Memories 4


Even more memories… some old, some new…

Frank Marks was playing with his iPhone, taking pix, impressing all with it’s ability to surf…. until Anita scolded him to “Put that away!”

Noelle, Daryl and Anita getting together in Florida

Ed Clancy in Florida, 2/2008

Daryl at Joe Cracker’s

Jim at Joe Cracker’s

Center Harbor in times of yore…

Mt Washington Cruise Ship

Photo by Peggy Fagerstrom / The Associated Press

Deborah (Molburg) Bicknell from Juneau poses with the “Widow’s Lamp” which is lit at the beginning of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and is blown out by the last musher, signifying that the race is over, on Monday, March 17, 2008, in Nome. The red lantern is a trophy presented to the last musher who finishes the race.

The 2008 Iditarod was Debbie’s last run behind a dog team in a race. She ran her first Iditarod in 2007, and 300 miles into the race, got lost in a blizzard and got soaked in the Kuskokwim River in the Hells Gate area of the trail no longer used by the race, but was used for a snowmobile race to Nome this year. She was lost for 36 hours, managed to build a fire for a night out on the trail and was discovered by a search plane the following noon. When she made it to the next checkpoint in Rohn with her team, she scratched from the race out of concern for her dogs and frostbite. (Most all of this information can be found on the Iditarod Trail Race and Anchorage Daily News (Iditarod coverage) pages.

This year, she finished in the Red Lantern award position, which is last but as noted by Wells Fargo representative, a great accomplishment. As usual Debbie had a great story at the finish line and was very upbeat. Will try to send you a photo of her under the finish arch.

She has developed a very successful boat canvas business, Canvases Unlimited, in Juneau and Sandy is the owner of Bicknell Enterprises, a very successful contractor operation in Juneau and some of the nearby island communities.

They do a lot of fishing and often host visitors on it for overnights and trips into the Glacier fields. Fortunately, Joe Macozek and Bobby made the trip to Alaska just before he was struck down and enjoyed some fishing for king salmon and a visit to their cabin (where she trained teams in the winter) in Tagish, Yukon Territory. On that same visit, Marie Macozek and her son, Marty, accompanied them.


Robert Lamprey Jr.

CENTER HARBOR ; Robert James Lamprey Jr., 90, died Tuesday, April, 22, 2008, at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia.

Robert James Lamprey Jr. was born in Boston’s Dorchester section on Dec. 21, 1917, to Robert J. Lamprey and Mary Hunter Campbell.

Bob attended Moultonborough Grammar School and graduated from Meredith High School in 1935. He graduated from Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., in 1939. Following graduation he took a position at Penacook High School where he taught history and science and served as athletic director until he was recruited by the Navy for Naval Training.

Bob married Elizabeth “Betty” Hecklin in 1948. They had three children, Robert III, Mary and Thomas. In 1973 Bob married Margaret “Peg” Groff Hagan. Both are deceased.

A veteran of World War II, Bob served in the Navy pre-Pearl Harbor, September 1941, until December 1945, as a chief petty officer. Bob was stationed at Great Lakes Naval Training Center as an instructor for new recruits and did his sea duty in the Pacific Theater on the Island of Saipan.

Following the war Bob and his brother Stewart returned to Moultonborough and began the partnership of Lamprey & Lamprey Realtors Inc. In the 1970s Bob adopted the gray Stetson cowboy hat, which became the signature for his company and gave him an unmistakable identity throughout New Hampshire.

Bob has touched the Lakes Region in many ways. Not only was he a successful real estate broker for more than 60 years, he also served his community and his profession well. Bob understood the value of conservation but he also knew the need for progress. He understood that the area’s wonderful natural resources would attract people and sustain our economy. He worked tirelessly to find a balance between his belief in the preservation of our historic buildings and rich history and knowing that he depended on real estate, as he would say, “to earn a living.”

Bob loved tracing the history of the area and was very proud to be the ninth generation of Lampreys to live in Moultonborough. His interests included the collection of golf memorabilia associated with his famous grandparents Willie and Georgina Campbell, who were among the first golf professionals in the U.S. He was a Civil War buff and also enjoyed putting together his collection of Native American art.

Bob’s community service has become legendary and included his time as president and director for the Lakes Region Board of Realtors, president of Belknap Mill Society, member of the Meredith Rotary Club and recipient of the Paul Harris Award, charter member and president of Moultonborough Historical Society, Board of Directors for Boy Scouts of America earning the Silver Beaver Award, Moultonborough selectman for 15 years, member of the Moultonborough School Board, chairman for the United Way Campaign and American Red Cross fundraising. Bob was instrumental in the formation of the Wellness Center and Head Start Daycare Program for Meredith/Center Harbor. He served on numerous clean water and conservation boards throughout the Lakes Region. Bob was a Member of the Grange and Moultonborough Methodist Church.

Bob made many things he touched more successful, whether as a teacher, philanthropist or businessman. In 2007 his book “I Love to Tell the Story” was published. His energy and positive attitude have been an inspiration to all. For him there was never a problem that could not be solved and his motto became “Never, Never, Never Give Up.”

