240 CUBIC FEET OF B&B-ER’S HAPPILY JAM INTO
SPACE FOR 195 CUBIC FEET, JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT.
Squeezably soft and touching was overwhelming crowd assessment of fifth annual reunion at Rosie O’Grady’s.
The demise of B&B having finally driven La Maganette out business, a frantic search for a new venue ended
with the discovery of the elegant downstairs room of Rosie O’Grady’s at 52nd and Seventh, thanks to Joyce LaRosa.
80 odd alumni made the most of their time reminiscing and kissing, chugging and hugging, roasting and toasting,
networking and working the room, all the while trying to avoid the open fire.
Many B&B-ers are still working, some pro bono, some pro money. The bonos included Jack Bowen, still looking
like he’s ready to be promoted to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Arty Selkowitz and wife Betsey, Abbie Snyder,
Tom Carey, Gail Zeltman, Charlotte Rosenblatt and Peter Greene. Pro money were the ones handing out business cards.
Some interesting career changes were noted, including Ross Rosenberg now working at a law firm with a very
relaxed dress code and Phil Wallace, writing historical fiction. Ruth Chester is still involved with the wonderful
New Choreographers on Point.
Netta Linder Valdimer came up from Florida, Nancy Tschirhart Koster across from The Netherlands, Leslie J.
Stark and Gail Zeltman down from Massachusetts, Angie Garcia Gruder east from Las Vegas, Connie Williams
south from Hartford, Fletcher Cochran by car from Grand Rapids, Tom Hendee and Ruth Levine straight from the East Side.
Donations were requested at the party to keep up the website, pay for a new webmaster (any volunteers?) and bring
back a professional photographer so Joyce LaRosa, Jeannie Benson, Diane Dudzinski and Don Blauweiss can spend
more time next year drinking, talking or drumming up business instead of taking photos. (See photos below)
We’re delighted with the money that people donated through the evening, but we could always use a little more cash to
accomplish the above and start funding the next party. So, you’re most cordially invited to contribute (no amount too large*,
no amount too small), with a check made to CASH (write B&B Alumni Event in MEMO section), and send it to Joan Keating,
194 Garth Road, Apt. 6-L, Scarsdale NY 10583-3819.
* For a $25,000 contribution the event will be named for you! Imagine, The Your Name B&B Alumni Association!
Think about it. Wouldn't that be something to tell your grandchildren?
Not same place, not next year. Much thought has been given to the timing of the next alumni party. Suggestions ranged
from every week (from a copywriter slumped at bar) to every two years. A popular compromise was reached.
Right now, we’re talking about a spring fling in 2008. Maybe April or May. Watch this space.
The wayward web. There’s apparently some out-of-date and incorrect information on the site. Our new webmaster
(when we get one) will be changing things. Please check the site HYPERLINK "http://www.bandb-alums.com"
www.bandb-alums.com to check your personal information. If there’s an error, email Gail Zeltman (email@example.com).
The sooner the better.
Doing something you’d like to let people know? Send a little item to Diane Dudzinski (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she'll post it.
They made it.
Gaile Gibbs Warren
Angie Garcia Gruder
Helen Keyes and Barry Schachter
Joyce LaRosa and sister Jeannie Benson
Netta Linder Valdimer Evans
Joan Ellen Percoco
Arty and Betsey Selkowitz
Joan Galbraith Sereysky
Leslie J. Stark
They wanted to, but couldn't.
Donna Grace Campbell
Mary Jo Clayton
Diane De Bellis
Jay & Carol Durante
Deborah Jackson Stymest
Sally Kahler Phillips
Monica Shaffer Karo
Eileen Leddy Dudwick
Laurie Sopher Pastore
Stephanie Saunders Fouch