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CLIFFORD KRAFT
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RETIRED FROM PITNEY BOWES INC 2003 Divorced 2
SINCE MY LAST UPDATE ALOT HAS CHANGED ,THIS SPRING I SOLD MY HOUSE IN MAINE , AND MOVED TO FLORDIA IN JULY THIS YEAR 2014 , I PURCHASED A HOUSE IN WEST PALM BEACH , THE LIFE HERE IS VERY DIFFERENT THEN IT IS IN MAINE . GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE AND STOP BY!
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‚ÄčLET SEE i AM SORRY I MISSES THE THE 50 REUNION BUT MY OBLIGATIONS KEPT ME HERE , THIS FALL 2017 I WILL BE STEPPING DOWN AS COMMANDER AND HIGH PRIEST SO THAT IT WILL FREE UP SO TIME . THIS NEXT YEAR 2018 SUMMER I WILL BE TRAVELING TO MAINE TO SEE FRIEND AND FAMILY AND WILL BE STOPPING IN DARIEN .IF ANYONE  IS AROUND THEN LET ME KNOW ! 
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Ellen McAbery (Roffey)
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Retired Married 2
It's been a long time, hasn't it? We've all changed, hopefully for the better. Life has treated me well. I graduated from the University of Maine in 1971, and married my husband, Don, shortly thereafter. We've lived in a small town in Downeast Maine since 1971. In 1978 I was hired by the Georgia Pacific paper mill and eventually ended up an office manager in Wood Procurement. After a reorganization in 2003 I went back to school and studied medical billing and coding. Before that course ended I was hired at a local doctor's office and worked in billing and coding until my retirement in 2013. We have 2 children: son Bryan, who is a cook at the Appalachian Mountain Club lodge Medawisla in northern Maine; and daughter Kate Porter, who is an oncology nurse at Lafayette Family Cancer of Maine. Kate has given us two precious granddaughters, Gwen and Gracie. Send Ellen a MessageSend Ellen a Message
Thomas Tyler
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Civil Engineer Married 1
It’s hard to believe so much time has gone by. To think of the things we’ve all seen and the places we have been.

After DHS I attended college and then joined the USAF ahead of the Draft. My tour of duty included a year in Saigon and a few years in the Sacramento Valley at Travis AFB.  UCONN welcomed me upon my release, and I graduated BSCE which became my path. I earned a professional engineering license shortly after graduation and have worked in structural engineering and construction now for 40 years, accumulating other licenses and gaining a body of knowledge along the way. I have been fortunate to have worked on exciting projects such as the World Trade Center rebuild, JFK AirTrain, a few moveable bridges, a power plant, and presently the new Moynihan Station adjacent to Penn Station.

My wife Nancy and I have been married for 33 years. We live in Darien. Our daughter Lindsay graduated 2nd in the Class of ’11, then on to Dartmouth ’15, and is now at Morgan Stanley.

I consider myself blessed to have grown up in Darien, where the bar is set higher. And I am impressed by the successes I see in my classmates. I wish you all good health and hope to see you at many more reunions.
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Cathy Bagnal (Shimmel)
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Nurse manager- Pediatric Oncology Married 3
After graduating with from Columbia I ended up working in Pediatric Oncology at Sloan Kettering. I completed my masters in nursing at NYU . Jim and  I married in 1977 and stayed on the Upper West Side until we relocated to the north shore of Long Island where we still live..We have three wonderful and accomplished children, Natalie (37), Nora (34) and Alex(22), who just graduated form Tufts.  We are both still working but planning on retiring  next year.  We love spending time with our two granddaughters (ages 5 and 1) who live in Westport. We hope to see more of them, to travel and to  spend more time in the Berkshires in the future. Send Cathy a MessageSend Cathy a Message
Peter Bolton
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Hi all – Oh boy! I’m going to make it to the big 5-0. My last submission was 10 years ago. Some things have changed and a bit more’s happened:

DHS to Boston University. Started in engineering but panicked when I just couldn't do math anymore. Xferred into political science. Did a bit to end that damn war while learning just enough to get a BA. I wasn't a slacker; I just wasn't much interested in learning.

The woman I was living with got into UC Berkeley grad school so I split for the coast. With no specific ambition or inner voice to guide me, I took a job in a warehouse in Oakland, CA, and quickly rose from order puller to head of the shipping department. Ever work with junkies? Don't you love their mood swings.

Left that when I realized I had peaked at 24, dithered around at some other dead end jobs, until I got my big break: I was hired in '76 to write technical manuals for IMSAI, a microcomputer manufacturer. (Google it or read "Fire in the Valley.") A career in high tech is born.

Sidebar: You gotta laugh. Some people work hard and long to prepare their career. I landed in mine because I'd taken touch typing in junior high summer school, had a knack for computer programming, and won a virtual coin flip (my boss drew some of her wits from the cosmos and used the direction that her necklace swung to pick among the applicants). I'm curious: How many of you planned your career? Who had they're career find them?

IMSAI turned out to be one of the birthplaces of desktop computers. Wild times, fast times, high times (I never had a problem with that, although I do only somewhat jokingly refer to the late 70s/early 80s as my lost decade.) Within a couple of years, though, it crashed.
I moved on to another desktop computer company in San Francisco (more wild, fast, high times; watch out for that cocaine-speed kills), and then went to work for Digital Research (again, worth googling). For this I left Oakland (a great city by the way) and moved to Pacific Grove, CA, where I live today. It's ironic - I prefer living in a big city but PG's profile is much like Darien's - go figure.

