News of the Alumni Association 2001

CANYON DAY FORGES FRIENDSHIP

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In the fall of 1944 Reed students (r-l) Doreen Henricke Meussdorffer '47, Mary Jarvie Gourley '46, Gail-Marie Bergheim Shearer '47, Karen Vedvei Atiyeh '47, Lore Caro Labby '47, and Jean Ainslie Kalahan '47 gathered for a Canyon Day cleanup. Mary wasn't prepared to work, hence her skirt and jacket, but agreed to a friend's request to pose while he snapped the photo of them. The six were friends who had grown up in Portland and who were among a population of "day-dodgers," those students who commuted daily to Reed from home. These women became friends at Reed and have stayed friends for more than half a century. Four have remained in the Portland area, and, without exception, all have lived fully. All but Shearer returned to Reed this past fall to recreate their 1944 photo. They say that their friendship has kept Reed a focal point and enlarged their lives overall. It can be said that what one does for the world at large is more often circumstantial than deliberate. But what one does for and with others often has vast and unpredictable results.

 

 


 
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