At the risk of being considered a bit of an interloper, reading all these responses brought back many memories of my time at Gilman, which ended after ninth grade. Through the years I have occasionally seen many of you (The Maryland Xmas lunch comes to mind), and have enjoyed catching up.
When I left Baltimore in the fall of 1977 for my second year at UVA, I never really came back,” Richard wrote, “other than for quick visits. During my eight (!) undergraduate years in Charlottesville, I often saw the W&L crowd during road trips. There were a lot of Gilman grads in Lexington in those days! After finally graduating, I moved to NYC and took a job on the municipal bond trading desk at Smith Barney. New York in my 20s and 30s was a blast, but 26 years ago, Lindalee and I decided to move to Richmond, Virginia, where I joined Wheat First with some old UVA and Hampden Sydney pals. While still in the Capital Markets side of public finance after 38 years (now at Raymond James), I’ll soon hang up the spikes and start enjoying life a little more.
These days we spend most of our time in Richmond and Virginia Beach, although since our daughter Haley is a computer science major in UVAs Engineering School, I get to visit my old stomping grounds on a regular basis. Since my parents passed, I rarely get to Charm City anymore, but will always remember my time there. It actually felt good writing this up, as it was really a walk down Memory Lane. I hope to make the 50th reunion!