-issued disabled parking placard, spots are on a first-come, first-serve basis. On Commencement Day, the University Disabilities office provides wheelchair assistance from the gate to the guest’s seat in Tercentenary Theatre. If a wheelchair is needed during the Reunion and you are unable to bring your own, the HAA can provide you with a list of recommended vendors. Additional accessibility-related information can be found at accessibility.harvard.edu. If you have further questions, please call the College Alumni programs office at 617-496-7001.

Thursday, May 28, 9:45 AM, Tercentenary Theatre
The Morning Exercises consist of orations, anthems, and the conferring of degrees on all the graduates. Diplomas are received at ceremonies at the Houses and at individual graduate and professional schools. Seating for the Morning Exercises is limited. Tickets are required for entrance to Harvard Yard and are limited to one per alumnus/a. Tickets will be distributed to you based on your reply to the Tree Spread invitation mailed to you in March. Guests may view a simulcast of the program at the Science Center.

Thursday, May 28, 2:15 PM, Tercentenary Theatre
The Afternoon Program will include welcoming remarks and acknowledgments by Cynthia A. Torres AB ’80, MBA ’84, president of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA); an announcement of Overseer and HAA Board elections; the presentation of the Harvard Medals; remarks by Harvard University President and Lincoln Professor of History Drew Gilpin Faust; and an address by the Commencement speaker.

Friday, May 29, 10:30 AM, Radcliffe Yard
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will receive this year’s Radcliffe Medal during this annual celebration of Radcliffe’s past, present, and future. Pre-registration is required. Tickets are limited and required. No walk-in attendees will be admitted. The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study will accommodate as many reunion alumni/ae and guests as possible, including via simulcast in Radcliffe Yard.

Register for the events at radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/radcliffe-day-2015. Please email events@radcliffe.harvard.edu with questions.

Harvard Attractions
In addition to the specific offerings planned for Reunion, many Harvard facilities are open to all participants during Reunion. Admission is gratis with your reunion name badge. Visit the websites listed below for additional information.

Alumni are eligible to receive a free Widener Library Stacks Access Card. With this card, alumni are permitted to borrow books from Widener and most of the other libraries in the Harvard College Library system any six days over a 12-month period. Reunion week is an ideal time to take advantage of this privilege. Obtain your Widener Library Stacks Access Card by visiting the Library Privileges Office in Widener Library.



Alumni presenting a reunion name badge will be granted free admission to the Harvard Art Museums and the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, which includes the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, the Harvard Museum of Natural History, the Harvard Semitic Museum, and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA harvardartmuseums.org

1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA chsi.harvard.edu

26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA hmnh.harvard.edu

6 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA semiticmuseum.fas.harvard.edu


Area Attractions

While in the area you may wish to take advantage of the arts and cultural institutions in Boston. A few are listed here, and more information about collections and specific exhibitions can be
found on the websites listed below.

THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART/BOSTON (ICA) 100 Northern Avenue, Boston icaboston.org
In its iconic 2006 building on Boston’s waterfront, the ICA offers new ways of engaging with the world around us, presenting the most significant national and international contemporary art. The multifaceted exhibition programs include a focus on the work of emerging artists; the Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall, an annual, site-specific commission in the museum lobby; the James and Audrey Foster Prize, a biennial exhibition and award for Boston-area artists; and selections from the burgeoning permanent collection.

From Harvard Square, take the MBTA’s Red Line to South Station, then transfer to the Silver Line Waterfront (SL1 or SL2) and travel to Courthouse Station. The ICA is two blocks down Northern Avenue; follow the pedestrian way past the Chapel of Our Lady of Good Voyage.

ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM 280 The Fenway, Boston gardnermuseum.org
Tour the 2012 addition and main entrance, designed by famed architect Renzo Piano and featuring the museum’s contemporary art galleries. Then enter the main building, evoking a 15th-century Venetian palace, which houses more than 2,500 objects from Isabella Stewart Gardner’s inventive collection—paintings, sculpture, furniture, textiles, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, rare books, photographs, and letters—from ancient Rome, medieval Europe, Renaissance Italy, Asia, the Islamic world,
and 19th-century France and America.

