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Betty Garman Robinson and Suzanne Elsesser had lunch in Washington, DC, where they filled each other in on their very full lives. Betty’s 2-year-old granddaughter, McKenzie, joined them, which Betty says was “absolutely fantastic.”
Thetis Group claims her move to Scottsdale, AZ, was one of the best decisions she’s made. She has published two books with friend and colleague Joan Roberts—Feminism and Nursing and Nursing, Physician Control and the Medical Monopoly—and is working on a third: Men in Nursing. She sends “a fond hello” to all classmates.
Ellen VanDusen Guthrie broke her wrist while working for her favorite charity, Habitat for Humanity. She hopes that through hard work in therapy she will regain full use of her left hand (fortunately, she is right-handed).
It was a “busy, fun time” for Colette Houle Palermo, watching her grandchildren enjoy the Red Sox festivities at Fenway Park—“my family’s second home.”
After closing her private practice in Vermont, Suzanne Denby Pelton moved to Framingham, MA, to be closer to family. With a friend and neighbor she enjoyed a sunny vacation in Gulfport, FL, this winter.
“What a joy to catch up with everyone!” says Joyce Jacobs Grand, who had a marvelous time at our 45th reunion. In August she hosted a potluck lunch on a “party barge” at her lakeside home, bringing together Joy Holtzman Adler, Debbie Miller Wager, Ellie McConihe Cain, and Tessa Nelson Ehrenberg. None of the classmates had seen each other since Skidmore days.
Suzanne Penney Lindenbaum and husband Al welcomed their first grandchild in July, coinciding with the Lindenbaums’ wedding anniversary. The couple travels extensively with a group called Art on the Go, visiting private collections, galleries, artists’ studios, and museums. Suzanne still enjoys running a part-time private practice in psychotherapy and career counseling.
Betty Lou Kuhl Herter retired from 25 years of teaching and is now an independent consultant, training teachers around the country. She and Beh still have a breeding farm with Saddlebreds. Betty now spends half of her time in New York and the rest at their home in Moorsville, NC, where she can see two of her grandchildren (the other two live in Florida).
Betsy Dunnet Lindfors says she loved reading the “wonderful and often inspiring” essays in The Class of ’60—From Then Till Now. Betsy enjoyed a three-hour visit with Suki Bathrick Fischer while she and husband Ken were traveling in California.
Caryl White Heid regrets that she did not participate in our 45th. She reports that she has spent years organizing, fundraising, and handling public relations for the Humane Society. She lives in Asheville, NC, where she is involved with the Kindness Education Program for Asheville City and Buncome County elementary schools. She and husband Jim retired in 2002 because of poor health. However, she continues to exercise almost daily, as she has for the past 40 years. The Heids love their retirement community and enjoy the people there.
Sue Smith and I welcomed Mary Kelchner Lindner back to sunny Tucson, AZ, for the winter. We send a warm welcome to all of you to call and visit with us anytime, but especially during this glorious time of the year here in the Southwest.