1978: C. Burgess Ayres

Event: Retirement ~ Persona: World's slowest tennis ball

The shotput was presented to Burge when he retired as headmaster of The Gunnery. Most of these photos were taken at his retirement celebration. The shotput was painted to look like a tennis ball. The family thought that such a heavy tennis ball would move slowly enough for Burge to catch up to it.

Burgy roasting his dad

Burge at the helm

Rob roasting his father

Burge with retirement racquette