From Harvard Square, take the MBTA’s Red Line to Park Street and transfer to the Green Line E train outbound to the Museum of Fine Arts stop. Cross Huntington Avenue onto Louis Prang Street. The Gardner Museum is located two blocks down on the left.

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON (MFA) 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston mfa.org
Designed by world-renowned architects Foster + Partners (London), the recent renovations of the MFA include a new wing for Art of the Americas; renovated Art of Europe galleries; the Linde Family Wing, devoted entirely to contemporary art; and a new, grand public space—the Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard—linking the new wing to the historic 1909 Museum building. Tours of the collections are available with admission; inquire at the Sharf Visitor Center.

From Harvard Square, take the MBTA’s Red Line to Park Street and transfer to the Green Line E train outbound to the Museum of Fine Arts stop. Taxi service to Cambridge is available from the Huntington Avenue entrance and is approximately a 25-minute trip (longer at rush hour).

The museum portrays the life, leadership, and legacy of President Kennedy through period settings and multimedia exhibits, conveying his enthusiasm for politics and public service and illustrating the nature of the office of the president. The library and museum are easily accessed by public transportation. Take the MBTA’s Red Line to JFK/UMass Station. There is a free shuttle bus to the library every 20 minutes. Please take the buses marked “JFK.”


Annual Class Committee Meeting on May 26, 2015

Chairman Renny Little wishes to inform all officers and Class Committee members that the annual meeting
of the Class Committee will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM at the Royal Sonesta Hotel.
All classmates are invited to attend. Mark your calendars now and stay tuned!

60th Reunion (May 25-28, 2015) Schedule Posted above!

Chairman Bob Blacklow has posted below the 60th Reunion schedule which is now pretty well firmed up.
Classmates should be receiving their registration packet in late February.
If you plan to stay at the Royal Sonesta call (617 806-4200
) for reservations.
Request the "Harvard and Radcliffe Class of 1955" special rate of $235/night, valid until April 24, 2015 or when the block is full, whichever comes first.

Questions? Call the HAA general reunions phone number (617 496-7001) for assistance or simply send queries to 60thReunion_haa@harvard.edu. We are checking that mailbox regularly.

Bob and his committee are looking forward to seeing you in May!

Carl Goldman notes that that the next New York Class luncheon will be on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at the Harvard Club of NY. It will feature Professor Robert Damton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian. Professor Damton will speak on "Censorship: How States Shaped Literature." Lunch will commence at 1:00 PM, which will allow Professor Damton to come down from Cambridge

Reunion Chairman Bob Blacklow reports that plans for the 60th are progressing, with some excellent symposia lined up.
"We will register on Monday evening, May 25th at the Royal Sonesta Hotel here in Cambridge and finish after Commencement on Thursday, May 28th - except for those who wish to stay on for Radcliffe Day on the 29th.
Better sign up for a room now at 800-916-4339. Let them know you are a member of the Class of 1955 registering for the 60th."

Christiane Joost-Gaugier writes to invite any classmates from the Washington DC area to this event (November 19) sponsored by the Harvard Club of Washington DC.
The Sistine Chapel as a Symbol of Law & Justice w/Prof. Christiane Joost-Gaugier
Wednesday, 11/19/14 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
A three times graduate of Harvard (AB, AM, Ph.D), Professor Joost-Gaugier is an internationally known art historian. In 2005 she was awarded an honorary Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard for Lifetime Achievement.

Harvard's football team will take on Georgetown University in Washington, DC at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, October 4th.

David Wise notes that his email address was incorrect in the recent email "blast" to classmates. His correct email address is davewise100@gmail.com.
"Looks like we will have a full Chap Book!"
Additional poems can be sent to David at 5 Brooks Road, Rockport, MA, 01966 prior to the end of October.


