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Genevieve Oliver Littlefield
PO Box 105
Bristol, ME 04539
Fred and Charlotte Diment
Eckel now have four granddaughters and a new grandson, born to son John and
his wife in July.
Barbara Fisher Butterworth
lives in a retirement village in Gaithersburg, MD. Though she misses friends in
Massachusetts, she enjoys being near her daughter, three grandchildren, and her
Dorothy Fisher Terner
moved to Boulder, CO, five years ago and loves living near her daughter, the university,
and her mountain cabin, which is only an hour away. Dorothy winters in Lake Worth,
FL, and hasnt given up on her golf game yet.
Elizabeth Flatow Kaufmann
sent me a magnificent picture of Barbara Strook Kaufman in the Vermont
Standard in Woodstock, VT. Strookie was one of over 30 artists displaying
their work at a sculpture fest and hers was titled Ceramic Woman with Raspberry
Jane Griswold Mensel
no longer plays tennis but still gardens. One daughter is fighting breast cancer,
and the other is seeking the cause of headaches.
Barbara Hamlin Andrews
plans to attend Reunion, June 14.
Roberta Hotaling Watson
lives in East Dennis, MA, but her family is spread out from New York to North
Carolina. She has seven granddaughters and two grandsons. Bobby keeps active with
hospital bridge marathon, garden club, and visiting housebound patients.
Margery Maddock Miles
and Bob were privileged to attend the election of their late son, Robert Jr.,
to the Hall of Fame at the U.S. Army Transportation Center in Fort Eustis, VA.
Irving and Nancy Mergentime
Silverman contributed 1,500,00 pieces of antique printers wood type
to the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, WI, which opened in May 1999.
It is the first wood type museum in the world. The Silvermans collection
is the core of the museum.
A year ago December, while
preparing for a January hip replacement, Barbara Smith Mettler fell in
the doctors office and broke a leg and wrist. They healed, and she had the
hip replaced in April. Though they dont live nearby, five children provided
needed support. Barbara and Bill celebrated their 55th anniversary in August,
though he is on oxygen and almost housebound. She is back doing training and singing
with the Girl Scouts, which is fun.
Edith Marie Switzer
Cox volunteers at the Pulaski, NY, public library and belongs to several community
organizations. She also does a lot of needlecrafts. Her family is spread out across
the country in Massachusetts, Tennessee, and Alabama.
After 43 years in the same
home, Floyd and Martha Worthen Ladd moved to a single-floor townhouse.
"I feel like Im in a motel," says Martha.
John and Elizabeth White
Gilmour moved to a villa community in Vero Beach, FL, which is very private
and quiet. In October, they went to the wedding of a granddaughter in Galveston
Island, TX; her brother married a year ago in Pensacola, FL. "I cant
believe weve made it to 2000!" says Diz. "Good luck to all and
Condolences to Nette
Meads Hoyt, whose husband, Harry, passed away last summer after a short illness
and just before their 59th wedding anniversary. Kay Schilling Lyall, daughter
Pam Schick Kelsey 70, and Elaine Oberwager Johnson attended
the memorial service on Marthas Vineyard in September.
Im sorry to report
the death of Nancy Edick Alt in October. She suffered cerebral hemorrhages
last January and again in May.
Do think of attending our
60th reunion, and be proud of having helped all those years of making Skidmore
what it is today.
Please call us at 518-580-5600
if you have an address for a "lost" classmate:
Mary DeMass Murrow
Patricia Everly Ratliff
Catherine Ingham Nason
Jean Potter Dinsmore
Jean Speirs Stockman
Miriam Ogden Cudmore
13041 W. Ohio Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80228
Doss Bruning Herrmann
and Bill are doing fine. Her note of thanks for keeping our class together and
informed was appreciated.
Yolanda Campoli Cancilla
and Vic took a trip to Ireland last spring. In the fall, they went on an Elderhostel
to Venice and Verona, Italy.
Jane Dewey Cash
spent three days in Nova Scotia and a week in her hometown of Binghamton, NY.
She is spending the winter at her condo in Dania, FL.
