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120 E. 90th St.
New York, NY 10128
Robert and Miriam Dyer
Dunning travel all over the country in their motor home, enjoying Florida
in winter and upstate New York in summer. They have five grandchildren. They still
volunteer, but not as much as they used to.
Class agent Harriet
Leighton Enbody felt honored to be asked by class fund chair Janet Atwood
to help with our classs effort with the Annual Fund.
Lloyd and Ruth Niederlander
Shoumate took two great trips last summer three weeks in the Alps (a
week each in Italy, Switzerland, and Austria) and a 17-day cruise through the
Panama Canal, which was a great adventure with many interesting ports of call.
After 50 years as an archaeological
illustrator and set and costume designer. Jan Sutherland Fairservis studies
painting again. Her home, a bed and breakfast since husband Walters death
five years ago, is on the market.
Please call us at 518-580-5600
if you have an address for a "lost" classmate:
Florence Adams Philian
Barbara Baker Corcoran
Barbara Becker Meyer
Betsy Dickson Henn
Ruth Eckstein Rothschild
Lois Haight McNulty
Jeanne Hankinson Bird
Joan Hutton Schussler
Joan Kelly Williams
Jacqueline Landre Jamot
Mary Lattin Chalmers
Ellen Lawrence Barnes
Adrienne Michaud Casey
Sina Nazzaro Conte
Anna Norton Foster
Earlene Patton Walker
Jacqueline Post Personeus
Patricia Raymond Monte
Barbara Scope Feitel
Betty Scoville Bink
Jane Stotz Matz
Mary Townson Cramer
Marion Weston Bunnell
Betty Wagner French
7577 Tayside Drive
Blacklick, OH 43003
Retirees Russell and Joyce
Hansel Housman enjoy their Vero Beach, FL, home and keep busy with grandchildren,
golf, and bridge. Joyce substitute teaches and volunteers in the schools in Garden
City, NY, and in Florida.
See the story
about Ann Hammel Kahl in this issue.
In Menlo Park, CA, Laura
Swegler Warner keeps busy with volunteer activities.
Condolences to Maureen
Hanway Foulke, whose husband, Roy, died in September 1999 of pancreatic cancer.
"Son John, daughter Sarah Foulke 77, and I have lost an especially
lovely man," says Reni.
Dori Harbach Patten
77 Robert Treat Dr.
Milford, CT 06460
Last summer, Mary Frances
Hatfield participated in a Skidmore Summer Six workshop in drawing and painting
with Hugop Najarian, a member of the visiting faculty.
In January, Judy Schwarz
Mossman and family moved a half-mile down the road. Son Ralph and wife show
and sell their Heron glass jewelry and pieces at galleries from Saratogas
Symmetry to the Museum of American Handicrafts and the Jewish Museum and taught
glass bead making at the Coming Museums studio in NYC. Last August, the
Mossmans enjoyed Skidmores Summer Exploration program and attended the September
inauguration of President Studley. "Were so glad to be Saratoga residents
and be involved in everything from Skidmore to whatevers going on in our
general area (give or take 30 miles)," says Judy. "And Al is a member
of the Skidmore orchestra. Wow!"
Dawn Rylander Spitz
and husband Eric sold their house in Scarsdale, NY, and are living temporarily
in a small apartment until their business is transferred to their son. They will
spend summers at their Cape Cod home and winters in Rancho Mirage, CA. Last winter,
Dawn entered the Senior Ms. America pageant and won Ms. Southern California. She
had a lot of newspaper coverage and received a trophy. Daughter Pam, a partner
at Shearman and Sterling law firm, was sent to France for three years. Daughter
Kim is director of country music artists for AM-FM network. Dawn and Eric still
do a lot of music programs, singing Broadway tunes, and had a gig at the Rancho
Mirage Library in November. They also play golf and tennis.
241 Lotte Rd.
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
In August, Joan Dymond
Barnett, Ann Shaaber Campney, Dorothy Garbarino Walka, and Carol
Theobald Schafer had a fine mini-reunion at Joannies Cape Cod summer
home. While on the Cape, they also visited Cyndie Madsen Henson.
In October, Robbie Smith
Exner and I had a wonderful 50th high-school reunion in Ridgewood, NJ. After
a weekend of gatherings and parties, Robbie went to Connecticut to visit her new
Priscilla Greene Taylor,
who makes beautiful purses and travel bags, shows her work in Rhode Island, Maine,
and Oregon and recently visited Betty Howe Shannon while at a show in Virginia.