Class Committee Meeting on July 30th

Any classmate wishing to carry on business with, or has questions for the Class Committee meeting should contact Class Secretary Renny Little (renlittle@post.harvard.edu, 617-491-3937)

Harvard-Yale Football Tickets

H-Y football tickets are $60 ea. this year. There is no class seating. The Ticket Office recommends sending in your requests ASAP. Mention who you would like to sit next to, or close to, and it will try to accommodate. Need a space for a wheelchair? request it, along with a seat behind if needed.

First 60th Reunion Report letter goes out shortly.

The 60th Reunion Report letter goes out shortly. It will be a "flip book" containing both Radcliffe and Harvard reports. Renny Little will beg you to submit for Harvard and wife Jean Little for Radcliffe.

David Wise continues to request poems for the Class Chap Book. (davewise100@gmail.com)

Dinner before The Game

Dick Marson and Al Rossow have lined up the Stockyard in Brighton for Friday night, November 21st. The Game is Saturday, November 22nd in the Stadium. We will tailgate with the Arena Club. You don't have to attend the game to join the tailgate!

60th Reunion, May 25-29, 2015

Bob Blacklow reports that 60th Reunion is headquartered in the Cambridge Royal Sonesta Hotel at a reduced rate. Come on Monday, May 25th, 2015 and stay through Commencement on May 28th. Classmates who wish to attend Radcliffe Day on Friday, May 29th should plan to spend Thursday night at the hotel.

Details on these events and others will be forthcoming. Put them on your calendars now, and apply for H-Y tickets ASAP if you are interested in attending.

Dick Marson and Al Rossow have contracted with the Stockyard Restaurant in Brighton, MA for a pre-reunion class dinner on Friday night, November 21st - the night before the Harvard/Yale Game on Saturday, November 22nd. Details will follow in the fall edition of the Addendum.


Harvard’s 363rd Commencement on Thursday, May 29th
We will gather in Hollis 7 & 8 after the Morning Exercises and prior to lunch at the Tree Spread . Look for the blue 1955 banner. Michael R. Bloomberg, M.B.A’66 will be the afternoon speaker at the Harvard Alumni Association’s annual meeting. Check out alumni.harvard.edu/commencement for more information.

BURP's Executive Committee will meet in June
Suggestions for speakers for the Boston and New York luncheons will be appreciated!
Call Charlie Arena at 781-749-5668 for Boston speakers and Carl Goldman at 212-331-7653 for New York. Consider classmates, spouses, partners, children, and other Harvard graduates, professors, and staff members. Discussion will focus on costs, food, and the need for some sort of amplification system.

Class Committee Meeting on Wednesday, July 30th
The meeting will be held on the 6th floor of the HAA, with lunch to follow. A formal notice will be sent to committee members in mid-July. Anyone who has business to bring before the meeting should contact Secretary Renny Little 35 Brewster Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, 617- 491-3937. renlittle@comcast.net.

Christiane Joost-Gaugier will be giving a talk on the evening of June 11, 2014 at the Harvard Club of New York City. "The talk will be about my recently published research on the Sistine Chapel as a whole. I would love to see any classmates who happen to be in New York and who would like to come."


Speaker Announced for New York Luncheon on May 13th

Carl Goldman notes that the Honorable Nita Lowey, Congresswoman from New York's 17th District representing parts of Westchester and Rockland County, will be the speaker at the Class luncheon on May 13th. Nita is the wife of our classmate Steve Lowey. Carl hopes for a good turnout of classmates for what will be an unusual event covering a wide range of subjects and mostly open to questions from the floor.

