Milne Alumni June Newsletter
June 15, 2009
by Judy Koblintz Madnick,
Alumni and Supporters,
In this issue:
* Please Report Broken Links
* Class of '48 "Mini-Reunion"
* Reunion Planning
* More "Memories"
* New Class Contact
* Ginnah Howard's Novel, Night Navigation
PLEASE REPORT BROKEN
I made multiple updates to the coding of our website during the
past month so that I can begin using new website-development
software. I had been using a rather expensive application that is
old and required updating, so I decided to choose a
less-expensive program (for the obvious reason!!). Because I
had to update many, many links, especially in the newsletters, I
would appreciate your letting me know if you find any broken
links. There may also be broken links to outside sites that were
provided to me by alumni. Please report those also. Thanks for
CLASS OF '48
Bob Abernethy, '48: "Last spring I was in Albany for a
day and organized a mini-reunion for the class of 1948. We had a
wonderful lunch together."
Bob Abernethy, and Jeanne Fausel Randles
Ben Mendel and
Planning page for updates regarding the Class of
'54's 55th reunion and the Class of '64's 45th
reunion! Please note that reunion-planning information will be
removed from this page once the reunion has been held.
From an email
written by Marge RUMSEY Budd, Class of
1949, in response to an email regarding a Saturday, July 11,
Milne Class of 1949 reunion
How well I remember you, Margie and most of the
others, from those by-gone, outstanding years at Milne ~ what
wonderful memories I hold dear. I really loved that school and
the young, enthusiastic student teachers, and the activities of
the choir with Mr Roy York, Jr, the plays that were put on (Dan
Westbrook, Pete and others), the concerts and great music like
The Messiah, The Lord's Prayer, "Way down yonder, in the
old corn field" with Dan singing base, indoor basketball
games, the jumping cheerleaders (still partly recall one of the
cheers was, "One a (something), two a (something), three a
(something), four; Yea, Milne H.S, we want more"), baseball
games in the large area out front (remember when George DeMoss
was struck with the ball in the head near his eye? We were all so
worried about him!), etc.... and of course my friends... eating
lunch on the grassy bank of Washington Park lake with Pat Carroll
watching the ducks on lunch break, and riding in her brother
Drew's yellow convertible in our senior year...
"You're only young once" we used to say with hair
flying in the wind...
How I wish I were able to attend the reunion!
Howard and I went back one summer, passing through Albany to see
it.... Milne was somewhat changed, classrooms I remember using
were empty offices, etc. The Assembly Hall was locked up, but a
custodian opened it for us. JUST as I remembered it, only it
looked so much smaller. The stage, the same. And memories came
flooding back... I'd love to return again...
Peter Meyers, Class of '69, has volunteered
to act as Class Contact for his class. Thank you, Peter!
If your class doesn't have a Class Contact, consider
volunteering. All we ask is that you be the person that your
classmates contact if they have a change in name, address, phone
number, and/or email address. If you enjoy playing
"detective," you can also help find your missing
classmates. As you know, I am developing a Milne alumni directory
of addresses, phone numbers, and (especially!) email addresses.
The goal is to develop a comprehensive alumni database so that
alumni can be contacted when Milne alumni activities are
scheduled. This database will not be published or shared with any
commercial vendor. Email will be our preferred method of
communication (since it's free!) and will be used when there
is important information to communicate. Any help you are able to
provide will be greatly appreciated.
If you haven't done so already, be sure to
check out the Milne School Alumni group on Facebook, a group for Milne School Alumni, Supporters, and
Friends. If you're not quite sure what to do to join, let me
know and I will send you an "invitation." My contact
information is available here. Just scroll down for
the email link.
GINNAH HOWARD'S NOVEL,
Ginnah Howard was interviewed about her novel, Night
Navigation, by Bill Jaker on WSKG public radio's
"Off the Page" (Binghamton, NY) on Tuesday, May 26th.
Night Navigation was released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
in late March 2009. (See the March 15,
2009, newsletter for a review of Ginnah's
Ginnah is curious to know if your local library has Night
Navigation and whether it is available in the independent or
chain bookstore nearest you. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also reach her on Facebook or can learn more at www.ginnahhoward.com.
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/