PS duPont Class of '59

Wilmington, Delaware

On Larry Emmett’s Passing

LarryEmmettI have fond memories of Larry, a very deep guy, to say the least. But he had an amazing wit. I have a vague recollection of SNL type skits that Larry created: one where he comes into an office waiting room and starts ‘drumming’ on his briefcase. In another, he spoofed something or other by singing in an operatic voice or maybe it was opera he was mocking. But of course, Larry loved classical music in general.

I remember Larry and I cramming for a German test on Goethe. We went to the public library intending to steal a synopsis of Goethe’s Faust, but someone else beat us to it.

As Larry wrote in my yearbook, “May life be to you, as German is to me … mystifying.” Yes, my friend, life is mystifying, but it was worth the trip knowing you.

See Larry’s obituary

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September 12, 2014 Posted by | Memoriam, Memories | | Leave a comment

Prez Makes Pit Stop

Obama_at_Charcoal_PitMarlene Taub Reinschmidt can’t believe the joint where we hung out more than 50 years ago is still going strong. How many generations of teenagers visited the Charcoal Pit? she wonders.

So here’s the answer: That’s my Dad’s table! For the last 10-15 years or more, my wife would take napkins and pat the burgers to soak up the grease. Dad would simply bite in, marvel at how the tomatoes were perfectly bun-fitting, and conjecture that the Charcoal Pit must own a hothouse somewhere in lower Del. Me? I rarely eat beef anymore, and definitely pass up on the burgers, strangely, in favor of their chicken fingers and salads. But what do I know — Dad just turned 101. When I told Dad the story today, he just chuckled: Obama made at least one wise choice and Biden finally gave the President some good advice.

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July 20, 2014 Posted by | Charcoal Pit, Memories, What's Doing Now | , , | 1 Comment

Goldy is a BB Legend in His Own Time

Goldy Receives an Awad

GOLDY, A DELAWARE BB LEGEND HALL OF FAMER, RECEIVING AWARD

Donald “Goldy” Goldstein makes Delaware Legends Basketball Hall of Fame. On Saturday, January 11, 2014 Goldy was inducted into the “Delaware Legends Basketball Hall of Fame” at the Ed “Porky” Oliver Banquet Hall. He was honored to join some past inductees of his era, such as Coach Buddy Clark, Nate and Pete Cloud, Tom Lewandowski, and Frank Shahan to name a few. Don states, “It was a very humbling experience.” The mission of the Delaware Legends Basketball Hall of Fame is to induct deserving members of the Basketball community based on their significant contributions to the game of basketball in the state of Delaware and beyond.

Goldy and Eddie Brown were both inducted on the same night into the Delaware Legends Basketball Hall of Fame. Ed went to Mt. Pleasant and graduated in 1960. Goldy and he knew each other growing up and played ball against each other. Ed also lives in The Villages (FL). Hometown newspaper did an article on both of them. (l. to r. Goldy and Ed).

May 23, 2014 Posted by | Facebook, Gym, Memories, What's Doing Now | Leave a comment

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May 8, 2014 Posted by | 55th Reunion, Facebook, Memories | 1 Comment

55TH REUNION HERE WE COME!

All together now…Let’s have a Boboski for our 55th Reunion!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014
7:00 COCKTAIL PARTY DOUBLE TREE INN, 4727 CONCORD PIKE (Cash Bar)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11
P. S. duPONT HIGH SCHOOL
10:00 OPTIONAL BUS TOUR – “Wilmington Then & Now”* — CANCELLED, sorry for any inconvenience.
11:30 CLASS PHOTO ON STEPS*
11:45 TOUR OF SCHOOL
12:30 SUB & SODA LUNCH IN CAFETERIA*
6:00 CASH BAR – WILMINGTON COUNTRY CLUB (Coat & Tie required)
7:00 BUFFET DINNER – WILMINGTON COUNTRY CLUB (Coat & Tie required)
*Separate costs for optional bus tour and lunch. We estimate $5 for each.
Class Photo will be a separate cost and ordered through Dick Dubroff.

***TIME TO SEND IN YOUR MONEY***

The reunion committee would appreciate receiving your check to cover the cost of dinner as soon as possible. Checks should be made payable to P. S. duPont Class of ’59 and mailed to:
Bob Rickards
11 Benton Court
Wilmington, DE 19810
Phone Bob if you have any questions 302-475-5803 or email to rbrdtr@aol.com

Rooms at the Doubletree Hotel have been reserved ($109.00 plus tax) for our out of town classmates. For reservations, go to http://www.doubletree.hilton/wilmington.com, or phone 1-800-222-8733 or 302-478-6000.

Be well, be safe, be giving!

May 8, 2014 Posted by | 55th Reunion, Boboski, Memories, What's Doing Now | Leave a comment

“A lot of people remember that as being the best time of their lives.”

Bob Clayton

Bob Clayton reflects on American Bandstand and the passing of Dick Clark 4/18/2012

April 19, 2012 Posted by | Bandstand, Bob Clayton, Dances, General, Memories, What's Doing Now | 4 Comments

Bob Clayton Reflects on Bandstand and Passing of Dick Clark

April 19, 2012 Posted by | Bandstand, Bob Clayton, Dances, General, Memories, What's Doing Now | Leave a comment

RR rocks a Bob Dylan Tale

Now we didn’t have Tom Hanks attending PS duPont, however, we did have Bob Dylan (Robert Allen Zimmerman) who was born three weeks before me on 24 May 1941 coming down to Wilmington, DE and I met him at the Matson Run Newstand across from the old Diamond State Telephone Building at 39th and Washington Streets. Now the question is, Did Bob Dylan marry the girl he was coming to Wilmington to see? Barry S. probably knows the answer to that one….Ciao, Ray…

July 20, 2011 Posted by | Memories | | Leave a comment

Yearbook Online

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Courtesy of Ray Richardson

April 27, 2011 Posted by | 50th Reunion, Memories, Yearbook | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Website reaches 10,000 visit milestone

by Bob McCaffreyPSduPont59.com
The 10,000th hit was recorded on class website. Amazing! What’s even more amazing is that about half of the visits were made since last October. Over 1900 pages have been read on the Blog and almost 1500 views of our Class Reunion movies were seen on YouTube. The most amazing thing of all is that we had just over 100 classmates out of now-down-to 275 from 320 attend the reunion.

Now is the time — before memories fade — to send in your own pictures and and class mementos. Contact fkagel@psdpont59.com

January 12, 2010 Posted by | 50th Reunion, General, Memories | Leave a comment