Class luncheon in Florida on March 20th
Frank Nahigian
"I hope as many of you who can will come to Lunch at the Clam Bake Restaurant on Thursday, March 20. Let's congregate at 11AM in the restaurant to secure desirable seating and reacquaint before eating. I chose this location because of good food and the street (Route 41) familiar to everyone. Bob Blacklow, Wini and I lunched there a couple days ago and the food was splendid.
If any of you would prefer a different location, we can change it. It’s coed, wives s.o.’s are welcome. I was hoping Charlie Arena would attend but he doesn’t expect to be around till late March or early April. Don Butters and Sonny Templeton are expected to attend. Maybe Doug Manchester if Sonny can twist his arm. If you know of anyone else, please feel free to invite him.
Don’t bother giving me a head count till the week before so I only have to call the eatery one time.
I hope/expect we can do this again whenever Charlie comes to town.
Any questions, 239-599-8851 or cell 203-461-1980
Here’s the restaurant:
Clam Bake restaurant in Fort Myers, Florida (www.clambakefortmyers.com/)"
16520 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, FL 33908 (also known as Rte. 41, for the uninitiated)
(239) 482-1930

Carl Goldman writes,
"Our next New York Class Lunch at the Harvard Club is tentatively set for Tuesday, May 13, 2014.
I am looking for a speaker, as I am running out of possibilities from the Class.
Somebody must be wandering around looking for a place to have lunch (though they may not have a chance to finish it). Any ideas?
Give me a call at 914-764-0939 or email CAGPLR@aol.com."

Carl Goldman notes that Paul Grand will speak at the New York Class Luncheon on January 29, 2014 at the Harvard Club of New York

Christiane Joost-Gaugier writes,
"I just wanted to let you know that I have been invited to give a talk for the Harvard Club of Washington DC. It will be this Thursday, in case it would be of interest to any classmates…. I am attaching the announcement here -- "

Italian Renaissance Art: Understanding Its Meaning
Dinner and Discussion with Professor Joost-Gaugier Harvard AB, AM, PhD.

What is 'Renaissance' art? How do we know who were its inventors? Was an inventor the same thing as a 'great master'? Were all artists who lived in Italy during the Renaissance great masters? How can we evaluate works of Italian Renaissance art? This talk will attempt to answer these questions and others, in explaining how our eyes can "read" works of painting, sculpture, and architecture. Professor Christiane Joost-Gaugier is an internationally known art historian, specializing in Italian Renaissance art history.

Harvard Club of Washington DC
at Hogan Lovells, Litigation and Conference Center
555 13th St., NW,Washington, DC

October 24th, 6:30-8:30 PM
$45 Members and Guests/$65 Non-Members
*The program will begin with drinks and a full Italian dinner.*

Next New York Luncheon Scheduled for January 29, 2014

Carl Goldman writes that the New York Class luncheon was a resounding success.
"Peter Malkin gave a terrific slide-assisted talk on the history and recent changes at Lincoln Center.
The food was well prepared by, and expertly served at the Harvard Club. There were 27 attendees, including Mary Preston from the Harvard College Fund and Liz Abrahamson from Lincoln Center. Many thanks to Jim Carter and Sandy for telephoning the troops. We need a speaker for the next lunch which is scheduled for January 29, 2014. Any suggestions for classmates, offspring, or others that might speak at one of our future New York lunches will be greatly appreciated." <cagplr@aol.com>


Class Luncheons Scheduled for 2013-14

Boston BURP Luncheons:

Wednesday, October 9, 2013: Evelyn Albrecht Schwaber, " Journey with Patients"

Wednesday, December 4, 2013: Jim Barrett, "The Isles of Shoals and Celia Thaxter"

Wednesday, May 14, 2014: Bruce M. Selya,"The Hidden Side of the Federal Judiciary" (Subject may change)

Boston luncheons are held at the downtown Harvard Club, One Federal Street, at 12:00 noon, ending around 2:00 p.m. Call Charlie Arena at 781-749-5668 by Friday of the week before the lunch if you plan to attend. The cost is $40/person for a drink, lunch, dessert and wine on the table. Coming at the last minute? Call ahead if at all possible, but come anyway.

New York Luncheon:

Carl Goldman (now living at 60 Fancher Rd. in Pound Ridge, NY, 10576) has scheduled a lunch for New York area classmates on October 8, 2012 at the Harvard Club of New York. Peter Malkin will speak on "The Rebirth of the Lincoln Center." Please call Carl at 212-331-7653 for further details and to let him know if you plan to attend.


