Robert E. Gross

Profile Updated: March 13, 2013
Residing In: Gardiner, ME USA
Occupation: Retired
Yes! Attending Reunion
Did you attend New Trier East, or New Trier West?

New Trier East

Comments:

Charied the Class of '67 reunion in 2007.

School Story:

The May exams and Junior Theme really prepared me for college compared to many of my clueless college classmates.

Who was your favorite teacher at New Trier? Why?

The late Norman Frey

Did you inhale?

No

What is your favorite memory of New Trier?

Fun in Mr. Musich's AP biology lab.

What is your LEAST favorite memory of NT?

Long ride to school

Who was the most attractive girl in our class (other than yourself)?

don't know

Who was the most attractive guy in our class (other than yourself)?

don't know

Did you learn anything at New Trier that later proved to be useful? If so, what?

How to take long exams and write long term papers.

Did any of your children attend New Trier?

No

What did the protesters in Grant Park chant when charged by police during the 1968 Democratic National Convention?

STP

Which of the following can be found in a dark corner of your closet?

none of the above

Did your father attend New Trier?

No

Did your mother attend New Trier?

No

What varsity sport(s) did you play at New Trier?

Football

In recent years, New Trier has increasingly been described as "too big" and "too competitive." Has NT changed?

don't know

Did you suffer hearing loss by attending a rock concert at The International Amphitheatre? Which one(s)?

no

If you could go back and do high school all over, what would you do differently?

Take auto repair class

How do you describe yourself politically?

Progressive

What are your vices?

none of the above

Do you believe in God?

Yes

At New Trier, I was labelled (rightly or wrongly):

None of the above, I was too cool for pat categories

Unless you think it's none of anybody's goddam business, how would you describe your sexual orientation?

exclusively heterosexual

Are all kids who lived on the North Shore and went to New Trier spoiled whiny elitist brats who had everything handed to them on a silver platter? (Just asking.)

Yes, but just the kids from Winnetka

Who decided that the Indians and the Cowboys should become . . . Trevians? Who decided that Echoes and Vestiges should become Trevia? Should that person (or persons) be severely punished?

Yes

Please explain why boys swam naked in gym class at NT. Include in your explanation why girls, by contrast, wore bathing suits. If you need some inspiration, see http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=55 and http://voices.yahoo.com/the-demise-high-school-nude-swimming-8669909.html.

never knew

Describe a moment of supreme happiness in your life that did NOT involve sex, drugs or rock and roll.

second wife who died in 1994

Are you still basically the same person you were in high school? If not, and you have changed, how have you changed? Have you changed for the better?

yes

HELLO MY NAME IS . . . Are you comfortable with the process of aging?

Other Health is failing

How did you perceive New Trier after your first year of college? Did you feel that by going to college you had taken a step up, or down?

College was easy compared to New Trier

How did you choose your profession?

I chose my professional after flunking organic chemistry

Which Junior High did you attend?

Other Stone School in Chicago

What higher formal education have you completed?

Master's Degree in: Rehab Counseling

In which Village did you reside at the time you graduated from New Trier?

Glencoe

The best thing about growing up in the North Shore was . . .

Not having to fight to protect your lunch money on the way to school

My innermost circle of close friends at New Trier included, and I would often be seen in the company of . . .

I am taking the 5th

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