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Joan Page Hayes
Ditto Briwa Ball closed her dress-sportswear shop in 2005 and after a few months of retirement went back to work. This time she is selling real estate for Columbia County Realty. She keeps in touch with Carol Higginbotham Healy, Bunny Sprague Monick, and Barbara Senderowitz Ross.
Barbara Beckwith Ballentine retired in 2000 from museum administration and is now enjoying volunteer activities. A master gardener, Becky coordinates a help line to answer horticulture questions. She also ushers at the Arena Stage and the Alexandria Symphony, helps out
educational programs for the Smithsonian Resident Associates, serves as board president of a historic house, and consults on preservation and museum administration. She is enjoying her young grandson, who lives in Baltimore. Becky is looking forward to our 50th reunion.
Another avid gardener, Barbara Bigelow Roy, saw the downside of the hobby this summer when she got Lyme disease for the second time. She bounced back from last summer’s knee surgery to model in a fashion show at the Saratoga racetrack, where Marge O’Meara Storrs and Betty Hartz Hewitt were having lunch. Barbara keeps up with Jan Sawdon Smith and Charlotte Megill Hix. Charlotte is selling her house in Connecticut to move back to Garden City, NY.
Linda Gorham Harvey took a tour on the Mount Washington on Lake Winnipesauke this
summer. After the trip she visited Sally Huberlie Hale and Jud at their place on Sleeper’s Island.
Elsa VonKokeritz Herrmann spent two weeks painting in Tuscany in October with the Ocean County Artists Guild, where she is a trustee. Elsa shows her watercolors in the Main Avenue Galleria in Ocean Grove, NJ.
Debra Hymovich has been retired for six years and lives in Naples, FL. She has published several books and articles on pediatric nursing, families, and chronic illness. She is professor emerita at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her hobbies including travel, genealogy, and
making miniature dollhouses. She volunteers at the Naples Museum, working with its miniatures collection.
Marie Bonady Napier is still in the gourmet pastry business. Husband Paul continues pursuing showbiz. A member of the Screen Actors Guild board of directors, he has a Washington Mutual commercial airing all over the country.
Janel McKay Carlson’s husband, Art, died in 2005. It made me glad to have seen him with Janel
at Carolyn Geismar Kaplan’s memorial service. He was a lovely person, and we send Janel our deepest sympathy. She held a memorial service for him in North Carolina and in Belmont, MA, where Stephanie Merber Lench and Mike and Alice Vassallo Scott attended. Janel divides her
time between North Carolina, where she plays tennis, and Maine, where she enjoys the snow.
In February, Janel and Stephanie and Mike went on a safari in Botswana.
Lynne Corby Caldwell’s husband, Chet, passed away from lymphoma three years ago. Lynne, who had a knee replacement this summer, still teaches swimming, water exercise, and dance aerobics. The two young grandchildren who live nearby are a “blessing,” she says.
In May, Bob and I went to Venice and then took a cruise along the coast of Croatia, which was beautiful and fascinating. We returned in time to attend our grandson’s high-school graduation before heading to our summer places.
Our upcoming 50th reunion will be a good chance to catch up with each other in person.
See you there.