[Ads-l] Happy Birthday/Acknowledgement of aging all around

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 16 23:10:07 EDT 2017

On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 1:52 PM, Geoffrey Nathan <geoffnathan at wayne.edu>

> As Wilson has mentioned, he and I met at the LSA Institute in Buffalo in
> 1971 where we were kinda roommates. So it's been a long run.
Well, we were suitemates, actually: separate rooms with a shared bathroom,
in Goodyear Hall at SUNY Buffalo. My roommate was Phil Schwartz, a Brown
student from Brooklyn. He told me about "bunking" into people on the
street. I didn't quite believe him. OTOH, you told me that locals pronounce
Toronto as "Tronna." I didn't believe you at all. I've since learned
better. I have a photo of your roommate. So, I remember what he looked
like, but I can't remember his name because we always referred to him as
The Elf.

Those were the good old days! 👍🏾

In addition, today is the first day of my official retirement from Wayne
> State, so I'm joining several others on this list who are doing this 'just
> for fun'.

Congratulations, Geoff! You will be pleasantly surprised how pleasant it is
to live life in the slow lane.

Enjoy yourself!

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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