My weekly re-acquaintance with Gilman over the last seven years has come to a close with the “graduation” of my younger son, Philip, with the class of 2020. My older son, Andrew, graduated in 2017. COVID-19 really threw the class of 2020 into a wall in terms of experiencing senior year after college acceptances and closing out their Gilman experience. The school worked hard with “Connect-ED” classes being streamed online. Philip received lots of Gilman swag in the mail, in terms of a cup, Frisbee, hat, and picture frame type merchandise. (No refund of any kind however.) I paid the deposit for Philip to attend Bucknell University in August. We will see how classes evolve dealing with the virus. Philip’s mother, Julie, went there.
I continue to work for Envision Physician Services doing teleradiology at night from my basement. Not an ideal job, but one I am currently capable of performing from a wheelchair. I foresee me declaring myself disabled in a few years. Working nights is tough.
My wife, Julie, has been the JV water polo coach at Gilman the last two seasons. She hopes to coach this fall as well, pandemic permitting. She has taken the JV to the championship game her first two seasons. Varsity water polo won their first MIAA championship in 19 years, only the second in school history. Brad Lebow’s son, Brooks, was on the team with Philip.