For countless centuries, Holidays generated considerable mirth, both genuine and false. Many of us have dutifully stretched smiles across our faces to meet Holiday expectations and demands.
On the other hand, over the last five years at our Dartmouth Holiday Dinners in the Triad, the warmth and cheer generated by our Big Green family and friends resulted in enormous, spontaneous grins and laughter. Our mirth harbored no mendacity and no smile stretches, we actually enjoyed each other immeasurably. This year on December 17, 2009, our joyous group of Dartmouth family members included Thomas J. Andrews (‘60); Steve (‘64) and Carol Bachman; Robert “Treb” Becher (M ‘06); Kelly (‘00) and Mark Cavanaugh; John (‘78) and Jan Davis; Kimberly Davis (‘11); Steve (Tuck ‘67) and Gail Dula; Thomas (‘56) and Sandra Harper; David Hough (‘67) and Tamara Michael; Stephen Lough (‘87); Harrison Marks (‘73); Michael (‘65) and Marian McKelvy; Robert (‘78) and Rob Price; Ted (‘63) and Nancy Rossi; David (‘67) and Carol Sclove; Richard (‘56) and Georgia Whitney.