Category Archives: Lansdowne

Phil Herr Died

Classmate Phil Herr died October 5. His obituary was in the Inquire (Philly.com) under “Death notices,” linked to Legacy.com. He died in Ocean Grove, NJ, but had been living in Radnor, and was a partner in the law firm of … Continue reading

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Bill Rumberger Dies

Thanks to Fred Weinstein for alerting me to Bill Rumberger’s obituary in the October 2 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer. (For some reason, I am prevented from adding a hyperlink to it.  You will have to look it up yourself.  … Continue reading

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Renewing Sewer Pipes

The old way: Dig up the street where the pipes are, haul the old pipes away, lay new pipe, connect the side pipes leading to the houses, refill the trench, repave the street. Time required: most of the summer. The … Continue reading

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John McCain And Aging

Poor John McCain, fumbling around at the Comey hearings, confused, not making sense. We can sympathize. We are about the same age (John was born in August, 1936, so he is technically still 80, technically a year younger than me), … Continue reading

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Pat Johnson’s Obituary

Our former classmate, Pat Johnson, died May 20 in Sacramento, CA.  She transferred to Lansdowne in her senior year and did more in that one year than I did in my entire high school career.  Despite the short time she … Continue reading

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The Sock Hop

Back in 2005, I had just started this blog, and I wrote a posting about the sock hops in our school  gym.  I received a lot of positive feedback about it, and that encouraged me to continue.  It went viral, … Continue reading

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High School Photos

Nancy Leith Musser sent me photos of my sister, three years older than me, that she clipped from our school newspaper, The Garnet and Gray.  My sister was once its student editor (she later died in her early 30s).  You … Continue reading

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