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Suzanne Strauss Kraus
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Excitement reigns for our 60th reunion, May 29–June 1. The committee is working overtime to make this a memorable and wonderful event. Your class co-secretaries are among those who plan to attend.
Gretchen Eisner Rachlin will be on campus for Reunion. She and husband Larry still spend winters in Marathon, one of the Florida Keys. This is their 17th year living on their boat there. Both children, Mar and Jill, are successfully employed. The Rachlins have two grandsons and a granddaughter. They are still busy in the aviation-industry insurance business.
Ruth Montgomery Merritt now lives in Vernon, CT. Her husband died four and a half years ago. Her daughter wanted her close by and ended up moving in with her. A hospital volunteer and Red Hatter, Ruth has made a lot of friends. She enjoys her 32-year-old grandson and 22-year-old granddaughter.
Tibby VanNess Reid says all is well in her life. and she will be at Reunion.
Carol Ekblom Carlson took an Art Trek trip to Paris and Nice with daughter Sarah. She also met with Bev Hodge Baar for lunch in July; they did lots of talking and reminiscing. Reunion will be at the top of her 2008 travels.
This was a special Christmas for Suzanne Stone Finney, whose husband had spent four months in Tampa, FL, having a kidney transplant.
Marion Crouze Chase is still painting but has gone abstract from her traditional barns and gardens. Shorty and her husband can write a saga about their summer trip to Canada. Everything happened from missed flights to delayed trains and planes, lost luggage, and room reservations that did not materialize. They finally made it home to Whispering Pines, NC, by car, sans luggage.
Evy Burns Stewart celebrated her 60th wedding anniversary with family, including her first great-grandchild. Husband Harold has recovered from a stroke and is back to playing golf. As good as his recovery has been, Evy says she still won’t be able to attend Reunion. She sends love to all.
Kit Carson Anderson enjoyed a beautiful snowy Christmas in Colorado, only the 14th such snowfall in that part of the state in 100 years. In August she was in charge of tours and transportation for a group of WWII veterans from the 10th Mountain Division (ski troopers), a final “hale and farewell” reunion to the places where they trained. Almost 1,000 veterans participated. Due to an orthopedic problem, from which she is still recovering, Kit will not be at Reunion.