Milne Alumni September Newsletter
September 15, 2011

by Judy Koblintz Madnick, '61

Dear Milne Alumni and Supporters,

In this issue:

* 2012 All-Milne Reunion
* Senior Room (continued)
* Recycled Lab Turns Green As He Puts Bite on Litter (continued)
* 1961 Yearbook Found!
* Good News
* Sad News

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The Milne Alumni Class Contacts are in the process of making plans for a 2012 All-Milne Reunion, a/k/a The 35th Reunion of the Closing of the Milne School. Stay tuned for updates...


From Martha LOWDER Kimball, '64: "Yes, Bob [Abernethy, '48], there was a senior room. The class of '64 retains an indelible memory of it that overshadows the pleasanter recollections of hiding out from the underclassmen, feeling privileged, as spring breezes and the sounds of softball games wafted in through the open windows above the Milne courtyard.

"In November of 1963, the news of the Kennedy assassination reached us during various early-afternoon classes. I was in the TV studio with Dr. Cochrane's senior English class when Nancy Button ran through the doorway and breathlessly announced that the president had been shot. Some of the boys learned the early details of the Dallas tragedy from phys. ed. coach Bob Lewis. Several have mentioned that at first they took the news -- improbable in that innocent era -- for a bad joke.

"Perhaps some of us were let out of classes then, because the next thing I recall is being in the senior room with a group of my classmates, listening to the radio to find out whether the president would survive. There were tears, words of consolation, but mostly stretches of stunned silence as we confronted a defining moment of our youth."


From Keith Sanderson, '63: "Perhaps some of the readers of the Milne Newsletter will enjoy reading and seeing what Max A. Pooch is doing. Max is the Black Labrador Retriever who turns 'green' during our morning walks. He first appeared on the local AOL patch. That was picked up by the Huffington Post. [Recently] he was videotaped by the county in which we live to be televised and posted online as part to the county's Green Initiative program. Anyway, here is a link to the original story and video, which is imbedded with the story (click here)."

You will find the original Max A. Pooch story in the April 15, 2010, newsletter.


Mark Lewis, '64, recently sent a 1961 yearbook to Howard Otty, '61. Thanks, Mark, for responding so quickly!


Judy KOBLINTZ Madnick, '61 (hey, that's me!) is in Albany as we "speak" to welcome a new granddaughter, Shayla Bess Hyman, daughter of Elisa Madnick and Jeff Hyman and sister of Josiah Hyman. Shayla was born on Labor Day (how appropriate!), September 5, 2011.


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. Many obituaries are available free for a limited time only.

Herbert L. MARX, Jr., Milne '38, passed away on May 31, 2011.

Dr. Zahir Mufti, husband of Dr. Barbara FAULKNER Mufti, '61, passed away on September 4, 2011.

Peter B. McDonough, '49, passed away on September 10, 2011. He was the brother of William McDonough, '46, George McDonough, '51.

Thanks to all of you for your interest in Milne Alumni activities.

Judy (Koblintz) Madnick, '61

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