Spieg’s 75th was a gathering of all of his skiing buddies who populate “Moose on the Loose” in Aspen each February. What a group. Left Photo from left to right, back row, Gino Gabianelli ’53, George Shaw ’54, Dave Cost ’53, Bob Malin ’53, Dick Conn’53, Charlie Buchanan ’53, Dick Calkins ’53, Bill Gitt ’53,Jay Davis ’54, and Irl Marshall ’49. Resting in the front row are Class President Phil Beekman, Spieg, and Butch Edgar ’53.
Party was held at the Mid-America Club of the AON Building across from the new Millennium Park in downtown Chicago. The three ’53’s [Gabianelli, Spiegel,and Beekman] picture (on right) was taken to celebrate the nine hour hike across the Maroon Pass from Aspen (8,500 ft.) to 12,500 ft. at the top of the pass to Crested Butte (8,500 ft.) in 2003, where we had breakfast with Peter Bridges and his wife, Mary Jane the morning after the hike. The birthday party was a three day affair, starting on Friday night and ending on Sunday after a brunch. Saturday. the group took an architectural cruise on the Chicago River and a two hour tour of Millennium Park. What a way to celebrate the end of the third quarter. Just think, the fourth quarter and multiple OT’s to go. -DH