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Class of 1956
50th Year Reunion

In September 2006 the class of '56 met for their 50th year reunion at the Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area at Small Point in Phippsburg, Maine. We had 21 guests who came from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Virginia, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Florida. The reunion took place from Saturday evening thru Wednesday. We were able to provide lodging on the premises for anyone who requested it. Many of the guests stayed overnight and there was plenty of time for get-togethers and talking over old times. The main event was a catered Maine Lobster Bake done in the traditional way with the food cooked in seaweed over a wood fire. Some of us were able to take advantage of the hiking and beach facilities in the area.
                                                                                                                            Charlie Main

Class of 1956 Group Photo

Row 4: Bob Gaudet, John Bolger, Carl Melin, Jack Moore, Gordon Lane, Ed Smith,
Row 3: Barbara (Burgess) Sanborn, Charlie Main
Row 2: Roberta ( King) Ladebush, Mary Melin, Lillian (Demers) Seaborne-Smith,
             Carolyn (Lombari) Byam, Dorothy (Ness) Taylor, Mary (Pennock) Day,                             Mary  Horgan, Phil Horgan
Row 1: Alice Henning, Richard Sanborn
             (Missing from photo: guests Carol Main, Ethelyn DeSandre & Susan Moore)

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View some additional photo collections:
Alice Henning Album
Carl Melin Album

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The 1877 House & the A-Frame Cottage provided our meeting place, a place for preparing & serving food, sleeping accommodations and a launching point for hikes & excursions.

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Sunday Get-together

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Sunday Lunch

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The Maine Lobster Bake

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the fire pit


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the crew continues setup

lighting the fire

setup is about complete

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alumni checking out the proceedings

regulating the fire

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Deb Knight keeps things running smoothly

The girls on one of their numerous trips from the house to the bake site

Deb & Roy Knight describe their catering business to Ethelyn DeSandre

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standing by

lemonade & iced tea is served in the deck

the fire dies down

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fish chowder on the deck

it's ready!

packing up to serve

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Ethelyn gets to be first in line

the serving begins

the line forms

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and now back to the house

steady as she goes!

the end of the line

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The gang sits down to enjoy the feast

steamed clams
corn on the cob
 cole slaw

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And then
a second lobster
for those who still have room!
Watermelon & coffee
for dessert

Carolyn shows off
the guest of honor

Monday - Get-together and hot dogs & hamburgers on the grille

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Monday lunch_web

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Monday afternoon boat cruise at Sebasco Harbor Resort

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Tuesday lunch

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Other activities

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Scrabble in the evening

Hike to the beach

Alice serves up the famous Essex Aggie Brownie Pudding