This was the “blast from the past” day.
First, Ace invited me to the Cornell Club where he was having lunch with Tony, his law school roommate. Of course Tony invited his brother Joe (not knowing I was coming) to join them also. The last time the four of us were together was in 1974 in Vail, CO. We all still are as young and handsome as we were then. I also have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale.
On our way home from NYC we detoured into downtown Hoboken NJ, home of Stevens Institute of Technology. I received my undergraduate engineering degree from Stevens in 1968 and remember visiting it once before, perhaps in the mid-1970’s. I have not been back since. Like many small, private, old (1850) engineering schools much remains the same, but there were several new classroom buildings erected since my last visit. Of course in 1968 Hoboken was about as working class a city as you could find in America. Now it has been gentrified, the rents are astronomical and I am sure most if not all of the old residents have been run out of town.
A fun day.
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