other day, I was absolutely stunned to receive an email on my blackberry, asking
if I went to Cherry Lawn. Thirty-four years after its demise, there are still
people who remember and care about it, so it’s not completely gone after all.
to Mike Manners and Lewis Myerson for “finding” me.
email generated a flood of memories, distracting me at work during the day, and
leading me to spend hours on the website in the evening. I am told that several
people asked after me so here goes …
year after CL closed was one of the most difficult in my life. Several of you
have described going to Cherry Lawn after public school where you didn’t fit
in. Well, imagine the reverse. I may as well have been dropped on another
planet, in this case, South Florida, where I attended Coral Gables Senior High
for a year before making my escape to college.
found a college,
graduation, reality set in. A few years in menial jobs and then back to school,
this time at
free wheeling high school and college experiences, I have led a pretty
structured existence. No complaints though. Marriage, career, 3 kids. I
have been incredibly lucky.
the cliché goes, so much has changed. It’s high school. After all, you are
supposed to grow up and move on. But a few things remain and for those I am
memory of a few close friends, You were all there at the ‘99 reunion, which I
truly regret missing!
love of reading – thank you Basil Burwell and Katy Okrent
fascination with figure drawing – thanks to Victor Robinson. When I tell
people that I studied it in high school, they are amazed.
the music from that era…mostly picked up by listening to other people’s
records in the dorm. It’s great fun sharing that with my daughters who both
of course, some of the most embarrassing moments in my life – but those I will
keep to myself.
make sure I am not lost again:
Submitted 30 - August -2006