Betty Kerley Brooks
takes gourmet cooking classes.
Audrey Mayforth Wetzler
had a wonderful cruise of the Baltic last summer, seeing all the Scandinavian
capitals and ending the cruise with a bang. "We were on the ship that collided
with a freighter 40 miles from Dover, our last night. Three containers landed
on our ship a few dents but no big problem for us," she reports.
Cadi Roberts Galterio
still lives in East Dennis on Cape Cod but is beginning to think that her home
is too large. She keeps busy with her church and the ladies aid group.
Dot Shaw Panning
was hospitalized in November for a few "repairs."
Jean Summersgill Neiswinter
is in her second year as secretary of the residence executive committee for Claridge
Court, where she lives. She attended a large family gathering on Cape Cod last
summer and celebrated her 80th birthday in November. She and her daughters
family also enjoyed a visit to Branson, MO.
Tina Towne Moore
attended the inauguration of President Jamie Studley. The only classmate she saw
was Ruth Mook Kerr. Tina and John traveled to Spain and Portugal in November
and were planning a trip to Hong Kong and Vietnam.
Some of Paul and Pat
Wakeley Maras grandchildren are into Irish dancing and others are into
football. Pat and Paul looked forward to a trip to Costa del Sol.
Condolences to Pat Moseley
Trepagnier on the loss of husband Trip last fall.
In August, Ken and I had
a great reunion luncheon with Betsey Patch Mitchell as she passed through
Denver on the way home from a visit to Canon City, CO. We shared news of our children
and grandchildren and spoke of our big 60th reunion at Skidmore in 2001!
At a Skidmore alumni club
event in October in downtown Denver, CO, Ken and I were pleased to meet Mildred
Herridon Webster, her husband, and daughter. Mildred is into rug hooking.
Ken and I are fine, only
too busy with church obligations, among other things. I sent a letter on behalf
of the Class of 41 to our new president, Jamienne S. Studley, and received
a lovely reply. We would have loved to attend her inauguration at Skidmore, but
it was on the same day as our 56th anniversary!
Julianne Oppenheimer Lewis
171 Weyford Terr.
Garden City, NY 11530
Lois LaDow Hilton
and George had a family reunion with both sons and families, and George took on
the boys for a game of golf.
John and Jane Herbert
Williams are still able to make the commute between Massachusetts and Florida,
plus a little travel on the side. The family is well, with four active teenage
Condolences to Phyllis
Coté McCarty, whose husband, Bill, died last spring. Phylliss
children have been wonderful. She spent a couple of weeks in France with a son
and his family, visited Chicago with another, and spent time with two other children
close by. She still lives in the country, where she gardens, paints, and writes
"still honing my Skidmore skills," she says.
Im sorry to report
the death of Jill Spencer Weichsel in June 1999.
Mary Sinon Sayer
58 Branch Tpk., #8
Concord, NH 03301
Henry and Nancy Johnston
Walker took an Alaskan cruise last August, leaving from and returning to San
Francisco. "It was a really wonderful trip," she says, "with fabulous
Buff Rosen Magill
increased her family by two great-grandchildren. She lives in Sarasota, FL, and
travels in the summer when her health permits.
Barbara Conlon Bulger
1160 Thomas Rd.
Wayne, PA 19087-1410
Happy New Millennium to
everyone! Can hardly believe weve seen our way through to another century!
What did everyone do to celebrate? Please write me about your exciting (or not!)
Congratulations to the
Class of 1944! Never before has a 55th reunion class raised as much as the $60,522
achieved this year by the Class of 44. This is a new record, previously
held for 10 years by the Class of 1934. Donor participation (64.5 percent) was
also very high.
If the rest of this report
sounds like a travelogue it is! The Class of 44 is on the road in
a big way of late. . . .
Mary Badger Jessup
had a busy year visiting family and friends in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and
Pennsylvania. Her latest jaunt was to Albuquerque, NM, to visit and sightsee.
