We had 53 (27 classmates, 24 wives and 2 widows) attend our '53 mini-reunion in Gettysburg, PA from September 11th to 15th. The results of our follow-up critique with the attendees were: 86% of the attendees agreed the pace of the min-reunion was "just right" and 81% thought the amount of free time was "just right". The guided tour of the Battlefield and National Cemetery and the presentation "A. Lincoln Speaks" were judged the best activities. The Dobbin House Restaurant and the Hickory Bridge Farm restaurant's meals were considered, by far, the best.

Our "webmaster", Kirk Greiner, with encouragement and support from Bill Bruinsma and Roger Bascom, has done an outstanding job of developing and upgrading the features on our Class '53 website ( Check it out.

Misc. Bits, Pieces, and Trivia about our classmates (listed in alphabetical order):