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Parts of MOMENTS IN TIME:  Our Unexpected Goings-On

Mostly the Timeline here is culled from alumni columns written by ‘49 Class Secretary Denison.  With good nature and gusto, year in and year out, Walt resourcefully and importantly covered our post-secondary doings, e.g., stories, jobs, marriages, families, moves, accomplishments, meet-ups, sports, feelings about Cranbrook.  His work prompted us not only to think about our pasts but our presents and futures. 


MOST RECENT POSTS
Shulevitz as Classmate of July-August below
Memory of Tom Peterson by Leister, here
Sal Remembers Jack, here
Spring 2018, Walt's Class Notes,
here

Timeline of our Unexpected Doings, here
The Class in Five Year Bites here
Website History & Acknowledgements, here 

 

 

 

CLASSMATE
OF THE MONTH
July-August 2018
Bill Shulevitz

 

Shulevitz

 

 

BioSketch
1949 Yearbook
,

here

 

 

As recalled in the

ReNEWed Crane, 2004

              paragraph 4 of here


As recalled in the

ReNEWed Brook, 2009

A couple classmates remembered BILL SHULEVITZ's mother baking the world's most wonderful apple cake. It was always good after a particularly awful school meal like, say, creamed chipped beef. Perhaps fueled by her food, Bill scored highest on Time's annual Current Events Quiz. A few thereafter called him 'Cover Boy.'

 

BioSketch
2009 Yearbook

here

 

 

 

Bill went for Higher Education
to
 University of Michigan
Wayne State

 

Bill has lived in southern Florida and Puerto Rico. He now lives and works as an Investment CEO in Manhattan.
(He has regularly walked 4-5 miles to work)

 
Bill has good reason to be proud of his wife

Rabbi Marion Shulevitz

Click
here
 
Bill has good reason to be proud of his daughter

Judith Shulevitz

Click
here
 

Bill is one of our most faithful cheerful participants at Reunions. We awarded skyscraper-dwelling Bill a framed Certificate as our ‘Most Urban & Urbane ‘49er' at the 65th Reunion Dinner.

 

Bill is active in mobilizing the vote in national elections with his brother-in-law in Boston.

 

A list of other reflections by Bill can be accessed by typing SHULEVITZ into the Search Box above.

 

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CLASSMATE OF
AUGUST 2017
Jack Spoehr
SEPTEMBER 2017
Fred Smith
OCTOBER 2017
Toby Maxwell
NOVEMBER 2017
Jim Truettner

DECEMBER 2017
David Osnos 

JANUARY 2018
Bill Broder
 

February 2018

Jack Bohon

MARCH 2018

Pete Simpson

APRIL 2018

Gunther Balz

MAY 2018

Bob Leister

JUNE 2018

John Holdsworth

 

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65th Reunion

 

What Really Happened at Our 65th

Here are assorted accounts of our June, 2014 experience, a reunion that was small but special. Look at the texts and the photos to discover why.

 

 

 


 

What Happened at Our 60th

This section brings together aspects of June 2009's meet-up.  At left is a backyard scene from Louise Lowell's magnificent Reception.

 

 

 


 

The ReNEWed Brook The ReNEWeCrane

This special 60th Reunion online edition of The ReNEWed Brook has 50+ refinements to the published edition.

Remember the 55th Reunion's The ReNEWed Crane?

 

Main updates to February '09 version:

Campus Photos...We Step Forward...

Army Smith...Back in the Day

 


 

We Reune, 2014 - 1969

Mementos from our assembling, joining in food and drink, sharing stories, retrieving meanings in our pasts, and finding new meanings for our futures.

 

 

 

Gateway of Friendship

Eulogies, Memories and Obits

After a '49er friend dies, a small consolation can be in celebrating what made him special to us. Attention here is paid to our deceased classmates.

 

To supplement this list, send your Memory/Eulogy here.


Gaeckle, Breck, Denison

 

More Doings Across the Years

Our trajectories - from today's wise elders back to our times as young whippersnappers.

 

             

 

Classmate postal addresses are posted on

the secure Cranbrook website alumni page

 


 

Oh, the (Media) Places We've Been 

 

Please forward to your webmasters links to other media appearances of yourself or of other '49ers. Don't be bashful we're hoping to bring together at least one piece about each of our classmates. Give us a turn on the kaleidoscope of Niner lives.  Does not every dog have his day?

