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Sat 4-Jun-2016 Events, Swarthmore HS '66 50th | 3 comments | Map

SHS’66 – Music

SHS’66 – Music

After dinner President-for-life Alex McNeil welcomed us all and opened the after dinner program. A number of typical “reunion” awards were presented.  Longest travel to the reunion:  Carol Brennan, from the UK.  Longest time away:  Linda Patchell Abrams, 53 years.  Most recognizable: Claudia Coit Cohen and Tim Filler.  Four class members who have never left Swarthmore, Larry Luder, Jo-Ann Dumm Johnson, Roger Ullman, and Minnie Zanzinger Ullman, were presented with a map of the blue route with all exits clearly marked.

Bill Allen spoke briefly about the recent death of Debbie Nelson, Sandy Thompson’s wife. Following his moving rememberance, Sam Caldwell read the names of each of our class members who has passed away — 15 total.

Following these announcements and presentations, the class of 1966 all-star band entertained us with the sounds of the 60s.  Alex and Jill Spencer McNeil, Cindy Fox, Dave Spackman, Bob Silzle, Bill Cushing, Linda Patchell Abrams, Eric Sundquist, Debby Torrey Meltz, Pete Barus, Sam Caldwell, and Dave Bennett presented a fabulous program.

After the singing of the SHS alma mater, it was time to say goodbye (unless you were heading to breakfast in the morning) and pack up the band.  Promises were made to see each other in 10 years, if not sooner.

All photos by David Elmore, and blog text and titles by Janet Fox Elmore. Click on the printer icon to order prints from David’s company, Click elsewhere on the thumbnail to view a full-screen slideshow. On a PC you can remove the top browser banner with F11. From the slideshow view you can add comments on individual photos. Below you can see where the photos were taken.




  1. I so wish I could have been there. I consider Swarthmore home even if I didn’t live there that long.

  2. Great job David and Janet. Thanks for all you did.

  3. Thank you so much for the photos. It appears I really missed a great party. Some of us have not changed much, others I had to look twice. My compliments to all who participated in the organization and execution of an inspiring reunion of the class of ’66. My warmest regards to all. May the music never stop.

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