I migrated from tech writing into product management. At Digital Research I managed the design, promotion, and sales of an operating system. You wouldn’t have heard of it but it was used in complex point of sales systems at big-store retailers such as WalMart, Safeway, and Costco. Digital Research collapsed too. I then worked for a security software company. Here, I worked with the former Deputy Director of the NSA. (Warning: don’t work for companies that develop security software, they’re full of very paranoid people.)
It too collapsed (there’s a lot of crashing and burning in Silicon Valley). At my next stop I became the proud papa of a real-time, publish subscribe middleware product that has gone on to some big things in its little markets. As it turns out, I’m quite the propeller head.
This company did not collapse, but the president and I never got along (I never learned how to manage up).Thus ended my product management career in 01. Good thing though, I was pretty burned out. Since then, there were a couple of jobs as a lowly tech writer until I retired in ’15.
Long, strange trip indeed. I never hit the stock option jackpot but got tons of other perqs: traveled all over the US and to Europe and Asia (be sure to go to the street markets in Seoul, Tokyo, and Taipei - major sensory overload) on the company dime and hobnobbed with lots of brilliant, creative, and bizarre people. The wife and I are living a very comfortable life now, without too many scars and enough good memories to entertain my table when we move to the assisted living facility.

Demographics: Married since '83 after living together since ‘74 (who's afraid of commitment?). No kids (we love kids, especially when their parents take 'em home). Retired but doing a lot of work for a non-profit (Kernespool.org) and occasionally some writing for fun.
If you visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium, give me a call; I live just up the hill. I’m also on FB but don’t post much.

Re the pictures: These are my CA driver license pics since '71. They're kind of a hoot and tell a story by themselves. Since the last one (lower right), the hair's a lot grayer and thinner, my face has sprung a lot of lines, and I'm 40% broader.
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PAMELA ANN MARSHALL
retired Extension Agent (USDA) Single
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Thomas Stewart
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CEO www.carolinarim.com Married 4
Settled in Charlotte, North Carolina 30 years ago, have three daughters and one son and three grandchildren all living in the Charlotte area.  Have not been back to Dairen in years and hope to see old friends this coming September.  I have a multi-state heavy duty truck parts distribution buisness which keeps me busy  but looking forward to some r and r  in the years ahead.

Update 2016
life continues to change, fully retired in 2015  after selling business. Good thing as it has given Trisha and I more time to travel which we love. We know have 5 granddaughters and another grandchild due this June. Look forward to our next reunion and seeing old friends,
50 years where has the time gone. 

Sixth granddaughter born last year and we have another one one the way due January 2018. 
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Georgine Abberley (Carter)
Retired Food Manufacturer Widowed 2
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Barbara Geddes (Loh)
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Alan W. King
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Retired/Freelance Writer Divorced 2
"Why are our days limited on Earth? To make each day special!"

The Passages Of Time
Mitch Albom's latest Novel: The Time Keeper
It was a pleasure seeing former classmates at our 40th reunion, and learning what everyone has been up to all these years.  In fact, I was recently in contact with Howie Thompson, and had the privilege of reading his latest novel, 'OverTime.' Who knew that Howie could write! 

Class of '67's Thompson
    goes into 'OverTime'

 
If you are interested, you may read my book review for 'OverTime' in our Guess Book section.  I finished writing and editing the screenplay for  'OverTime' and Howie and I are currently looking for an agent.

GARRETT  M. BROWN'S 'AMERICANA'

Takes you back  to 1958 New England


 

Darien native Garrett M. Brown's one-act-play, "Americana,"
was performed for the first time this spring.  In this scene,
Mr. Self, the encyclopedia salesman played by Chris Ceraso,
looks on with the Dad (Michael Cullen) as they gaze at the
son, Garry's (Miles Berger) sketchbook of drawings of his
models -- the various Playmates of the Month, from

Playboy Magazine."
 
I have also kept in contact with Garrett/aka Garry Brown, and had an opportunity to read his play, "AMERICANA."   We all knew that Garry could act, but did we ever suspect he was such a gifted writer too.  If you would like to read my review of 'AMERICANA,' you may also check it out in our Guess Book section. Both reviews appeared on the front page of The Darien Times.

I retired in 1996 from the corporate world of technical marketing and sales within the computer software industry.  Since I had been writing for some time, I decided that this would be a great opportunity for me to pursue a life-long dream.  In 1997 I returned to graduate school and was surprised to see so many baby boomers attending classes.  I subsequently earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in English & Writing from Long Island University: (Summa Cum Laude & Merit Scholar) and a Master of Arts degree in Creative and Non-Fiction Writing from Manhattanville College: (Magna Cum Laude).  Who said baby boomers are too old to learn?   

I have two children, Jenifer, age 44, and Chad, age 41, both are married, and each have 2 children (boy and girl) and graduated from the University of Maine. Chad also earned his Master's degree at Bath University in Bath, England (Sociology: Death  & Society).


Nancy and her supporters (including her husband, Jay) did an outstanding job putting together and organizing our successful 40th reunion, and for this I am most indebted and grateful. 

My twin brother, Rand (deceased) is on the red Honda 50 cc and I am on the blue one.  Picture taken in 1967.  As you may recall, Rand was Captain of our first  D.H.S. undefeated Gymnastic Team under the guidance of  Coach Isadore Battino, and voted the senior with the best physique. And my younger brother, Jeff, was Captain of the '69 D.H.S. Gymnastic Team and Connecticut's All State Gymnastic Champion.


I loved sailing and sailed out of the Rowayton Yacht Club for many years to destinations like Martha's Viineyard, Nantucket and Woods Hole.  Such wonderful memories!  In the meantime, I continue to keep in touch with a number of  classmates, and would enjoy hearing from you. 

P.S.: Anymore writers out there?




 
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