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Lynn Garrett Meyer
Nancy Smith Bushnell and husband Vic spent an evening last fall in Warwick, NY, with Susan Donner Wells and assorted friends. Entertainment at a local inn was provided by Susan’s ex, Dick Wells, and a wonderful jazz group. Nancy reports that Susan looks great and is enjoying retirement after years with the IRS.
Ann Jackson was in the hospital last fall for knee replacement. She retired in June 1996 and has since taken trips to Africa (eight times), India, China, South and North America, the Arctic, and Antarctica, where she particularly enjoyed seeing the animals.
Gail Homer Jones spent the summer in Sun Valley and enjoyed winter in Florida, having moved there from San Francisco in 2001. She is playing golf with a vengeance and enjoys gardening and floral design. She has two sons and two grandsons. Gail sees Sherry Lustenberger Canning ’61 all the time, as well as other Skidmore grads.
Polly Skogsberg Kisiel and Mark celebrated their 40th anniversary and have traveled far and wide, including Europe, South America, Africa, China, and Bhutan. They enjoy their summers in West Falmouth, MA, with family and friends between tennis, golf, and boating. Three children and five grandchildren keep things lively, especially when all are together as they were at Thanksgiving at their new house in the Dominican Republic. Polly continues to serve on Skidmore’s board of trustees and stays involved in other community work.
Lynn Pringle Anastos and Ted welcomed a new granddaughter in July; they now have four granddaughters and two grandsons. Lynn’s fabric-art self-portrait was one of only 26 chosen to be part of a nationwide art exhibition in conjunction with the play Menopause the Musical. The “40 x 40” show (only women over 40 were eligible to enter) ran for five months in Boston at the Stuart Theatre. Lynn continues to serve on the Hull Cultural Council. Her thoughts of retirement fluctuate from day to day. They enjoyed a trip to the Grand Canyon and the Red Rocks of Sedona and had a trip planned to Newport Beach in February.
Janet Tobie Robbins is enjoying retirement in Albuquerque, NM, where the weather is delightful and there are never-ending activities. Janet is bicycling, hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing, depending on the season. In September she visited Boston; as much as she loves that city, she says she is relieved to be back in the sunshine of Albuquerque.
Filiz Balkir Shah is planning a move to Greenville, SC, this year and wonders if there are other Skidmore alumni there. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Molly McKinnon Baxter had a fabulous trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for tango dancing in early November. She has been taking tango lessons off and on since 1998. After the sad loss of her dog, Buddy, she recently got a new Lab puppy.
Jacqueline Merriam Paskow and husband have taught at St. Mary’s College of Maryland since 1981. They are currently in Germany at the University of Constance, where she is teaching a graduate seminar on literature of the American South. Next year they have been asked by St. Mary’s College to set up and direct a study-abroad program in northern Italy. Their daughter recently got a job teaching painting and drawing at Pratt at Munson-Williams-Proctor in Utica, NY.
Karen Marsh Gobrecht and husband Charles retired to Hilton Head Island, SC. They spent the holidays with their daughter in San Francisco and celebrated the new year at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Frequent trips to DC to visit their son and his family give them a break from lots of golf, new friends, and enjoying “low-country life” in Hilton Head.
Marion Clark Dannert was honored with the North Carolina governor’s award for outstanding state volunteerism. She is serving her second term as president of the Country Arts Council there. Her other activities include secretary of the local library volunteers, Relay for Life team captain, and American Cancer Society Road to Recovery driver; she’s also involved with Meals on Wheels and church efforts.
In Larchmont, NY, Allie Horowitz Dadiani is celebrating her 15th anniversary with the Jewish National Fund. Daughter Alona, a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, moved to Los Angeles a year ago; she is an aspiring actor and a personal trainer. Allie would love to hear from classmates in her area.
Nancy Smith Bushnell spent a quiet Christmas at home. She’s spoken at length with Diann Duffy, who lives in Oradell, NJ.
Elaine Boschen Ball and Stephen are enjoying life in Hanover, NH, where they have lived since 1992 when their daughter graduated from Dartmouth. They caught up with old friends Judy Krysto ’60 and husband Larry, whom they hadn’t seen since 1976.
Nancy Cutter Parker and Bill are enjoying having daughter Joan and her family back in Menlo Park, CA. They are having fun spending time with Rachel, 7, and Sara, 6. Son Greg and his wife, Kristina, bought a house in Rancho Cucamunga, CA; Nancy and Bill visited in June.
February in Florida and summer in Maine have kept Jackie Buxbaum Cross and Dick happily occupied. Jackie continues to keep her nursing skills current, working per diem when at home. Otherwise, a trip to Italy, a book club, and grandkids keep her busy.
Joyce Harder Nielsen retired from the bakery before Thanksgiving and has been on the go, visiting her children in the Midwest and Oregon. Back home in Washington she is launching a new career as a woodcarving artist. Future plans include backpacking sections of the Pacific Coast Trail and cross-country skiing during the winter. Joyce is planning a three-week trip up the Inside Passage of Alaska via the state ferry system in June and is hoping to find someone to join her. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Despite experiencing a serious farm-field fire, two surgeries for husband Dave, and a 4-H horse show (Miniatures in Motion), Laura Engel Triebold has found time to travel. The Triebolds enjoyed the Costa del Sol in February and a visit to Germany in September to visit friends.
In November Jean Schreiber had fun in Canada, viewing polar bears in and around Churchill, Manitoba, with Connie Daloz Gray ’60.
George and I took off for Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia in February. He is teaching medicine in Phnom Penh, and I am teaching English as a second language. We look forward to scuba diving and doing a bit of bicycling and hiking in Vietnam.