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     HERE WE WENT AGAIN!!!  We’ve had the Frostbite Follies, the Aspen Antics, the Battery Bash, the California Caper in Corona del Mar, the Desert Dalliance, the Florida Fling, Cal Caper II aka the Indian Wells Pow-Wow, the Bermuda Bacchanal, the Princeton Pfling and Battery Bash II aka The Piccolo Spoleto Spectacular.  Well then, now we were more than ready for number ELEVEN: Soons in Seattle.  Yes, the Princeton Nassoons Alumni Virtuosi Emeriti,  headed to Seattle and Port Ludlow, Washington for yet one more great reunion filled with fun, fellowship and fine singing, all thanks to our extraordinary hosts, Dick and Carol Grieves.  And we weren't sleepless in Seattle, by any means.

    Some twenty-four souls, count 'em, 24 stalwart '50s/'60s/+ Nassoons attended ... Roger Bates, Steve Blakeslee, Bob Brodsky, Jim Crawford, Dunc & Joan Dempster,  Rick Eisenhart, Eric & Patsy Everbach, Jerry & Betsy Ford, Dean & Nancy Harrison, Chuck Goldberg, Dick & Carol Grieves, Pete & Lana Graff, JD & Judy Helms, Dave Howell & Carolyn Davis, Buzz & Sue Kelsey, Gary Lane & Ouise, Don & Judi LeWin, Rich & Vicky McGlynn,  John & Mart Peiper, Lew Ross & Miles Dumont, Jim Schenkel, Barry Schuman, Bob & Beth Taylor, & Dave Watts. 

    First was a wonderful three-day stay at the WAC in central Seattle, where we enjoyed all the luxuries of big city life. Who can forget that memorable WAC Quack ride through the city and on into and around Lake Union and then back again, with Captain Rocky Bottom at the helm. Then, tiring of city life, we all boarded the Puget Sound ferry for the trip over to Port Ludlow, where we spent the final 3 days at the Inn at Port Ludlow and the beautiful home of our hosts, Dick and Carol Grieves.  


 Here's the schedule of  events we followed:


Tuesday, September 9             Arrive Seattle                    Buffet dinner at the WAC                                             

Wednesday, September 10      Rehearsal: 9:30-Noon        Lunch on own, afternoon free


Wednesday evening                Sing for Cocktail Reception for local HYP alums at the WAC (cash bar)    

                                               Dinner on own   


Thursday, September 11         Rehearsal: 9:30-Noon        Following lunch, depart for Port Ludlow from Seattle


Thursday evening                   Buffet dinner at Inn at Port Ludlow


Friday, September 12             Rehearsal:  9:30-Noon            Afternoon – free


Friday evening                       Concert:  7:15 at The Bay Club, followed by dinner at the Grieves’ home             


Saturday, September 13         Morning and afternoon at leisure        


Saturday evening                    Gala Farewell Dinner at the incomparable Ajax Cafe. Informal singing and stories


Sunday, September 14            Buzz off!



Since pictures are worth several thousand words, here are some which may bring back some memories:

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And now, let's see what the Nassoon Notes had to say: 

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