Elaine Baldwin Moffatt
recently celebrated the 110th anniversary of her familys company, Charles
Baldwin and Sons, which has manufactured extracts, especially vanilla and maple
syrup, all these years in Stockbridge, MA. "The event was a biggie for our
little town, and we even had senators and representatives present, as well as
a letter from the White House, for whatever value that has," says Elaine.
Classmates Ellen Hart Mulvey, Ruth Lawrence McComb, and Frances
Perkins Kelsey also attended. Elaine moved from Tucson to Green Valley, AZ.
After a 12-day trip to
England, Theodora Barlow Carlaw writes from Cape Cod that all is well in
her busy life. She says hi to all and reminisces about fun times at Spring Street
and West Hall dorms.
Ahoy, Skiddies! Betty
Bonnewell Stone and husband Robert started off the last year of the century
by rounding South Americas Cape Horn aboard the Royal Princess. Theyre
spending February through March at St. Simons Island, GA.
In the "coincidence"
category, Dorothy Burgess Everett and Jean Dunn Wickenden both live
at Kendal-at-Ithaca. Dottie enjoys the many activities at the community and her
apartment with its sunny, west view; Herb lives in the health wing. In November,
her balcony garden was still blooming!
Marie Flinker Putney
hit the West Coast last summer with husband Blake, visiting LA and Palo Alto.
The summer of 99
featured a cruise to Russia and Scandinavia for Myrna Kroll Weed.
Sue Liss moved from
NYC to Pennswood Village, a continuing-care retirement community. Her new address
is 1382 Newtown-Langhorne Rd., #D-103, Newtown, PA 18940.
Elizabeth Plumley Scofield
lives near the Chesapeake in St. Michaels, MD, with her children located nearby.
Liz is still involved in art circles and gardening, and gets away on cruises and
jaunts to Florida with husband Ralsey.
Jean Purdy Daniels
in Apple Valley, MN, is busy with volunteering, teaching English as a second language,
and lots of bridge. Jean vacationed in the British Isles last summer with family.
July found Patricia
Sullivan Spicer and husband Charles in Maine visiting Mary Jessup and touring
the Acadia scene.
Winning the frequent correspondence
sweepstakes (she wrote twice!) is Elizabeth Weed Duryea, who is still active
in local politics in Montauk, NY, as well as with the Montauk Library and the
Village Beautification Association, which she founded 35 years ago.
Sadly, our condolences
are extended to the families of Marian Britton Preston, who died suddenly
in July 1999; Carol Noble Kalsen, who also passed away in July 1999; and
Phyllis Smethurst, who died in October 1999.
Whos got e-mail?
Now that Ive joined the computer age, Im asking any and all of you
who are wired to send me news online. My new e-mail address is listed above. Dodie
Roman Guenther is putting together an e-mail directory, which well share
with you all.
Janice Sharp Adkins
417 N. Hemlock Lane
Williamstown, MA 01267
In September, Marge
Duffett Reid and Lew spent almost eight weeks in their RV, joining a caravan
of 78 people and 39 Winnebagos in Moab, UT, and touring the canyons. Having had
a hip replacement last May, Marge was thankful to be able to keep up with the
group. Before returning home, they attended the balloon festival in Albuquerque,
which launched 873 balloons. "An unforgettable sight!" claims Marge.
Last summer, Phyllis
Friedman Levenson had lunch with Hattie Smith Collins and Julia
Hill Kane at the Ridgefield Inn in Connecticut. Phyllis spoke with professor
emeritus of music Stanley Saxton on his 95th birthday earlier in the summer. His
compositions are still being published.
Jim and Marjorie Hill
Laughton took a trip to Tahiti and cruised around the French Polynesian islands.
Daughter Debby opened a design store in Newburyport, MA, called Catch of the Day.
Ankle surgery last April
has curtailed activities for part-time travel agent Kay Krauskopf Brylawski.
Last June, Marjorie
Ploger Eger and Bill celebrated their 50th anniversary at Grotons historic
1678 Inn with 85 people in attendance. Jeanne Kimball Carrazzone, Jos
roommate and matron of honor, attended with husband Al, as well as Marge Horstman
Calvert and husband Bill and Marges son, Richard Eger 79.
