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A birthday party for Professor Durham
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.
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.
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.
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.
row, from left: Francine, Kate, Lisa, kitchen staff, Martine
corner: Joëlle, Anne-Lise, Lisa, Christi, Francine
person at a reception at Joëlle's penthouse flat in Aigle
famous Ode To Joy chorus from the 9th, daringly performed by a small chorus of
Francine and Poetry Teacher Lisa
reunion of former American College faculty
ACS reunioning (except for Christi, left): Allan, Larry, Lisa, Martine, Charlie
more ACS reunioning in Nyon, earlier in the month: Dwight, Lisa, Charlie
lot, with Arthur and Judy from Boston
and Judy, others
Durham visiting the Swiss Expo '02 exhibitions: Yverdon, Neuchâtel, Morat,
Biel/Bienne, Prof Durham follows Swiss Expo '02 exhibitions wherever they may
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative,
rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 25 October 2002, revised 8 October
2004, 11 February 2014.