Monday, April 25, 2011


                      Boardman River, Grand Traverse County, late 1950s.
                      Alice and family friend Stan Weber, avid trout fisherman.

Stan Weber was a good friend of Alice and C.H. who introduced them
to the simple pleasures of trout fishing "up north".  Stan and Kalamazoo
Symphony trumpeter Jim Shumaker owned a log cabin along the banks
of the Boardman River where they hosted weekends of fishing and morel
mushroom hunting.  It was a good chance for Alice and C.H. to take a break
from their high profile life in Kalamazoo.

Stan was an astute businessman and part owner of Lew Hubbard's men's
clothing store on the Mall in downtown Kalamazoo.  He was also an
enthusiastic Kalamazoo Symphony supporter.

Stan was a longtime member of the Kalamazoo Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
When he died in 1998, he bequeathed his estate to KVCTU.  A Stanley Weber
Projects Fund was established to help organizations with conservation projects
related to coldwater fisheries.


And now, for your listening and viewing pleasure, here is baritone Dietrich
Fischer-Dieskau and pianist Gerald Moore in a performance of Die Forelle
(The Trout), by Franz Schubert:

           ALICE'S ARCHIVES 2 is the companion blog to ALICE'S ARCHIVES:
                         50 Years of Kalamazoo Symphony Memorabilia:


                 Après Ski-- other Up-North adventures for Alice and C.H.,
                 pictured here with Kalamazoo Symphony trumpeter Jim Shumaker,
                 late-1950s, Grand Traverse County.  -Snapshot taken by Stan Weber.                            

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