Robert is survived by his children, Robert III and wife Pim, Mary Lamprey Bare and husband Ben, and Thomas; his brother, Stewart Lamprey and wife Cynthia; three grandchildren, Russell and Patrick Bare and Britta Lamprey; and stepchildren, Richard Hagan, Christopher Hagan, and Robin Hagan Kealey.

He was predeceased by a brother, William; and a stepson, Scott Hagan

Calling hours are May 23 from 4-7 p.m. at Mayhew Funeral Home, Meredith. Memorial service will be May 24, at 11 a.m. in the Moultonborough Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the Moultonborough Historical Society (Robert J. Lamprey Jr. Memorial Fund), PO Box 134, Moultonborough NH 03254.

Mayhew Funeral Home, in Meredith and Plymouth, is in charge of the arrangements. For more information, go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com


Do you recongize anyone in the attached picture? We (Ed and Daryl) were on a cruise and one of the ports was Boston, so I got ahold of Joe Tutrone just for grins…he was actually available!!! He and his wife Karen picked us up off the ship and took us out to lunch. We were feeling the effects of the hurricane, so we couldn’t tour around like we would have liked, but it was great to see him…it’s been at least 30 years or more for me.


Stan Braisted BC ’73

Dennis, Joe and Joe… Aug 10, 2009


THE FOUNDING OF BELKNAP COLLEGE

    Dr Royal M. Frye and Dr, Virginia Brigham, who was related to Dr. Frye, where in residence at THE COLLEGE OF ADVANCED SCIENCE in Canaan New Hampshire when I first met them.  Although Dr. Frye was the head of the college the financial head of the institution was mismanaging things. Three parents that were note worthy got involved to help solve all these problems.  After discussions with Dr. Frye too help unravel and institute proper practices they flew in from various states afar and met with the key person who controlled that school.  The out come was very dismal. 

    Involved in that meeting were the parents of David, John, and me  [Tom].  We were just students seeking to obtaining various degrees under the very famous and highly dedicated and qualified staff.  Collectively, these instructors had obtained many outstanding degrees and personal achievements as established in books like WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA.  One example was Dr. Tracy who was F.D.R.'S ghostwriter.  The parents were David ????? [Please excuse that I lack access to this man's last name] [Vice President and CEO of GE], Mr. John Woodbridge [Vice President and CEO of Pan American World Airlines], and Mr. Warren Clark Devitt [CEO and President of Great Lakes Coal Company] who were our respective fathers.

    After that unsuccessful meeting the parents involved conferred with the three of us students and our desires.  Then they pledged support to create another institution with Dr. Frye as the unfettered head of the institution.  Several of the teachers were also interested in becoming part of that fledgling institution.  With in just a few weeks, after much diligent work on the part of our parents and the guidance of other friends we all became a part of the new institution, BELKNAP COLLEGE, that was soon up and running at a full head of steam.  One might think that GOD almighty was in charge because what seemed to be an impossible situation became a fully developed college with staff, financial backing, and additional instructors of note in a historical amount of time.  Help was also coming forth from a number of very well know famous people.  Then due to Dr. Frye's status we had almost immediate arrangements to issue valid college degrees.  This was because of Dr. Frye's prominence at Boston University and his influential acceptance by the University of New Hampshire.

    One of the key physical requirements to achieve qualifications to give degrees was to have a proper established library.  The activity to achieve that status was literally miraculously achieved by the existing student body, parents, friends, and staff.  All were caught up in a specific loyalty that was of extreme dedication.  This was so much so that each of the three initial noted students above awaited and became established with Belknap College degrees rather than the option of having them issued from the other two other institutions noted above.

    Loyalty was so fierce that a locale Judge, Dan Fleetham, in Canaan New Hampshire, that was loosely associated with the other college we departed from was encouraged to leave his present job and businesses to join the staff.  This included departing from a family home, which was also a bed and breakfast, and his profession as a judge.  He became the Dean Of Men.  Many others also sacrificed in many ways including physical renovation and much, much, more.

    Many of us, came to realize that at this juncture in life prominent the significance of both Dr. Brigham and Dr. Frye as much more than just mentors in education.  Dr. Frye was more like a grandfather to many of his initial students and many others that followed.  Dr Brigham was likewise a supportive member akin to a family matron.  My last meeting with Dr. Frye, while on vacation, was some years after graduating from Belknap.  I parked my car in front of his home in the Center Harbor downtown area.  Then as I approached the house he literally came running to me from out of the house with exuberant greetings.  He was thrilled to see me, as he was with many of his graduates.  He warmly expressed a welcoming far beyond what was the norm for people in their upper eighties.  This immediately also brought remembrance to mind that even at 82 years he use to run up and down stairs two steps at a time out distancing those many years younger than him as he also did during this reunion.  However, most importantly, he continually lived a life with a smile, regardless of the challenges that were presented to him.

    Probably the most important gift to all student's is that he truly cared to listen to others and present practical optimistic solutions in a peace and joy about all of life's challenges.  He saw not problems, but solutions of great optimistic possibilities, and even though he truly cared for people, and loved LIFE, his deep down prayerful concerns for others, in general, always prevailed.  Whether things were of nature, the physical universe, music, as well as all of GOD'S creation, Royal acknowledged they were wrought by THE MASTER CREATOR'S TOUCH.

In HIS Service,
En Agape,
Thomas C. Devitt,
CEO T. S. M. C.