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Carolyn Brown Straker
As always, Jane Haddad Evans’s great sense of humor came through when she wrote, “Looking forward to Reunion weekend. It will be so fun to see all of the classmates who can come and talk about those who can’t.” Let’s hope there will not be many to talk about and we get a fantastic turnout!
From out West Ginny Diefendorf Preston writes, “Hoping to travel east for our reunion; hoping to laugh a lot!”
Linda Eisenberg Hardy will be closing her Montessori school after 39 years of teaching. She regrets that the end of school conflicts with Reunion and says, “I will have to see you all at our 60th.”
Roe Schainman Halper still teaches two days a week while experimenting with acrylic painting. She and her husband visited Sandy Stees Sudofsky in November and stayed at their charming house in Philadelphia.
Celebrating her 50th wedding anniversary with her kids and grandkids in Lake George, NY, Helen Halpern Lerner writes, “We can’t believe how lucky we are!” Helen, who still teaches and works part-time as a nurse practitioner, looks forward to Reunion. She stepped down from her administrative position at Lehman College (NYC) and now enjoys a more leisurely life, teaching graduate nursing students and being a nurse practitioner at a local community health center. She expects to see more of her grandchildren now.
Barbara Denney Woods is loving retirement. She is very involved in raising two of her grandchildren: third-grader Justin and first-grader Cameron, the sons of the Woodses’ late son, Jeff. Their other grandsons live in Oregon.
Margaret Foster Anderson lives in California, where she is a retired teacher and active volunteer and student. At the university in Sacramento, she is active in the Renaissance Society and studies conversational Spanish, Middle East and Central Asian affairs, and modern poetry. Margaret volunteers with an organization involved in long-term care facilities. She says, “I’d love to hear from anyone in Kimball Hall freshman year (we were 17 in all), or Peabody Hall sophomore year, or anyone at all who has memories to share.”
Anne Sawyer Manners, Carol Copeland Sullivan, Doris von Conta, Anna Wakefield Milano, and Barbara Engster Sullivan were invited by Emily Cross Farnsworth to the Union Club in Boston. Lunch was followed by a visit to the Boston Athenium, where Emily is a docent. Anna says, “The tour was fascinating!”
Barbara Huge Homeier, who lives in St. Louis, recalls the cold, cold days in Saratoga when we all wore Bermuda shorts and knee-high stockings! “St. Louis is cold, but cannot compare to some of those 30-degree-below days in Saratoga during the ’50s.”
Maryann Bruno McCrea declares, “Getting old ain’t easy!”
Nancy Rae Scully was thrilled to have her entire family home for the holidays. She is hopeful that all classmates will return for Reunion ’09.
Cynthia Green Kohl hosted a mini-reunion in Naples, FL, in February and is looking forward to seeing classmates at our 50th as well.
It sounds like Saratoga was really cold, according to Sue Clark Jorgensen, who headed to San Diego this winter to warm up a bit and meet up with her daughter-in-law and grandson Will, 7. Sue reminds classmates that they are always welcome to stay with her when they think a “Saratoga fix” is in their future. Sue also hopes we get “a great turnout for Reunion.”
Our hardworking reunion chair Evy Zoda Shippee will be sending out a detailed schedule of events for Reunion; remember, everything is free for the 50th