Bensley dies at 84
Art and photography teacher, Diz Bensley
passed away on July 2. A 1943 graduate of Andover, Bensley taught
at the school from 1949 until his retirement in 1992. Read
the obiturary . . .
Creative Works Committee Adds a SlideShow and New Galleries to the
As an ongoing salute to the creativity
of the Class of '59, the Creative Works Committee has created
a slide show of works sumitted by Ned Grew, Dick Goodyear, and Jerry
Bremer; and this
catalog (click here to access a 2.5 MB PDF version) and is adding
personal online "galleries" to The
Creative Workshop. Visit this site regularly over the next two
months as works are added as you submit them.
Contact Quinn Rosefsky
Did you know that 33 of your classmates are talking
behind your back? Join the PA59ers Yahoo discussion group and share
in the fun (right now we are talking about what music has meant
It's very easy to join the group. You can do so by
clicking on the following link and sending an empty email to:
This will automatically subscribe you to the group.
Or you can visit the discussion Web site at:
Take a look around and subscribe there. We urge you
to join and participate.
We have recently added over 20 new
Reunion Book Essays to your personal Pot Pourri or Abbot Circle
pages. Click here for a list of posted
essays. Although the deadline for submission was November 23
for the Book, you can still send them to Paul
Neshamkin, if you would like to share them here.
Since we will all soon be sharing wine
from the Othmer Vineyard (assuming you come to our 50th Reunion),
David has posted a blog to our site that will keep you informed
periodically on the progress your wine is making (he is now up to
episode 3) - a year
in the vineyard.
Class Notes in Blog Format
From now on Class
Notes and other News will be available in blog format from David
Othmer. Links from this page and others on the site will point
directly to David's blog, which he will be updating periodically.
We also maintain an archives of
recent class notes. If any of you are
interested in creating your own blogs and having us link to them
from the PA59ers web site, please contact Paul Neshamkin. If you
need instruction on how to proceed, he would be happy to help you
years ago in The Phillipian
Re-live your Senior Year! We are up
to the 29th and 30th issues of our Senior year of The Phillipian
- May 21, 1959,
and June 3, 1959
(the final, year-end wrap up issue). Also, if you missed any, check
out the past issues in the Archive.
need to hear from you!
We need your contributions of content,
ideas, and energy to make this an exciting place to visit.
Click here to find out how.
You Remember . . .
When we started the PA 59ers web site,
we added a Do You Remember page in the hope of stirring your memories.
One of the first (and only) items added was a
little note on Sam the Barber. Finally, one of you responded
with your memories about "Sixty-second Sam." Read
Lea Pendelton's note here.
The Faculty section has a page for
each of our faculty There's not much to read here yet, so what we
want you to do is help bring them back as you remember them. Each
month or so we will feature two or three. Let us know what made
them memorable -- kudos, quirks, quotes. In the spring several of
you sent in some for Miner,
Winnie Sides, and FAP
(Thanks!). We then asked for your memories of three French instructors
- Dr. Grew, Mr.
Whitney, and Monsieur Symonds.
Follow the links on their names to see the entries, and send
in your own. This month we feature a trio of our coaches - Fred
Harrison, Stephen Sorota,
and Frank Diclemente.
Click the links to their pages and read Mike Bassett's memories
(and send me your own).
click here to send us an email with your memories. And we will
add them to their page.
Alan Albright has created a movie,
"Men of Yore" saluting our departed faculty.
20 of of our classmates had a grand
dinner, organized by Jim Bishop, a week or so ago in Boston--great
food, great views, great company: a good preview of what's to come!
Click here for a picture (fuzzy but historic)
and see who you can identify.
York City Reunion Gift Planning Meeting
On June 12, 2008 a small get-together
of Class of '59ers met at the Yale Club in NYC for lunch and to
start discussion of possible goals and purposes for our 50th Reunion
Gift. Click here for details.