One of the great things about modern technology is the ease with which it can bring long lost friends back into our lives. The Punahou74 blog has had a hand in such reunions, and here’s the latest one. Do you remember these two classmates who left our class all too soon?Received this email from Eric Carr recently and he was gracious enough to allow me to share it with all of you. What an interesting story of reconnecting again and again. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Win Cuthbert and Eric Carr are both in third grade at Punahou. Neither remembers if they were in the same class but each seems to recall having Miss Affleck as a teacher–so it’s possible. (Heck its been about 50 years. Literally.) Eric also remembers Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Hansman as instructors. Both Eric and Win remember having to go get crackers and juice for break time — that was a great experience! Eric’s family moved to New Jersey in December 1964 and Win moved to California about the same time.
Eric and Win learn about their Punahou connection as freshmen fraternity brothers at Kappa Sigma at MIT in late 1974. What a small freaking world! Both graduate and go their separate ways but do manage to have a vacation in 1981, spending six weeks in Europe.
After 18 years of no contact between the two, Win reconnects with Eric. The boys find that they work in San Francisco, across Beale St. from each other. This is kinda eerie, eh? A year later Eric coerces Win into installing a satellite dish in the Middle Of Nowhere, California for an Internet speed test. At that time Win’s house is off the grid and running on batteries. But that’s a different story. The guys drift apart yet again.
Win once again finds Eric — this time on LinkedIn. The guys realize that they’re tired of solving other people’s IT problems and want to have some fun with technology.
Finds two of your (formerly) lost Punahou classmates working on something in the services for mobile devices space. That’s all we can say. We could tell you more, but then we’d have to kill you. Or worse, make you sign an NDA.
We send a warm Aloha to all of our classmates and greater Punahou family.