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What a weekend.   The Roger Hull retirement festival (known here at home as the “Hullabaloo”) provided pure fun, reunions with friends and family, a tear or two, a nice goodbye.  Well not goodbye really…his curatorial career continues…but goodbye to the classroom.  As I stood in the back of the packed room I did reflect on all that teaching has brought us as manifested in a room full of students, colleagues and friends.

The two receptions following the talk were crowded and lively, with the final moment at the museum as George Johanson’s portrait was unveiled

…though I’ll now admit we’d seen the portrait before in George’s studio a few weeks ago

All of my cub-reporter skills flew away that night so no pictures of the crowd and flowers and food and presents….oh wait…there were some tributes left at the house

(…better stop by for a drink this summer…)

and on a quiet Mother’s Day we revisited the portrait show:

…and then the student portraits (from photos…)

Today is Monday, back to normal life!