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Q:

Do you know what's happened to her?

Cerf:

I talked to her the day before yesterday. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

Q:

Was she at Columbia?

Cerf:

Barnard. She was a kid then. When I met her she was 16 and I was 18. She had a little white canoe, and I remember we'd paddle it on Deal Lake, New Jersey. There was a night club there, called Ross-Fenton Farm, which was beyond our means, but with all the other kids we'd settle back in our canoes and listen to the music. There was a young couple dancing there at the time, and we met them down at the dock one day and liked them. They used to sneak Marie and me in once in a while. And the reason I remember them very well was because the boy married the girl, and the boy was named George Murphy, who is now the Senator from California.

Q:

You know, I think it's often amazing how many people in one person's life developed into something.

Cerf:

Now at Columbia began meetings. This great class of '17 was just graduating. Schuster was still wearing short pants when he went to college. Dick Simon was in the college. I was in journalism '20; he was in college '20.





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