On Saturday May 13th, 2017 Rabbi Harvey Tattelbaum officiated
at the final ceremonies of Bat-mitzvah of his two youngest granddaughters
and, at the same ceremony, celebrated his own Bar-mitzvah
Shaynee (second) - an old Jewish custom when one reaches
the age of 83 (70 +13= 2nd Bar Mitzvah). The Mega
event was held at the Dolce Conference Center in Norwalk, CT which
had been morphed into Synagogue mode for
the occasion. Harvey is now retired from grandchild Bar/Bat mitzvah
officiation after seven ceremonies!
Joseph Murphy notes
John Flannigan notes that his daughter, Anna S. Bryan,
Beloit College, 2010, George Washington University, 2016 will
marry Sami Lamine on October 22, 2016.
Hugh Gellert writes
from Alaska that his first two grandchildren are in college back
"Tyler Dunn is at Northeastern and Carlie Gellert at Bates."
Peter Malkin is happy
to report marriages of two grandchildren.
"Both are graduates of Harvard College. One, with her husband,
has just started at the Business School from which two of her
sisters have graduated. Oldest grandson, a Marine, has graduated
from Yale Law School (after Harvard College and after Circuit
Court clerking) and is working with his brother in Hillary Clinton's
Brooklyn Headquarters. A third brother is a Navy Seal and their
sister is working in Colorado for Senator Michael Bennet."
Renny Little and Dick Zwetsch had a chance encounter
with one of Frank Mahoney's sons upon climbing the stairs
in the Stadium before the Cornell football game. He is a Cornell
graduate (much to the dislike of his father) and was on his way
to the press booth to do the color commentary for Cornell.
"Three of my grandchildren - Fletcher, Blake and Cameron Weld
- have a candidate in this year's presidential sweepstakes; their
great uncle, former Massachusetts governor William Weld, AB '66,
JD '70, is the Vice President of the United States on the Libertarian
ticket. Vote Harvard!"
Al Kliman reports that his granddaughter, Shoshie Bloom,
has started her PhD program at UMASS.
"Her subject - biomedical engineering."
Bruce Selya writes,
"Cindy and I learned recently that our oldest grandchild,
Brad Sherman, will be matriculating at Harvard Law School (Class
of 2019). We are probably more excited about this than Brad! Otherwise,
things continue to go well for us. My steadily diminishing vision
produces some limitations, but I continue working; and we are
fortunate to be able to enjoy homes in Providence, on Cape Cod,
and in Florida."
John Flanigan reports that his daughter, Anna S. Bryan
has begun a Master's program at George Washington University,
concerning development of overseas exchange programs.
Renny Little notes with pride that his
daughter Cristina is now a National Board Certified Teacher.
"She is a Special Needs teacher in Arizona."
Renny also noted his granddaughter Caroline was on the Acton-Boxboro
Massachusetts State Champion Field Hockey team.
Lee Robert Hall, grandson of Bob Mower, has been invited
to play at tackle for the Senior's Team of U.S.A. Football Championship
on February 3, 2016 at the Dallas Cowboy Stadium.
"Lee is 17 and completing his senior year at Cedar Creek
High School which made the play-offs in their division in the
Austin Texas area.
USA Football is a high level of pre-college football; it's carried
on the internet. Lee has been mentored by
some outstanding coaches, is athletic, and has the size at 6'3"
285 lbs. and the speed to excel."
Renny Little's two granddaughters were
on the Acton-Boxborough, MA field hockey team which won the Massachusetts
Division 1 State Campionship.
Peter Hiam's son Michael has spent years researching the
fate of the grand rigid airships and his newly published book
is entitled "Dirigible Dreams."
It is available through Amazon.
Peter Dunne announces the wedding of daughter Sarah Evelyn
Dunne to Symon Fife Rankine on April 14, 2014 at the Dunne's beach
house in Kitty Hawk, N.C. Both are graduates of the Cambridge
School, and Symon's father (Terry, deceased) was a member of the
Cambridge Seven architectural firm. They are living in Maine.
11/ 02 /13:
Lois Barth Epstein writes,
"Our 6 grandchildren are showering me with great blessings.
Jeffery, our oldest is enrolled in a masters degree program in
Applied Physics before doing studies for his Ph.D. His sister
Kendra is spending six months in Copenhagen in a student abroad
program; Jacqueline has had a summer internship program doing
science concerning Alzheimer's Disease at the Brice Center for
Research on Aging; Genevieve is using Charlie Epstein's
original cello to play in the Cazadero Symphony Orchestra; Violet
is a talented artist, and Simon had a successful stage debut at
age 10 at his summer camp. Science, art and music are predominant
themes in their lives as they were in my dear husband Charlie's
and my own. I am learning how to play the harp at age 79!"
John Flanigan reports
that he has made 80 in one piece and has four children who are
a source of joy.
Stan Katz notes that "grandson of
Mike Greenebaum and Yours Truly, is now a freshman at Clark
University in Worcester." Stan is still a professor at Princeton.
