We're already two months into the year 2000! At least one of your editors
had not ever expected to see 2000 A.D. And this newsletter – who would
have predicted that it would reach toward the third millennium. Then
there's the poor old typewriter, too. An Underwood Five, it has pounded
out over 500 pages, twice, once in preliminary form and again in final
form. Actually it is a convert; it was purchased by Judy and David for
$100 when they were still living in a converted chicken coop, purchased
to produce dittoes for language and math handouts and tests. It has
done yeoman service for the newsletter. Who would have expected it to
stand up so long to the modern electronic age? We have been castigated
for not retiring the poor old fellow and for not moving Marists All
into the "with it" generation. But we doubted our longevity and we were
uncertain about the longevity of the newsletter.
Now time has caught up with us. With the transition from one millennium
to another it seems that neither we nor the newsletter will be able
to get along efficiently without a computer. Thus, we have finally purchased
our very own PC. Of course, just as the Underwood was converted to a
higher purpose, so our PC, with the help of computer literate angels,
will also be used for Marists All. Be tolerant of our initial simplicity
of format. We are learning by hit and miss, trial and error, seek and
find! We must mention, though, that Br. Francis Klug of the Marist community
in Augusta, Georgia, sacrificed ("enjoyed immensely," he insists) his
Christmas vacation helping us tame our new electronic monster, and for
that we are most grateful!
We're on line now, too. Our addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com.
Now you can take the easier route of e-mailing your articles; no more
looking for paper and envelopes and for postage, no more running to
the mailbox or the post office. We await your incoming mail. With this
page we go into a new era! Thanks Underwood!
From GENE (Louis Francis) ZIRKEL ('53): The year 1999 was a
Marist year for me. In the spring I attended the day of prayer at Molloy
put together by Jack Duggan and Br. Charles Marcellin. Then this summer
Pat and I enjoyed four wonderful prayer-filled, fun-filled days at our
second Marist Family Institute of Spirituality at Marist College.
My third Marist contact was in Esopus. For several years I had spent
a week working with the Edmundites in Selma, Alabama. When that wonderful,
grace-filled apostolate was no longer available, I began searching for
something to replace it. In Brother Hugh's news-letter I read about
camps in Esopus. Inquiries to Brother Leonard Voegtle led to Brother
Donald Nugent who runs eleven one-week camps for cancer kids, deaf kids,
HIV kids, Downs kids, etc. Don allowed me to work in the kitchen for
a week. It was exactly what I needed. I must admit, though, I was pretty
tired come quitting time each evening. I am sure God accepted my "prayer
in action" as I fell quickly asleep at night. I look forward to returning
next summer.(Six Brancatelli, West Islip NY 11795; 631-669-0273; firstname.lastname@example.org)
From REV. RICHARD (Lawrence Richard) TINKER ('49): I am a
retired Russian Orthodox priest of the diocese of N.Y./N.J. I was ordained
in 1965 and served seventeen years at the cathedral in Brooklyn. These
days I am not able to do much because my health is not good. Imagine,
I will be 70 on the feast of the Annunciation. By the way, I have been
trying to locate James Gormley; he was in my group of 1949. Any idea
what has become of him? (124 Stevens Ave., West Hempstead NY 11552;
From BOB FALISEY ('65): Every issue of Marists All has been
a joy to read and almost a spiritual journey, reconnecting to some of
the beautiful Marist people it has been my privilege to know. While
on a recent business trip to New York, I was invited to a wonderful
brunch hosted by Alex and Estelle Senes. At the brunch was Tom Nolan,
and Alex was kind enough to even invite my mother and my wife Sharon.
The conversation moved as if thirty years never went by. I am deeply
indebted to Marists All, for without you that reconnection with these
quality people would never have taken place. For those of you who do
not know, Alex is a psychiatrist working with New York's poorest and
Tom is a clinical social worker helping families get through their problems.
Equally wonderful was a recent unexpected visitor to my office, Gregory
Ballerino. Greg has lived in California for the last twenty years. He
got my name from Marists All, called, and dropped by the office. Without
Marists All another beautiful relationship would have been lost to time.
