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Mini-reunion in Arizona

Submitted by Lee L. Keener on Tuesday, 9/4/2012, at 2:25 PM

Courtesy of Mike Boxer, we have booked rooms at the Tanque Verde Guest Ranch. The dates are Thursday, April 18 to Sunday, April 21, 2013. The price per couple is $475/night plus tax (13.05%) which includes virtually everything--three meals a day, horseback riding and lessons, mountain biking, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, tennis, yoga, Tai Chi, painting, water aerobics and swimming. Singles are $237.50/night with all the same amenities. There will be free shuttle service to and from the Tucson airport. Mike says the place is fantastic, and we should have a wonderful time. Some of us may even want to arrive a day early. People can arrive two days earlier and leave two days later at the same discounted room rate, which includes 3 meals a day and all activities- We will also have mostly private dining, music and dancing. Not included are the spa, golf, and alcohol. The golf course is 5 minutes away, and the greens fee is $69. The hikes usually are led by experienced hikers one of whom is a birder.

Tips are included in the room rate. All rooms can house 4 to 6 people. Children under twelve are an additional $89/night and over twelve are an extra $150/night. Although some rooms are more spacious than others, the price is the same. The standard room has two queens, the junior suite has a king and two rollouts, and the casita has a king and two Murphy beds or two pull out sofas. 10 or 12 of the rooms are all in one area while the casitas are very close by. We will have private dining most of the time.

Friday night we should be able to have an astronomer with telescopes. Tucson features very clean air and low light pollution. Mt. Lemmon is the home of Kitt Peak National Observatory, which is the major astronomy center in North America.  Saturday night's feature is a BBQ with Western dancing and live music. Thursday and Sunday morning they have cowboy breakfasts. We saddle up and go to special outdoor area to eat. Mike says the guests really do enjoy it.

If you're interested, call Leigh-Ann Kindberg @ 520 731 5562. The booking code for our group is PKGBOX (they must have this code). Have ready:
Phone number and email address
Credit Card for deposit ($500.00) refundable 30 days prior to arrival,
How are you arriving? Drive or Fly?
Keep in mind this is a courtesy block that is only valid until January 18th 2013. After that date the rooms will be released and the rate listed above is no longer guaranteed. They may have rooms but they will not get this discounted rate.  
Please make sure they contact Leigh-Ann and not the front desk. The desk will not know how to process the reservation.

Reunion Survey Results

Submitted by Lee L. Keener on Saturday, 6/2/2012, at 11:00 PM

President Jim Inglis sent out a questionnaire to the members of the class who indicated they would attend the 45th reunion. Here are the results:

Amherst ’67  45th Reunion Survey


1. How many children do you have? [54]

Percent             Count

0                     7.4%                 4

1                     11.1%               6

2                     44.4%               24

3                     31.4%               17

4                      1.9%                 1

5                      3.7%                 2


2. How many grandchildren do you have? [54]

Percent             Count

0                     44.4%               24

1                     11.1%               6

2                     20.4%               11

3                     9.3%                 5

4                     7.4%                 4

5                      1.9%                 1

6                     5.6%                 3


3. What is your current employment status? [54]

Percent             Count

Full-time            48.1%               26

Part-time           16.7%               9

Retired             24.1%               13

Other                11.1%               6

*Author; *Retired but doing consulting; *Self-employed writer and part time teacher; *Evolving; *Enjoying life, getting exercise, not really "work";* Self employed, retired, but with several part-time jobs


4. If employed full or part-time, have you changed careers within the past 3 years? [40]

Percent             Count

Yes                  5.0%                 2

No                   95.0%               38


5. How has your weight changed since Amherst 1967? [54]

Percent             Count

LESS-by 11 or more lbs.            5.6%                 3

SAME-within +/- 10 lbs.             37.0%               20

MORE-by 11-20 lbs.                  25.9%               14

MORE-by 21-30 lbs.                  18.5%               10

MORE-by 31+ lbs.                    13.0%               7


6. If you drink alcoholic beverages, which type do you prefer? [46]

Percent             Count

Beer                21.7%               10

Wine                54.3%               25

Distilled Spirits  23.9%              11


7. Where were you when you learned JFK had been shot? (Skip if you cannot remember.) [52]

Morrow Hall

In my dorm room

In hall outside dorm room

James Hall

Pratt Dorm

Room 209 Pratt

Hallway of Morrow Dorm

Dorm room

In Stearns Hall dorm room

Pratt Dorm

Stearns dorm

In my dorm room (James).

