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.
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.”
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.
The afternoon cookout at the law school will be held inside the atrium and student lounge instead of outside. We learned that having it outside would require us to rent furniture and possibly a tent, pay for cleanup after the event, and possibly have to pay for security on top of that. This would have driven the ticket price up to an unacceptable level.
We are looking into setting up a Skype account so that those of you who can’t be there in person can still be there, in a virtual reality sort of way. (It is the twenty-first century, after all.) We’ll have more details on this as we get closer to the big day.
Professor Samuel Wilson, who taught Property, Trusts & Future Interests, and Real Estate, died on June 24 of this year. He was probably best known to Cincinnatians of our generation as “Judge Paul Trevor” on the locally-produced TV series Juvenile Court, which ran on Channel 9 from 1975 to 1983. Professor Wilson may not have been an actor by trade, but he played one on TV well enough that, to this day, many people (including a journalist or two) believe he really was a judge, and his name really was Paul Trevor.
Please share your memories of Professor Wilson in the comments.
Our classmate Diane Chermely reports, via the “Contact” page:
I was in Cincinnati last summer and went to Uncle Woody’s. I thought you should know the original owner (when we were in law school) had financial troubles and lost the bar. It is still called Uncle Woody’s but it is not the same bar. The pit is no longer there. Also no more “Bar Reviews”. I was told they were stolen by the previous owner. It was a bit disappointing to be there and find so many changes.
The Reunion Committee has been hard at work, and we now have the schedule set for the big day.
The group consensus was that our reunion should be at the places we spent the most time. There will be an afternoon cookout at the rear entrance to the law school, and an evening social across the street at Uncle Woody’s.
A block of rooms has also been reserved at a nearby hotel for out-of-towners.
Please see the Event Details page for more information.