On her way back to Maine, Priscilla and I spent the weekend in South Hampton with
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Marblehead, MA 01945
Class president Marcie
Clausen Gray gathered the 54 Atlanta gals for a luncheon. The group
includes Marcie, Karolyn Whitson Kinkaid, Joan Gragnani Kaufman,
and Dodo Morris Hayward.
Recent visitors to Australia
were Bob and Nancy Cooke Luce and Bill and Cyndy Wallace Bernart.
Sue Lindemann Staropoli
is working on a project for her 50th high-school reunion. Last summer, she continued
her longtime job of helping at the annual LPGA tournament in Portland.
Richard and Gwen Williams
Spencer went to a medical meeting in San Diego and visited Grace Martin
Sheldon. When they returned home to Connecticut, they had a visit from Bill
and Gail Lawrence Lerch. Laurie and Bill then went to Maine to sail with
Nancy Burley Chase. Nancy has a time share in the Swiss Alps and climbed
and toured while there.
I attended the Dennis Vander
Meer Tennis Clinic in Hilton Head. Lydia Pardo McMinn also came, and we
had a wonderful week.
Marilyn Smith Ingholt
180 E. Campina Dr.
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Peggy Tait Willard
is retired, but her husband continues his practice in ophthalmology.
Jill Thomson Tracey
has two sons Andy in the Air Force in Norway with his family, and Toby,
an architect in Maine involved in historic preservation and restoration.
Sue Warren Campbell
and Doug closed on their apartment in Syracuse, NY, and are now permanent residents
of Leesburg, FL. They plan to return north to rent an apartment for three months
each summer to be near their children and grandchildren. In retirement, Sue publishes
a quarterly newsletter for her neighborhood. "Arent computers great?"
Condolences to Judith
Hackwell Cornell, whose sister, Faith Hackwell Ernst 46, died
in July 1999.
Please call us at 518-580-5600
if you have an address for a "lost" classmate:
Leslie Bates Stephan
Georgia Carlquist Warburton
Cynthia Clark Woodward
Janet Cohn Siegal
Barbara Cook Monde
Gay Davis Walger
Lois Denerstein Marantz
Marijean Donald Rennie
Erna Finkelstein Kislak
Therese Hopital Ducros
Sandra Hudesman Salzman
Joanne Karp Hoffman
Colette LePrince DeVailly
Beverly Lyons Sundstrom
Mary Phelps Zimmerman
Nur Seden Camat
Constance Swedlin Sultan
Margarita VonEinem Peterssen
Edyth Zukosky Wald
Gayle Stein Bishop
3101 Old Pecos Trail, #636
Santa Fe, NM 87505
While on a trip visiting
her son and daughter-in-law in Eugene, OR, Joyce Amling Walbridge called
her roommate, Gretchen Veeder Dakin, who lives in Sister. Joyce and Robert
go to all the home football games at the University of Illinois. The seats have
been in the family for 50 years.
Barbara Biard Cohn
and husband Bert are busy working on environmental programs, League of Conservation
Voters, and Wilderness Society. They traveled to Israel and the Lake District
in England in June and went to Cuba in October with a group led by a sociologist.
Sandra Eisler Wohlberg
is a resource-room teacher for children with reading and learning disabilities.
She has five wonderful children of her own and five fantastic grandchildren.
Roger and Bobbie Frye
Hyde are back in Anchorage, AK, where their two grandsons, ages 4 and 6, live.
Bobbie volunteers in the neonatal ICU at Providence Hospital and at the elementary
school grandson Christopher attends. Roger still enjoys selling real estate after
all these years. They visited daughter Kathy in NYC and went to France for a month.
Carolyn Fuller Paulides
enjoyed a small cruise of 59 passengers in Alaska. She stays in touch with Mary
Howell Sawers. Since retirement, Mary has been involved with American Red
Cross Disaster Services and has been on 15 trips to floods, tornadoes, hurricanes,
train crashes, etc. "No work could be more rewarding," she says. "Who
would like to join me?"
Jane Greene Stephens
and Peter moved back to Janes old home territory in S. Portland, ME. They
spend November and February through April in Vero Beach, FL.
Susie Kelley Miller, and Susies daughter, Debbie, met for lunch in
Syracuse, NY, where Catherine has a summer place to which she commutes from Boston;
Susie lives in Oneida, NY. Susie claims she wont ski this winter as she
and Eddie will winter in Naples, FL. Catherine had a wonderful day last summer
at Skidmore with their entrepreneurial program for teenage girls, Camp Start-up.
