Timothy Finton posted this photograph of Middlebury College on our True Prep Facebook page. The Adirondack chairs are so welcoming!It seems to be finally Spring, though with an undercurrent of the chills. It’s about time.
I have been quiet here for too long, but just know that I wanted to make an appearance, but have been busy with a lot of family and housekeeping chores that have been time-consuming and complicated.
Meanwhile, my classmates at Riverdale Country School are, for the first time since the invention of the World Wide Web connecting (without the help of the Alumni Office) just to catch up and trade memories. It’s been extraordinary, reading the hourly comments by the boys (I can’t help it; even though they are probably bald and certainly middle-aged, they’ll always be boys to me) in my grade. And by the way, how can you be a master of the universe and have so much time to play on email?
A group of us — perhaps 18-25 (about a quarter of the class) will show up at dinner next week. The emails reveal both a closeness and a warmth (disguised, often as snark) that are undiluted by the years and remind me how much I value the people with whom I grew up.
(An unflattering shot of part of our campus. To the left of the photograph lies the gorgeous Hudson River. I ate French fries for lunch every day of my senior year in the round outcropping you see of that building. French fries and sometimes a side of French fries.)
As my exhibits grow older, I suppose I tend to feel more and more nostalgic.