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Tributes and a Salute

Jim Blair's Tribute to Frank Ballance, II was written in response to Henry Hamburger's tribute to Frank. Henry's Tribute to Frank Ballance is, in essence, tribute I, which Jim acknowledges as eloquence. His own tribute exhibits the same quality.

The bio data in the tributes offer a suggestion of the shape of Frank's life: a TEA posting to Tanga, Tanganyika (soon to become Tanzania), a law degree from Yale and a practice in Washington, D.C., his instrumental role in the inauguration of TEA reunions and his pivotal contribution in our first one in September 2001, audaciously shortly after 9/11. From Henry, we learn that, when he visited Frank in 2011, while Frank had been diagnosed with sixth stage Alzheimer's, its ravages had only diminished, not destroyed, the pulse of Frank's considerable personality.

Ann Dickinson's EA11 Revisited is a salute to the van travelers through Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania on the reunion trip to East Africa that followed the alumni reunion at Teachers College in June 2011. It is a light, efficient piece: she likens the two dozen travelers to "AARP'rs on Survivor, the castaway reality show," commenting, in turn, on the general compatibility and cooperation that were the natural orientation of the travelers and, respectfully, on their eccentricities that made the trip the fine occasion it surely was.


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Atkin, Jerry. Mwalimu.
Blair, Jim. Tribute to Frank Ballance, II.
Dickinson, Ann. EA11 Revisited.
Dwyer, John. A Lowered Flag: A JFK Tribute.
Goddard, Brooks. Sharifa Zawawi, Mwalimu wa Kiswahili.
Hamburger, Henry. Tribute to Frank Ballance.
Muthamia, Dagmar Telfer. Meru Names.
Pollock, George. Child of Africa.
Sauers, Bernard. See If You Can Find This Man.
Thomas, Larry. Moira Harbottle, Mother to Many.

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