  


 

Academic Throws: A Sampling 

 

 

As found at http://scholar.google.ca/

 


School Songs

School Songs    

 

 


1949

 

The Year 1949

It was near the peak of the American century.  Average annual salary in the U.S. when we graduated: less than $3,000.  After many years of misery through a depression and World War II, postwar prosperity is starting to get underway with companies now able to supply the cars, televisions, and the other goods demanded in a consumer society.  


Reunion 2014

 

Towards the Year 2019 Reunion

 

Are 70th Reunions the Last Reunions?

 

 

 

 

 

Don't miss:

THE CLASS IN FIVE YEAR BITES

BEN SNYDER'S '49 TO '09

THE RENEWED BROOK

LONG TIME, NO SEE

LIVING CLASSMATES

DECEASED CLASSMATES

CELEBRATING MORE THAN A SCHOOL YEAR

ONE WIFE'S TAKE ON HER '49ER

TOBY MEETS THE GENERAL

DANCING IN THE RAIN

 

 

 

 

Class of 1949
on
YouTube

YouTube

 


 

Class of 1949

Cranbrook School

Bloomfield Hills, MI

 

The Class in

Five Year Bites

 

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A Master Honored

Ben Snyder now and then

 

Ben Snyder

 Honorary Alumnus
August 2, 2014

 

Died April 29, 2017

Snyder Family Letter

 

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- More of RB's Sketchbook here

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Have we really aged this much over time?  

  If so, among other things, we can acknowledge a bit of our shared past. We can retrieve happy memories, And we can feel good about each other’s subsequent doings.
  Usually when everyday links disappear, the far-way person practically ceases to exist. To counter that complete falling-off each other's radar, this website offers virtual links. It's a one-stop shop for C'49.

  And if mediums are to be believed, souls who pass over to the Other Side typically look and act as they did on Earth, when they were at their physical peak. Conceivably then, after we die, astrally we might still have something of the rousing spirit Milt and the rest of us had in '49.


Milt the Master
For more on this, see p. 11 in The ReNEWed Brook here.  
 
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READING RECOMMENDATIONS 
_______________________________
The Rector of Justin

by Louis Auchincloss

 

Louis Auchincloss 
Summary HERE 
'49er Review(s) HERE
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Recent Hat Tip

We suspect we must have a special place in the heart of the Alumni Office's Margi Brown.

That's because most cheerfully and thoroughly she goes out of her way to facilitate our reunions and '49er camaraderie. 

                              More

Margi Brown 
 

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HORIZONS UPWARD BOUND

HUB

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Alumni court

 

 


Keep scrolling down to the bottom of this page - Your trip is not over yet.
It is worth the trip!
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TWEAKED

&

EXPANDED


Catch a taste of life at  
Cranbrook today
in a review of the


2009
Brook Woodwinds

 

"Two '49ers' Take

on '09er's Yearbook"

   

C/K 2009

   
   
C/K 2009
 

XXL

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for School news
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Cranbrook Named SMART Showcase School of the Year



Coed studying in 'our' inglenook.



 Once the whale spit him out onto the shore after three days and nights, the Jonah of our famous Carl Milles Fountain changed his ways. He went forward to preach, no longer hesitant about passing on his strong suggestions to others. 

   A little bit similarly, though you haven't been spit out by a whale, you're invited to change your ways and start speaking up strongly about what you'd like to see at this site. 


    Click
here to pass on suggestions — critical or benign, big or small, simple or complex, new or old-hat, cheap or break-the-bank expensive. 

    While everything here is improvable, please be nice.




Mail box
 
 
Remember Jane?
Jane Russell

The School's Saturday night movie did not include relatively pornographic The Outlaw, but somehow we all knew about the breasts and legs of Jane Russell.  John Holdsworth remembers: "Those were kinder, gentler, purer times when we considered The Outlaw as being at the outer limits of daring cinematography. We have NOT traveled up hill since then."
Watch The Outlaw again at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR4K-6b2rxY

 

 Barbara Townsend   Kathleen Clark

 

Barbara and Kathleen, wives of co-webmasters Townsend & Clark. Dick and Tom remember Temp Licklider's claim, from the James M. Barrie play in Fifth Form English, that "What every woman knows is that she must never allow her man to realize that she is helping him, but must allow him to think it is his own intelligence and ingenuity that are getting him on."

Kathleen Denison

All items on this website are copyright-protected. May be used with permission of the '49 Class Secretary Denison who married his own Kathleen.


A history of this website, along lines of Acknowledgements, is here.


 

Bunt 
 
 
   As FWB used to say,
  "Take out a pencil and sheet of paper, and write the following test" here.

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