Class of 1973 Winter 2021 Class Note

Michael Thurston has been inducted into the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame.
Mike’s 64-foot shot in the 1969 state championship game won the first gold ball
for Caribou High School. After graduation, he became “one of the best
(basketball) officials in Maine history.”

Robert “Peab” Peabody is the town manager of Bridgton, where he has been for
six years. Prior to that, he was the town manager in Rockport.

In late August during an evening ceremony, the Monmouth Memorial School
dedicated The Donald and Lorenza Piper Wall of Honor “in appreciation of the
Piper family for their continued support of education in the Monmouth
community.” Guy Piper lives in Monmouth; his parents, Donald Piper, Sr. ’37 and
Lorenza Piper ’62G, both earned degrees at UMaine.

Clippings have been slim recently, so please use my addresses to keep me and
us updated.

As I write this, the sky is hazy with smoke from wildfires burning to the north and
south of us. We are challenged in these difficult times with compounding
problems to find something to uplift us. I find myself turning to things I can
control: I bake, creating order out of chaos; I read, finding solace in stories of
others; I video chat with my grandchildren in England, bringing me joy with every
interaction. We do what we can do. I wish all of us a speedy return to normalcy.

Keep well and safe.