Going to San Diego for the Harvard-San Diego football game on September 21st?

Wally Bregman and Robbie have extended an invitation to all classmates to attend a cocktail party/reception after the Harvard-San Diego game (from approximately 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM) at the Bregman's house in Del Mar, CA. If you plan to attend, please let the Bregmans know by e-mail (WBregman@aol.com) or telephone (858-792-6185) or drop them a note at 4629 Vista De La Tierra, Del Mar, CA, 92014. The party is also open to all Harvardians who played football and/or are members of the Harvard Varsity Club.

Directions to Bregman’s House in Del Mar:
From I-5 North take the Via de la Valle exit East, pass the Flower Hill shopping center and continue about a mile to Canon. (The second left). It is across the street from the horse-jumping park. Turn left on Canon and go to the top of the road. When it dead-ends, turn right to 4629 Vista de la Tierra. The third driveway on the right. Phone 858-792-6185.
Look for the Harvard flag.

David James writes," Sheila and I own small one-bedroom apartment at 5 Arlington Street, in North Cambridge, MA, in the same building where our daughter Win lives.
Our tenant is leaving on September 1st. If anyone is looking for a one-year lease of a nice apartment (rent $1,700), let me know." djames@bsicorp.net

Frank Duehay
and Renny Little will visit the PHBHA's Summer Urban Program (SUP) from 8:45 AM to 12 N on Thursday, July 11th and invite classmates to join them. "We will go to lunch afterwards."
For further information, see the invitation under "Public Service," which also provides two other dates on which classmates can visit the SUP programs.

Class Activities Chairman Charlie Arena invites all classmates and friends to join him for libations in Hollis 7 on May 30th, after the morning Commencement Exercises.
"We will then adjourn to the Tree Spread for lunch, followed by parading into the Tercentenary Theatre to listen to President Faust and Oprah Winfrey during the Afternoonn Exercises."

Christiane Joost-Gaugier has been invited to give a talk at the Harvard Club of New York City on Wednesday, June 12, at 7:30 PM.
"It will be about my new book, and the Meaning of Italian Renaissance Art (and of course free of charge)."

Nota Bene!!
The New York class luncheon will be held on May 21st not on May 16th as noted incorrectly in the Spring edition of the Addendum.
Elinor Fuchs, R'55, will speak on "My Adventures in Ageland: Professionalizing the Inevitable." If you are still able to attend, please notify Carl at his office 212-331-7653 or by email CAGPLR@aol.com.

New York Class Luncheon on May 16, 2013
Carl Goldman reports that the next 1955 Class luncheon in New York will be on May 16th at the Harvard Club of NY.
"Our Speaker will be Elinor Fuchs, R'55, on a topic to be announced."

Spouses, class widows, widowers and guests are invited to contribute to the 60th Reunion Chap Book
Since commencement in 1955 most of us have attended Harvard or Radcliffe class functions, parties, reunions, sports events, and annual commencements with our spouses and guests. Gladly we can say that their participation in all these festive events has made them almost members of the class. With pleasure the Poetry Committee invites our spouses, class widows, widowers and guests to contribute their poems to the 60th Reunion Chap Book. For more information, see the following:.



A chapbook is a pocket-sized booklet generally no more than 40 pages that often centers on a specific theme. These inexpensive booklets date back to the 16th Century and were distributed to diverse audiences by peddlers, known as “chapmen,” who sold them at bars or on street corners with their other wares.

1955 Chapbook

Our 1955 Class Reports have always included poetry as a delightful substitute, or in addition to an autobiographical prose essay. At the time of our 50th Reunion, we published a chapbook by our Poet Laureate John Ogden.

Noting this, we propose such a book for our 60th Reunion in 2015 open to all Harvard and Radcliffe classmates.


1. Poems may have already been written and submitted in previous Class Reports, or new ones written for the 1955 Chapbook. They should be separate from your written 60th Reunion Class Report.

