Milne Alumni October Newsletter
October 15, 2008

by Judy Koblintz Madnick, '61

Milne Alumni homepage:

Dear Milne Alumni and Supporters,

In this issue:

* New Milne School Alumni Yahoo! Group
* Milne Baseball Uniform
* Best and Worst Things About Milne!
* Sad News


I have set up a new Milne School Alumni Yahoo! Group ("MilneSchoolAlumni") that will be used only to notify Milne alumni of important alumni events and/or news. Be assured that I will be sending very few emails to this group.

The Milne School Alumni Group is a private group consisting of Milne School alumni who are interested in occasionally receiving notification of important Milne Alumni news or events. It allows the moderator (currently yours truly) to send messages to all alumni at once, something that is more difficult to accomplish using regular email programs because they generally limit the number of recipients per email message.

As with this Newsletter group, only the moderator will be able to post messages to the Milne School Alumni Group; therefore, you will not be receiving a lot of email. If you choose to reply to messages posted to the Milne School Alumni Group, only the moderator will receive your response.

Your Class Contact will retain responsibility for updating you with respect to your Class activities. The Milne School Alumni Group will be used solely to provide information of interest to all alumni.

I have already added approximately half the email addresses in the Milne Alumni database to this new group. However, I am able to add only 100 names per day, so I hope to have everyone added within the next several days.

Once I have added all the email addresses, I will send an email to group members to determine how many "bad" email addresses are in the database, to welcome alumni to the group, and to "advertise" this newsletter. Many alumni are not aware of its existence.


Jiggs Englander, '57, wore a Milne baseball uniform to his 50th reunion. When he was invited to and attended the Class of 1958's 50th reunion, Jiggs gave the uniform to Brud Snyder with the explanation that he hopes that the uniform will be passed down through the classes and make it to the last class, the Class of '77, at which time it will be donated to the Milne Archives.


Thanks to Mary Welch, '71, for another great suggestion for our newsletter! Here are some thoughts regarding the BEST and WORST THINGS ABOUT MILNE! Please add your favorite recollections. (Of course, one person's idea of "best" may be another person's idea of "worst"!)

The Ten Best Things About Milne:

1. Dr. Fossieck.
2. Having family and relatives going to Milne with you.
3. Having elementary school classmates going to Milne with you.
4. Page Hall.
5. The gym.
6. Home basketball games.
7. Assemblies.
8. Graduation day.
9. Milne teachers, supervisors, and staff.
10. Milne classmates.

The Ten Worst Things About Milne:

1. Crowded stairways during class changes.
2. The locker rooms.
3. Classrooms on a hot-weather day.
4. 7th grade dances.
5. Gym outfits that needed washing.
6. A nervous student teacher.
7. Getting caught without a hall pass.
8. Stacks of heavy textbooks.
9. Class photo day.
10. First-semester typing class.


The following Milne alumni, attendees, or 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.

Gordon H. Carvill, Class of '37, passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2008
- Times Union.

Edna M. Wassmer, mother of
Elizabeth May WASSMER Finn, '57, passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - Times Union.

Goldie Hoffman, mother of Rabbi Victor Hoffman, '57, Kenneth Hoffman, '60, and Karen Hoffman, '64, passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2008
- Times Union.

Mary C. Volk Myers, Class of '34, passed away on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 
- Times Union.

Ruthe Muriel LaVine Levin, Class of '43, passed away on Wednesday, October 8, 2008
- Times Union.

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

Judy (Koblintz) Madnick, '61

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