Monday, October 17, 2016

A Toast to Nostalgia

Sentimentality is always about a lie. 
Nostalgia is about real things gone.
Nobody truly mourns a lie. 
- Pete Hamill

On Saturday evening, a fairly representative group of the Kenny Family assembled in the All-Purpose Room at Wardlaw-Hartridge for the 2016 Alumni Awards Ceremony, during which W-H honored our father, WPK, Sr., as the recipient of this year's Distinguished Faculty Award.  It was a very nice event - as it is every year - and it was great to see the reaction of honorees such as Athletic Hall-of-Fame inductee, Steven Maxwell, and to keep company with such an outstanding group of recipients.  When time permits you, click on the link below, which shall take you to the video of the Awards Ceremony and enable you to listen to and to watch the remarks of the honorees and their presenters.

Thanks again to Greg Casagrande for his incredibly gracious and generous remarks about Dad.  And thanks again, as well, to the people at Wardlaw-Hartridge, including Head of School Andrew Webster, Board of Trustees President Robert Rizzo, Athletic Director Karl Miran, Associate Head for Institutional Advancement Bill Jenkins, and the dynamic duo who oversee the school's Alumni Relations efforts and coordinate the annual awards ceremony, Rudy Brandl, Director of Communications and Publications, and Emilie Marvosa, Director of Alumni Relations/Annual Giving and a great friend of mine for close to thirty-five years (during which time she has aged approximately forty-one seconds).


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