Brooke Maxwell 66, unable to attend, would have brought the Skidmore
constituency to 6 percent of the guests. A trio of musicians allowed guests to
do spontaneous solos, including their grandson, 12, and son Rick, who played the
African badimbao and sang the Portuguese lyrics. "It was a fun affair that
generated memories for us and e-mail friendships between tablemates," says
Merelyn Putnam Foster
moved back to Lunenburg, MA, where she and husband Roger had lived for many years.
Prior to his death in 1997, they had lived in Leominster. Mel is very happy to
be "back home," with two sons and their families nearby. She volunteers
at the local library and historical society, joined a health club, and travels
some. She is also writing a history of her familys real estate and insurance
In August, Phyllis Sperans
Halpern enjoyed a visit to Saratoga Springs, toured the campus, took in a
concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra, and went to the races. She hopes to return
for our 55th reunion. In the fall, Parker and Phyllis went to Cuba for a week
on a humanitarian mission and discovered what has befallen that once beautiful
country. They spent the millennium weekend in NYC and expect to spend the rest
of the winter in Naples, FL. Phyllis is still chair of public relations and marketing
for the board of Young Audiences of Virginia.
Betty Spoerl Eckerson
and Bill visit two daughters and families who live in Charlottesville, VA. One
daughter and her husband manage a horse farm of 45 horses, half of which are boarders
and the other half are trained for carriage driving. BJ and Bill have eight grandchildren,
ages 1 to 24. Last summer, two granddaughters, both 24, got married one
at a chapel of the University of Virginia and the other in Boulder, CO.
Marilyn Maier Feinbergs
Sam had gall bladder surgery and spent the summer recovering. Last fall, they
were able to attend the Amherst-Weslyan football game, which Amherst won!
Condolences to Nancy
Stall Howard, who lost her husband of 54 years in August, and to Margaret
Curle Hill, who lost her second husband of five years in September. Nancy
has 13 grandchildren.
Marty Lynn Doe died
on Aug. 20, 1999. Husband Bill says, "She died peacefully at home of a CNS
lymphoma. She suffered no pain but just slipped away from us during an afternoon
nap. She is at rest and the family is picking up the pieces to carry on. Thanks
to all who sent cards." The class extends condolences to Bill, son Thomas,
daughter Marianne, and daughter Lynn Doe Shipway 70.
Condolences to the family
of Natalie Walker Hauserman, who died in June 1999.
Please call us at 518-580-5600
if you have an address for a "lost" classmate:
Nancy Adamson Foster
Mary Barker Joyce
Dorothy Cooper Ball
Dorothy Freeman Kircher
Anne Levy Rudolph
Betty Lindquist Bernier
Frances Moch Skidmore
Nancy Morison Miller
Jo Ponticello Machlin
Virginia Ries Whitthar
Clare Schouler Scholz
Dorothy Schulter Opalach
Isabel Sherwin Harris
Jeanne Tremble Davis
Miriam Blechman Grimes
2166 Pleasant Ave.
Glenside, PA 19038
Betty Jean England Olsen
lives in Santa Rosa, CA, which she says is "a beautiful part of Sonoma County
in the redwoods and wine country." She was recently nominated for Whos
Who International Professional. BJ retired in 1988 after teaching the blind
in San Francisco unified school district for 24 years.
Faith Hope Barnards
three children and their offspring visited for Christmas as did one of husband
Daves twin daughters and her children. The Barnards spent four months last
summer rehabbing their apartment in Chicago and took a side trip to Rocky Mountain
National Park for some great mountain climbing. They have a new golden retriever
pup to pep up their 12-year-old golden. "I had forgotten how rambunctious
a pup can be!" says Faith.
Warren and Fran Schermerhorn
Sherley enjoy the mountains of Hanover, NH, and the casual, collegiate atmosphere.
Fran enjoys having sister Jean Schermerhorn Watson 48 living nearby.
