Bill and Norma Hyder of the Washington "Lost Locomotive" Chapter of the Robert Benchley Society hosted an intimate cocktail hour last evening at the Army and Navy Club's Daiquiri Lounge. Present to join the Hyders in toasting Mr. Benchley were David and Mary Trumbull of Boston, and Washington, D.C.-area Benchley fans Jean S. Keleher, Philip Terzian, and Marshall A. Newman who brought a friend to bring the total for the evening's festivities to eight.
Jean displayed her copy of Benchley's My Ten Years in a Quandary and How They Grew with original dust jacket and conversation ranged through Mr. Benchley, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, and other writers of the Benchley era. In addition to toasting the memory of Mr. Benchley, the group toasted Ken Carson, Mattel's Ken doll, who turned 50 years old on March 11, 2011.
For more information about the Lost Locotomive Chapter of the RBS contact Bill Hyder at firstname.lastname@example.org or (410) 997-9114.