An extra treat was meeting her niece, Pell Kennedy, who works in the Office of
Special Programs, and her sister-in-law, Daphne Kennedy.
Stanley and Ann Honig
Seeb have been wintering in Boca Raton, FL, since Stan retired in 1995. They
have two grandsons Jason and Joshua, 2 years and 10 months, respectively
in Atlanta. Like all good grandparents, they visit them often. Ann and
Stan took a cruise to Alaska. She sees Barbara Meltzer Rochman often.
Harriet Johnson Toadvines
husband, Stephen, taught at a business school in Dublin, Ireland, last fall semester.
They had a townhouse on the ocean in Blackrock. They hoped to be back in the U.S.
for Christmas, their first on Cape Cod, in Osterville.
Doris Kleissler Whitehead
met up with Bobbie Jones Hawks at the Frederic Remington Art Museum in
the North Country of New York State, where Doris originated the "Afternoon
Art Highlights and Tea Program." Bobbie showed up there, and Doris hopes
to see her again. Love those coincidences!
Gracia Parkhill Dayton
met daughter Heather in Quebec City to celebrate Gracias 65th birthday.
In August, Ann Moses
Douglas and Gordon, Libby Rumreich Mottur 58 and Allan, and Bruce
and Gracia attended the Palamountain Scholarship polo luncheon in Saratoga and
thoroughly enjoyed the event and hearing the Skidmore Bandersnatchers. Twenty-five
of Gracias immediate and extended family planned to celebrate New Years
at the Lake Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY. Were any other Skiddies there?
Condolences to Jean
Landby Peffers, whose sister, Margaret Landby Keller 58, died
in June 1999.
Wally and I took a glorious
trip to NYC to visit Wallys daughter, Robin, her three kids, and husband
Peter in Park Slope, Brooklyn. We had breakfast cooked by Jill Gindorf Cashman
in her apartment on Central Park South with a stupendous view of the park. Jill
was a mounted policewoman for 10 years. She plays percussion in the Greenwich
Village Orchestra. A volunteer several days a week at the American Museum of Natural
History cataloging invertebrates and shells, she took us on a tour of the museum
to areas tourists dont see. As an aside, my daughter, Cindy Jones, lives
in Toronto and planned to fly to Santa Fe in November for my 65th. Were
all at that point in our lives. It is really great to be alive and 65!
Ann Talbot Brown
PO Box 1384
E. Orleans, MA 02643
At the Palamountain Scholarship
Luncheon in August, Florence Andresen sat with Betty Hartz Hewitt
and Marge OMeara Storrs. Flo has volunteered to serve as honorary
chair of the polo luncheon committee for 2000. She also was at the inauguration
of President Studley with Barbara Mansfield Saul and Jo Leach Lewis.
She wrote that First Lady Hillary Clinton spoke warmly and personally about Skidmores
Joy Bell Mayhew
is sort of retired from real estate after a coronary artery procedure late last
Ann Birdsdall Sperry
says, "No news. Im alive, and thats good."
James and Timmie Buck
Wiant now have eight grandchildren spread across the country. Timmie loves
being a grandmother.
Judy Fletcher Baker
and Bruce were in Provence and spent Bastille Day watching spectacular fireworks
from the deck of a friends yacht in Cannes. In October, they went to Prague
Florida resident Julie
Gaines Phalen spent last summer in Vermont and managed a brief trip to Massachusetts
to see John and Linda Gorham Harvey. Lindas lovely garden had just
been choosen for a tour. On the return trip south, Julie always includes a stop
in New Jersey to see Hope Thompson Kerr, who coaches and referees lacrosse
and hockey games nearly every weekday. "I dont know how she keeps track
of herself!" says Julie. Back in the South, Julie plans to get together with
Clyde and Joan Benninger Nixon. Joan teaches decorative arts classes at
the Ringling School of Art and at the Longboat Key Art Center. Joan and Clydes
first grandchild, Sydney, was born last December in Chicago, and they are thrilled
with her. Joan and Clyde had a special anniversary trip to South Africa and a
safari last March.
Last October, Gordon and
Joy Hamann Shaws daughter Alison married Douglas Thornton. Their
4-year-old granddaughter was flower girl, and Alisons sister, Hilary, was
matron of honor. Hilary and her family lived with Joy and Gordon while remodeling
their house, so Joy had to stop cutting her wooden jigsaw puzzles, Joys
Jigs, for a while. Gordon and Joy have a fabulous garden and raise bees. For Alisons
wedding, Joy put up 210 small jars of honey with the date and names of the bride
Bo and Eloise Hills
Burbank returned to Marion, MA, after 35 years in Pennsylvania . He retired,
but they are very busy. "It seemed easier when he was working!" says
Eloise. "Our last of six graduated from college, while our first of six got
married (at 41). Grandchildren, a choir, a chorus, Red Cross, and Habitat for
Humanity keep me hopping." Eloise sees cousin Anina Hills Hodge and
Barbara Beckwith Ballentine and corresponds with Anne Gabel Mair.
