Winter | Spring 2020
After his dad passed away, Daniel Murphy '81 searched for a way to honor him. He became a mason and then a shriner with the Anah Shrine in Bangor, Maine, where he joined the clown unit in order to continue his father's legacy of helping children. For the past 20 years, Murphy has performed as Shamrock the Clown.
Kathleen (Hilliker) Burkinshaw '90 knew little of her mother's childhood."I was 10 years old when I noticed she had nightmares every August," Burkinshaw recalls. "When I pressed her about it, she told me she was actually from Hiroshima, not Tokyo as she had told everyone." Burkinshaw writes about her mother's experience of losing her family to the atomic bomb in The Last Cherry Blossom.