How Do I Tell You What My 60th College Reunion Meant To Me?

Middlebury College Vermont – Class of 1958 – 60th Reunion

Middlebury College -that small “cosy” college set in the Green Mountains in Vermont.

In June I attended my 60th Reunion, along with others celebrating their 5th through 70th reunions.  It was Reunion Weekend!  The most thrilling moment was marching in the procession up the hill to Mead Chapel for the Convocation.  “The Strength of the Hills is His Also” – the inscription on the Chapel. Yes I felt inspired to be in that procession behind our  1958 class banner. I was just one of many, but I felt a SPECIAL ONE because I had attended Middlebury.  I was part of a long and worthy tradition.

It’s a different college now from the one I attended.  It has grown almost beyond recognition apart from the fact that the new buildings are still built of gray granite.  Too big I felt and yet upon reflection maybe it has just adapted itself to changes in society and what is called for in 2018, as compared with 1954 when I entered.  At the end of the weekend I felt that the core values remain- they endure.