2. The poems should relate to your life, Harvard, and /or the Class of 1955.

3. You may submit more than one poem, but the 1955 Chapbook committee will have the final say on what is published, based on the number of entries, and budgeted cost of the chapbook.

4. We encourage poems of moderate length from the serious to the humorous.

5. Please mail your printed poems for the 1955 Chapbook no latter than Oct 1, 2014. to: “1955 Chapbook” c/o Chapman David Wise at 5 Brooks Road, Rockport, MA 01966.

If you have any questions, or would like to join the 1955 Chapbook committee, please let David know at the above address or davewise100@gmail.com, tel. 978 546-7395.

Cheers for your efforts. We look forward to hearing from you.

The 1955 Chapbook Committee

Spring BURP Luncheon Speaker
The spring BURP luncheon will take place at the Downtown Harvard Club at 12 Noon on May 1, 2013. Unfortunately Jim Barrett has had to postpone his talk on "The Isles of Sholes and Celia Thaxter," We hope he will give it in 2013-2014. In his place, the BURP Committee is pleased to announce that Gordo Graham has agreed to speak on "Penance for a Misspent Life." For further details, look for the spring edition of the Addendum.


1955 Pre-Harvard/Yale Dinner

The Harvard Class of 1955 cordially invites you to dinner on Friday
November 16, 2012 in the Boathouse Room of the Boston Marriott Newton’s
Riverbend Restaurant, 2345 Commonwealth Ave,. Newton, MA 02466.

Cash bar available from 5:30 PM on. Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM.

The hotel is located less than a half- mile East of the intersection of
Commonwealth Ave (Route 30) with Route 128/I95. Plenty of free parking.

Your hosts are: Dick Marson: 781-444-2565 richmarson@aol.com
Al Rossow: 508 789-6915 arossow@verizon.net
Roger Vaglia: 937-339 2704 rhvaglia@verizon.net

Please call if you have any questions or need help with transportation.

************************Reservation Form***********************

Classmate: (Please print)_________________________________________

Spouse/Guest(s) (Please print) _____________________________________


Tel. No:______________________email:____________________________

Entrée Selections: (Please note number and “C” or “S/G” after choice.)

Chicken Piccata: ________ New England Cod: ________

Meatloaf: ________ Vegetarian: ________

Each meal includes a salad, dessert, non-alcoholic beverages and gratuity.

Please reserve ____dinner(s) @ $45/dinner. Total enclosed:_____

Make check payable to: “Harvard Class of 1955” and mail to
Richard H. Marson 120 Wildwood Drive, Needham, MA 02492
Please RSVP by October 26, 2012.

Charlie Moizeau writes:
"Kathrin, Pliny Allen Porter's widow, will be coming later this month to this country. Part of her stay will be with Gail and me in NJ. We will be with her on Saturday, 29th September, for a memorial service in Walpole, NH, where Allen owns a house (bequeathed by his dad), and where he had friends. Three of his four children who all live on the west coast will also be there.
I'll try to provide more details as soon as I have them."

Class Reports Editor Diane MacDonald recommends that we change the date for 1955 Chapbook entries from October 1, 2014 to August 31, 2014.


Pre-H/Y Game Dinner Open to all Classmates, Spouses and Guests

The Game is in Cambridge this year, on November 17 at the Stadium. Co-hosts Dick Marson, Al Rossow and Roger Vaglia invite all classmates, spouses and guests to a pre-Harvard /Yale Game dinner on Friday night, November 16, 2012 at 6:30 PM. Al says ”Even if you are not going to The Game on Saturday, come drink and dine with your classmates on Friday night.” The location is still not settled, as the Stockyard restaurant is being renovated. Further details will be forthcoming when available.

