JUNE 15-18, 2014

Hobey Kreitler's wife Sally sent this picture from the Sandwich Mini-Reunion, taken at the 17th century English village, Plimouth Plantation. >>

The following classmates and wives attended the Princeton '52 Mini-Reunion in Sandwich, Massachusetts, June 15-18, 2014.
Chuck and Sally Carpenter, Barrington, RI
Gil and Abby Dunham, New Canaan, CT
Chuck and Janet Hemminger, Northampton, MA
Bob and Nan Jiranek, Danville, VA
Hoby and Sally Kreitler, Southport, CT
Barry and Jean Loper, North Bethesda, MD
Don and Carol Malehorn, Morristown, NJ
Paul and Janet Mueller, Willow Street, PA
Steve and Kent Rogers, Annadale, VA
Dave and Lois Smith, Houston, TX
George Towner, Falls Church, VA

The Dan'l Webster Inn and Spa in Sandwich, MA was our headquarters and provided all accommodations and amenities for this mini-reunion. The Inn was first built in 1692, burned down in 1971, and rebuilt with a wine cellar equal to the finest in New England and the dining menu has developed a Classic American Cuisine for which the restaurant has received national recognition every year.

The Mini got off to a great start with a Welcoming Cocktail Hour on Sunday evening for all classmates and wives, including Chuck and Sally Carpenter who joined us for Sunday night dinner.

After a Monday morning buffet breakfast we boarded a special party bus to the Wing Family Fort House for a tour by the caretaker, Dave Wheelock. The Wing Fort House is the oldest house in New England, owned and occupied by the family of Wing since it was built in 1641. During the previous week the Wing Family of America Inc. had celebrated its National Reunion at the Fort House together with the 375th annual celebration of the founding of the town of Sandwich, the oldest town on Cape Cod. Dave Smith's wife, Lois Wing Smith, is a member of the Wing organization and editor of its annual publication "The Owl". ( Our Wing Lineage).

We enjoyed lunch at "Seafood Sam's" where everyone ordered their favorite seafood before visiting the Sandwich Glass Museum and the 100 acre Heritage Museum and Gardens. Our first day ended with cocktails and dinner at the Pilot House located near the Coast Guard Headquarters and Cape Cod Canal.

Tuesday began with another breakfast buffet at the Dan'l Webster Inn followed by a bus trip to Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Our guide, a native Wampanoag Indian, well versed in history, led us to a typical native Indian village home site and then to a 17th century English village. We served ourselves to a special Thanksgiving Day lunch before leaving Plimouth Plantation. Our next stop was Plymouth harbor where we boarded the Mayflower II, one of the world's oldest wooden vessels that still sails today. After viewing Plymouth Rock and taking pictures, we returned to the Dan'l Webster Inn in time to don our orange and black reunion jackets for '52 Class dinner. Our speaker of the evening was Bill Daley, a Director of the Town of Sandwich's 375 Year Celebration Committee and a Trustee of the Sandwich Glass Museum. He outlined the role that Sandwich and its citizens played in the Civil War, and read many interesting excerpts from letters written by soldiers from Sandwich about the events they experienced during their service in the war.

Our "52 Sandwich mini-reunion ended on Wednesday morning, June 18th with a "Going Away Buffet Breakfast at the Dan'l Webster Inn. We were blessed with four days of gorgeous sunny coastal weather, enjoyed by everyone. Our Class President, Put Brodsky, was very helpful in developing the schedule for this Mini but was unable to attend due to the graduation of his grandchildren on the same weekend. Put's wife grew up in Sandwich and her home is now a Bed and Breakfast.

Lois and Dave Smith - August 5, 2014

Bob Jiranek shared more photos. And Dave Smith shared his photos.

Princeton University Class of 1952

Note: Below is information on our next mini-reunion:

Sandwich, Massachusetts, June 15-18, 2014. 

Sandwich, Massachusetts (Cape Cod) Mini-Reunion – June 15 –18, 2014

 The schedule of events, the registration form and the hotel information for the mini-reunion beginning Sunday, June 15th, 2014 through Wednesday, June 18, 2014 are included in the letter. We ask that you return your registration and check to us by May 15, 2014.

HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS: The Dan’l Webster Inn and Spa, 149 Main Street, Sandwich, MA 02563 will be our headquarters. This historic Inn was built in 1694 in Sandwich, MA, the oldest town on Cape Cod. The Inn has given us a special rate of $155.00 plus local taxes for a block of rooms with queen or two double beds with single or double occupancy for reservations made prior to May 1, 2014. For reservations at the Dan’l Webster Inn and Spa call 800-444-3566 and say you are with the Princeton University Class of 1952 and make your reservation as soon as possible.

In case there is a need to cancel your reservation we will refund your total fee if we are notified by June, 1, 2014.

If you have any questions, please write or call:

Lois and Dave Smith

611 West Forest Drive

Houston, Texas 77079-6915

Phone: (281) 493-2586



  Sunday, June 15, 2014

  3:00 – 6:00 P.M.       Registration – Dan’l Webster Lobby

  6:00 – 7:00 P.M.       Registration continues – Welcome Cocktail Hour

  7:00 – 9:30 P.M.       Dinner and Welcome Program (Sports Jacket)

Monday, June 16, 2014

  7:30 – 8:30 A.M.       Buffet Breakfast – Dan’l Webster

  9:15 A.M.                  Board bus to Sandwich Glass Works

  12:00 –noon              Lunch at Seafood Sam’s – Each person order and pay for order.

  1:15 P.M.                  Board Bus for tour of the Heritage Museum and Gardens and the Wing Fort House

  5:00 P.M.                  Board bus and return to the Dan’l Webster

  6:30 P.M.                  Board bus and drive to the Pilot Grill for cocktails and dinner

  9:30 P.M.                  Board bus and return to the Dan’l Webster

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

  7:30 – 8:30 A.M.       Buffet Breakfast – Dan’l Webster

  9:15 A.M.                  Board Bus for Plimoth Plantation at Plymouth, Massachusetts.

  Noon                         Lunch at Plimouth Plantation

                                    Visit Mayflower II

  3:30 P.M.                  Board bus and return to the Dan’l Webster

  6:30 P.M.                  Cocktails at the Dan’l Webster

  7:30 – 9:30 P.M.       Class Dinner (Class Jackets)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
  7:30 – 10:00 A.M.       Good-bye Buffet Breakfast at the Dan’l Webster


Sandwich, Massachusetts Mini –Reunion

June 15 -18, 2014


 Alumnus/Associate Information                                    Guest Information


Name:____________________________________       Name:____________________


Badge Name:______________________________       Badge Name:_______________


Other Guest(s) with Badge Names:__________________________________________









The Dan’l Webster Inn  Yes_____ No______        Other:________________________


Special Needs:___________________________________________________________


I/We will participate in the following Mini-Reunion Activities which are all covered

 by the Registration Fee:


Sunday, June 15, 2014-

Registration, Welcome Cocktails, Welcome Dinner with your choice of Sweet

Lemon and Basil Haddock ____________ ______________________________

or Pan Roasted  Chicken____________ ___________with Red or White Wine.

                                    (Please make your choice)


Monday, June 16, 2014-

  Buffet Breakfast, Bus Transportation, Sandwich Glass Works entrance fee,

  Lunch at Seafood Sam’s. Each person order and pay for their order.

  Heritage Museum and Garden entrance fee, Wing Fort House entrance fee,

  Pilot Grill - Cocktails, dinner with your choice of Crab Cakes_____________

__________________ or Chicken Picatta________________________________

with Red and White Wine. (Please make your choice)


Tuesday, June 17, 2014-

  Buffet Breakfast, Bus Transportation, Plimoth Plantation entrance fee,

 Buffet Lunch at Plimoth Plantation. Mayflower II and Plimoth Grist Mill.



Dan’l Webster Inn - Cocktails and dinner with your choice of Maple Glazed Salmon

_________________________________or Pasta Primavera _____________________

with Red and White Wine. (Please make your choice)


Wednesday, June 18, 2014-

  Good-Bye Buffet Breakfast at the Dan’l Webster Inn.



Total Registration Fee for All Activities.

  Number_________ people at $ 475.00                   =                                 $___________


Less Early Registration Discount of $25.00 per person for Payment before May 1,


Number of people_______________at $25.00          =                                ($_________)


                                                                        GRAND TOTAL DUE          $__________


Please make your check payable to: "PRINCETON ’52 MINI-REUNION”

Mail the Registration Form and your check to:       



611 WEST FOREST DRIVE                                  Check Number:______________    

HOUSTON, TEXAS 77079-6915                            Check Amount:$_____________



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