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October 31, 2013

A class reunion hits the skids

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I’ve never missed a reunion. This time, the reunion missed me. I heard through the grapevine that the old were getting older and few were willing to do the work anymore.

Ed Wilson has truly become his own guardian angel with the Haverhill class, emailing his classmates at every opportunity, following their birthdays, engaging others with class highlights and being the perpetual leader.

Odd that he and my wife (Nancy Yeghoian) would be the last two entries in the class yearbook.

After graduating, Ed secured a degree at Bates College and wound up working there. He’s still employed as the associate dean of alumni affairs at Northwestern University. His “rock” has been wife, Jean, a product of St. James.

Together they’ve traveled across the country and around the world.

“Who would have thought that a kid from ‘The Acre’ would have had such good fortune?” he pointed out. “I never forget my roots or the blessings of having grown up in Haverhill and having attended HHS.”

Writer and photographer Tom Vartabedian is retired from The Haverhill Gazette. He contributes this regular column.

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