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Dorothy Roman Guenther
Peg Fiero Stone enjoys playing golf, doing water aerobics and indoor aerobics, walking her two small dogs, and “just having fun.”
Marie-Louise Flinker Putney went to Palo Alto, CA, in June for her grandson’s eighth-grade graduation before spending the summer in Charleston, SC. In the fall she traveled to New England to visit her sister and brother and enjoy the colorful leaves.
Peggy Gluck Wolf was the oldest alumna at a Tucson, AZ, Skidmore club gathering this past winter. “How could that be?” she wonders. “Guess we’re really antiques!”
At Pine Run Village in Doylestown, PA, Harriet Hebden Avery and husband Baldy have a comfortable apartment, are fed well, have met friends, and feel lucky to be close to two of their three daughters. The third is in Houston, happily working for the athletic department at the University of Texas. Hebbie is pleased that one of her children is in the field of sports. She adds, “Our age does make for great health changes, but we get along pretty well most of the time.”
Bee Jay Huber Billings took her usual summer sojourn to Connecticut, visiting children there and in Rhode Island and New York. With Virginia Davis ’43 she is taking a barge trip in the Texas Inland Gulf, following the route of explorer Jean Lafitte.
Janet Morse Westcott is making the rounds between Saratoga Springs and Lake George, NY, and Citrus Hills, FL. She attended a luncheon last summer with former Skidmore president Joe Palamountain’s wife, Anne. This winter Janet spent time at her son’s new poolside home three blocks from her villa. “I enjoy walking grand-dog Nellie (a springer spaniel), swimming, and winning at bridge.”
Liz Plumley Scofield went to Italy last May with her older son, his wife, and their daughter. Soon after arriving in Venice, Liz fell, dislocating a shoulder and tearing a rotator cuff and tendon. She was transported to a hospital by a boat ambulance and returned after getting X rays and a sling. The family went on with a great two-week trip as planned. Liz had surgery and weeks of physical therapy after arriving back home but says, “It could have been much worse!”
Ronnie Whiting Brandon wrote while sitting in the Philadelphia airport waiting for a plane to Boston; air traffic nationwide was delayed by January blizzards in Denver, CO, where she lives. The whole family was hoping to get to visit Ronnie’s daughter Joan in Boston. Meanwhile, Ronnie’s other daughter Cindy was trying to find snow to ski on at Sugarbush in Vermont.
Dorothy Jane Keith Todd traveled to China, visiting the “ultramodern” cities of Beijing and Shanghai. She enjoyed tours of the Yangtze and Li Rivers and visited Hong Kong, which “makes NYC look like a small town.” She was greatly impressed by the Great Wall and Tiananmen Square, where taking photos is still forbidden.
Alice Kit Mungall Porter welcomed her first great-granddaughter last fall.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Marj Wendel Keenoy, whose husband, Charlie, died in November.
Hebbie Hebden, Ginny Gooch Puzak, Doris Merz Wyckoff, Renee Hawryliw Phair, Alec Schuyler Squire, and I share memories of Jean Poskanzer Rudnick, who died in February: “Jean joined
our class after Christmas freshman year. She was assigned a room in the annex at Spring Street (then known as Rose Inn), which was difficult because all of us were old friends by then; but by sophomore year she was fine. A theater major, she loved every aspect of the art and always had
an interesting story to tell. For our 50th reunion, Jean hired a fireworks company to put on a memorable display. In a Skidmore storeroom she discovered Lucy Scribner’s gold piano with a broken leg and leaning against the wall. Now restored to its original beauty, the piano resides
in the Tang Museum. Jean was a constant cheerleader for our class, and we won’t forget her.”