Dwight Peck's personal Web site

Summer 2002

A birthday party for Professor Durham


Summer 2002 swooped in fast, blasted by over our heads with an acrid smell, and disappeared over the horizon. Mr D. Peck, for a large number of work-related reasons, was unable to plan any holidays from 2001 right all the way through 2002, and probably well into the spring of 2003 for that matter. He snatched an hour or two when he could, of course, but when Mr C. Berman came to Europe in July -- it was his turn, we've had to go to the USA for the past two summers -- he was pretty much on his own.

On 1 August 2002, the Swiss National Day, we all had the welcome opportunity to celebrate the birthday of Prof. L. Durham, which falls upon this same day every year. Only more frequently these days.

You may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.

An Italian restaurant in Aigle, reputed for Italian quality and American quantity. On the left, Prof Durham and Martine Ware. Seated to the right, Allan Rankin, Charles Berman, and Larry Ware. Seated center, kitchen staff.

Distaff row, from left: Francine, Kate, Lisa, kitchen staff, Martine

Distaff corner: Joëlle, Anne-Lise, Lisa, Christi, Francine

Birthday person at a reception at Joëlle's penthouse flat in Aigle

The famous Ode To Joy chorus from the 9th, daringly performed by a small chorus of two

Poet Francine and Poetry Teacher Lisa

A reunion of former American College faculty

Lisa and Christi

More ACS reunioning (except for Christi, left): Allan, Larry, Lisa, Martine, Charlie

Still more ACS reunioning in Nyon, earlier in the month: Dwight, Lisa, Charlie

Same lot, with Arthur and Judy from Boston

Arthur and Judy, others

L. Durham visiting the Swiss Expo '02 exhibitions: Yverdon, Neuchâtel, Morat, Biel/Bienne, Prof Durham follows Swiss Expo '02 exhibitions wherever they may be found.

Summer 2002


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