Greg and I talked about his dissatisfaction with where he was working
and after some five hours of discussion and dinner, Greg is now working
with my firm. He starts Friday.
I am certainly not a placement service, but maybe I am helping to discover
a new apostolic niche in the Marist world, networking. I will never
do the great humanitarian work of Alex and Tom, nor will I achieve the
spiritual height of so many I read about in Marists All, but in the
business world I am well connected. I am sure I can help some in the
Marist family connect to better employment somewhere around the country.
Give me a call and say hello or begin the conversation with "Laudator
Jesus Christus" and I will try to remember my "Et Maria Mater Ejus"
– do forgive the Latin spelling. If you are in California, our yacht,
Terra Incognita, is in the harbor ready to take two or three couples
on a weekend trip to Catalina Island. We have had over thirty aboard
for parties. (520 Washington Blvd. #595, Marina del Rey CA 90292; 800-956-7574
From BILL REGER ('61): Life is great in West Virginia. In spite
of the drought of the decade, the endless hills are deep green with
wild growth. The rare beauty of West Virginia remains ever dramatic.
Jan and I will be celebrating our third anniversary this month! We have
much in common; we pray, meditate, do spiritual reading, bike, laugh,
and just be together. We have a "San Juan 21" on which we leisurely
pass many carefree hours, often sailing on Deep Creek Lake in western
Maryland about an hour from our home. I love my job in the School of
Medicine at WVU. The teaching, writing, and challenge of keeping up
professionally are sources of stimulation. (37 Era St., Wheeling WV
26003; 304-242-1417; email@example.com)
From JOE (Eugene Michael) HORAN ('50): Since my last letter
I have moved to Tampa, Florida, with my wife Dolores and my younger
daughter Joelle. My wife finally retired and we are now enjoying newly
found retirement life. Joelle decided to join us after graduating from
Boston University as a licensed social worker with an M.S. She hated
the snow, and so is now seeking employment in Tampa. I hope someone
is taking the initiative to begin preparations for our 50th anniversary
reunion for year 2000. Being so far now makes it difficult for me to
do much. We could do some things through e-mail.(10200 North Armenia
Ave., #3404, Tampa FL 33612; 813-935-7402; firstname.lastname@example.org)
From BR. JAMES (Peter Damian) ADAMS ('55): I just read #51.
I think it's been almost ten years since I've written anything for Marists
All, not that I didn't want to. The spirit is willing … I am now finishing
my last year as a missioner to the Marist Philippine Province. I first
came in 1963. In fact, I landed in Manila on my 26th birthday in September
of that year. I'll be returning to the United States around May of the
year 2000. God willing, my service here will reach just four months
short of 37 years.
For the first twelve years I taught mostly English subjects in the
post-novitiate training house and in two or three Marist colleges and
one Jesuit college. I also completed a PhD in Chemical Biology and after
a year of teaching and research I soon wound up in college administration,
at different times holding positions of Academic Vice President, Dean
of Graduate School, Administrative Vice President, mainly in our Marist
university, Notre Dame of Marbel. My last eleven years have been spent
as Director of Notre Dame of Cotabato, our first high school in the
Philippines. The first American Brothers who opened the Marist Philippine
mission took over this school from the OMI priests in 1948. Cotabato
City has slowly become a Muslim town and now the school has 40% Muslim
students. The school has a talented staff of Filipino teachers and administrators.
The principal is a woman.
It is time for me to go, for we always held that the missionary Brother
is on mission to set things up, make the maximum contribution, and when
the locals are ready, they should take over. That's the theory anyway,
and I must do my best to see that it works in practice, too. After 36
years it is not easy to disengage, but with God's grace I have no doubt
it will be for the better. And the timing is right. I've been blessed
with exceptional health. In fact, I'm now in training to run once again
in the New York marathon. I had my first try in November of 1998, and
I did it in more than four hours but less than five. Closer to five
hours, but good enough for age 61.
I enjoy reading Marists All. Over the last few years it has helped
me keep abreast of the American Marists and of the extended Marist family,
and now it is helping me to fit in once again and get back to my roots.