In April, the Sherleys went to Bermuda to visit their honeymoon site of 45 years
ago. This fall, they vacationed at Sea Lodge in La Jolla, CA, and enjoyed the
San Diego Zoo. Son David and grandson Zachary live in Pittsburgh. Fran still plays
lots of tennis.
My fifth grandchild, Ezra,
son of middle son Seth, arrived. Paul and I enjoyed a South Sea Islands cruise
last March and a tour of Ireland in August nice interludes from the everyday
life of housekeeping, fitness center, and life in all its realities.
Jane Geibel Morton
3 Springwood Path
Syosset, NY 11791
Pat Chapman Zilliox
took a safari in Tanzania, complete with a balloon ride over the Serengeti Plain
Hilary and Nancy Childs
Smart sold their home of 44 years and are renting an apartment in Weston,
CT. They kept their summer house in Rockport, MA, and the Florida villa. Seven
of their nine grandchildren live nearby.
Mae Finkbeiner spent
the month of July in a hospital in Germany after breaking her pelvis as a result
of a "stupid fall." Despite her name, she says she knows practically
no German, but the nurses and fellow patients were just great in establishing
communication and learned more English than she learned German. She says, "I
learned how generous, caring, and kind people can be to a stranger. They brought
me so much food and drink and so many flowers, cigarettes, and English newspapers,
magazines, and books that the area around my bed looked like a supermarket."
She read eight novels and swam daily in the hospital pool as part of her physical
Last summer, I had the
pleasure of visits with Do Dunkel Jerman from California and Jeanne
Clements Roth from Aspen. They came to Long Island at different times and
stayed with Roy Clark, widower of Stella Lipphard, who seems to enjoy us
Skidmore alumnae. He came to our 50th reunion, you may remember. Anyhow, Do and
Roy came for dinner, and we met Clem and Roy for lunch in Port Washington. Clem
was excited about a successful five-year project she worked on in Aspen to secure
affordable senior housing for 20 lucky folks. Clems e-mail is: email@example.com
Do has a wonderful motto we all should heed for getting our houses in order, "If
its cracked, chipped, or broken, get rid of it."
Beverly Nicholson Adams
wrote from Farmington, ME, that she had a wonderful month in the South Pacific,
traveling all over Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. Before buttoning up for the
winter, Nikki extended greetings to all from Maine.
Don and Nancy Nickum
Damtoft sold their half of their lovely farm in the Berkshires. It lessens
the burden of responsibilities and labor, but, as Nicky says, it has left a big
hole in their lives.
I heard from Clem and
Betty Noyes McMath that the inauguration ceremony for our new president
was exciting. Clem was disappointed that more of our classmates were not there.
There are so many demands on our time, even though were retired, its
hard to believe. The truth is that Clem and Betty never knew the other was there.
Construction on Gloria
Wasserman Sachss NYC gallery began this fall and is schedule to be complete
in March. The gallery is an all glass version of a Chinese house and courtyard.
"I look forward to inviting one and all!" she says.
When I was in Seattle in
June for the Family and Consumer Science annual meeting, a cousin made the visit
special by taking me to see great pieces by glass sculptor Dale Chihuly. During
an all-day tour of food establishments, we went to Starbucks headquarters,
Columbia winery, and had dinner at Fullers. Ive been teaching food
classes on tofu and soy products the last couple of years, and tofu is "in"
right now. Want recipes? Write me. Relatives from England were here for a few
weeks, and during a trip to visit relatives in Pittsburgh we heard Andre Previn
at Heinz Hall. We continue to take computer classes and are learning about digital
cameras and photo discs. In November, we attended a weekend workshop in New Hampshire
that features the food and history of the Shakers. Guess Ive been doing
something right because my bone-density test showed the old bones are in good
condition "for my age."
Esther Anderson Lacey
116 Murray St.
Binghamton, NY 13905
In August, several of us
attended a luncheon in NYC hosted by Wilma Stein Tisch to meet Susan Kress,
the Skidmore professor who occupies the Class of 48 Chair. Those present
were Leila Goldstein Garlock, Ruth Bloch Baltimore, Mary Jane
Baker Macartney, Tibby VanNess Reid, Gretchen Eisner Rachlin,
Jean Domin Knapp, me, Professor Kress and her daughter, Emma, and Marny
Krause and Steve Clark from the Development Office. It gave us a great opportunity
to get to know Susan Kress.
