We remember our teacher, Jonathan Swift, who died April 11, 2017.  Jonathan was 84.  He taught at Mumford from 1957-1964, a short time, but he touched the lives of many of us. He was also adjunct faculty at Michigan State University, Wayne State University, and Oakland Community College. Jonathan was a pioneer in Global Education in the United States and, in 1976 became the founding Director of the High School of Global Education in Livonia, Michigan, a position he held until 1997. His most recent position was Director of the Center for International Studies at Madonna University, Livonia, Michigan.  
For over 25 years, for Bloomfield Community Television, he produced and hosted hundreds of episodes of Global Connections, Dining out with Jonathan Swift, and Time out for Opera.



















From time to time we plan to highlight one of our classmates, and we need your help.  Below, we are profiling Larry Brilliant.  Please feel free to let us know what you have done, or are doing, and we will pick additional classmates to profile.

Linda Shaye

For a variety of reasons Linda Shaye [Lin now] has led a very interesting life.  Many will recognize Lin from her breakout role of Magda in the Farrelly Brothers film, There’s Something About Mary.  Before that, Lin was featured in another Farrelly brothers film, Kingpin, but she had already appeared in many movies both feature films and TV films, starting with Hester Street in 1975.  Linda began acting at Mumford in a variety of Drama Club roles.  Not long after attending the University of Michigan, she ended up working at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, then worked as a prop master for a West End theater in London.  Off to Israel, and two kibbutz’s, for a while, then back to London, and on to New York, where she stayed with Linda Pollard and Rena Pokempner.   Worked in the registrar’s office, Museum of Modern Art, then accepted into the Columbia University’s Master’s Program in Theater Arts.  After a sojourn to LA, back to NYC, doing theater for the next seven years.

In 1977, back to LA, starting a theater company, LA Theater Unit.  “Acting, acting, and more acting.”  After losing her first husband, Marshall Rubinoff, in a tragic accident, years later, while in LA, married Clayton Landey; later divorced, but not before giving birth to Lee J. Shaye Landey, now 27.  Many movie rolls over many years, “adoring her fantastic career.” Now a key player in a film franchise called Insidious; just finished the fourth one, to be released in October, 2017.

From Lin, “ . . . friends, work . . . doggies have come and gone . . . present is little rescue Lily and two crazy cat brothers.  Had two horses, a western rider, competing in what is called ‘reining.’  LOVE MY LIFE . .  . wanna live til 115 . . . WANNA SEE WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT.”

Lin in her signature role of Magda


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Each line and button opens a  live database and if you click on any one of them you'll be amazed at what you can learn.  Try clicking on one of the fields or buttons and share your thoughts with all of us by writing a note in the What's New, Not Much -You? section of our website.

Also, you can honor a classmate that has passed away by sharing a thought. Click on the Rose button or on the line that says "Contains "In Memory" entry: and enter your memory.

 How to use other site features:

New Feature: We have added a way for you to share thoughts, greetings and your story with everyone in the class that wants to listen.

We call it: What's New, Not Much - You? 

Access or input stories or messages directly by clicking here, or from the What's New link located on this Home Page left panel. Better yet, enter a message from the top of your Classmates Profile page [to get there, click on Edit Profile, Member Functions, left column] and the message will appear at the top of the What's New page, and it will also stay on your Profile page. Also, if you enter something on the What's New page, it will also post to your profile page.  Both are a convient way to share a message with any and all classmates. Try it!!

























Some Facts about our Website:

  • We opened the site October 1, 2010  
  • 58,919 classmate hits through 7-9-2015 
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Downtown Detroit & Riverwalk Images

by: Arnie Collens


Good any time of year: the wall at Buddy's Conant & 6 Mile, Detroit

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When and How do you want to be notified about changes to our Website ? 

Look at the First option in the left menu of Member Functions called Notify Me: 

Notify Me offers a convenient way of keeping up with what's happening on the site by email. You decide when you want to hear from the class. Look at Notify Me, Options you  set in the  "Immediate"column generate email as it is sent to you. On days there is email you may select the setting to receive email "Once Daily",  this helps reduce the volume of emails you receive on any given day. You may selectively decide to "Never" receive  certain classes of email. The choice is yours. Take the time to look now and fill in each question to best meet your needs.


Now Gone - Our Mumford remains a reflection within the New Building.   




Visit our MUMFORD TODAY Photo Gallery to see images of the demolition on 7/24/2012 [Out with the Old] and some photos of the new building [In with the New].




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To update your PROFILE information, please click on CLASSMATE PROFILES, here or in the gray column to the left.  Then, find your name in the list of classmates, and click on your name.  During the update, you will have the opportunity to determine how much of your information you want available to the public [anyone who visits the site] and how much you want restricted to class members who are logged in.  Some thoughts with regards to . . .


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