I hope these words ring into your ears like a song. It's a song of thanks for what Yale, and you and the Glee Club, in particular, did for this true Midwestern boy. You opened a world so rich in music. It's like a mother load of gold. We are better for it as well as the world. Travel on winter tours in the US; seven weeks on tour in the summer of 1961 through Latin America; Glee Club reunions - 1961 (100th), 1986 (125th) and each five years since. We know you will be with us in spirit in 2011 - you and Barty.
A highlight of lasting Glee Club memories makes me think of your cross-country farewell retirement tour stop in Chicago - the Artists' Club (or some such name) in Orchestra Hall and your gesturing to me as the evening wound down in song - "You've done this solo for me before, haven't you? Let's go" - "Ride the Chariot"! No, I hadn't, but Oh!, did I have fun.....doing the solo under your direction!!!!! You sure know how to lift gifts out of people and to share your gifts in return. Thanks for the privilege of being under your sway.
May you rest in peace when that glory time comes. Love to you and Carol and your family.
If Fenno were proofing my e-mail , he would catch me on the "It's like a mother load (sic) (=LODE) of gold" statement. Another memory of Fenno is his working with me as Historian of he Glee Club in 1961-62 in a write-upof.....whatever......"let's get rid of the split infinitives!". Always the stickler, not just in music. That's Fenno. Thanks for the person that God made you.
Always in love and esteem,
John Gerlach, '62
F F Heath Jr. 12-30-1926 to 12-05-2008
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~Carol, Sarah, Lucy, Peggy, and Terry Heath