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Suzanne Strauss Kraus
Well, we Krauses survived Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne, coping with no power, phone, or water, plus incredible heat for a time. It will take years for our community to recover. In other news, I spent a delightful vacation visiting the capitals of Canada this past fall. Niagara Falls was truly awesome.
We are indeed a class of traveling gypsies: Judy Weiss Warren raced to Saratoga with Leggie D’Wolf, who took a Rhone River trip to Paris with Barbara Belz Reeves; Marian Miner Heddy traveled around Florida, experiencing Frances; Joan Theobald Mitchell is hopscotching around the country, with stops in Buffalo, DC, and San Francisco; Pat Devault Vickers had a bang-up time traveling from Virginia to New York, then on to Wisconsin and a balloon fest in Albany, NM, and finally Texas.
A soloist with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Ruth Lurie-Perlmutter says she has “gone to the dogs.” As founder and president of the only animal-rescue group in South Orange, NJ, she is busy raising money to establish the area’s first animal shelter.
Jean Elton Moran escorted her two granddaughters out West this past summer. They took in many wonderful sights, including Mt. Moran in Wyoming. Granddaughter Molly is a dancer, and Jean hopes she will follow in her grandmother’s and mother’s (Jo Moran ’77) footsteps by attending Skidmore.
We send our best wishes to Doris Kniffen Parsons, who is undergoing treatment for lung and liver cancer.
Katey Geyer Winant enjoyed a marvelous reunion with June Baker Bremer in Williamstown, MA, while attending their husbands’ 50th reunion at Williams.
Marylou May Hartmann still works full-time at a medical bookstore in New Hampshire and devotes her leisure time to gardening and two grandchildren. Marylou studies tai chi, which has helped her through challenging times. She hopes to retire to a tai-chi community on Lake Crescent in Washington State.
Sue Menzel Snyder has been traveling between New York, Boston, and Washington, DC, on what she calls “the other honeymoon.” Sue and husband Bryan, who live in Austin, TX, have also visited West Point, NY; Annapolis, MD; and FDR’s home in Hyde Park. She encourages any classmates visiting Texas to contact her.
Mary Jane Baker Macartney and husband Hal recently enjoyed a cruise to New Zealand, where they met up with Vouletti Van Heusen Williams. Letti has lived in Gisbourne, New Zealand, for over 50 years. Our deepest sympathies to Mary Jane and husband Hal, whose daughter Janet Kennedy passed away recently after a long illness.
Yvonne Scott Waples enjoyed her summer at Rehoboth Beach, DE, with visits from her family.
Sally Cheney Buell is “getting younger every day” and sends love to classmates.
Condolences to Joan Cummings Koven, whose husband, Leo, passed away in June. A physician, he had been ill for some time.
We also mourn the loss of Joan Sheaff Bradley, who died in August. She was a perennial performer in our class song contests, and we’ll remember her for her spirit and many contributions to our class.