"I am happy to report that my widowed daughter
has found a man for herself and will be married again at the end
of September. I will be taking my entire family, including grandchildren,
to Cancun to celebratemy 80th birthday."
Herb Neuwalder's daughter Jennifer has
finished a Child/Adolescent Fellowship and is now on the staff
of the Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, MA.
Andy Sabey and his
wife Dee traveled from Coronado CA to Norfolk VA to attend the
wedding of their daughter Holly. "Life is good with daily
walks on the beach."
Bill O'Donnell writes,
"Here's another video classmates might like. I never thought
Polo was exciting to watch.
Then I saw this new video Brendan has done on YouTube,
It's a great view of the sport.
Nice addition to the videos he's done on The Travers, Fasig-Tipton,
The Floral Fete and other events we've covered in our Reports.
They can also be reached from our www.wiltonnewyork.com
The stories are there with even more pictures. Ads from advertiser
(No Charge) run in rotation by the stories."
Bill O'Donnell writes,
"Dont know where any of you were for Travers Race at
But this video done by my son Brendan is fun.
Strictly Travers in the Paddock then the race.
Think youll enjoy it."
Harvey Tattelbaum and Meryl, are pleased to announce that
3 of their 7 grandchildren were born in 2000 within 100 days.
In 2013 , this past Spring, the family celebrated a TRI-MITZVAH
ceremony at the Candlewood Inn at the shore of Lake Candlewood
near their Connecticut country home. The Inn was set
up as a sanctuary and reception locale. Grandpa Rabbi Harvey
Jim Pates notes that the Boston Sunday Globe on
June 16th ran an article on Joss Whedon, the talented son of Tom
Whedon, entitled "From Buffy to the Bard."
Joss's new Shakespeare film "Much Ado" is opening here
Joss is perhaps best known as the writer-director of the third
biggest box office hit of all time, "The Avengers."
Douglas Hartley calls your attention to his daughter Sandra's
book "Sanctuary House".
"The title is listed in Amazon's Kindle section with Alexandra
Stopford as the author. It tells the story of a young girl's experiences
with a commune in England under messianic direction.
While I admit to being biased, I found it a riveting read.
Available only in the Kindle edition, it costs about $6 plus postage.
She'd also welcome any comments you might want to make on the
Michael Greenebaum and musical family were featured on
February 15th in the Quartetville
Quartetville had the chance recently to talk with
a whole family of musicians. They are the Greenebaum family from
Amherst, MA, whose four daughters comprise a quartet. Sally, who
plays cello, is the oldest, followed by Katie, who plays violin
and viola, Debby (violin and viola) and Susie (also violin and
Herb Franklin notes that "the third generation of
our family has connected with Harvard as a result of the admission
of our granddaughter, Stephanie Franklin. Her parents are Jonathan
Franklin and Sharon Bradford Franklin, '86."
Herb Neuwalder celebrated a grandson, Herbert
Rathbone Neuwalder, on October 4, 2012.
John Flanigan notes that his son Mark is now a Program
Director of the International Japanese Christian University Foundation,
based in Manhattan. His daughter Ann is a Beliot Office of International
Education Intern, after spending two years in Russia as a Fulbright
Alan Dann writes:
"Our granddaughter Ruby will be 13 soon and is becoming a
lovely articulate young lady."
David Wise recently became the grandfather of twins. A
boy and a girl.
John Flanigan writes, "My daughter Anne Bryan (Beloit
'10) is about to start the second year of her Fulbright Teaching
Fellowship in Russia." John retired from the EEOC, Office
of Federal Operations in November, 2009 and now lives at Emeritus
of Arlington Assisted Living Facility.
"We are doing our best to go forward after
the sudden and unexpected death of our dear son Chip."
Bill Small is proud
of his two granddaughters who graduated from college last May.
Kate Fox from Northeastern and Anna Fox from Providence College.
Carl Goldman reports that his first grandchild, Leah Cynthia
Goldman, will be a freshman at Harvard next year.
Ted Gleason notes: "Our youngest daughter, Eliza,
who lives a mile from us here in Washington, just gave birth to
her third daughter, Lila Frances Kean, whose arrival has filled
our days.There have been visits from other family members surrounding
the birth of grandchild #7. Our eldest daughter, Sarah, who directs
college placement at Kent is due here for a week. All of this
changes my normal, steady schedule of desk work a great deal."
Ted is also assisting Renny Little with a 60th Reunion
at the Rivers School which both attended in the early grades before
Fred Church took his wife Mary, children and grandchildren
on a family cruise from Montreal to Boston last July.
"Once again we have moved to be closer to our families. 5
children are now within 15 minutes and max 31/2 hours drive away.
The 2 in Florida will have to fly."
Christoph Pfeiffer 114 Clam Pudding, Plymouth, MA 02360.
"Now there are six grandchildren in town. More work for Anne,
more hugs for me!"
