Class of 1963,
Some news and updates for you...
First, Stan Bockmann continues to improve from
his kidney transplant. The operation was in December and his
recovery has been remarkable. He has more stamina than he
has had for years.
I thought you would be interested in reading
the obituary of Bob Booth's father who died in March. Lynn
McDevitt forwarded it to me. I've attached it at the end of
We will be giving our 6th Class of 1963 Scholarship
at the HMHS awards night in June. If you would like to contribute
to our class scholarship fund, send your tax deductible contribution
made out to the Haddonfield Scholarship Fund to Stan at 401
Columbia Ave. Pitman NJ 08071. If you live nearby and would
like to represent our class that evening, please let me know.
You don't have to do or say anything except stand up and smile
when they announce the recipient.
You have received or will soon receive the HAS
Alumni Newsletter. The lead story is that because of lack
of funding, it may be their last letter. I encourage you to
support the Alumni Society - if it weren't for their database,
we never could have organized our 40th and 45th reunions.
They deserve our support so they can assist other classes
the way they assisted ours. If you didn't get the newsletter,
let me know and I will see that you receive one.
We have about a dozen 45th reunion DVDs left.
Once they are gone, they are gone and the only way to purchase
one is on eBay. Send your $15 check made out to HMHS Class
of 1963 to Stan.
Here are some comments from classmates who have
Gwen Art: "I've just today received and
watched the reunion DVD. What a fabulous job Marylou Coleman
did! I'm really tickled to have it.
Marcia Lugger: "It is very cleverly put
together with changes in themes like turning 3 dimensional
pages of a book in some places. A young Austrian student who
heard the beginning music asked, "is that what you listened
to back then?" I said, yes. The final touch was the comparative
63 yearbook pictures to the present ones. That was fascinating
and revealing. We are not that different today. Anyone who
has not ordered the DVD, I would highly encourage to do so.
Mary Lou has done a professional job. It runs almost a half
an hour and is great fun."
Fran Liberi: "Just wanted to let you know,
I received my HMHS DVD, and you are right, it is fantastic
! Marylou did an excellent job of putting everything together,
and the sound track is perfect.
Roland Holloway: "I got the DVD and could
not believe how great it was. It is a professional production
that takes us from elementary school to the reunion and many
stops along the way. I don't know how she got all the names
and activities right. If you went to the reunion or not this
is a great buy."
Susan Hare: "The DVD delightfully surprised
me! It is very professional with many clever effects. It took
some time to plan and produce. It is a wonderful record of
both our "era" together and our 45th reunion. It
can be appreciated by anyone in the class! We are fortunate
to have this enjoyable disc available to us and is well worth
the purchase! My husband also enjoyed it since it has captured
the flavor of the time no matter where you grew up!"
Karen Cox: "The DVD was a real walk down
memory lane. It was so cleverly edited with such a cast of
characters! I just returned from two weeks in Florida visiting
cousins both HMHS graduates. They even loved it although they
only knew a few in our class. Kudos to MaryLou for her creativity
in the production. A must see for each of us!"
And a final thought...50 years ago at this time
,we were preparing for graduation from Haddonfield (or some
other) Junior School and looking forwrard to our high school
years. It's good that so many of us remain connected.
to Robert E. Booth obituary