In my dorm room, just after release from Amherst infirmary with an incipient ulcer

Morrow dorm

Coming down stairs in dormitory

Coming back from lunch to Pratt South Entry. I went downstairs to WAMF and watched the news roll off the teletype.

James dormitory

On the way to Valentine Hall

On my way back to Pratt from Valentine (I think).

Returning to James from Valentine at steps in front of Barrett Hall. Keith Heller came running down from quad shouting the news

Walking from Valentine to Chapin: Hugh Lipton leaned out of a window in Morrow and shouted that Kennedy had been assassinated, and student were streaming into the Morrow basement to the TV.

Stairs in Pratt south entry

Walking across quad to Valentine Hall

On my way from lunch in Valentine Hall to my dorm room in Morrow. I immediately went to the basement in Morrow where there was a TV set. Walter Cronkite was on from the CBS newsroom with live coverage. Probably there were 20+ students standing and watching.

On the way to Valentine

Walking from Valentine to Pratt

Heading to Valentine from Pratt. Jim Greene said "the President's been shot." I heard "Presley has been shot" and wondered who would shoot Elvis.

Leaving the dining hall after lunch

In front of Valentine

In front of Valentine

Walking into Valentine coming from a gym class

I was with my Dad at a friend's house in Amherst trying to sell the family Peugeot when our friend heard it on the radio.

Alumni Gym

Physics lab

Religion seminar

Physics 1 lab

Amherst science lab

In Ben Ziegler's class on American government.

On my way to physics lab--I was walking through the basement of Morrow and the TV was on--No physics lab that day

Physics building library

Headed toward physics class.

Memorial Hill Tree

Talkng with Maude, the college telephone operator in Johnson Chapel.

Amherst Green

On the way to Physics class

Returning from soccer practice

Walking to town to get my numeral sweater with Ron Hoge

At a Greek language class

In Lefrak's dorm room

I was at Denison University my freshman year. Transferred to Amherst my sophomore year.

Rubio, Venezuela



8. Who was your FAVORITE professor at Amherst? [53]

W.E. Kennick (4)

A tie between Pritchard and Kennick.

Benjamin DeMott (4)

Earl Latham (2)

Lew Mudge

Leo Marx

Bruce Morgan (Religion)


MacLeish and Baird

Arnie Arons (2)

Arons and Zeigler


John Moore, Classics

Bill Ward (2)

John Ratte and Bill Ward

Atherton Sprague


Jim Denton

Dr. Foose


Economics professor

Allen Kropf.

Richard Girsch, Department of English, English 1-2


George Kateb, Theodore Greene

Tracy Mehr

A tie-- Charles Morgan/ George Kidder


Arnold Collery

James Nelson in the Economics Dept.

Henry Commager

The guy who taught American Art (don't remember the name)


Professor Alan Kropf


John Petropolis, bill ward


Everrett Harrison, Prof of German




Carroll Westfall

Bruce Archibald

Prof. Cameron


9. What was your LEAST FAVORITE course at Amherst? [50]

Physics (10)

Organic chemistry (3)

All math and science courses

Calculus (2)

Complex Variables

Abstract algebra

Theory of Matrices in Math Honors program

Intro to Biology

Chemical Thermodynamics


Science 2

Chemistry (3)


Evolution--my science requirement.


Psychology 1 (2)

Freshman English (4)

Humanities 1-2 (3)

American History

History II

English Constitutional Law.

Public speaking.


Philosophy 21


French 1




All that comes to mind is a particularly low moment in my first semester Humanities course Freshman year. After nearly falling asleep reading The Iliad, I went to class and discovered that a fellow classmate, Peter Strang, had already studied The Iliad in high school in Greek!

Goon squad Phys Ed with Lumley.


10. While an Amherst student, what was your favorite spot on campus? [53]

War Memorial (23)

Valentine Hall (4)

Geology museum

Mead Art Museum

Frost Library


Room in Chapel where the morning Chapel speaker would turn up at night to talk with whomever showed up.

Playing fields

The areas at the ends of Pratt Field

Churchill House

Any fraternity house bar

Psi Upsilon house (4)

Frat house library

Near the Beta jukebox.

The Beta bar

AD house

The bar at Phi Gam,

Bar Phi Gam, Robert Frost Library

The Deke bar

AD House

DKE house

Phi Delt

My bed, because I was so seldom there!

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