Thursday, October 29, 2009

Blind Brook's "30-Something" Reunion

Blind Brook High School is a small public school in Rye Brook, New York. Dr. Judith Okun is a graduate of its third class. She has done orthodontic and TMJ treatment for current students of this local school as well as for children of it's earlier graduates. Last weekend Blind Brook had its "30 something" reunion for the first few graduating classes. Many of us came from as near as Greenwich and as far as Hawaii to participate in this event, despite the torrential rains and flooding. There were many shared smiles and stories as we caught up on the last thirty years: Laura does sculptures and toy design and lives in California; Ricky teaches teachers all over the world; Amy is studying the environmental effects of building a railroad in Hawaii; Jenni is the medical director of a hospice in Pennsylvania; Mike is a lawyer for a construction company in NYC; Jim is a lawyer in White Plains; Joanne is the office manager for a pediatrician in Greenwich, Ct; Bev helps people find jobs in Long Island. Most of our class had been together from nursery school through high school, had a long history together, and had a longer history "to catch up on". We heard of job and family "successes" and learned of personal tragedies. Two more of our class mates have passed away: Seth Baygell and Roopi Sethi. My heart goes out to their families.
Thank you to Beverly Wachtel for the photos.

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