Kevin Brofford leads off with some impressive family accomplishments:
In late Fall, the Brofford family has received a several Good News items! Our oldest Kelsey, is a Captain in the Air Force and found out that she has been selected to transfer to the US Space Force! She will become a Captain in the US Space Force when it stands up in February! She applied for this quite a while ago and has been waiting for the board to convene. Also, Evan (our youngest) who is a Navy ROTC at Ohio State just learned that he has been selected for pilot training after graduation in the spring! This is something he’s been dreaming of, and working toward since early High School. Not to be left out, Claire (our middle one) is a pediatric Emergency Department nurse in Lexington, just received a “Stretcher Side Miracle” citation for her life saving efforts at work where she was able to think quick, act fast, and save a man’s life! So yes, I am officially living vicariously through my children!
Scott O’Connor reports:
As mentioned in the previous issue, Glenda and I snuck away to St. Augustine for a few days in late Fall just before elections and had the great opportunity to have dinner with Brian Foy and Karen at the St. Augustine Fish Camp. Brian has his work cut out for him but cuts a great swath in the halls of Congress. When those halls are running normally!
From John Rhatigan:
Still in charge of The Marine Machinery Association, get to see quite a few KP’ers in my travels with Kevin Fauvell being a regular.
Had two big events happen in the past year. My first was my youngest son Harry got married last summer. The wedding occurred in the Boston Public Garden(see picture) and due to COVID we could only have 24 in attendance(with approval from the Mayor of Boston). A rooftop reception followed and rumor had it more than 24 attended(just don’t tell the Mayor). Wedding was originally scheduled for the spring but everything was shut down in the Boston area at the time. Great time was had by all that could attend but I missed my Kings Point Posse as weddings have been a great mini reunion excuse for a large group of us.
Secondly I turned the big 60. My kids put together a tribute video with Friends and Family that roasted me with many KP83 grads contributing including Jim Quern, John Carbone, Mickey Cunningham, Jim Goulden, Mike Keane, Del Lewis, Bob Ross and my favorite paisano Rich Colonna. Lots of laughs all around. Congrats to all that have already and are about to turn 60.
I have also been lucky to get to Jupiter Florida to the Cunningham estate every couple of months. They might be able to claim me on their taxes if this keeps up. – Thank you John for reminding us how old we are!
Here’s a photo of Bob Bennett and Craig Ellixson snatched from a Facebook post, displaying some NFL pride.
Ray Christensen needed to stop running for a couple months after straining a calf muscle while running. Even got to wear a boot and use crutches. Healing nicely and putting in some miles a few days a week once again. Ray received a pleasant call from KP roommate Matt Bucherati, who’s starting to think about retirement while continuing to play a key role in getting Pepsi to the people in several states. If your old roommate hasn’t been mentioned in this column lately, encourage them to submit some news. Take care!