In September, Nina Hodge
hosted a 7/7s nurses mini-reunion. Karen Handler Lent, Ginny Carter
Lombardi, and Sylvia Chalk Currie made it. Tink Haller Wallace,
Judy Fletcher Baker, and Joy Mayhew couldnt attend but were there
Last summer, Ingrid
Kolseth Zola had a marvelous time at the wedding of Judy Mack Bohrmans
daughter. Also there were Walt and Judy Lyman Shipley. Ingrid and Paul
spent five weeks in March in Australia and New Zealand. While in Melbourne, they
met up with Ron Rosanove. Remember him, nursing students? In November, the Zolas
had planned to travel to France, Holland, Luxembourg, and Belgium.
Jean Kreger Carlsons
husband, Coley, is fully retired and engaged in many activities that he did not
have time for before. Jean is a realtor and says that this is an exciting time
in her area, Seattle. She was looking forward to their annual stay for the month
of December in Manhattan, where they visit family and friends and partake of all
the city has to offer.
Pat Naigles Lyons
and Herb had an interesting experience in September on the Alaska ferry from Bellingham,
WA, to Skagway, AK. They met Orli Zuchovitsky 99, who was heading
to Alaska for a job with Americorps. It turns out that Pat and Orli graduated
from the same prep school.
Diane Smith Huebner
has nine grand children and loves retirement at Bethany Beach, DE. For variation,
she planned to ski for two months this winter.
Sara Sprague Monick
and Bruce live in Minneapolis, where she leads her Culinary and Art of Living
Tours to Europe, directed toward the decorative and fine arts, local artists,
private homes, and gardens. In addition, she will take groups to East Anglia and
Morocco for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Betty Hartz , Mary Corbett Kunz
55, and Judy Hagerman Baldwin 60 have joined her on previous
trips, and Betty accompanied Sara on a trip to Provence last fall.
Renee Sussman Dolgoff
has been widowed for nine years. She started a club for mature singles in her
community called Smoke Rise Solos. They do a lot of activities together, and next
year they will go on a trip down the Danube for two weeks. Renee also plays a
great deal of tennis and bridge and travels often to Tucson to see her three grandchildren,
daughter, and son-in-law. Renee has another married daughter, a fashion designer,
in New Jersey.
Vivian Weisenfeld Gans
has become involved in grass roots politics in McLean, VA, trying to put a citizen
candidate into office. Viv and Ken and Carolyn Geismar Kaplan and Eddie
planned to usher in the millennium together in NYC!
Jane Goodman Hunter
17 Caversham Woods
Pittsford, NY 14534
Fran Garrett Crew
retired last June and spent seven weeks driving to and visiting Alaska for the
second time. Three of her four children are married, and she has three grandchildren.
Mark and Carol Lehwald
Dull built a house on top of a sand dune overlooking Lake Michigan. "Retirement,"
says Carol, "is the berries. We love surfing the computer, waves,
highways, and skyways. However, the love and joy we share with our five children,
their spouses, and seven grandchildren is truly the summit of our lives."
Carol would love to hear from Ce-Ce Hoben and Joan Small Minor.
Regan reports that John and Mary Call Tobin built a lovely new home
on Gwynns Island, VA.
Jane VanSchoick Warren
spends summers in Cobleskill, NY, and the remainder of the year in Venice, FL.
Jane and husband Peter built a house in Venice soon after son Ian graduated from
the University of Connecticut in 1995, then Peter died in 1996. Jane had a show
of her work at the Venice Little Theater last year and was pleased to sell 13
pieces. Son Anthony got married in October and lives in Reading, MA.
Randy and I were vacationing
in July at the Basin Harbor Club in Vermont and ran into Julie Greene and
her golf partner, who were on their way to a tournament in the Adirondacks. Julie
looks wonderful, and I hope they won. We also spent a great evening with Carolyn
Regan and Bob in Manassas, VA. Carolyn had just returned from a fishing trip to
Alaska. They have renovated a lovely home on the river but are planning to retire
soon, leaving them more time for travel and their two grandchildren.
