Then and Now
17 percent 58 percent
83 percent 42 percent
Anne and Doug Farmer ’ 57, at Spring
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From the Class of 1957
50th Anniversary Yackety Yack
Memories, Lost and Found
Farmer and his wife, Anne, were on a group Great Lounge.
walking tour of campus on May 11 when, in the They talked for
renovated Great Lounge of Graham Memorial, a long while.
he remembered an evening from 1954. As he “Then Janet
walked away from the building, he touched said, ‘I’ve heard a lot about you and, now that
Anne’s shoulder: “Honey, I just realized that’s I’ve met you, I have the nicest person I want you
where Janet first mentioned your name.” to meet,’” Farmer recalled. Janet — who then
Farmer had been a quarterback on the foot- confessed that “I think I’ve fallen in love with a
ball team in the early ’50s, eventually playing for Dukie” — told Farmer about a friend from
Alumni returning to campus for reunions bring young women
with them well-worn memories, stories arrived with
they’ve recalled countless times and shared over cuts and bruis-many years. es, and the
REGINA OLIVER ’ 75
For Doug Farmer ’ 57, his 50th year reunion group decided
meant finding a memory he had lost. to relax in the
Jim Tatum and — in one of Farmer’s well-worn Meredith, Anne Howard of Concord.
memories — threw a touchdown pass to Larry It took months for Farmer to get on Anne
McMullen ’ 57 to score against Notre Dame. Howard’s social calendar. After a first date, Farmer
(Carolina didn’t win the game; the victory was told his roommate, “I think I met my wife
in getting points on the board.) But it was as a tonight.”
sophomore, when things weren’t as positive for In the end, Janet married the Duke student.
the football program, that Farmer and a buddy Doug and Anne Farmer will mark their 50th
had arranged blind dates with two students from wedding anniversary this Dec. 28.
Meredith. The evening didn’t start out well. And the couples have been great friends for as
Farmer’s car was totaled in an accident; the two long as they can remember.
Re -L AXing
More than 150 lacrosse alumni, family and friends gathered
in Baltimore for the NCAA men’s lacrosse championships in May to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 1982
team’s NCAA win. Members of that undefeated team traveled from more than a dozen states for the event to honor
their former coach, William Scroggs, and catch up on each
other’s family members and occupations — many of which,
as you might expect, involve lacrosse.
The reunion drew 40 of the 44 undefeated lacrosse NCAA champions of ’ 82, their coaches
and the team physician.
PHOTOS BY JENNIFER LOWE
Teammates and their families gathered for
two catered meals during the weekend.
At right, from left, co-captains Gary Burns
’ 82 and Steve Stenersen ’ 82 honor Coach
William Scroggs, who also led an undefeated team to an NCAA championship in
Above, teammates gather around Scroggs for a cheer at the reunion. At halftime in
the Division I championship game, the NCAA honored UNC’s ’ 82 team. Many brought
their kids on the field with them, “which was pretty special,” Stenersen said.