Sweet Connections During a Bitter Time
During this Passover and Easter season, we look to find the sweetness from the bitter time in which we find ourselves. Here’s what some classmates are doing.
Classmate Perry Jacobs has been emailing with a group of his fraternity brothers and shared some fun information about Cornell concerts around our time. Check out this list of archived Cornell Concert files dating back to 1971. See if you remember being in Barton Hall for any of these performances. And view this mini documentary about what is considered to be the Grateful Dead’s best concert ever, Barton Hall in May of 1977. You don’t have to be a Dead Head to enjoy this!
Virtual Happy Hours are the latest thing and a easy way to connect with old friends.
Classmate Bill Howard and his wife Gwen are shown here enjoying one with some Cornell friends. Next week my husband and I will be doing a virtual wine tasting with HLR Cellars, a vineyard owned by classmate Joan Schmidt Heller and her husband Steve (MS ’74 and PHD ’77). One of their wines was chosen in this year’s Cornell Alumni Wine Program. The Hellers and other wine makers, including Classmate John Williams’ Frog’s Leap, are doing these virtual tastings. Check them out and invite other Cornellians to join you.
Sign up for the free one-hour Cornell History lectures each Monday night at 7:30 pm EDT. These sessions are lively, fast-paced and full of fun anecdotes. This is an actual credit course, American Studies 2001, taught by Corey Earle ’07. The course explores Cornell’s identity as “the first American university.” To register and view a list of upcoming topics (April 13th is “Unrest & Activism: The 1950s % 1960s”) click here.
And for the birdwatchers among us, you can view the birds at Cornell’s Sapsucker Woods here.
Finally, our last email spurred a number of classmates to join our Facebook Group. If you haven’t done so, please do. It’s easy and fun.
Please reach out and share how you are and what you are doing to keep busy and connected.
Wishing all of us some sweetness! Please be well!