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CLASSMATE
OF THE MONTH

December 2017
David Osnos

 


Osnos
 


What he did Spring/Summer 1956

Graduated from Harvard Law. Took the bar. Began working as the 7
th lawyer at Arent Fox. (Later he served as Chair of that firm’s Executive Committee, one that  now oversees nearly 300 lawyers.) 
  Also back then Dave married Glenna. (Their two children and their families now live nearby)

Principal areas of legal activity

Real estate, tax, securities, corporate, estate planning, and sports law. 


What 
Congressional Record says 

Dave’s advice “has been sought out by the movers and shakers…(He) has touched our community with his legal brilliance, his high ethical standards and integrity, and his kind, gentle nature, which has enabled him to be effective as a force for change and action.” 
        Read more here.

Left Detroit
for What?

“Don’t get me wrong. [New York is] fun to be there for business, it’s fun to be there for pleasure. But especially in the winter when you’re in those dark canyons, it can be depressing.  Washington is a low-rise city. The streets are wide and the buildings aren’t that tall. Which means there’s plenty of light. And I’m one of those people who believe light affects your mood. And
so I love this city for that reason.”
        Read more
here
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Disposition

“Osnos is the antithesis of the typical New York lawyer who tries to dominate the room with blusters and threats and demands for the sun, knowing his client would be happy with the moon. ‘With David,’ says Bruce Parmley of Hogan & Hartson, ‘it's never about him. It's never about outsmarting the other guy or getting the last nickel. It's always about making sure that everyone walks away feeling they got what they most wanted and what they were entitled to.'  
       Read more
here.
 

 

Words of Wisdom, here 

Glenna Osnos
Glenna Osnos

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CLASSMATE OF
AUGUST 2017

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

 

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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, 2004 - 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 RENEWED BROOK

LONG TIME, NO SEE

THE SIMPSONS ON GOLDEN POND

LIVING CLASSMATES

DECEASED CLASSMATES

CELEBRATING MORE THAN A SCHOOL YEAR

DANCING IN THE RAIN

TOBY MEETS THE GENERAL

 

 

 

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 
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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

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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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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
 

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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.




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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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