Rodger Aidman Class of
Rodger and Susan January 2009
Susan, Ellyn, Rodger and Andrew Aidman
Rodger and daughter Ellyn December 2001
My mom still lives on SW 52nd Street. Recently I walked by
SW. It really looks terrible. I don't think it's been painted in 30
years. Maybe when they finish the new construction the whole place will
get a makeover.
One of the nice things about being in dental practice in Miami is
that you do see a lot of people. I've treated a number of classmates and
their families, and many other SW grads from other years. I've been practicing
with my partner, Phil Glatstein, for 20 years. He'll turn 70 this month
and is still going strong. A few years ago Alicia Abella joined us as an
associate. She was born in 1967.
My daughter Ellyn, is a graduate of Palmetto High. She played
in band and orchestra. Plays clarinet and piano. I chaperoned the marching
band to a few football games. Of course I put on my SW Class of 67
tee shirt and went to the SW-Palmetto game. SW band is still good, but I
was disappointed that they no longer play, "Fight Song. "Pep
Song" or "Color Song" or my favorite "RIff
Riders" So much for tradition. Amazingly, SW finally beat
Gables a couple of years ago. One win in 40 years.
Andrew, our 13 year old, is a top-notch student at Pinecrest
elementary. He's a great roller hockey player. Both kids are very active
on line with friends sending instant messages and talking in chatrooms.
I enjoyed the 30th class reunion. It was great seeing everyone
and I left with a warm feeling for my classmates. Everyone was so
friendly. Even people I didn't know and their spouses were great company
that night. The only disappointment was how few people showed up.
This is probably because many people were not notified of the reunion. I
believe First Class reunions does not make a great effort to contact
people. This expanding e-mail list should remedy that situation.
I took some snapshots that night. Got a good one of Jeff
LaRochelle and me. Also some nice shots of fellow Blue Lakes elementary alumni,
George Wilkins, Linda Barocas, and Jerry Perch, holding a picture of Mrs.
Marcus's fifth grade class.
Interestingly, my friends from Stadium dorm at Ohio State have just
contacted me by e-mail. Someone started a search and I'm now in contact
with college friends I haven't heard from since 1970. Also, I have located
my next door neighbor from Akron, Ohio, who I hadn't seen since 1959! She
came to the family reunion we held last summer in San Francisco celebrating my
Mom's 75th birthday.
Rodger is in the first row 3rd from the left.
Bio Date 1/11/98
at the Fish House
Friday, June 01, 2012