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Rennie Tornello Griffith enjoys gardening, bridge, and daily visits with her daughter and grandchildren. She and her husband are enjoying life as much as possible, despite having to use oxygen machines around the clock. She says, “So far, so good.”
Midge Kennedy Gillie was too saddened by the loss of her roommate of four years, Bobbie Estabrook, classmate Jean Marschalk Maguire, and girlhood friend Kathy Kuehl Peters to return for Reunion. But she says she still has fond memories of the Class of ’43. She and Bob live in a beautiful retirement home, Essex Meadows in Essex, CT. They enjoy their children and grandchildren, who live nearby.
Suzanne Cohen Rosenthal has been widowed for 15 years. She has two children, eight grandchildren, and four “greats.” A longtime hospital volunteer in Albany, NY, she has logged almost 7,000 hours to date.
Harriet Woodman Ely, who lives in an assisted-living home in Mystic, CT, sends greetings to all.
Phoebe Fern Greenfield has been a widow for five years and has lived in the same house for the past 58. Her grandson Davis is a lawyer in Atlanta, GA. Phoebe’s daughter Jamie and her husband, who recently earned an engineering degree, moved to Washington, DC.
Dot Baird Williamson and husband John celebrated their 65th anniversary and the birth of their first great-grandchild.
Doris Cole Krantz lost husband Kermit last July after 62 wonderful years together. He was in medical research and teaching; scientists from Europe came to his memorial service. Doris keeps busy volunteering and got a young puppy for company.
Bernice Egger Jackson and Ed are still in their own home and enjoy gardening and bridge. Mary Elizabeth Munger Derby visited them this spring.
Margaret White Wilson is in an assisted-living facility in Falmouth Foreside, ME, and sees daughters Ann and Jane every few months.
Rennie Tornello Griffith plays bridge now instead of golf, which she gave up three years ago. She sends love to all her classmates.
Anne Mills King teaches English and women’s studies at Prince George’s Community College in Maryland. She ran a women’s history conference that “changed lives.” Travel plans include a trip on the Queen Mary II with a grandson.
Jeane Cahill Julian and Alex have been in Texas for three years but “will never be Texans.” Their “old folks’ home” has become tolerable, but they miss golf and all that jazz.
Gloria May Sessions is moving to an
assisted-living apartment that includes a sun-filled studio and garden. Glo says she is running on batteries (she has a pacemaker).
Shirley Grandeman Valk is happy to hear from Skidmore. She visits Saratoga during the summer to visit daughter Leslie Valk Benton ’69. She sends her love to all.
A note from Sarah Coughlan Pickering’s daughter informed me that Sarah died in January. She lived independently right up until the day of her passing. We extend condolences to her family.
I was quoted in Time magazine and featured, photo and all, on the front page of the March 13 Boston Globe’s living section, for my opposition to a ban on hanging clotheslines in my Concord, NH, neighborhood. Fortunately, I’m not the only one who feels this way. Vermont State Senator Dick McCormack is sponsoring “right to dry” legislation, which he believes is economical and makes good sense for the environment.