Letters From Readers
September 16, 2011
Fred Wilson: Master Squash Player
I enjoyed your article about Fred Wilson in the spring 2011 Chronicle. I attended Lewis & Clark from 1966 to 1970 and have two fond memories of Fred.
He was a master squash player and taught squash for a PE credit. At the end of the class, our entire grade was based on playing a game against Fred. He spotted each of us 10 of the 11 points and let us serve first. If you beat him, you got an A; if not, a C. Needless to say, we all received Cs.
One year, I was in a child psychology class. As part of the class, we ran a day care center, primarily for faculty children. I was assigned to monitor one of Fred’s boys and present a report to Fred and his wife at the end of the term. I remember sweating blood as I went to their house. Fred and his wife were wonderful and made me feel very comfortable. Thanks again for the nice memorial for Fred Wilson.
Jon Schunke B.A. ’70