Comrades of the Quest

Ever since I attended the story telling group at our 50th reunion in 2004, I was waiting to find out what Cricket Parmalee ’67 would do with our motley recollections. We all learned things we had not known in our Reed days from the stories others told: lesbians, the treatment of Reed profs during the McCarthy inquires, our attitudes toward our Korean War, etc. One of my good friends was given credit by another classmate for firing up the faculty student council meeting addressing the loyalty oath.

After reading the first half of Comrades of the Quest, covering Reed’s first 50 years, I found insights on this great school, its conflicts, resolutions, and changes that I never knew. I saw photos of our infamous “losingest” football team in the nation, the old Commons, my profs and old friends, and recalled an impressive calligraphy note written to me.

Well worth its weight in memories and understanding. Thanks Cricket and John Sheehy ’82 for this herculean effort.

—Don Green ’54

San Francisco, California