Dear Classmate,
Harvard Stadium will host the 129th playing of The Game on Saturday, November 17, 2012, at 12:00 PM.
As an alumnus of Harvard University, you are eligible to purchase priority tickets through class seating. Class seating offers you the opportunity to be seated with your classmates while enjoying college football's most historic rivalry.
If you are interested in attending this year's battle between Harvard and Yale and would like to take advantage of class seating, please call the Harvard Ticket Office, at 617-495-2211.
The class seating deadline of August 10 is fast approaching and availability is limited, so secure your tickets today!
Please check out our Class website (http:classes.harvard.edu/college/1955) for additional class news
My best to you all,
Warren M. Little,
Harvard Class of 1955
617 491-3937

Reception for New Class of 1955 PBHA Executive Director
Classmates are cordially invited to a reception to honor the new Class of 1955 Executive Director at Phillips Brooks House on Wednesday, May 23rd from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.
Maria Dominquez Gray will be welcomed as an Honorary Member of the Class at 12:30 PM. Board Member Bob Blacklow will serve as the master of ceremonies, and Gene Corbin will introduce Maria, who was his assistant until he was promoted to his current position as Harvard’s Dean of Public Service. Those who wish to attend the reception are asked to sign in at http://pbha.org/1955reception so that the Association will have an idea of how many are coming.

The Class of 1955's Blue Banner Will Be Recognized at Class Day Exercises on May 23rd.
Harvard is re-instituting the passing of Class colors, which hasn't happened since the Class of 1963 passed theirs to the Class of 1966. The Class of 2012 will receive its blue color at the Class Day Exercises on Wednesday, May 23rd. Our Class will display its big blue flag. Holding it up will be Jim Pates (who, along with Bill Coakley and George MacDonald received our blue color from the Dean Chase Peterson of the Class of 1952 in June, 1955) Bob Blacklow, Dick Marson and Renny Little. Classmates attending the Exercises are asked to give a cheer when the 1955 blue banner is raised.

Harvard Commencement on May 24th
Look for the big blue 1955 banner at Hollis 7, identifying our usual place to greet old friends after the Morning Exercises. Charlie Arena promises drink and refreshments. You will have received an invitation for lunch at the Tree Spread and a return form to request a ticket for the Morning Exercises if you wish to attend.
Fareed Zakaria, Editor-at-Large of Time Magazine, will be the speaker at the annual meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association in the afternoon.

1955 Pre-Harvard/Yale Game Dinner Next November
To all 1955 football fans, the 1955 Freshmen Football Reunion Committee ( 1955 FFRC) is in the process of setting up a dinner the night before this year's Harvard - Yale football game. The 1955 FFRC is planning to have this affair on Friday evening, November 16, 2012 at 6:30 P.M. at the Stockyard restaurant located at 135 Market Street in Brighton. This location is not far from Harvard Stadium and it has a large parking lot. This event is open to all members of our class and their guests who would like to be a part of this mini-reunion.
The price of each dinner will be approximately $40.00 per person and there will be a choice of four entrees. The dinner does not include alcoholic beverages, but there will be a cash bar available. We will have our own private dining area.
If you think that you are interested in attending this gathering, please contact ASAP via telephone or e-mail one or all of the following committee members:
Dick Marson: 781-444-2565 / richmarson@aol.com
Al Rossow: 508-789-6915 / arossow@verizon.net
Roger Vaglia: 937-399-2704 / rhvaglia@ameritech.net
Hope that you will join us. Looking forward to your response.

George Swanson, the author and composer of “Natural Causes Killed Victor” notes that St. Saviour’s Episcopal Parish, Bar Harbor has announced new dates for the folk opera, which will be premiered on October 26 and 27, 2012. “We hope to raise thousands of dollars for food and fuel on MDI and push American prisons towards becoming farms and trade schools. Why not let prisoners make decent wages, pay taxes and rent, and even ‘get a life’ in our presently useless and expensive prisons?”
For more information contact St. Saviour’s Parish at 207-288-4215 and info@stsaviours.me or George Swanson at 415-464-7744 and george@katrinasdream.org.

Roger Vaglia writes that the current plan is to hold the next reunion of the 1955 Freshman Football Team at The Game on November 17-18, 2012 in Cambridge, not in New Haven on November 23 in 2013. Your secretary has no confirmation from the rest of the recent football reunion committee. They may still be shoveling out. Stay tuned!












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