Photo by Elizabeth Wesley Stephenson-McEwan
….Was I really wise to improvise and return to this scene?
Nineteen eighty-nine, just a dream in a dream…*
The cookout is in the College of Law atrium starting at 12:00 today. If you’re coming in person, parking is available at Deaconess Hospital, Stratford (beside Hillel on Clifton Avenue), and USquare on Calhoun Street (driveway is on the left after Keystone Brewery and before DuBois Bookstore). If you’re not coming in person, you can call “Harold C. Cranchford” on Skype between noon and 3 pm Eastern time. If Skype is giving you trouble calling in, call Mike at 330.416.4256 for what passes for tech support.
The social tonight at Uncle Woodys’ starts at 6:30 and has no fixed end time.
We hope to see you at both events. Don’t forget to bring your digital cameras, and e-mail the
least embarrassing best pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can post them to this website.
Tomorrow is the big day. Go here for information on where to park, and here and here for how to Skype in and say hello if you can’t be there in person.
Anonymous sources report there might be a social event tonight at the Moerlein Lager House at 6:00, something about a milestone birthday for one of our classmates.
Please celebrate responsibly…or, at least, more responsibly than we did 25 years ago.
With the help[ of my son Alex and his friend Zach, I figured out how to do multi-party video calls and verified that my computer will handle them.
“Cranchford! yourrrree FIRED!”
One thing I discovered is that in order to add a party to a call, that party has to be in my contact list before they call in. Therefore, if you plan on calling in on Saturday, for best results you should add “Harold C. Cranchford” to your Skype contact list. Fire up Skype and send “Harold” a contact request before Saturday morning.
It’s the 21st Century, you know, and through the magic of modern digital communications you can attend Saturday’s cookout even if you can’t physically attend Saturday’s cookout.
“Look, Mommy, it’s Kandy Heavilin Foley!”
We’ve established a Skype account for the reunion under the name “Harold C. Cranchford.” Between now and Saturday, start up your Skype application and use the search function in “Add Contacts” to set up a “contact” with “Mr. Cranchford.” He’s easy to find–there’s only one Harold C. Cranchford from Cincinnati in the Skype system. I’ll be logging in from time to time during the week to “accept” your contact requests. Once the contact request is accepted, you’ll be able to call “Harold.”
“Palm trees in the law school atrium? Wow, the place really HAS changed!”
When Saturday rolls around, call “Harold” anytime between 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm Eastern time, and you can videoconference with your classmates. The Skype software can handle multiparty calls, but I still need to test how well that feature works with my hardware. There may be a limit on the number of simultaneous calls we can handle without the computer collapsing into a sobbing heap.
If you need to set up Skype on your computer, go here for the download and instructions on how it works. Or, just ask your teenager.