Jean Domin Knapp chaired
a successful 55th reunion at Northfield, which included compiling two song books
(one for the men and one for the women) for a sing-along. Later in June, she attended
her granddaughters sixth-grade graduation. It was quite a ceremony and made
On Sept. 25, several of
us from the Class of 48 attended the inauguration of Skidmore President
Jamienne S. Studley: Nancy DWolf, Tibby Reid, Judy Weis Warren,
Honey Bernstein Casden, and I. It was a fantastic ceremony, and it was
thrilling to see our first woman president. The surprise of the day was an appearance
by Hillary Clinton, who made a few remarks during the program.
Martha Blomberg Beery
is doing well on her new knee. She attended her 55th high-school reunion last
fall. Kit Carson Anderson spent 10 days in Charlottesville, VA, helping
her daughter move into a new house. She spent hours scrubbing someone elses
dirt and tending to two golden retrievers.
Sally Cheney Buell
and husband Art are combining an Elderhostel in California with a visit to family
in Roseville, CA. Their East Coast trip will be spent at a B&B owned by friends
in Georgetown, ME.
In California, Verna
Dick Stassevitch is getting settled in a new place. Shes exploring opera
and recently had a walk-on role in Gotterdammerung.
Dont worry, you havent
missed PBSs They Drew Fire, which includes an interview with Richard
Gibney. The documentary about war artists is scheduled to air in May.
Bob and I had lunch with
Barbara Green Brooks and her friend at a delightful old tavern in Hawley,
PA. Believe me, this is rural America. Who should serve us but a recent graduate
of Skidmore, a Filene scholar. She was quite surprised to see two 50-year-plus
graduates still able to get out and have a good time together.
Jeanne Herrup Elman
and Marshal celebrated their 50th anniversary with children and grandchildren
on a Mediterranean cruise ending in Barcelona for a few extra days.
Maryanne Meyer Kaemmerlen
says that Paul was impressed with Skidmores Reunion Weekend. He had to pay
for everything at his 50th at Dartmouth in 1996. Mousie saw Bernice Warr Williams
in Florida and stopped to see Jean Colby Shields in South Carolina on the
way north. In New Hampshire, she visited Sara Fetridge Sloat. This girl
really gets around.
Marion Miner Heddy
lives in southwest Virginia but travels often to California, New Jersey, and Florida.
They have three children and five grandchildren in Long Beach, CA. They spend
four months in PGA West at La Quinta. One daughter lives in Rumsen, NJ, where
they stay twice a year for a golf-seniors day. Marion enjoys visiting nearby Abingdon,
VA, a historic and artistic community.
Phyllis Mittag Halls
first grandchild graduated from high school in June and now attends the University
of California, Davis. Phyllis and husband Robert planned a Canadian Rockies trip
Jean Schnabel Bailey
and Doug escaped the Texas summer by working as volunteers at Sunset Crater Volcano
National Monument, north of Flagstaff, AZ.
Another dinner reunion
took place in Denver with Audreta Sheldon Pape and Skip and Evelyn Burns
Stewart and Harold. The Stewarts attended the International Kiwanis Convention
in Denver. The Capes celebrated their 50th anniversary on an Alaskian cruise with
their children. They live in Fort Collins, CO.
Marilyn Siegler Jenningss
son, Greg, and daughter-in-law welcomed twins Steven and Emily into their family
in August. They live near each other in a suburb of Seattle.
Dotsie Slosson Erskine
has been helping care for her new granddaughter, Emma. While in Texas, she had
dinner and lunch with Ruth Montgomery Merritt and Sox. The Merritts live
about 30 minutes outside Dallas.
Jean Stewart Brandt
and husband Frank took a summer trip across the U.S. from California to Connecticut
where they reunioned with their two children and families in Madison for two weeks.
