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May 23, 2018 at 2:42 PM
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May 23, 2018 at 12:33 PM

I dated Scott Freshman year. He was way to sensual for me at that stage of my life, and I was attracted and frightened. He was very sensitive and poetic.


May 23, 2018 at 12:33 PM

Rick sat at my dinner table in Dascomb. We were chastized by the Dorm mother for laughing too much. The other diners would be jealous. We all knew Rick hustled pool and worried on those nights when he went out. His father was some big General or something at Fort Ord. 


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May 20, 2018 at 4:04 PM

Posted on: May 10, 2016 at 11:15 AM

Nerd Nite performance November 2013.

Bucklin Moon has left an In Memory comment for Walter Lee.
May 16, 2018 at 4:33 PM

I did not realize that Walter was Chinese-American and had identity problems around that issue. I thought he was a typical Oklahoman, when he talked about going out and catching gila monsters, for his father who taught at the University of Oklahoma I believe. Walter came home with me one Thanksgiving, and we dropped somebody off in Pittsburgh in  the afternoon, and it seemed like evening because of the smoke. Walter got along with my sisters, quite a feat, since nobody else did. 

Bucklin Moon has left an In Memory comment for Gerhardus (Harry) Scholten.
May 16, 2018 at 4:33 PM

Harry and I were section mates. He was seldom around, and seemed to be hanging out with older students. He liked to build elaborate kites, and had summer jobs fixing outboard motors on Long Island. He seemed to have trouble with courses like German, even though he was Dutch, and sociology, but was great at physics and math. 

I learned later from Chris Lloyd, who was his roomate at Noah, that he had returned to Holland. I learned later that he had died, but I never learned the circumstances. I always thought he would do something notable, because he was a talented and idiosyncratic person. 

Bucklin Moon has left an In Memory comment for David Carty.
May 16, 2018 at 4:33 PM

David and I both returned to Oberlin at the same time, in 1970,so we shared a house at the edge of the Athletic Field for a semester. David did as little studying as I did, and always seemed to have a copy of The Rolling Stone, which he read from cover to cover. He was a kind and considerate person, and a good housemate, better than I. He never mentioned living on borrowed time. I met him later in California, when I was traveling around on The Lost Highway, and even attended a New Year's Grateful Dead Concert. I was not impressed, and couldn't get over the fact they were not in tune, or sometimes not in rhythm. But I guess that was not the point. 

I think that concert was another sign that I would never make it as a hippy. 

The semester I lived with David ,three students from Kent State came to speak at Finney Chapel, and the next day students and faculty voted to end the semester, so everybody could work for peace. It was a very strange time on campus, and in the country.

Bucklin Moon has left an In Memory comment for Peter Liebhold.
May 16, 2018 at 4:33 PM

Peter was my freshman year roommate at Barrows. I noticed that there was something odd about his face, and it took me about a week to realize he had one blue eye and one green eye,
Peter seemed to be more emotionally mature than the rest of us, and I would go to him for advice.

I was traveling from New York to Los Angeles with Michael Oudyn, class of 1966, in a drive away car. We were supposed to deliver it in a week , and at the end of the first week we had not left Oberlin. We called the owners, and they basically said they did not need it for another two weeks, when their daughther returned from Europe;.

I remember hearing about Peter's death when traveling near Bakersfield, and it was announced on local radio. I was paying no attention when I heard Debby Huntingon's name as the daughter of a prominent local physician. I called her mother and found out Peter had died. I was devestated. Nobody I cared about had died before. I miss Peter to this day, and he appears every once in a while in my dreams. The last time was a year ago. 

Bucklin Moon has left an In Memory comment for Richard Hallock.
May 16, 2018 at 12:33 PM

Hi Ralph,

Rick's bodyguard, when he went around hustling pool at area bars, was a short African-American guy named Pepe, whose shoulders were probably as broad as he was tall. When I passed thru Oberlin in 1990, I went to the bar at the Oberlin Inn, and he was there, a little grayer perhaps, but just as formidable looking.

I have no idea how Rick ended up at Oberlin. Definitely not the right place for him. 

John Robinson has left an In Memory comment for Richard Wilson.
May 15, 2018 at 12:33 PM

Rick and I went to the same high school, and were the only two people to be admitted to Oberlin. Given our histories it is probable that we remain the only people admitted. He dropped out, sort of, junior year and lived in my closet for a while. He was trying to memorize Ulysses, I wound up with his copy full of interlinear notes, and went out with Liz’s roommate Beth Pearson briefly. A very funny guy, but carried some very difficult issues. 

John Robinson has left an In Memory comment for Richard Hallock.
May 15, 2018 at 12:33 PM

Pepe was his name. Rick lived in the next section from us, maybe. He was the one who uttered the Immortal phrase as we were leaving Presti’s: in an intelligence contest between Ralph the cop and an oak tree the SM is on the OT. 

John Robinson has left an In Memory comment for Walter Lee.
May 15, 2018 at 12:33 PM

Walter and I shared an apartment, very briefly as it was in a bad part of Chicago and he and Bill King got beaten up the first night we were there. He was already slipping into the problems that eventually took his life. 

John Robinson has left an In Memory comment for Elizabeth McLaughlin.
May 12, 2018 at 8:33 AM

Thank you both for the nice words. However, I am told that assuming omniscience is both unbecoming and the prerogative of politicians and the religious. I didn’t know you were a cheerleader, but was in fact referring my old girl friend, who had a picture of her in a cheerleading costume kicking her leg up over her head. Sorry for the confusion. 


John Robinson has left an In Memory comment for Elizabeth McLaughlin.
May 10, 2018 at 12:33 PM

I think the point of this site is to share memories.  Going that far back leaves you open to unearthing all sorts of things that you had purposely buried. However, time and memory prove to be mellowing agents, so you smile at the good, frown at the bad, and sometimes you are very sad. I forgot to mention that Liz was a cheerleader in high school.