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Gail Bendix Jaffe

Kudos to reunion chair Rosemary Bourne, for organizing our fabulous 45th reunion. “The perfection of Reunion was only possible because of our wonderful classmates, who continue to amaze, surprise, and delight,” Rosemary commented.

Fifty-four classmates returned to Saratoga for a wonderful weekend of activities and reminiscing. Highlights included a cocktail party at Doug and Marcia Mattson Todd’s horse farm, followed by dinner in a restored 18th-century barn. Dorothy Gordon Englander, Sarah Couch McQuilkin, and Julia Ann Smith Pringle all had artwork exhibited in the alumni art show at the Tang Museum. Congratulations to Thea Kharasch Flaum, who was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award for her long and illustrious career in the film and television industry. The festivities concluded with our class banquet, where Eleanor McConihe Cain led a lively “questions out of the hat” discussion.

Many, many thanks to Marty Miller Spencer for creating the best Reunion book ever. We urge everyone to read it from cover to cover, as it contains a wonderful collection of news and recollections from 102 of our classmates. Marty created a true keepsake. More copies can be had by calling her at 802-254-6819 or e-mailing her at

Nelle Nugent was sorry to have missed Reunion but says, “I am up to my eyes” with two plays—one for the London stage and one for New York—two films, and a TV series. Her daughter’s high-school graduation was also a major event in June. “I am definitely aiming for our 50th,” she writes.

The reunion spirit was recaptured in July when Ellie Davies Bowden and Bob, Debbie Davenport Brooks and David, and Judy Harmon Miller and Roland gathered at Doug and Marcia Mattson Todd’s summer home in Friendship, ME, for lunch and an afternoon of reminiscing. Ellie is a year-round resident of Southport Island, and Debbie, Judy, and Marcia vacation in Maine during the summer. Missing were Sarah Couch McQuilkin and husband Rennie, who were to be visiting the Todds at that time. Rennie is recuperating from his fall last spring and is still unable to travel long distances.