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Dorothy Roman Guenther
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Betty Dornheim says she really lucked out: Two Skidmore parents run the Bronxville Adult School, where she often takes classes. They solicit Betty for suggestions on trips and tours of interest to seniors, based on her experience as a librarian at Princeton.

Bobbie Douglas MacMillan was in California in March to celebrate the 99th birthday of her sister, Priscilla Douglas Polkinghorn ’31. Bobbie’s great-grandson, Alex, was born in 2006. It’s hard for her to get to New Jersey to see him, but she does “the picture thing” via the Web.

When Genevieve Gerard Conroy and her husband put a deposit down on a retirement home at White Sands in La Jolla, CA, in 2003, they figured the house would be complete by 2005 at the latest. So they sold their home, stored their furniture, and became renters. Still waiting to move into the new place, they maintain a “wait and see” attitude. In the meantime, the Conroys spent a lovely two weeks at their beautiful timeshare in Cabo San Lucas, where they hosted their daughter and two college-aged grandchildren from Vermont for a week. They didn’t see much of the beach but enjoyed the nightlife.

Hebbie Hebden Avery and husband Baldy are in their second year at Pine Run Village in Doylestown, PA, where they are well fed, have met many friends, and are lucky to be close to two of their three daughters. They hosted all of their children, spouses, and grandchildren for Christmas last year and had a wonderful time together. Their youngest daughter, Cindy, became a grandmother, making the pair great-grandparents. Hebbie is now Baldy’s full-time nurse, taking care of doctor appointments and medication schedules. Her hardest task of the day is helping him put on elastic stockings designed to get rid of water in the legs. “We struggle along as best we can and think of all of our ’44 friends,” she says.

Snowbird Liddy Peelor VanDeWater traveled to Michigan in early July with her whole family, including three great-grandchildren, and attended a wedding a few weeks later. She would love to hear from classmates.

Marjorie Watkins Smith has a new mailing address in Huntsville, AL.

Barbara Graefenecker Eaton and partner Bob Creamer visited the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY, last September. Barbara has recovered from a hip replacement she had last October. Grandson Toby Luss-Eaton, son of daughter Sandy Eaton ’65, is a first-year student at Harvard Law School.
Marjorie Wendel Keenoy says after the death of husband Charles last December, their children “have been so supportive, and I am very grateful for their love and attention.” Marge had lunch with Ginny Gooch Puzak and says she always enjoys her visits.