In today’s mail, an invitation to my 65th college reunion. It includes a formal group shot of nine dressed-up students and a woman I faintly remember as a faculty member. Male students look older, undoubtedly back from The War, in tight collars, ties, and that breast-pocket handkerchief. Women all dressed up too, in best skirts, sweaters, pearls, and white ankle socks.
Only one student I recognize – she and I were editors at the Daily Orange together. She’s in a nursing home near here now. I phoned her to chat about the mailing, which she had also received. Go figure -- she remembered the names of nearly every one in the picture. Then 15 minutes later she phoned me and we had the exact same pleasant chat all over again.