Cap and Gown Boston Brunch

by Addie Swartz


An energetic group of Cap & Gowners gathered at Addie
Swartz’s home in Concord, MA on Saturday morning (April 2nd) to commemorate the 110th anniversary of Cap & Gown. Guests arrived at 10:30. We had a wonderful brunch where we introduced ourselves and shared some memories of our “tapping” experience, as well as what life was like when we were each on campus — experiences which spanned over 50 years (1961 – 2013)! We pulled up some FAQ’s from the Cap & Gown website and then played a game with the great Alumni playing cards that Addie had (the 52 things you should do before you graduate). We each took some cards and took turns talking about which experiences were around when we were each at school. All in all, it was a great event! We wanted to share some comments with our west coast compatriots. So here goes:
C&G Boston Brunch 2016
  • “How much fun to re-live fun adventures at the Farm! As a class of ’61 alum, I was amazed at how many adventures I had never experienced! “~ Jonnet Holladay ’61
  • “Great fun to be with other Stanford women and to catch up on the new traditions!”  ~ Lisa Leslie Henderson ’83
  • “Loved getting to meet Cap & Gown alumnae from the Boston area! It was wonderful to hear how we all connect to ​&​ remember our days on the Farm” ~ Doria Charlson ’13
  • “The Boston Cap & Gown brunch was a super way to reconnect with Stanford. Hearing about Stanford & Cap & Gown experiences from 1961 to 2013 was so fun! Definitely need to do it again.
    ​” ~​ Lea Ann Knight ​’83
  • “Really fun to have a regional Cap & Gown brunch. Cap & Gown should sponsor more events like this!” ~ Rebecca Sachs ’13
  • “Great to re-unite with Cap & Gowners!  The “Youth Factor” taught us about Exotic Erotic & Mausoleum Parties!” ~ Katie Smith Milway ’82
  • “So fun to play the Alumni card game and share stories of all of our adventures on campus!” ~ Paige Arnoff Fenn ’87
  • “Awesome to connect with the amazing Cap & Gown women in Boston. Loved the inter-generational energy and camaraderie of the group!” ~ Addie Swartz ’82