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Tom Lynn 07/17/12 - My goodness those are great photos of a great group! I think that I, along with dear old Dad and brother Jim, missed out on the best Durbar -- the first! Thanks to Warren Hills's legacy and to Eddie Brown's efforts -- as well as to the Commodore, Bobby Russell, et al. And to Stevie C for keeping it all going!
Eddie Brown 06/29/12 - To the best of my recollection, and I don’t recall the year, for the first Durbar, we all stayed at Rathbuns. The Commodore was there, of course. Other attendees were Uncle Bobby Russell and his tribe, George Barker and his kids, the Browns and their two children, and I believe Jack Garver and family, the Mercers, and I believe that Mr. Dresser of the tutoring school came around the lake for our big dinner. Blaise deSibour and Chiefie were there. (My memory is that Blaise threw Chiefie in the lake [in fact is was Benjy Jones who was dunked]– which may have been a little more than the chief had bargained for.) Mrs. Macy, also. A flood of memories!
Steve Cunningham Writing 05/26/2012 - According to the invitation letter for Durbar III, Durbar I was held in 1976 on the shores of Otsego Lake. "Three days of glorious reminiscing."
Tom Lynn Writing 08/01/11- Durbar I was held in 1976, I believe, followed by a 10 year break until Durbar II in 1986. Durbar III, though, was only 4 years later, in 1990. Then, the longest break occurred, with Durbar IV taking place in 2003. It was then that Rusty said something during an Otsego cruise on behalf of us younger campers to the effect of "it was time for the younger generation to take over"! We had a quick poll to determine if we should "durbar" every 4 years or 5 years. Feeling exuberant (and presidential?) the consensus was every 4 years. Thus, we've had that quadrennial thing happening since ... and no impeachments -- so far...
Larry Pickett writing 05/24/11- Not 100 % sure but it may have been in Baltimore maybe in 1972 (this is a guess)? I've got a 'silver' round tray somewhere but can't find it. The name durbar may not have been in use then.