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Missing Yogi

To: Class Notes, Andover Magazine

When my father died 55 years ago, my mother said it was as if the lights had gone out all over her world.
I’m reminded of this because losing PA 55’s class secretary, Tom Lawrence, affectionately known as “Yogi,” had a similar effect on the memory of my world at Andover.

Wondering why, I realized that Yogi checked off all the attributes one would want in a mother hen.
Three in particular that mattered to me were kindness, thoughtfulness, and inclusiveness.

These and other qualities of character and service should draw tributes from across our class.
If so, I only want to add that they are deserved.
Whether or not we see the likes of him again, he is truly missed.

David C. Harrison, PA ‘55
Redondo Beach, CA
www.davidclarkharrison.com
02/28/21

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