Larry Gordon
Friday, June 10, 2016
I'm very sorry to have missed our 50th reunion. My nephew and his fiancee got married the same day in Westminster, MD. It would have been great to see everyone. Normandie Farm is an iconic place, and my wife and I and my folks went there often. A note on Rick Levy: he and his wife used to live across the streeet from my folks in Bethesda. His wife once said to me, "Rick was raised Jewish and converted to Buddhism, but I'm Catholic. How am I supposed to be able to pick out a Christmas present for him?" My best to Rick and everyone else. Keep in touch by email.
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  tom Meleney
Monday, June 6, 2016
A MESSAGE FROM DR. RICK LEVY: I arrived on May 14, 2016 for the 50th reunion too late for any photos. I did not know this was to occur. I am now in India where I occupy an endowed chair (Chair Professor) at a major university and am setting up and directing an academic Center for Mind-Body Medicine, plus cardiology mind-body programs in various hospitals. I've spent 10 weeks a year here for last decade, plus I direct 3 mind-body medicine centers in U.S. This is a field of medicine that I am credited with helping to create so I often travel around. Yesterday it was 111F here in Delhi! How are you doing lately?   You ALL did a great job with the reunion! Best regards,   Rick
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  Helena Czarniecki
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Sorry I couldn't make it, it was a good weekend on I-95 to drive without rain, roads dry, so spent the weekend driving back to VA from FL.  Now I'm knee deep in tractor mowing the fields.  Hello to all. 
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  Jonathan Hadary
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Hello, Class of '66. I am so sorry not to be able to attend tonight's reunion.  I made it to the 10th and the 20th, and for the past few years I've had my eye on the approaching 50th, but work came up.  I'm still an actor, happily.  And as always I'm a sucker for a good part in a good play.  Tonight is the second performance of a wonderful new show I'm in called Indian Summer, at a long-established and highly respected off-Broadway theatre called Playwrights Horizon here in NY.  I came to town for a while in 1969, fresh off the national tour of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (which I got into in my sophomore year at Tufts) and I moved here to stay in '72 or was it '73?  In any case I'm still here and still in the same apartment.  I have enjoyed what has indeed become a career as an actor, mostly on stage, some film and TV as well.  But theatre remains my first love, and it has been good to me: pretty steady work on and off Broadway, several awards and nominations, and a nice reputation.  And now, with a healthy pension I can continue to do as much as I want and still be picky about what jobs I take.   I remain a lousy correspondent, unfortunately, and a bigtime procrastinator.  I'm not on social media and I answer letters and emails slowly and sometimes not at all.  I live by myself and always have.  I have most of my hair; the grey's just coming in.  I've developed a paunch.  There's been a fortune in dental work (nobody flossed in the Sixties).  My health in general, acid reflux aside, has always been good and remains so.  Both my parents are gone, as well as the older of my two older brothers.  Life goes on, and it ain't dull.  Theatre, acting in general, is an optimistic pursuit, I think, and it keeps me playful, youthful in spirit.   I have to go now, so I'll cut this shorter than I'd intended.  Best wishes to all you contemporaries of mine.  Have a ball tonight and all weekend.  I'm going to bring my yearbook to rehearsal and give the twenty-somethings I'm working with a laugh or two.   Best wishes to you all.  Go, Spartans!      -Jonathan  
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  Tom Dorman
Friday, May 13, 2016
To Tom and the 50th Reunion Committee,
Having never attended a WJ reunion before, I truly regret not being able to attend our 50th this year.  My wife is working her way back from brain cancer, and it just not possible for me to get away now.  We are optimistic for her recovery following a stem cell transplant five weeks ago, so I can hope there may be another opportunity –
 
Fortunately, you have given us a website that has made many of us available to each other through our stories.  I was touched yesterday by Terry Franz’s beautiful summary of her life over the years since graduation – there are many others I’ve read.  Also the handful of memorials, such as Jon Hunter and Walter Avery, who took me back to Kensington Jr High.
 
I’m living in Maine now, where I have spent nearly all of my summers since childhood.  After a forty-year work life in education and business in the Boston area and San Francisco I feel like there’s a lot of juice left in our generation and maybe in me.  I look forward to seeing what comes next.
 
