Thanks for your continued effort on Jasper Jottings. I admire your work.
Last issue saddened me seeing the obit for George Reilly (’55).
As Mike McE told you he was brother to our classmate –Willy ’53.
BUT. His was from a real Jasper family.
Brothers – John (1951?)
William –(Willy ’53) –co-founder of Follow the five
Sister – Ellen – worked switchboard weekends and summer –
Married a Jasper –Tom Raftery (53)
Mother – Catherine – was Chief Housekeeper for the Brothers’
Residence and Students Dorms for many years.
Willy (and Johnna) had kids that went to Manhattan, but I don’t know
How many, who nor when.
Now That’s a Jasper CLAN !!!
Just interesting to note. Perhaps there are others.
Bob O’Connor (’53)
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[JR: First, thank you for your kind words. I’m always in awe of our fellow Jaspers and Attendees. Even though, last week’s John Butz obit made me VERY sad. As I “invest” more and more of my time in Jasper Jottings, I wonder if it dies when I do. You have to be a glutton for punishment to do this. I have made arrangements for my Executrix and my Data Custodian to preserve what I have done. (And, monetize any of my writings for the benefit of a bunch of children; having none of my own.) Sometimes, I labor on it and wonder if anyone reads it. At least, Jasper Stebbins Stebbins, Donald M. (MC1961) could be counted on for vocal feedback. It’s also very “sporadic”. Days with nothing and days with 10 or more stories. So, thanks for the feedback, it’ll keep me going for another month.]
[JR: Second, it’s a great email for causing Mike to go nuts checking all the names and years. Have to have to have some challenges to keep the old fellow’s mind active. After all Schlickenrieder, Warren (MC1942) keeps nipping at his heels. Laugh! BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), NO ONE wants the CIC chair. Thanks for the laugh.]
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