This is a list of various people I’d like to contact again, in no particular order. Please email me if you have information on them!
- Cintra Shober Austin, who briefly taught me piano in the mid 1970’s in New Orleans. Some of the methods I use in my group classes I learned from her, as a student. Plus she gave all her students a Christmas ornament in 1975. I still hang it on my tree every year, and consequently, give each of my students an ornament every year.
- Martha Hitch, who taught me in early high school in New Orleans. She kept me interested in piano and introduced me to (gasp!) living composers!
- Jill Blumberg, college buddy at Northwestern who taught me to relax about life - it’s not all a big race to get to the end!
- Sanjay Logani, another college buddy. Funny guy. Arrived to his wedding on a white stallion. Wished I could have been there!
- Carl Strange, my locker buddy in high school. Dancer. I complained about the smell of his tights, and he complained about the smell of my peanut butter and banana sandwiches.
- Whitney Smith, buddy in 11th grade at Hanover High. Coolest guy I knew.
People Who I’m Curious About
Sort of falls into the “where are they now?” category ...
- Fred Long, a friend from elementary school in New Orleans. A boy who played flute. How cool was that?!
- Other People I Don’t See, But Who I’d Like to Publicly Thank ...
- “Nordy”, counselor from Pasquaney, who showed me on the Long Walk how to push myself (a flatlander) to the top. A life lesson I carried with me from that day on. Also got me interested in rowing.
- Howie, another counselor from Pasquaney, who showed me how to laugh at life’s mishaps.
- Holly Metcalf, 1984 olympic rowing gold medalist, hired as coach for the Ann Arbor Rowing Club, really taught me how to row. Got me into staying fit, and inspired me to stay on the water, until I moved to dry Arizona.