(P. O. Box 180, 9600 Cotabato City, Philippines; email@example.com)
DECEASED: John (Ignatius Anthony) Nevin ('44) died in early
December. He had moved from New York City several years ago to be near
family in Franklin, N.C. We have very late word that Bill Karges ('74)
died his past August in Gastonia, N. C. where he had moved to be of
help to his ailing parents. We understand that an infection and uncontrollable
fever led to a coma.
From ED (Edward Lawrence) CASHIN ('46): We buried John Nevin
today in Magnolia Cemetery in Augusta where his ancestors lie. He joined
the Brothers out of high school in 1943, and as Brother Ignatius Anthony
he taught at old Boys Catholic High in Augusta and for a long time at
St. Agnes in New York City. When he left the Marists in 1961, he taught
at Bishop Kenny in Jacksonville, Florida, and then in the New York Public
School system until his retirement eight years ago. He died of cancer
in Golden, Colorado. He never married. He remembered the Marists generously
in his will.
I retired as chair of the History Department at Augusta State University
in 1996, and started the Center for the Study of Georgia History at
Augusta State, which I enjoy hugely. I hope someone will want to read
my latest effort, William Bartram and the American Revolution on the
Southern Frontier, forthcoming in February from the University of South
Carolina Press. Fordham University Press has reissued my The King's
Ranger: Thomas Brown and the American Revolution on the Southern Frontier.
I am doing my bit for the southern frontier.
Our daughter Milette married a fine young man of Italian descent, Victor
Esposito. Mary Anne and I are planning to take them to Italy for the
Jubilee year. Our son Ed (Edward Lawrence Cashin) is deep into the arcane
regions of computer programming in the computer department at the University
of Georgia. Mary Anne retired in 1998 and goes with me on lots of trips
– research and just for fun. Along with all your readers, I look forward
to Marists All and read it through. I think you have discovered a new
apostolate.(3412 Woodstone Place, Augusta GA 30909-1843; 706-736-1561;
From BR. PATRICK EUGENE MAGEE ('43): I would like to thank
you for continuing the publication of Marists All. I have enjoyed reading
it from page one to its conclusion, and I am pleased to report that
it always provides me with inspirational reading. The newsletter is
duplicated and shared with the Brothers of our community, so that each
has his own individual copy. I am returning for another year at Marist
High in Chicago, my seventh year, for a total of thirteen years. It
is a great school community with Brother Rick Carey as our second president.
He is assisted by a complete team of laymen in the administration of
My work involves fund raising. I am the moderator of the Marist High
School Fathers' Club. I assist regularly with the Wednesday night bingo
games. The spirit of Brother John of the Cross has rubbed off on me.
I often reflect on those thirty some years that he worked bingo games
at Mount St. Michael and at Marist High in Eugene, Oregon. By the way,
that school in Eugene continues to flourish. There are over 560 students
enrolled for the 1999-2000 academic year. (4200 West 115th Street, Chicago
IL 60655; 773-881-6380)
From TOM KIRKMAN ('61): Sorry for the delay in responding to
the questionnaire. The last six months have been very busy. In June
I sold my home, retired from my job in Lawrence, and relocated to San
Diego. In August I drove west and moved into my new place. After visiting
my new surroundings, I'm now looking for some creative work. (4050 Third
Avenue, #304, San Diego CA 92103; 619-292-5773; firstname.lastname@example.org)
From RICHARD COUTO ('60): It's been a long time since I wrote.
I am somewhat intimidated because the choices I have made have taken
me from much of what others talk about, the Church and the Marist tradition
especially. I enjoy hearing from so many former teachers and ever present
friends. An alumni letter from CCHS, Lawrence, finally sparked my realization
of the part of Marist that has transformed me. The high school and college
education provided by the Brothers instilled a love of learning and
a passion to express the meaning of my life and that of others. They
stay with me today and mark my teaching style. I am in a wonderful place
to express and continue the gifts the Brothers gave me.
I am a professor and now have a chair in leadership studies at the
Jepson School at the University of Richmond. Jepso is the first school
of leadership studies. I am a political scientist and contribute to
the political leadership, social movement, community contexts of the
curriculum, as well as critical thinking and experiential education,
especially service learning and participatory action research.
