THIS IS SURRATTS FOUNDATION
E-NOTICE 2007-9 OF SEPTEMBER 5, 2007
Here are some items that may be of interest:
1. REPORT ON 77 REUNION.
I received this nice report from Tim Smith (77): "Hey Henry: Just a note to
say that the Hornets of 77 had their 30th last weekend. We did the Colony
South thing on Friday, and then we had a great time at the VFW in
Hughesville on Saturday. There where about 90 of us there. We all had a
wonderful time. We had attendees from Florida, Nevada and all in between.
Tim Pierce works on the Hoover Dam. Greg Edmund will retire from teaching in
three years. It was wonderful seeing all of our old friends after 30 years.
A few Hornets from other years came also. I want to thank Mike Anderson who
helped put it all together. It was fantastic! Go Hornets! Tim"
2. CONGRATULATIONS, VICTOR!
I received this email from proud brother Tom Negron: "Hello Henry: Just
wanted to let you know that my brother, Victor, has been elected as the
President Elect of the San Antonio Bar Association, which means he will
become President of the organization in August 2008. My brother would be
too modest to "toot his own horn" so I am proud to do it for him! Tom"
[Ed. Note: Victor, a former Texas judge, has long been active in various Bar
Association activities in Texas.]
3. A CORRECTION.
In the August e-Notice, we carried a cute item that was identified as a
commencement address by the late Kurt Vonnegut to the graduates of M.I.T. I
received this email from Dave Romerstein providing a correction: "Hi Henry:
You've, unfortunately, been sucked in by an urban legend. That essay wasn't
written by Vonnegut, and it was never used as the commencement speech at
M.I.T. It was written by Mary Schmich, and published in the Chicago Tribune
in 1997. In 1999, Baz Luhrmann (director of films like Moulin Rouge)
released a single called "Everyone's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)", with the
words of the essay spoken (by Australian voice actor Lee Perry) over a
backing track. Dave"
4. DISTINGUISHED ALUM PASSES AWAY.
We're sorry to report the August 5 death of Ernest Loveless (39). After a
distinguished career at Surrattsville where he starred in a number of school
plays, Judge Loveless went on to serve as Chief Judge of Maryland's 7th
Circuit Court. Judge Loveless' obituary in the Washington Post noted that
he "played a crucial role in improving the court's management as parts of
rural Southern Maryland were transformed into a crowded Washington suburb.
Judge Loveless was a Prince George's County lawyer and state delegate when
then-Governor J. Millard Tawes appointed him to the 7th Judicial Circuit in
1960. The circuit comprises Prince George's, Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's
Judge Loveless is survived by two other Surratts graduates, Barbara Loveless
Holtz (63) and Roni Loveless (73).
The Loveless family is preparing a legacy book to preserve the Judge's
memory for his young and future descendants. They request that any
recollections, anecdotes or pictures be sent to Barbara Loveless Holtz, 9154
Preference Drive, La Plata, MD 20646.
5. HORNET ARTIST FEATURED IN SHOW.
I've just learned that the art of Foundation Historian and Archivist, Shelby
Lee Oppermann (79), and the art of her son Robert Albertsen, is being
featured at a show at the Lexington Park Library running through September.
The Library is at 21677 FDR Boulevard, and the phone number is
301-863-8188. The Library requested that Shelby, and her son who is a 2006
Frostburg State Fine Arts/Graphic Design graduate, put together this special
6. CLASS OF 85 WEB SITE.
The Class of 1985 has launched a web site at
Class of 85 members are encouraged to visit this web site.
Here's hoping your Fall season is off to a great start!
All the best, Henry Smith (71)
THANKS TO THESE DONORS TO THE FOUNDATION'S
Pat Becker Oles (71)
Steve Profilet (71)
Michelle Shelley Wilson Block (68)
Sally Saker Weingarten (77)
Janet Goddard Sullivan (54), In memory of her brother, Jesse "Skip" Goddard,
Roy Nestor (72), In Memory of Jana Sims Nestor
Kurt Aktug (88)
June Jacobs Brown (44)
Thomas V. Mike Miller (60)
Linda Dorsey Blum (66)
Vicki Forsht Williams (65), In joyful celebration of the marriage of Nancy
Oursler Maynard (65) and Larry Schillings (65)
Vicki Forsht Williams (65, and former faculty), In memory of Eugene Colgan,
former (and greatest!) Principal
Ellen Talbert-Miller (61, and former faculty/administration), In memory of
Eugene Colgan, Principal and mentor
Bob Marr (71)
Deborah Cox Marr (72)