on growing old (last in series):
But Old is good in some things: old songs, old movies, and best
of all, old FRIENDS!
number of people in possession of any criteria for discriminating
between good and evil is very small.
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ENTRY 1232 | JUNE
return to Cape May, NJ, last week was a once-in-a-lifetime event on
a variety of counts. I was the guest of my former Shelton College
roommate, Darrell Kopp, and his wife Linda, lifelong friends I had
not seen in decades. When I was a senior at Shelton, I was the "publisher"
of the school newspaper and Darrell was its editor. Most school papers
are published by the school or the student government and don't have
a publisher as such, but my having that title reflected a special
post created by the Dean in recognition that I, like the Dean himself,
was then reporting directly to the school's president, Dr. Carl McIntire,
me as one of his editors and the PR writer for several of his many
ministries, and the Dean, of course, as the college's chief operating
enrolled as a senior, my editorial job and the fact that I was a little
older than most undergrads gave me more authority, and more entre
to the school administrators, than regular students. As "publisher"
I was the go-between between the student staff of the Shelton Student
News and the school administration. Darrell at the time had aspirations
to study politics and law, but gladly became the paper's editor when
he and I came up with the idea of launching it. Linda (then Linda
Platt) was the paper's main proof-reader. They are now publishers
of a newspaper serving southern New Jersey's Cumberland County (major
towns: Millville, Vineland, and Bridgeton)
picture above is of the Congress Hall, which was discussed in the
previus post, as it looks now. Though I have never stayed there, its
role in the literal fall of the Christian Admiral, my summer and college
home for four years, makes it worth showing. You can decide, or at
least ponder, whether the sacrifice made to save this historic and
beautiful hotel was worth it.
the 2.48-minute video below captures a bit of the final event in my
week in Cape May, a visit to the Victorian Fair at the Emlen Physick
House near the center of town..The nostalgia this little video stirs
updrawing us into a gentler time and placeis typical of
the whole of the Cape May experience as I have long known it.
the video launches, double-click the screen to play it at full-screen.
If your browser cannot open the video in this format, you can try
it on YouTube, here.
took many additional photos, videos, and made more memories I'd like
to share, but it's time to move on.