Milne Alumni March Newsletter
March 15, 2009
by Judy Koblintz Madnick,
Alumni and Supporters,
In this issue:
* C&Ws, Continued
* Class of '54 55th Reunion!
* Virginia "Ginnah" Huntington, '57, Debut Novel:
* Sad News
Thanks to Paul Cohen, '56, there are additional issues of the
Crimson and White posted on our Crimson
and White website. In addition, Steve Levitas, '63, has
offered to edit the .pdf files so that each C&W file
consists of one complete newspaper edition. Please watch for
CLASS OF '54 55TH REUNION!
Open to members of other
DATES: June 19 and 20, 2009
PLACE: Marriott Hotel on Wolf Road in Albany
Please mark your calendar and save these dates! We have reserved
a block of rooms for Friday and Saturday nights at a locked-in
rate of $124 plus applicable taxes. The telephone number for the
Marriott is 800-443-8952. The cut off date for the reservations
and guaranteed rate is May 29, 2009.
Friday - 7-10 p.m. We will gather for a Meet and Greet
in the Empire Room at the Marriott Hotel on Wolf Road, Albany.
Appetizers will be provided, and there will be a cash bar. Dinner
arrangements are up to the individual.
Saturday - 10:30 a.m. We will have a Brunch tour of the
beautiful Hudson River aboard the Dutch Apple. The boat is
wheel-chair accessible and will be for our exclusive use. Shove
off will be at 10:30 a.m. and the tour will last about 2 1/2
hours. The price for the Brunch tour will be dependent upon
how many people attend.
7 p.m. to 12 midnight. A reception will be held in the
Empire Room with appetizers and a cash bar. The reception will be
followed by a dinner. Menu selections will be available
It would be very helpful if you could let us know as soon as
possible if you are interested in attending the reunion. We
have to let the Marriot know soon how many will be attending. If
you are interested in attending the reunion, please call, email
or write John Murphy so that he can forward this information to
the reunion committee so they are able to estimate the number of
30 Stonecrest Road
Groton, CT 06340
Note that I also post reunion information at http://www.albany.edu/~milne/Reunions.shtml.
VIRGINIA "GINNAH" HUNTINGTON,
'57, DEBUT NOVEL:
"This dark debut is a wrenching account of a mother and
son moving together and apart in an increasingly tragic family
drama. In alternating memoirs, Del and Mark deal with heroin
addiction and mental illness (his) and fears (hers) of a fate
marked by junkies, pushers, halfway houses and recovery programs.
But it's the persistent ghosts of a father and another son,
and the guilt over their deaths that hold Del and Mark in a vise
grip. Between grief and addiction, there's no easy
forgiveness for these sad survivors. Through one bitter, lonely
year, Mark and Del lose and find one another repeatedly, and they
come to realize that loving someone means letting them love
themselves. Howard is a graceful, spare and fluid writer, and her
somber and bleak novel has the power to lift and inspire."
-- Publishers Weekly review (1/12/09)
Although Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will not release the novel
until April 14, 2009, it can be preordered now at most popular
book sites. You can learn more at www.ginnahhoward.com.
The following Milne alumni, attendees, and family members passed away recently. Please
note that I rely upon the Albany Times Union and input
from other alumni for this information, so if you become aware of
someone who has passed away, please let me know. If a name is
underlined, it represents a link to the obituary. The Times
Union links are available free for 30 days after the initial
posting. Other newspapers may have different timetables.
Richard L. Burke, husband of Linda LOCKWOOD Burke, 1968,
passed away on February 14, 2009 - The Post-Standard.
Morton SWARTZ, Milne Class of 1943, passed away on February
19, 2009 - Times Union.
Leonard Filson, father of Daniel Filson, '75, passed away
on February 21, 2009 - Times Union.
Marion WALLACE Goldring, Milne Class of 1927, passed away on
March 1, 2009. Marion was predeceased by her husband, Frederick
GOLDRING, who graduated from Milne in 1926, and her sister, Dr.
Edith WALLACE, who graduated from Milne in 1913 - Times
Daniel E. Button, father of Daniel BUTTON, 1971 (non-grad),
Nancy Howe BUTTON Nathan, 1964, and Sarah Elizabeth BUTTON White,
1967, passed away on March 7, 2009 - Times
Thanks to all of
you for your interest in Milne Alumni activities.
Judy (Koblintz) Madnick, '61
For contact information, see the Milne Alumni homepage: www.albany.edu/~milne/