When I got around to writing the acknowledgments for my recent book,
Making Democracy Work Better, the University of North Carolina Press,
I took note of one Marist Brother in particular. Here's what I wrote:
"Putting the pieces of a manuscript together, however complex, is always
simplerthan figuring out the puzzle of who helped me. I mean helped
in a fundamental way, the people who planted ideas in my mind, challenged
me and somehow provided me -- son of loving, working-class parents who
had little formal education(a sixth-grade education and night school
diploma) -- with the ambition to write a book.
"I thought a lot of Brother Michael Kieran, FMS, who taught me English
in high school. Those who helped me in countless revisions of this text
will testify that I still cannot do justice to the grammar that he tried
to teach me. But I think of him still, every day, carrying his books
in a pile under his arm, resting on a ledge that he made with his hip.
He set those books down on the teacher's desk in the front of the room
and in the next forty-five minutes, each and every day, he evoked and
demanded my attentive collaboration, and that of my classmates, in developing
a level of potential that he insisted we had but that we protested.
He tempered his determination to challenge us to realize our own importance
with a gentleness and humor that I have found in exactly the same combination
in no human being since. He checked our increased sense of competence
with his own firm belief, which he exemplified, that the ability to
laugh at ourselves made the serious business of life manageable and
success at it possible. To all my teachers I am grateful, and to them
I dedicate this book."
Thank you Marist Brothers; I hope that despite some changes in setting
and issues, you can still see the seeds that you planted. (2424
Trefoil Way, Richmond VA 23235-3814; 804-330-9831; email@example.com)
From EUGENE (Philip Damian) DONNELLY ('46): I'm living in Stamford
and enjoying my retirement these past seven years. I've taken philosophy
courses and enjoy traveling with my wife Adrienne. We spend a lot of
enjoyable time with our daughters, son-in-law, and five grandchildren.
We enjoy receiving and reading Marists All. (1 Strawberry Hill Ave.,
Stamford CT 06902; 203-323-5421)
Bro Joseph Belanger ('43) … adapted from the Poughkeepsie
Joseph Belanger was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, in1925 and has
tried in the 74 years since, to become a citizen of the world. He has
been around the world twice, visiting such places as Africa, Japan,
and Australia. He has made some 30 trips to Europe. A recent trek to
China led to a book which Belanger hopes will open people's minds to
China. "I've always had a keen interest in other countries. I firmly
believe in one world," the professor emeritus from Marist College said.
Belanger spent his life as a professor, teaching English literature,
French language and culture, and world culture at Marist College in
the town of Poughkeepsie. Indeed, he believes that human history is
leading to a great spiritual convergence, and he wants to help it along.
He says that teaching—and, most importantly, teaching people to think—will
help people of the world to gain appreciation and understanding of one
A member of an international Catholic order of teachers founded in
1817, the Marist Brothers, Belanger earned a bachelor's degree in English
from Marist College in 1948. He holds a master's degree in English and
a doctorate in French. "I just love literature," he said. "It's the
greatest study in the world." He has encouraged his students to experience
other cultures, founding and directing Marist Abroad Programs for 17
years and co-directing the Marist Foreign Film Program for 12 years.
After a recent trip to China, where he taught English at Luijiang University
in Xiamen, he wrote "China Prism: Red-Yellow-Green." He said his aim
in writing the book is to offer a view of China that he found lacking
in media accounts. "The intent is to create a correct understanding
of China because there is so much misinformation and ignorance and that
is dangerous to the world," he said. He said that, as a teacher, he
attempts to stress the importance of an open mind. Learning, he said,
is an ongoing process that involves being able to change one's views
as one gains understanding and is exposed to differing perspectives.
Claire Keith, chair at Marist, said, "We don't all have his charisma
and ruthless commitment. He is a tireless pursuer – and so open-minded
about the world."
From BRIAN YEHLE ('61): I can't tell you how surprised
I was to hear from you and MaristsAll. Reading the notes from all over
has certainly touched on some great feelings and memories from the past.
When I left in '69, I was fortunate to be appointed to the police department
here in Emerson, New Jersey, a town of about 6800 people in Bergen County
with a 20 man department. I am currently a Detective Lieutenant, having
served in the bureau since 1986. Thirty years have gone by pretty quickly
and my wife Ginny and I will be retiring in June of 2000. We plan to
move to Killington, Vermont, where we own a condo and there to try the
mountain life for a while. As in the Tyngsboro days, we love the winter
and outdoor activities. During the warmer months we hope to travel and
visit our children. Our oldest son is married, has two children, and
is living in California. Our other son is working and living in the
area. Our daughter, the youngest, is completing her MBA at Fairfield.
The impact of my Marist years will never be forgotten. Those years and
experiences have always added perspective to what life has brought to
us. Thanks for Marists All; it's great. Fraternally. 171 Dyer Avenue,
Emerson NJ 07630; 201-262-4947)
From JIM (Luke Michael) MADDEN ('52): Writing for such an educated
audience is a bit intimidating. One does not want to appear too bombastic
or too puerile, but here goes anyway! Although separated from the Marist
community by several decades, I have, nevertheless, a deep spiritual
and emotional connection. When I see a phoebe, I think instinctively
of the first nest I found inside the Lourdes grotto by the Poughkeepsie
juniorate. A kingfisher reminds me of the nest dug into the sandbank
near our ball field.
I live in Bayville on the North Shore of Long Island. It is a quiet
village except for the occasional nor'easter. My wife Mickey teaches
at The School of the Holy Child at Old Westbury, a private Catholic
school. My son Richard is a fourth grade teacher at Garden City. My
daughter Mary Patricia has finished her student teaching at Newburg.
I have retired from teaching computer science and keep busy by tutoring
mathematics, physics, and chemistry. With the booming economy and living
in the area described by F. Scott Fitzgerald as the Gold Coast, the
tutoring business is flourishing.
Retirement has afforded me time to travel. My wife and I chose to celebrate
our thirtieth anniversary by visiting Alaska. Although we spent less
than half a day in Denali Park, it was the most inspiring experience
of our two-week tour across Alaska, the Yukon, and the Inside Passage.
We were fortunate to see Mount McKinley clearly for only a brief time,
but see it we did, twin peaks blanketed in snow making the near mountains
seem insignificant. Mount McKinley is known as Denali, the Great One,
to the Athabaska Indians. It is also known simply as "The Mountain."
The variety of wildlife and the extraordinary scenery make Denali Park
an unforgettable experience. I wrote an article for the North Shore
Audubon Society about this extraordinary experience.
Mickey and I have also traveled to Galway, London, Paris, Austria,
Switzerland, and the Hawaiian Islands. The whole family is scheduled
to go to Paris this February, the fourth time for my daughter, the second
time for my wife and son, and my third time. In 1992 I had four angioplasties,
two on the same day. Since then I have regimented myself to exercise
and healthy eating. Unfortunately, I cannot fully exert myself, so I
had to give up skiing.
I can't remember which outstanding, stimulating teacher urged us in
our formative juniorate days to use an abundance of expressive adjectives
when writing; I hope I have met his ambitious expectations. I enjoy
reading Marists All as it jolts my brain and I hear myself saying, "Oh
yes, I remember that!" (24 Hickory Rd, Bayville NY 11709; 516-628-1661;
From ALBERT (Leonard Vincent) JEAN ('41): My wife and I are
coordinators for Respect Life in several parishes in Pasco County in
the diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida. We are also public policy advocates
for the diocese. That entails being abreast of all political bills in
the state capitol and in Washington, bills that may be of concern to
the Respect Life agendas. It also entails lobbying on such matters.
Closer to home, we are members of the lay Carmelite order in our parish.
On November 26th we will be leaving for a family visit to the Philippines;
we should return by January 12th. Our love, and prayers to our friends
with Marists All (7327 Brookline Street, Wesley Chapel FL 33544; 813-242-1417)
From MICHAEL (Michael Vincent) KELLY ('50): I just read Marists
All #50. It was great hearing that Bill Powers has finally realized
his dream to sound like Brother Hugh. Hugh and I were in the same English
class at Cardinal Hayes in '46; I'm still trying to sound like him.
It has been a wonderful year for all of us in beautiful downtown Burbank.
The greatest news of all is that our daughter Joan had twin boys on
August 25th. We couldn't be happier. It is wonderful to have children;
now we realize real rewards come when the grandchildren arrive.
