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Date Posted: 08:53:09 05/05/07 Sat
Author: Tom Huebner
Subject: Scarborough School

I worked at Scarborough School from 1952 to 1960. I was both a teacher, later Director of Admissions and finally Asst. headmaster. I had Dudley, Ann and Sarah as students, and got to know Zinny Schoales, their mother quite well. I also remember Ned Depew. Dudley worked in Ossining as a teacher for a few years. Later he aplied to me for a position when I was Principal in Armonk at the Byram Hills Schools. I also recall that he ran a retaurant in Scarborough for some time. I have many memories of Beechwood-the pool wa usen in the summer as a camp pool, run by Fulton Main who was Asst. headmaster. Zinny Schoalesd and her husband lived in a converted barn, also on the property. If you have specific questions, I might be able to help.Have you read Susan Cheever's book, Home after Dark which also recounts stories of Scarborough and her father John Cheever,

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[> Tom Huebner - -- Ned Depew, 19:34:19 05/08/07 Tue

Tom -

so good that you found your way here. That's the most frustrating part, knowing there are so many Scarboroughites out there and that they haven't yet found this...

I well remember your "Comparative Religion" class, up on the second floor in the classroom next to the Library. You not only held the attention of a classroom full of rambunctious kids on the verge of adolescence, but you even managed to teach us something. I'm still one of the few people in any conversation who can explain what "Zoarastrianism" is - not that the subject comes up all that often!

Knowing about Zen Buddhism before the "Beats," and being able to differentiate between Mahiyana and Hinyana Buddhism, and understand what differentiates Confucianism from Taoism gave me a big leg upin the sixites!

But the class was a first for me - the first time I consciously realised I was being asked to think for myself - that we weren't looking for "right" or "wrong" answers, but rather for understanding. It was fascinating.

Thanks for that!

Cheers,

N

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[> [> Re: Tom Huebner - -- Alma Ippolito Walshak, 20:27:16 01/28/09 Wed

Mr Huebner, I don't know if you remember me but I, Alma Ippolito Walshak, was in both your English and Comparative Religion classes in junior high. I remember the great discussions we had in class and also your emphasizing "always ask WHY, WHY WHY!". Unfortunately I left Scarborough after my freshman year but I do have very fond memories of my years there. I hope you and your family are doing well. How did you end up in Vermont???
Alma Ippolito Walshak>

Tom -
>
>so good that you found your way here. That's the most
>frustrating part, knowing there are so many
>Scarboroughites out there and that they haven't yet
>found this...
>
>I well remember your "Comparative Religion" class, up
>on the second floor in the classroom next to the
>Library. You not only held the attention of a
>classroom full of rambunctious kids on the verge of
>adolescence, but you even managed to teach us
>something. I'm still one of the few people in any
>conversation who can explain what "Zoarastrianism" is
>- not that the subject comes up all that often!
>
>Knowing about Zen Buddhism before the "Beats," and
>being able to differentiate between Mahiyana and
>Hinyana Buddhism, and understand what differentiates
>Confucianism from Taoism gave me a big leg upin the
>sixites!
>
>But the class was a first for me - the first time I
>consciously realised I was being asked to think for
>myself - that we weren't looking for "right" or
>"wrong" answers, but rather for understanding. It was
>fascinating.
>
>Thanks for that!
>
>Cheers,
>
>N

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[> Re: Scarborough School -- Jeff Main, 07:32:03 05/09/07 Wed

>Hi Tom,
Nice to read your letter to the Scarborough Alumni. I remember you well and always appreciated you. Those were so grand old days weren't they? I have a website, Maininsurance.net if you'd like to take a peak at what
is happening on the West Coast.
Thanks for sharing your memories.
Sincerely, Jeff Main

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[> Re: Scarborough School -- mary louise weller, 03:06:30 09/16/08 Tue

>I worked at Scarborough School from 1952 to 1960. I
>was both a teacher, later Director of Admissions and
>finally Asst. headmaster. I had Dudley, Ann and Sarah
>as students, and got to know Zinny Schoales, their
>mother quite well. I also remember Ned Depew. Dudley
>worked in Ossining as a teacher for a few years. Later
>he aplied to me for a position when I was Principal in
>Armonk at the Byram Hills Schools. I also recall that
>he ran a retaurant in Scarborough for some time. I
>have many memories of Beechwood-the pool wa usen in
>the summer as a camp pool, run by Fulton Main who was
>Asst. headmaster. Zinny Schoalesd and her husband
>lived in a converted barn, also on the property. If
>you have specific questions, I might be able to
>help.Have you read Susan Cheever's book, Home after
>Dark which also recounts stories of Scarborough and
>her father John Cheever,
Hi all.....Dudley and Sarah and Annie were all good friends of mine....I spent several summers kind of working for Mr. Main at the day camp...My folks also had some horses across the street at Sleep Hollow CC..Boy,reading all the posts on this site have really made me smile...We were all little kids together...we'd play "ghost" in Beechwood during Xmas....btw Dud owned that restaurant in Scarborough..deftly named " DUDLEY'S"..funny...but I wound up living in Beechwood...all by myself, right after Dud and Cealie moved into another house on what we used to call "the reservation"....got to tell you...as a total non-believer in Ghosts....something exists in that house that scared me and quite a few friends....I remember the may-pole ....does anyone remember how unbearably cold the pool was....marble and spring-fed....

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[> Re: Scarborough School -- J.P. Smith '66 (and teacher and board member, 1973-1977), 16:24:45 09/17/08 Wed

Another famous author associated with the school (and who, like John Cheever, lived for a time on the Vanderlip's property) was Richard Yates, famous for his novels The Easter Parade and the aptly-named Revolutionary Road, soon to be a feature film.

When I was in 8th and possibly 9th grades, John Cheever's son Ben was in my class.

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[> [> Re: Scarborough School -- J.P. Smith, 06:40:08 09/18/08 Thu

>Another famous author associated with the school (and
>who, like John Cheever, lived for a time on the
>Vanderlip property) was Richard Yates, famous for
>his novels The Easter Parade and the aptly-named
>Revolutionary Road, soon to be a feature film.
>
>When I was in 8th and possibly 9th grades, John
>Cheever's son Ben was in my class.

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