October 1, 2015


The Harvard Class of 1960's Greater Greater Boston Group gathered at The Stockyard Restaurant in Brighton (Boston) on Thursday, October 1, 2015. Thirty-one (31) classmates -- Bob Adams, Jerry Amero, John Bassett, Bob Bray, David Chapin, Peter Chen, Jim Flug, Lou Geoffrion, Andy Harris, Mel Hodder, Joe Hurd, Hank Keohane, David Kopelman, Gerry Levenson, Fred Leventhal, Dick Lindzen, Eugene Lipkowitz, Henry Marcy, Bill Markus, Ken Marshall, Hank Morgan, Joe Murphy, Tare Newbury, Peter Papesch, David Ries, Will Rogers, Jerry Rogoff, Paul Rothwell, Richard Saval, Marty Sher, and Steve Weddle -- that is, inclusive of folks from New Jersey, Pittsburgh, New York, Maine, Connecticut and Washington D.C., as well as Massachusetts -- enjoyed a scrumptious buffet luncheon. The Wine Room is pleasant but barely holds a group our size. We've suggested that management add a more sound-resistant swinging (?) door where the curtain is now in order to better shield Wine Room guests from kitchen/main dining area noise. The food was plentiful and very tasty. Even better was Enzo's service, especially during the social hour preceding lunch. Enzo moved adroitly around the room engaging everyone in friendly banter while taking drink orders, unfailingly returning a short time later with the right drink for each individual. His personable and helpful demeanor continued throughout. Also, it was a pleasure interacting with Aimee and Shana when making arrangements prior to October 1. Our customary sharing of important developments in our lives was the usual mixture of family, feats, festivities and fun, but with much that is sobering. In addition to concerns (and the usual jokes) about memory loss (dementia?/alzheimer's?), Henry reported on classmates -- Brad Snow, Larry Rappaport, John Gould and Philippe Charat -- experiencing serious health issues. Since the luncheon, we've learned of John's death (9/28) and the deaths of Fred Arnold (10/5) and former luncheon attendee Julian Baird (8/22). Our next luncheon is scheduled for Friday, December 4, 2015, at the "New" Dunster House, with the opportunity of a tour.


 Peter Papesch photos