 
Tom Dorman
 
 
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  Andrea Price Stevens
Thursday, May 12, 2016
A message from Molly Verhoeff: Hi Classmates, I don’t believe it would be a good idea for me to come this weekend. It’s all for medical reasons. The latest one is the pulmonary embolism that occurred last September. I had hoped it would be gone in time, but I can still get so tired or sleepy without a good warning. This means I can fall asleep without feeling my eye lids closing my eyes. If that were to happen while I am driving a rental car, I am not so sure if I ever would get back to my dogs again. I was so looking forward to catching up with everyone. I wish all of you to have so much fun together and please post lots of pictures on the Facebook group. Have fun! The Dutch Girl,  Molly Verhoeff
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  Andrea Stevens
Thursday, May 12, 2016
A message from Ed Graef:  I am sorry to have an important conflict with my 50th Walter Johnson High School Reunion. Our youngest niece is graduating from Catholic University during special ceremonies that are scheduled throughout this Friday and Saturday. Jan's brothers entire family is staying at our home and we have been invited to all of the graduation events. Our attendance at the reunion will not be possible I am sorry to have to say. I wish you all a wonderful time at this wonderful event. All the best to my fellow graduates, Ed Graeff
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  Barbara Davidson Wolcott
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
I probably won't make it it the reunion unless my friend, Kathleen Dawe agrees to come. I will be visiting her at the time of the reunion. I did go to the  40th with Kathi  Goss Humble and didn't really know anyone but was happy to be there with her. (She knew a lot of people). I live in California, am a RN, a grandmother, play in a Marimba group and am learning drumming.  If I don't make it, have a lovely time. That is a nice place you are having it at. I've been there with my nieces. Barbara
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  Alan Blankenheimer
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Alan Blankenheimer 3:14pm Feb 13 Hey Tom no undo pressure. I didn't take it that way. Understandably you need to pin things down. I would like to attend but can't commit. I'm still working plus I'm teaching at a couple of law schools so it may not work but I will see. 
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  sandy swisher-pheiffer
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
I appreciate all of your time and efforts in contacting me. I am not lost! And I did respond through the link on the website that I am unable to attend the reunion.    I am directing a production of Cinderella at the theatre I help to run in town... Adams Community Theatre ( adamstheatre.org), a 501.c.(3) a group of us started 5 years ago to save our theatre on Main Street. We open May 20th and I have too many commitments to be away at that time and the production has been scheduled for over a year.    I had a wonderful time at the last reunion and do hate to miss this one. Especially a dinner at Normandy Farm! I love that place! You have some excellent opportunities planned! I know a fabulous time will be had by all!!   So thanks again for all of your hard work and know I'll be thinking of you all!!   Take care and Party Hardy!!   Enjoy!!! Sandy Swisher-Pheiffer 
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  lance gurel
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Lance W Gurel No, Tom, I'm not planning to attend the 50th reunion of WJ in May..   I did not stay in touch with anyone from WJ days.   The names are familiar, but I haven't kept up friendships. My Dad still lives in the DC area (Alexandria); I'm on the west coast. Best wishes for the event. Lance
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  Winfried Corduan
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Tom, I'm doing fairly well, actually. My activities are all running in a lower gear, but their continuing to move. BTW, I wonder how many of our WJ classmates would enjoy my weekly 1 hour show on Thursday nights, 9pm Eastern, consisting to a large extent of the folk music popular in our day on http://www.StreetJelly.com/Win_C . Live streaming of performances. Free watching and interaction. I'm kind of planning on attending the reunion, but can't commit yet due to my many health issues.  Win
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  tom meleney
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Really getting excited about the 50th reunion coming in less than 5 months. This is going to be awesome. So many tell me they're coming, so I hope you'll sign up soon. Already about 50 have paid and signed up as of today 12/22/15. This 50th reunion will be every bit as good as the 40th was with a few changes to make it even better. I am going to try to acctach a photo of me attending the 20th WJ66 reunion with my current wife (Becky), who was my girlfriend at the time. We have been married for over 25 years now. See all of you in May!
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  Arlene Scott (O'Donnell)
Saturday, November 21, 2015
had such a wonderful time at our 40th. Can hardly believe that was 10 years ago! Probably the highlight was the informal evening on Friday night at the hotel. Looking forward to reconnecting at our 50th.
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  Dave yost
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Many of us thought that the best part of the 40th reunion was the impromptu event at a nearby hotel meeting room where we were all sitting at tables after our time was up at the noisy bar with its poor lighting. We were able see and hear well and hold conversations in groups larger than a few people. It was so, so nice. I hope there will be time like this early on, so we can bond or re-bond.
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  Pat Wilson Roberts
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Can't wait to see everyone!Hoping that most, if not all, of my 'sister Esoterics' will be able to attend. Will send a msg out to them. 8Ff2
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  Binnie Leipsig (Baumgartner)
Sunday, November 1, 2015
R.S.V.P., regrets. Will be busy celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary.