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Lynn Garrett Meyer
Sandy Cusato Lyman’s children live in Montclair and West Orange, NJ. In February, Sandy and Frank drove to NYC with all three grandchildren and their daughter to experience The Gates project in Central Park. “It was fabulous—23 miles of billowing saffron gates.”
Since 2003 Joan Binzen has lived in Duchess County, NY, learning to grow plants and herbs, teaching at Manhattanville College, and working part-time as librarian at the Millbrook School. Joan visited Skidmore last winter and says, “I was astounded at the size of the campus and the quality of the Tang Museum.”
Sandy Nickerson Blattner is spending her retirement traveling, visiting three grandsons, battling bulges and occasional creakiness, keeping in touch with friends, and helping family members. “Life is hectic and great fun.”
Carol Copeland Schmidhauser and Dutch celebrated their new grandson’s first birthday in Albuquerque, NM. Daughter Diane and her husband brought Sean Yi Yu Cox back from China last December: “What a wonderful gift.” Carol and Dutch enjoyed a cruise around French Polynesia, snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters, and were looking forward to an Italian cruise in May.
“All is wonderful in Montana,” writes Molly McKinnon Baxter, who continues to enjoy a “full and fun” life with her horses and busy real-estate practice, plus being a hospice volunteer. She also enjoys tango lessons and has plans to visit Argentina in the fall. Last winter she returned to Elmira, NY, to visit family and friends.
Jacqueline Merriam Paskow is in her last semester of teaching French and German at St. Mary’s College of Maryland after 25 years. She will take a sabbatical year in 2005–06—teaching at the University of Constance in Germany—after which, she says, “my husband and I will enter the unexplored and slightly scary territory of retirement.”
Susan Obermaster Reich and her husband of two years, Ken Sidman, took a trip to Australia and New Zealand in April. The couple spends time with Diane Macht Solomon and Linda Abrams Glass, both of whom attended Susan and Ken’s wedding. Susan retired from teaching in June and loves being able to travel whenever she wants. “I’m trying to check off every place in 1,000 Places to See Before You Die.”
Cappy Pregnall Payne and husband Doug are enjoying retirement, splitting their time among Rochester, NY, and points south, including Bradenton and Tampa, FL, and Dallas, TX, where they spend the cold months with family and friends. Cappy would love to hear from friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happily retired, Susan Vanek Heidtmann lives on Woodridge Lake in Goshen, CT. She had lunch a few months ago with Jackie Buxbaum Cross, to catch up on old times. In April Sue was in Florida celebrating her 65th birthday—the highlight of which was flying a WWII fighter plane, a P-51 G Mustang. Son Henry teaches at a private school in North Carolina; daughter Debbie is the coordinator for special education in St. Mary’s County, Maryland; and daughter Cynthia is an RN nurse educator at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC. Sue has five grandchildren.
Lollie Engel Triebold was in Spain for an extended stay in March, including a festive St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
Jane Schwager lives in New Orleans, LA, where she enjoys “the chicory, beignets, and jazz. Mardi Gras 2005 was spectacular,” she adds.
Remsen, NY, artist Martha Deming donated a watercolor painting to the Remsen Town Hall in 2003. In response to public interest in the painting, Martha released limited-edition prints and notecards.
Mollie Klee Heron went to Baltimore, MD, in February to help Glenda Arentzen sell her “stunning” jewelry at the American Craft Council show. Molly spent April in France and Holland before heading to Maine, where she is staying until October. She would love to hear from classmates at email@example.com.
The class extends condolences to Phoebe Clark Kline, whose husband, Chuck, died last June of cancer.
George and I enjoyed a wonderful adventure to Peru and Chile in January, returning a return visit to my host family from last year in Lima, followed by a drive from Santiago to southern Chile with magnificent hikes and vistas along the way.