I spent a long weekend
in May on Hilton Head Island at a reunion of gals from high school, and Ann
Ferguson Connolly was my roommate.
Nancy Popplewell Robinson
66 Ober St.
Beverly, MA 01915
After 35 years in San Francisco
and losing husband Barry five years ago, Margery Feiler Burman moved back
Barbara Foote Tallman
has two children, five grandchildren, three adult stepchildren, and four step-grandchildren.
She is retired from teaching and school administration and keeps involved in various
After three years in a
condo, Kay Gumbinner Bienen missed a house and needed more room for her
daughters and granddaughter, thus a move to Odenton, MD. She is still executive
director of the Maryland Association of Community Colleges and has been happily
divorced for 14 years.
After Reunion, Sue Clark
Jorgensen worked frantically to get her house ready to rent, despite a house
full of visiting family. Her first summer stop was an Elderhostel on the Rangeley
Daniel and Susan Collard
Fanning happily relocated back to Rhode Island from Florida and enjoyed the
New England fall. Granddaughter No. 3 arrived in September to join three grandsons.
Emily Cross Farnsworth
attended Skidmores Summer Exploration this August for the second time. "It
was a real pleasure to see Linda Amerling Scull again (after 40 years)
and to meet her husband, Pete," says Emily. "This is one of the most
wonderful weeks I have ever experienced and would urge more classmates to try
to attend! Shakespeare, psychology, and astrophysics were never more wonderfully
presented, not to mention all the fun we had at concerts at SPAC and Lake Luzerne,
the golf and tennis courts, and, of course, the Saratoga Racetrack, with a special
night at the very special horse auctions!"
Gay Lawerence Woods
was sorry to have missed Reunion. "Brad and I rented an apartment in Tuscany
and spent a month enjoying the hill towns of Italy," says Gay. "We had
family and friends visit us. Our apartment was on a working vineyard halfway up
the hill on which Montalcino is located. They are famous for their Brunello wines.
It was a great experience."
Rita Maduro Frenkels
husband, Paul, ran into former Skidmore president David Porter jogging around
their local lake in New Preston, CT. Dr. Porters family has had a house
there for over 50 years. The Frenkels daughter, Victoria, is a reading-support
teacher in Belmont, MA; son Nicholas Frenkel 95 is a manager in the
entertainment business in NYC with six clients already. Rita is painting more
now. She and Marge Goreff Neuwirth missed Pam Watkins Murray at
Reunion. I am sure that everyone thinks of and misses our deceased classmates.
Ginney Sue Ridgway
lives mostly in Wayzata, MN. She is a realtor and has four sons and four granddaughters.
Winters find Ginney Sue in Palm Springs, CA, where three sons live.
Ellen Stewart recommends
Reunion to everyone. She had a great time and felt proud when Janet Lucas Whitman
and Sue Kettering Williamson received their Outstanding Service Awards.
"Thanks to everyone on the committee, thanks to Evie for all her hard work,
and thanks to Roe Schainman Halper for the beautiful scarves," says
Edward and Sara Williams
Watson enjoy spending much of their time in Sun Valley, ID, as well as Mt.
Vernon, WA, to visit their three children and three grandchildren.
The mini-reunion at Doris
von Contas was small, but Emily Farnsworth, Anna Wakefield Milano,
Anne Sawyer Manners, and Beverly Sanders Payne had a wonderful time.
They visited Doriss mother, 93, who still lives in the family homestead
and whom Anna and Anne remembered from our Skidmore days. Having lived in Europe
for several years, Doris is pleased to be renewing Skidmore friendships. In September,
she visited her son, daughter-in-law, and grandson, Alexander, in Chicago.
This must be the year for
Italy! Pete and I and another couple spent nearly four glorious weeks in Buonconvento,
Tuscany, and Malta. It was a great experience.
In September, Joey Haufler
Rosenthal, Jane Knight Hence, and Lee Sanders Smith had fun
doing a walking trip in Italy. In October, Joey hosted a luncheon for Jane, Sue
Williamson, Pam Bartholomew Armstrong, Nonnye Landers Wheeler, and
Susan Collard Fanning. Joeys summary is, "All want a repeat!
Interesting group and all very youthful, of course." A surprise to Jane is
that she is listed in the recent Whos Who in American Women and will
be in the 2000 editions of Whos Who in America and Whos
Who in the World. She has her own design business, J K Hence Design, in Rhode
Island and Louisiana and is a consulting associate with Michael McKinley and Associates
Architects, Stonington, CT. Jane has two granddaughters her sons
Anna and her daughters Isabella, both 2.