On my 12th birthday (February 15, 1958), I took the McDonogh scholarship test.  Fifty years ago this past year, on September 9, 1958, I became a new seventh-grade boarding student.  Away from home for the first time, I became so home sick that I insisted on leaving McDonogh.  Four individuals prevented that from happening – my Mother (who died in 1991), Headmaster Robert L. “Bob” Lamborn (now 91), Middle School Head Q.D. Thompson (now 87), and eighth-grade boarding student, John Sieverts (now 63 and my life long friend).  In The Week of June 5, 1964, I wrote the following: (more…)