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Date Posted: 12:29:46 08/24/06 Thu
Author: John Rinaldo
Subject: Re: Some teachers and events--and two students
In reply to: Doug Higgins 's message, "Some teachers and events--and two students" on 16:34:48 07/12/05 Tue

Dear Doug Higgins,

I have to agree with Luisa that you were the best English teacher at Scarborough. I still feel guilty that when I fell asleep in class one day, I told you that it was because your voice was monotonous. Two weeks later you asked me if you had gotten better at being a more dynamic speaker. You were trying to be a better teacher, in retrospect I wish Id worked harder to be a better student. I was never the best student in any English class I took, so it is ironic that working as an Engineer I now act as the editor of both national and international technical standards. Part of this is of course checking for technical accuracy, but most of the corrections are to the poor English that others seem to easily ignore. You did more to instill a love of literature and language than any other single teacher I had.

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[> Thank you to Ned and to Doug Higgins for delicious memories -- Andrea Sussman '71, 21:12:01 02/10/07 Sat

I have long wondered what happened to my classmates and am so delighted to have cybertripped onto this site. A few memories of my own:
- singing at the morning assembly and Mr. Main's incredible Tenor voice
- the terrible sense of loss with Mr. Main's passing
- Mrs. Zades (at times a bit frightening) and yet demanded and got amazing vocal results from the students)
- smoking in the Yurt
- the absolutely beautiful Beechwood Theatre
- Mr. Higgins, Susan Cowley, Sandy Savage, Fulton Main - my personal choices for inspiring, patient & very loving teachers
- Gilbert and Sullivan
- the now infamous 1970 or was it 1971 "Dress Code Rebellion"?

It is sad to think that so many students will never know or understand what a real education entails... we were so privileged & enriched (for a lifetime) by our experiences at Scarborough. Ned - thank you.

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[> [> Re: Thank you to Ned and to Doug Higgins for delicious memories -- JoAnn Wolf, 18:38:37 05/09/07 Wed

>Hey Andrea! It's JoAnn. I have thought of you often and wondered where you were. Get in touch with me at joannwolf@wi.rr.com or 414-225-9181. It would be great to hear from you.
I have long wondered what happened to my classmates
>and am so delighted to have cybertripped onto this
>site. A few memories of my own:
>- singing at the morning assembly and Mr. Main's
>incredible Tenor voice
>- the terrible sense of loss with Mr. Main's passing
>- Mrs. Zades (at times a bit frightening) and yet
>demanded and got amazing vocal results from the
>students)
>- smoking in the Yurt
>- the absolutely beautiful Beechwood Theatre
>- Mr. Higgins, Susan Cowley, Sandy Savage, Fulton Main
>- my personal choices for inspiring, patient & very
>loving teachers
>- Gilbert and Sullivan
>- the now infamous 1970 or was it 1971 "Dress Code
>Rebellion"?
>
>It is sad to think that so many students will never
>know or understand what a real education entails... we
>were so privileged & enriched (for a lifetime) by our
>experiences at Scarborough. Ned - thank you.

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