A second big event in August was the purchase of our new home, which
is just three miles from Joan. As you might expect, Janet is now wearing
out the roads between our two homes. We have plenty of room for guests,
a pool in the back yard, and a beautiful view of mountains that frame
the San Fernando Valley. Consider our home your home.
The third memorable event in August was my retiring from California
State University. I didn't have enough time to fix the house and to
baby sit. I have a number of part time jobs that help pay the mortgage,
but there is very little external pressure. I work for the California
Office of Strategic Technology and do consulting work for the Department
of Defense. I have made three trips to DC in the past month. That must
I'm sure that I will miss teaching, but there will be future opportunities
to get back into the classroom, without the commitments to fully participate
in the unreal university academic environment. I still have wonderful
memories of teaching in high school in Lawrence and in Poughkeepsie.
I think it would be rewarding to try to help high school students in
California, where I am told only five percent of graduates take physics;
not a good sign for young people entering the information age. I could
emulate my brother Des (Br. Thomas Kelly '53) who, besides being principal
and giving sermons at local churches, is teaching physics in West Virginia.
I hope I will have the opportunity to join the class of '50 in 2000.
Would you like to come to the land of Disney? Maybe Jay Leno would host
us on July 26, 2000. It could be his greatest show ever. Hugh could
sing "Old Man River" with Bill Powers and have Des as guest singing
"The Irish Rover." Forget about 9-9-99 and Y2K; think 7-26-2000! (2400
No. Orchard Dr., Burbank CA 91504-2207; 818-840-8993; firstname.lastname@example.org)
From PHILIP CAPPIO ('74): After spending 14 years in education
teaching English and religion coaching cross country and track, I have
been in the landscaping and lawn maintenance business for almost 15
years now. In 1976 I married Mary Ball, a social studies teacher at
Union Catholic High School. We have three daughters: Mary 19, Claire
17, and Regina 15. The girls are all very involved in music and sports.
Maria and Claire are in Esopus at this moment working at our church-sponsored
camp for children with cancer. My distance running days are gone, but
I have become an avid roller blader; I highly recommend it as a fun
form of exercise. I have gotten into kayaking; one of my first trips
was on the Hudson in Cold Spring. This summer I had a chance to stop
at Camp Marist as they celebrated their 50th anniversary. I spent seven
wonderful years there working and taking care of the horses. I still
keep in touch with a lot of old Marist friends, but I definitely look
forward to each new issue of Marists All.(241 Katherine Street, Scotch
Plains NJ 07076;908-889-6625; email@example.com)
MARIST COLLEGE In a memorandum to the Marist College community
from President Murray we learn that Jim Cannavino, a longtime Trustee
and former Chairman of the Board, has pledged $3,000,000 to support
the new library. This is the largest personal gift ever made to Marist,
and it comes from one who has served the college with dedication and
genuine concern for its students. The Board of Trustees has recognized
Jim's exceptional commitment by naming the new building The James A.
Cannavino Library. Jim Cannavino is recognized as one of the nation's
technology leaders. In his tenure at IBM he was credited with developing
some of the company's most innovative products, ranging from mainframe
computers to laptops. In professional circles Jim proudly identifies
himself with Marist College.
From BILL KAWINA ('71): I have good memories of Marist College.
I was one of the Marist Brothers from Malawi. My good friend Jerry Cox
was my coach and director at Benoit House. Those were the good old days.
I left the Marist congregation toward the end of 1971 and moved to Canada.
I'm still in Quebec. I've been teaching Shakespeare's language for the
last 27 years at a senior French high school. It's a challenge to teach
English to French kids. To go to my school I take a ferryboat every
morning. The school is situated on a small island called Ils-aux-Coudres;
it's a lovely island.
I have two lovely daughters, Joyce and Ana. Both are very fluent in
English and in French. Lucky them, I'm not as bilingual as they. Joyce
is 26 and Ana is 23. I thank you for all the news I've been getting.