Fred Rabin's son John (USNA '91) is living
in Annapolis and doing consulting work for the Department of Homeland
Security. His daughter Martha Ann (Sweetbriar '92) lives in Denver
and runs the Visa Information Systems. "Three grandchildren,
ages 8, 4 and 1."
Ted Hersh writes that he and his wife Rebecca
continue to work full time in their healthcare company
(Thione International) despite losing all of his vision due to
Retinitis. "For other good news, our grandchildren are beginning
to apply to colleges and we hope one or more can attend Harvard."
John Flannigan's daughter
Anna Bryan graduated from Beloit College (scl, PBK) last spring
and did a
summer internship at the Center for Strategic & International
Studies. She has a Fulbright Scholarship for a year in Kursk,
Russia. John retired ("at last") from EEOC last December
and has learned to value
long-term care insurance.
"We have skipped a generation, but our grandson
is applying to Harvard for his undergraduate education,"
writes Martin Cassidy, who is still applying his efforts
to CO2 Sequestration as a research scientist at the University
Sarie Booy (Cavers) writes:
"David Cavers would be so proud of his children...Nancy,
Bill and Tom. We have a spread of grandchildren from ages 27 to
2. Our oldest granddaughter married last summer ('09) at the beautiful
Kunde winery in Sonoma County, California and our youngest just
turned 2 in Argentina while visiting another set of grandparents.
The grandchildren are Katie Dougherty Kunde. 27; Ben Dougherty,
22; Glenda Dougherty, 20; Douglas Cavers, 18; Ann Cavers, 16;
Lola Cavers, 5; and Trinidad Cavers, 2. They are a healthy, curious,
fun-loving bunch! And they are the best gift David ever gave me!"
John Geenty writes:
"Hi, a picture of me and my two grandsons. On the left is
my youngest grandson, Turner R.J. Geenty and the other boy is
my oldest, John C. Geenty III. I attended his graduation from
8th Grade at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA, June 2010."
Judge and Boys, 2010
John Ogden reports that his grandson Nick has been named
captain of hockey for the 2010-211 season at Lawrenceville. "Of
course he also plays lacrosse like his brother John who is playing
both sports at Hamilton. Moreover, granddaughter Katie has received
a handsome scholarship to play lacrosse at Shendandoah and granddaughter
Laura has been named captain of the women's lacrosse team at Greeley
High School in Chappaqua, NY."
Stan Katz notes that "Julia Halberstams wedding
(and reception at the Central Park Zoo!) were really wonderful
events on June 12. David would have loved it and who knows,
perhaps he did . . ."
Andy Ward's daughter Elizabeth celebrated her 25th Reunion
at Harvard this past May. Seen here with one of the colorful Commencement
Marshals on hand for photo-ops.
George Buehler's daughter Shoshanna will be a sophomore
at the New Hampton School in New Hampton, NH. next fall.
One of her classmates will be Elaina Little, Renny Little's
Congratulations to Fred Church, who writes that he and
Mary L. Campbell were married at sunset on the beach at Hilton
Head Island, South Carolina on Wednesday, April 28, 2010. "We
live at Oldfield, a private river community nearby in Okatie,
SC where we struggle at golf, fish, work out regularly, hunt for
quail and turkey in season, ride occasionally and enjoy our many
friendships, old and new."
Barry Sachs notes that his first grandchild Kate Alexander
was born on January 8, 2008, followed by a second James Korb on
June 22, 2009, both to daughter Lisa.
Former varsity lacrosse goalie John Ogden writes that,
"grandson John, having played his final game at Lawrenceville,
has just been named to the Academic All-American Lacrosse Team.
He co-captained the hockey team and was awarded the Best Player
Trophy. He goes to Hamilton College (son Jeff's alma mater) where
he will play both sports.
Granddaughter Caroline made the Ridgefield, CT varsity as a ninth
grader and scored the winning goal in the last 20 seconds of her
first game against the Hatters of Danbury. Granddaughters Katie
(a junior) and Laura (a sophomore) played varsity lacrosse for
Horace Greeley High in Chappaqua,NY.
Grandson Malcolm is playing in goal for the U12 club in Newburyport,
Unfortunately Dorothy and I have not been able, (nor will we)
to see any of this but we are kept in touch by the miracle of
Bruce Brown writes: "Have 5 grand and 2 great grandchildren.
3 grandkids in college, 1 in the Army and one just left for DC
for greener (hopefully) pastures. Hope to attend the 55th Reunion
if all my missing and new body parts will allow."
John Flanigan serves as a Compliance Officer for the U.S.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. "My daughter, Anna
Bryan (Beloit College, 2010) is spending the fall semester in
Moscow at the Russian University for the Humanities."
"My youngest son, the REAL Peter Watson,
has moved permanently to Harwich with his son, Charlie and daughter,
Sally plus mom, Patty and cat. Now 4 grandchildren are in Town!"
Pete Watson. "Babysitter Extraordinary."