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Isabelle Bohman took a cruise on the Baltic, which she says was great although her companion took a tumble at the end of the trip and spent a month in a hospital in Germany.
Mary Stirling Campbell entertained some high-school classmates at Sea Girt, NJ, in June. Among those basking in the sun were Nancy Howie and Peggy Sharpe Whitehead.
Mary Adams Hamilton retired as an
Andover, MA, public-health nurse after 35 years. Her husband died in 2002, and Mary lives in a new condominium community in North Andover. She was sorry to miss the 55th reunion, but she had a double knee replacement at that time.
Anne Levy Wexler reports that she and husband Joe Duffy are still working. Anne chairs her government-relations consulting firm and serves on the board of the Dreyfus Funds, WETA public television, the Community Foundation, and the National Parks and Conservation Association.
Joe is senior VP of Laureate International, a company that buys and runs universities around the world. The couple has children living in Sanibel Island and Tampa, FL, and in the Washington, DC, area. There are four grandchildren; the oldest is at Connecticut College.
In Florida Ann Hammel Kahl is still running—everything from 5K races to half-mile marathons. She won a gold in bench press and curls (don’t mess with her!). When she’s not running or lifting weights, she hand-addresses bridal envelopes in calligraphy. She says her envelopes have traveled all over the globe.
Pat Russo DeLafield says she leads the quiet life and enjoys reading news of classmates and their adventures!
Jacque White Parmele loved being back for the 55th reunion. Her husband gave up his Princeton reunion to accompany her. Jacque plays tournament tennis in New Jersey and Florida and has added golf and croquet to her repertoire.
Anne Longacre Hyser’s great-granddaughter Madison lives in Texas, so Loni and husband Pete don’t get a chance to spoil her too much. Loni’s mother, who lived with her for several years, died last October at the age of 101. Loni stays busy with her church and Neighborhood League, and doing secretarial work at her local swim and tennis club.
Maria-Louise Wagman Stracke and husband Bob recently moved into a retirement community near Lake Michigan, not knowing that it would become a “teardown.” So after two years of residence, they moved again. But Maria-Louise says they now have a great view of the lake, so it was a “blessing in disguise!” The couple has two great kids—one in the Chicago area and another in Brooklyn. Bob enjoys volunteering at the Frank Lloyd Wright home, studio book shop, and museum. Maria-Louise invites classmates to visit.
Murray Bartlett Douglas retired from Brunschwig & Fils but is still involved as a director and consultant. “It keeps me out of trouble,” she says. However, she does miss traveling around the US and abroad for work. In 2005 Murray published a second book, Brunschwig & Fils, Up Close.
The 55th reunion provided Janet Ainsworth MacDonald with a wonderful visit with Jacque White Parmele and Marg Conley McNulty. Afterward, Janet traveled to Pennsylvania and Hilton Head, SC, to visit friends. She was thankful she could handle all the inconveniences that accompany air travelers today.
I live in a retirement community but am far from being retired. I manage the in-house shop, a 24/7 position. I am also chair of the monthly art exhibits, a Republican Committee woman, and a busy commissioned artist. In my spare time I play bridge.