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One brother is celebrating 55 years of marriage. Several other brothers celebrated their 60th class reunion in California earlier this year. Others celebrated 55 years earlier this summer. And one brother has a great photo featuring his own statue of Purdue Pete. Take a look!

Harry D. Ballard ’53 (9627 Mitchell Place, Brentwood, TN 37027-8483; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Last April, my wife and I moved from Virginia to Brentwood, Tenn., to live near our first grandchild, Will, who now almost 2. If my wife, Joanne, and I are still both alive on August 13, 2015, we will celebrate our 55th wedding anniversary. After 25 years, I sold my insurance business in 1993 which is the same year we started working from home representing Melaleuca, Inc., a company headquartered in Idaho.

Douglas M. Stuart ’55 (89 Eagle Fork Valley, Hayesville, NC 28904-8328; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Eight brothers from the class of 1955 and their spouses had their 60th (year since graduation) reunion in Santa Barbara, Calif., in March of 2015. The attendees were Kay and Bob Carrel, Celia and Orrin Eames, Dot and Roger Gay, Pat and Loren Graham, Sallie and Ron Payne, Carolyn and John Shippee, Jane and Doug Stuart and hosts Jane and Dick Talbot. Our activities included a wine country tour, a catamaran whale watching sail, a round of golf, and some excellent dinners. This was our 11th reunion since graduation. (Photo below)

Jerry W. Kimball ’59 (4640 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Anderson, IN 46013-2317; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) The Lambda Iota guys of 1959 celebrated their 55th reunion last fall in Saugatuck, Michigan, during Labor Day week. After retelling tales of the “Golden” years, enjoying an adult beverage or two, taking a cruise on the river and Lake Michigan, we concluded the get-together with a group dinner at the Clearbrook Country Club. As a side note, we remembered a lot of the old college songs, much to the embarrassment of the wives we love so dearly. The group has gotten together every five years since graduation and is looking forward to the next one in 2019 or sooner. The brothers also remembered two men who have gone to their great reward, Jim Evans and Dick GreenPhoto below: Pledge brothers attending this time were:  front row (l to r) – Jerry Weisenauer, Jerry Kimball,  Parker Wayland, Dick Marshall, Dave Jones;  back row (l to r) – Bill Davis, Jack Coffin, Jim Stukel, Dave Williams, John Steinmetz, Jim Redinger.

D. Michael Cannady ’70 (8723 Rexford Drive, Dallas, TX 75209; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Amy and I have been married 10 years. Together we have three daughters here with six grandchildren and three kids in the Indy area with five more grans. They keep us busy. After Mary’s death in 2005, I remet Amy — Mary’s former tennis partner in Dallas, and we took care of each other’s kids when they were small. We hadn’t seen each other or spoken in 19 years, but it was pretty “instant.” Amy moved from Santa Fe to Indy, and we subsequently moved back to Dallas in 2008. Since then, I have returned to corporate America for the first time in 25 years and have been with HP in global procurement. Amy is self-employed — an abstract artist. I’ll be retiring at the tender age of 68 in October as HP separates into two entities. In the 1990-2005 timeframe, I was in business most of the time with Bruce Olson ’71. One of the things we did was build a national retail/distribution chain of 410 sunglass stores. Sold it to Sunglass Hut in 1995. We stay in touch and will see Bruce and Kim in September at Lake Leelanau in Northern Michigan, where he has a summer home. I also stay in close touch with roomie Brian Rayle ’71 in Tampa. Last saw Brian in 2013 when he and Nancy came to visit us in Dallas. I saw Bruce Parkhurst ’71 last year when he was in Dallas, have hooked up with John Edwardson ’71 in Naples and recently exchanged emails with Bruce Pitman ’71. I was supposed to connect with John Miller ’70 in Chicago a couple of years back when Amy had a Chicago show, but he was “buying” and therefore didn’t show up. (Just a jab at JPM!) Saw a lot of guys at a reunion we had at Purdue in 2001 or 2002 … a great turnout. We’re looking forward to retirement, grandchildren growing up and traveling. My only worry is that I’ll have enough that’s meaningful to do with my time otherwise. Hope to hear from or about others. If your travel includes Dallas or if you are flying through DFW, let me know! Photos below: (left) Mike and Amy Cannady with their hand-carved statue of Purdue Pete. (right) “The Summer Sisters” — Mike and Amy’s granddaughters. This picture was taken earlier this summer and shows the girls at ages 10, 8, 7, and 6. Two granddaughters are from Indiana, two from Texas.

John Noel ’89 (4005 Industiral Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46254-2511; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) The Fiji Class of 1989 (The Camp) held their 25th reunion the weekend of Sept. 26-27, 2014. Out of 26 people, we had 22 in attendance. We played golf in Carmel on Friday and met for dinner at our pledge brother’s house that evening. Saturday morning, we gathered at the house then attended the homecoming football, game, wrapping up with a post-game tailgate.

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