To the Editor:

Like Helen Langner (A Life of Engagement, Summer 1998), I grew up in Milford and know the Langner family. While Helen was admired and revered, she was not the only talented member of the family. Her “kid brother” Gustave, now 94, who was consulted for your article, is a competitive swimmer and still wins senior titles internationally. If Dr. Langner were of the modern generation, she would probably say: “Our talent must be in our genes.”

David Rosenbaum, B.A. ’47
Milford, Conn.