I also thank Bob Buckley for giving you my address. I hope to get back
to Poughkeepsie to see many of you some summer.(8 E. Veilleux, Baie
St. Paul, Que., G3Z-1C7; 1-418-435-5829; firstname.lastname@example.org)
From JOHN A. RYAN ('67): Having finished my Ph.D. in Biochemistry at
Uconn in 1997, I am now working for Corning Science Products in Acton
MA as their manager of scientific affairs. My wife Mei and I are now
readjusting to a more normal life after too many years as grad students.
(7 Hillside Avenue, Clinton MA 01510; 978-365-5994)
From BILL (William Maura) DESCHENE ('53): I like reading about
former and present Marist friends. The camaraderie I experienced and
the stories associated with these experiences conjure up a lot of smiles
… and that is always good medicine. The humility, simplicity, and modesty
of the Marist vision fits in well with the Native American lifestyle.
The Apache Christ is a good model; the Church, on the other hand, is
very much connected with the taker culture that tries to dominate other
cultures, i.e. the Native American and others.
Work: lots! Homesteaders with all that implies, minus the plumbing
and carpenter talents of Sarge and the electrical skills of my Dad.
Still things are operational and fun. The motto here is: If it's worth
doing, it's worth doing half-assed. Hobbies: learning the ways of Native
Americans, although strictly speaking this is more of a lifestyle than
a hobby. Travels: lots of canoeing on local lakes and rivers. (11 Lowell
Street, Methuen MA 01844; 508-682-0687)
From SISTER VIRGINIA CONNORS, S.S.S. Your M.A. was postmarked
December 8th and I received it today, the 10th. It took me two and a
quarter hours, with some interruption, but I went right straight through
it from top to bottom. The questionnaire seems to have brought out the
best in everyone's pen and type. The adage "everyone has a story to
tell" never seemed so right. And every story is great. Believe it when
they tell you that you are rendering a truly appreciated service. (101
Silver Street, Waterville ME 04901-5923)
From DON (Christopher Matthew) EDWARDS ('57): I am officially
retired from teaching now, working part time at the library in town
where my wife Elaine works full time. Extra cash is always appreciated.
It is really great having time to live and enjoy. We get to Chicago
to see our son Chris and his wife several times a year, and they visit
here. Distance isn't fun, but Chris is happy and doing very well. He
received an advancement to senior designer. We still attend the Met;
I embarrass Elaine with my bravos when performances are exciting and
well sung. Needless to say, Elaine prays for mediocre performances.
We saw several plays this summer, Importance of Being Ernest in New
Haven and Candide at the Weston Playhouse in Vermont.
I would like to wish the Jubilarians, especially Br. Edmund Sheehan,
the most prayerful of congratulations on their anniversaries as Marist
Brothers. Miami and Christopher Columbus don't seem that long ago. All
these celebrations and we are still in our late thirty-somethings. St.
Marcellin bless all.(84 Bayberry Rd., Cheshire CT 06410; email@example.com)
From REV. BILL SEARS ('52): Still going strong but slower.
Between eight medications and a drink now and then the ole heart keeps
on ticking like that old watch ad said long ago. Can't make Marist picnic
at the Mount, doing a niece's wedding down here on the 18th. Was away
in July to Arizona for my sister's and brother-in-law's 45th; could
not attend their wedding in '54 because I was interred in Marist College!
I think Ed Castine's idea for a "Southern Picnic" is great for winter
or spring. Remembrance in my Masses and prayers for all in the Greater
Marist Family(1745 Padre Lane # 62, Englewood FL 34223-6432; 941-474-5217)
From JIM GULDNER ('66): I am not yet ready to retire. I own
a small engineering and surveying company in northwest New Jersey. Fran
and I have two daughters, both recently married. Suzanne is a PsyD.
in Clinical Psychology, and Christine is a first year resident M.D.
Fran and I are starting to get more involved in our parish on the Grounds
and the Liturgy Committees and as Eucharistic ministers.(15 Stanley
Place, Budd Lake NJ 07828; 973-347-9061; firstname.lastname@example.org)
EDITORS' NOTE: Sorry that we could not fit several of the more recently
received articles. We promise to get them into the next issue. We do
appreciate all correspon-dence and are extremely grateful for the cooperation
that helps to keep this project going.
Gus Nolan: 50 South Randolph Avenue, Poughkeepsie NY 12601
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