By the time they returned to the West Coast, they had covered 7,800 miles in their
old Chevy sedan.
Suzanne Strauss Kraus
and husband took a three-week summer vacation on a cruise in the Mediterranean,
ending in Barcelona. They also enjoy being a part of the computer world.
Condolences to Grayce
Smethurst Elgar, whose sister, Phyllis Smethurst 44, died in
Edith Armend Holterman
319 Clarke Ave.
Staten Island, NY 10306
In August, Bev Bernhardt
Jarretts son and family came home from China, where he was the state
department spokesman in the Beijing uprising. Luckily for him, he was having a
dinner party that night and wasnt locked in the embassy. Husband Paul celebrated
his 80th birthday. Bevs mom, 97, had a stroke, so Bev doesnt travel
too far from home.
Neal and Carolyn Cain
Willen took a tour of Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. "From the Viking ships
and Vigeland sculptures, to the fjords and glaciers, it was spectacular!"
Barbara Couch Rupnow
and Mac celebrated their 50th anniversary in August, when all the family got together
at Cape Cod. Her three daughterss treated them to dinner and overnight at the
Lighthouse Inn in W. Dennis, MA the same place they had spent their honeymoon.
On Sept 10, oldest daughter Linda and Jane Hendershot Blake, who was Barbaras
bridesmaid, attended a small celebration. In January, they planned a Caribbean
cruise with longtime friends who were married around the same time.
Chuck and Leah Cunningham
Wood enjoyed the inauguration of Jamie Studley. They joined Marjorie Fee
Neff and daughter Deb, Martha Dunkel Chilcott, Claire Schreiber
Pittman, Evie Mitchell Blackhall, and Betsy Bell Condron for
the festivities. "The Harlem Boys Choir performance was great on Friday night,"
says Leah, "and Hillary Clinton was an added surprise on Saturday."
Phyl Dye Turner
completed her 18th year as a writer and director of the Indiana State University
Summer Stage Repertoire Theatre. At the end of the season, she and husband Neal
headed for the Greek isles, Athens, and Turkey for an adventure or two.
Esther Griffing Joseph
was glad to share some special moments at Reunion.
Becker and Irv also had a wonderful time at Reunion and congratulate all the
people who put on the show. She just returned from two weeks in northern Italy
and surrounding lake country.
Ann Lilley Smith
had a great trip to England with daughter Susan and three grandchildren, 16, 20,
and 21, for five days in London and 10 days touring southern England. Claire Pittman,
Martha Chilcott, and Ann met in Fort Pierce, FL, in November.
Lorna Maynard says,
"Reunion was great! The highlight of my summer! Many thanks to all who worked
so hard and for their clever planning."
Thanks to Evelyn Mitchell
Blackhall on a great job naming all the girls in our reunion picture.
Flo Steinberg Ackerman
became a great-grandmother through son Jeds oldest daughter. The strangest
part, says Flo, is knowing Jed and Sue are grandparents.
On Oct 14, Judy Sturtevant
Harris, Nan Currier Hilfrank, and Nancy Hosking Smith visited
Mary Lou Russell Murphy in Bath, ME. They gave her our 50th reunion t-shirt
and tote and showed her pictures of what she had missed. Judy and Howard celebrated
their 50th anniversary with a party given by their Florida son, Frank, and New
Jersey daughter, Mary Grace. Judy finally finished her physical therapy, which
nearly kept her from Reunion. She has had to forego golf, but walking is great.
In September, Judy and Howard spent three weeks in central Italy. "Praise
be to my therapist," says Judy. "I had no trouble walking, even though
that whole part of the world is uphill, I swear." She thanks Ruth Gold
West for the bulbs, which she has planted in memory of our deceased classmates.
On a great Elderhostel
in Yellow Springs, PA, Al and I toured the springs, Pearl Bucks house, Michener
Museum, Daniel Boones, and Hopewell Furnace Iron Works. In the fall, we
went to Annapolis for his USS Miami reunion.
Sorry to tell you about
another classmate who passed away since Reunion Gladys Derby Falconer
on June 8.