|Need a Ride / Have a Ride: Save train fare from the Geneva airport or extend the reunion fun for those of you already in cars. Check out the new Need a Ride / Have a Ride page!Look who’s coming to the 2004 Montana Crans Reunion. Why aren’t you on this list?
A Party of 70!
So far we are 39 alumni. Altogether with spouses, significant others and children we are a party of 70. Several additional alumni, teachers and internat are on the verge of “yes” (e.g., see “Just Checking In” from Onno Brouwer, below). For more information click on the “Look Who’s Coming” link.
Can’t Make it to the Reunion? Send a Photo for the “Arriving by Photo” PhotoBoard!
Please send your hard copy photographs to Sharon Taylor Baumann, 2 Paultons Square, London, England SW3 5AP. No jpgs, please . . . those can be sent to the “Then and Now” link of the website (see below). If you would like the photo returned after the reunion, please include a self-addressed envelope in your mailing.
Oh, The Things We’ll Do!
Reunion Treasure Hunt
For the alumni who are coming to the reunion, here’s a contest (winner to be dipped in cheese fondue):
Prized items to bring to the reunion, and their value:
Get Up, Up Up!
Need a Ride/Have a Ride
Who Ya Gonna Call? Ottavia, That’s Who!
|Just Checking In . . .
Len Enriquez writes: I enjoyed seeing the short video of the view from the top of the ski gondolas with Giancarlo (I think it was), but should we plan for possibly skiing during the July reunion? I recall that there was late spring skiing way up at the top as I graduated in June 1971, but is it worthwhile to bring some kind of ski clothes to the reunion (even if skiing is not an organized reunion event)?? [Editor’s note, skiing is definitely a possibility for those interested.]Onno Brouwer writes: Willem and I just found out thanks to a mail I received from Ross that there is such a thing as Friendsofbluche. Fabulous initiative! I have just applied for a password to enter the alumni net and we will try to attend (at least part) of the reunion in Bluche. Very much looking forward to get into contact with you.
Carmen Lamoureux Marshall writes [a late entry in the May Newsletter that many of you may not have seen]: I am so excited that soon I will be seeing some of you at the upcoming 2004 reunion in Bluche! I have received so much encouragement, bribery (chocolate & cheese…) and promised hugs, that I cannot possibly resist! Since Bluche my family traveled from Algeria to London, Houston and Scotland, and I returned to Canada to continue my studies. I worked in Aerial Photography with the government for a number of years while moonlighting as a musician and singer-songwriter. I also spent a few years working in horticulture & just recently finished a job managing an organic greenhouse operation growing amazingly luscious tomatoes and other veggies for high end restaurants here in Calgary. Love to garden, passionate about great compost and really good wine! I still play music and sing, but mostly just for fun. I am married with 4 kids aged 9 – 28 (my crazy little tribe!) and all of them are wonderfully interesting, not a boring one in the bunch! I can’t wait to come to the reunion to see old friends again- Hugs to you all!
Patrick Bassett writes: I would very much like to attend the Reunion but I am unfortunately not able to make it largely due to conflicting business travel. I did e-mail Henri and it is so great to see our friendship transcend after all these years despite not having seen him since our 1997 Reunion in Aspen. I truly would love to attend but I know it just isn’t in the cards this time around as much as I would like to say “yes”. I was one of the editors for the 1968/1969 yearbook and we really tried to get an impression of the school then, so we would remember it as it was. Clivaz of course was the censor of all the pictures and we did ultimately sneak a few pictures in that he didn’t really know about (like flipping the bird behind the glass in the door). In any event, we had to work within the confines at the time but leave a picture essay of what life at Les Roches was like in the late ’60’s. I hope you enjoy the yearbooks and I wish I could be there to share swapping stories at the school.
Martin Moll offers the following words of wisdom: Nobody owes you a good time.
Except you. If you find the company you keep boring, maybe it’s because you’re putting them to sleep. If no one’s ring-a-ding-dinging the bell, get off your butt and do it yourself. It didn’t matter if they were stuck shooting a movie in a small Ohio town or the middle of a Utah desert, the Pack always brought the party with them.
Anne Troxler Hoover writes: My home computer had a partial lobotomy so I have not been in touch. No, I cannot come to the reunion but I want to hear about everything. I hope Sue FOUTS Sentner will come and maybe people that she has found, Francine Dekker, Therese from Italy and of course, Martha Fouts. I am in touch with Kirsty Aitken, Aletta Shaw and Linda Stone, sometimes. Have you contacted our only movie star, Steve Railsback?
Rory Campbell writes: I am down as a “no” because we are up to our eyeballs in things that must be dealt with this summer. We have a kitchen torn apart and landscaping of _ of an acre that is in dire need of completion. I have offers from a number of friends in Europe to cross the pond, and have had to turn them down. The first daylight I see is this fall. But then it’s too late. We need to acclimate ourselves to the shock in the faces of our former colleagues when they figure out who we once were. The rosy cheeks are slightly weathered, and the flowing hair has thinned. Ah well, in its place we are fortified with a stronger store of resilience, n’est-ce pas. I want you to tell Ottavia that she has done a fantastic job, as have you and your cohorts on this effort. I will miss the camaraderie and the company of my old friends. I think my old roommate Bruce Desjardins may even be coming. It’s been some time since that bro walked the food line with me.
Paul Martin writes: Instead of walking the hills around Bluche or repeating the forced marches or Saturday night expeditions for beer in Montana Village, or wearing one of my old school ties for a soiree, my son and I are scheduled to spend 10 days hiking through one of the very few untouched valleys in southwestern BC. Instead of fondue and wine, it will be dehydrated food and mosquitoes. I ‘m sure that you all have a great time and please download many pictures of the gathering for those of us who can’t make it .
Stefan Zorayan writes: Thanks for thinking of me, unfortunately I will not be able to attend the reunion. I will be thinking of all of you reunited at Bluche, remembering the beautiful time we all had there, and the special friends we made. I am sending an open invitation to all of you who want to came to Cairo . . . you have a friend here.
Mike Polhemus writes: My wife and I just had a two-week vacation in Europe the end of April, beginning of May during which we spent three days at PP in Bluche, which is where we honeymooned 30 years ago. Afraid we won’t be going back again this year.
My travel agent does an unbelievable job on reduced airfares. I have used her for about 20 years. With a little flexibility in the way you get there, she can get very reduced airfares. My R/T from Dallas – Zurich – Dallas is $883.00. This was not the cheapest airfare either. I wanted to go non-stop. So I would recommend that you guys forward her info onward to assist people in getting to Bluche. This is not just for travel from North America either. She handles all international travel arrangements also.
If someone faxes in a request to get to Bluche / Montana / Crans from anywhere in the world, Michele has no problem quoting different routings and airfares.
I suspect that many people have been discouraged from attending the reunion due to the cost of air fare. If this describes your situation, give Michele a chance to see if she can get you there.
Do you have an e-mail you would like to share with “Just Checking In?” Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org!
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