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Cynthia Taft Lathrop
In August Jean Brickwood Slocum moved into a wing built onto her daughter’s home in Maine. She has six grandchildren; the youngest is a senior in college. Jean still plays bridge, sits on two local boards, and travels to Florida.
Flannel Chayes Lathrop phoned from Anchorage, AK, where she is still playing bridge and working out on a regular basis. She couldn’t attend our last reunion as she is on oxygen and finds it difficult to travel. Her great-grandson, who started walking recently, “is moving like greased lightning.”
Virginia Fowler Gurney and husband Bob enjoy living in North Carolina, where they play golf and do a lot of walking. Two sons visit them often. They have a grandson in college.
Los Angeles she is cleaning out the house she’s been in for 58 years, in preparation for a move to a retirement home near a daughter this winter. Nancy juggles three volunteer jobs—in the local library and church office, and valet parking at an elementary school.
Virginia Giovannozzi Sands of Atkinson, NH, lost husband Pierre in May. His 33 years in the Navy—including duty in WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam—earned him numerous medals. He retired in 1973 but continued to hold several jobs in Washington, DC. Virginia has a daughter and two grandchildren.
Constance Nathan Tupper moved, but still lives in Charlottesville, VA. She had spinal surgery a year and a half ago, necessitating a move to an easier living arrangement.
Ellen Mathewson Patterson of Durham, CT, reports that five of their eleven grandchildren participated in commencement ceremonies during the same weekend in June. Her grandson graduated from Williams and is headed to Japan to teach. The other graduates are going to Bowdoin, Middlebury, St. Lawrence, and Vanderbilt.
Jane Seeman Pearce of Williamsville, NY, gained four more great-grandchildren this summer, for a total of 20. She still plays golf and tennis.
Adrienne Sammet Hudson and husband Donald of North Haven, CT, shared their 60th wedding anniversary with Ellen Patterson and husband Herb in Switzerland. Adrienne says that they are done traveling for a while, having visited Russia, Europe, South America, Costa Rica, and New Zealand, primarily for birding.
Peter Steiner Van Dyk of Ithaca, NY, says her golf game is “gone” but she has scheduled a golf lesson this summer… Stay tuned.
Bobi Von Lenz Chenhall of Albuquerque, NM, traveled to Cincinnati, OH, where she enjoyed a good visit with Shirley Stockwell Wade. Bobi had a busy summer, participating in three major art shows. She received an award this spring from Pastel Journal for “One of the 100 Best Pastels for 2003.”
veral grandchildren graduating from high school and college next May. One grandson, at Tulane Medical College, has been appointed to do research on organ-transplant rejection at the National Institutes of Health. Corky and her husband, a retired physician, took a cruise from San Francisco to Alaska and back.
In Rockland, MA, Virginia Douglas Woodsum has moved to a nursing facility. She describes herself as “a very social resident who enjoys Scrabble and crossword puzzles.”
We extend condolences to the family of Lucy Armstrong Davis, who died suddenly in June. She had recently written about attending the football and soccer games of her eight grandchildren, many of whom live in the Columbus, OH, area.
I am still living in our 200-year-old farmhouse on 56 acres. My husband’s favorite toy is his tractor, which we could not do without. Our skiing and tennis have slowed down considerably. Fourteen grandchildren and two great-grandsons keep us young and wondering what will happen next. Our twin granddaughters, Colby College students, are spending the first half of their junior year in New Zealand. Two other grandchildren are seniors in college.
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