What have we done since 12 September 1964?
That seems a very long time ago. Aside from occasional contributions to quinquennial alumni reports and $ to Alumni Fund callers we had no contact with official Harvard until the 25th Reunion (which Betsy attended bits of) and the 30th, which we both attended. Many many trips to Cambridge, mostly for books and records during the Nova Scotia years. (more details here)
A remarkable time, still pretty vivid in some of its moments, and looking back it's pretty clear that it was a formative two years in many ways, not least the fact that we were out of the U.S. during a cultural explosion that we never managed to catch up with, and for the taste we developed for expatriate life. (more details here)
Graduate study in Communication Research and film for Betsy, and in International Development Education and then Anthropology for Hugh; daughter Kate born 10 May 1970; Betsy finished her Ph.D. in 1972. Several of our most enduring friendships date from those years. (more details here)
Betsy taught (1972-73, then 1978-1991) in the Psychology Department at Acadia University, Hugh did fieldwork and wrote dissertation (finished in 1976) and taught (1973-1990) in the Sociology Department at Acadia. Son John born 20 December 1975. Much gardening, playing of music, child rearing. (more details here)
Hugh seeking and finding new career as a reference librarian, Betsy being Visiting Scholar at UMass and Northeastern. (more details here)
Hugh at Washington & Lee University, first as Reference Librarian and then (since February 1996) Science Librarian. Betsy develops and publishes Speech Works accent reduction software, and then (1993) goes to work for Codman Research Group as methodologist and software designer. She left Codman in 1999, and is now tutoring at VMI's writing center, working with ESL students as a volunteer, and is a co-PI on the Alsos Digital Library for Nuclear Issues, an National Science Foundation Digital Libraries project. We finished hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2003, after almost 11 years. (more details here on those various enterprises)
Another story: our Peace Corps Training friends Dave and Henrietta Crandall were 'lost' until I called the Harvard Alumni folks and found that they live in Clifton Forge VA, about 40 minutes from us.
I'm struck by what/who I find I don't have pictures of, and some close friends are left out because I (or Betsy) never happened to be in a photographing mood when we were with them, and/or because I can't find the negatives... Looking at it all makes me regret that I did so little photography after the mid-70s.
Dave and Henner
some Peace Corps pictures Simanggang and Melugu 1965-66
Bob Frary Limbang 1966 Kuching 1967
Kent and Shel 1969-70 Death Valley Kip and Ron
newborn Kate Kate 1970-72 Kate and Dad 1970
Betsy 1972-73 Kate 1973-74 Kate and Jane
Horton Landing interior 1972-73
Kent Anderson Shel Anderson
Sandy Blakeslee Ken Stallcup Bill Grace Brad Fulton
Adrian Lewis Bozos at Horton Landing, Spring 1973 Colonel Chicken The Phantom Flasher
Nova Scotia Gothic Kate's first self-administered haircut Hair Wars
The Young John The Older John The Older Kate
Kate and John All 4 Diana
The Doctoral Gown, 1992
gallery of musical instruments the author in various plumages