WHAT'S HERE SO FAR
A 1970 grad checks in
with a comparison
By Bob Decker
(Class of 1959)
This page is for all of you, so please feel free to use it.
The thought here is that anybody who has any news they want to share has an idea for getting together can use this space. I'm at email@example.com.
Just keep in mind there is a very good chance that I will throw in my two cents worth every now and then ... especially if I get to it before my nap. Sorry, can't help myself.
Photos are also welcome, much like the ones that appear to the left of these notes.
Check back here often ... the new stuff will always be at the top.
Anyway, here's a taste of what I've received and heard about that has happened so far since the reunion ...
Another Class, Another Reunion
The Morris Hills Class of 1970 had its 40th reunion at Picatinny Arsenal on the same evening we were enjoying ourselves at Rock Ridge Lake in Denville.
A friend of mine from that class called today to say that, according to our photos that have been posted so far, our class has "aged" a lot better than his class.
"Your classmates look a helluva a lot better than my classmates," he said with a laugh. "I wonder why?"
But before we could discuss the situation, he answered his own question.
"Drugs ... that's it," he said, laughing harder. "We were into the drug culture more in our era."
Not being one to argue, I did feel compelled to offer the suggestion that we perhaps used alcohol better and earlier as a means to facilitate the preservation process.
Carolyn the Tennis Fan
Carolyn Zalasky has become quite the professional tennis fan and would like to know if anyone will be going to the U.S. Open in New York City next spring (August 29 to September 11).
(Something about young men in tight short pants ... I guess some people never change.)
Check out this site -- www.grandslamtennistours.com -- for tournament info, but please make sure you're sitting down when you start looking out ticket prices.
Carolyn would love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golf at Myrtle Beach
Actually, according to Bruce Siegal (who lives there) and Jack Martin (who has a vacation spot there), there are tons of things to do in the area besides golf.
Fact is, Bruce and Jack have already played at one of the many course there since we had our reunions. Now, they're talking about getting more guys (and their wives, of course) to visit South Carolina and set up some golf that can be anything from a foursome to a mini-tournament.
It's all in the planning stages, of course, but there will be some type of a Morris Hills golf outing next spring - even if it's just the two of them again.
Bruce is at email@example.com and Jack is at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As for Jack's e-mail address, he was a junior college basketball coach for 30-plus years at County College of Morris here and was inducted into the JUCO Hall of Fame several years ago ... the first part of his address needs no explanation.
Anybody want a dog?
Bruce and Connie Siegal have a new dog. They picked it up after it got hit by a car and took it to a vet who told them it would cost them more than $1,500 to save the injured animal.
Bruce, being the businessman that he is, said he got the vet to agree to a $1,000 fee and they now have Angel, a 3-year-old bulldog mix with a dislocated elbow and hip and millions of cuts and bruises, recovering at their South Carolina home.
"When Angel gets better and starts moving around, introducing it to our other two dogs may be a problem," Bruce writes. "Anybody up your way want a dog? It's a really sweet thing and I'll be glad to drive to Jersey to drop it off."
Not here, thank you. After having three rescues break our hearts, the bride decided after the last one that there will be no more dogs at our house. Getting the two kids' animals every so often for sleepovers is fine for us now. Sometimes, the grandkids stay, too!
Our next reunion ...
A lot of people have expressed hopes we won't wait so long for the next reunion. Anybody have any ideas as to when or where?
A warm-weather site, perhaps? A place (like Myrtle Beach, S.C.) that offers a lot of activities? At least by then, "work" won't be as big a problem.
Bring your ideas here.