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Emily Cross Farnsworth and husband Jerry rediscovered the joys of canoeing with a ten-day trip in Quebec. In August she enjoyed a great canoe ride with Bev Sanders Payne’s brother on the Mystic River.
Sheila DeNadal Salvo’s granddaughter Lindsay, 12, sang the national anthem at the Saratoga Racetrack in August and was asked to reprise the performance at Shea Stadium before thousands of Mets fans.
Anne Hovell Dew and family in Florida’s Tampa Bay area survived the hurricanes, although Ivan claimed numerous trees and over 100 feet of beach adjacent to their property. Anne is busy making the television and radio interview circuit, promoting her book, Emotional Transformation.
Ginny Diefendorf Preston traveled from Mill Valley, CA, to attend Reunion, and says it was “wonderful. I had been ambivalent about coming—both Martie Hubbard Harrigan and I had talked about it for many months, but didn’t get our act together until 10 days before.” Ginny thanks everyone for making her feel so good. She continues working, hiking, and just staying afloat.
NYC resident Margie Feiler Burman is interested in locating classmates or Skidmore friends who may be interested in a starting up a friendly game of bridge, “the kind we played in college—semi-serious.” Margie works at the Whitney Museum and Christie’s Gallery.
Arlene Friedman Rimson is still playing basketball and participated in a big tournament in Utah. She welcomes hearing from classmates who may be traveling through the Albuquerque, NM, area.
Another physically active classmate, ballroom dancer Joan Cangelosi Kicska, was hired as a stand-in for the film Shall We Dance? She practices her moves five hours a week. Joan is renovating her Easton, PA, residence. I spent several nights there this summer while my own house was being renovated. It felt like Skidmore Hall all over again! Joan’s son Gregory, a resident in radiology at the University of Pennsylvania, was married in August; his wife is a doctor specializing in fertility research. My husband and I attended the ceremony, then left a few hours later for a trip to St. Petersburg, Russia, and Copenhagen, Denmark (to attend a medical meeting there).
Sally Grant Perry found Reunion “really wonderful.” Husband Jim was pleased with the turnout for his talk on the quilter’s code of the underground railroad. And he was particularly impressed with the awards given to outstanding alumnae.
I received an e-mail from Shari Jacobus Rossomondo’s husband, David, informing me that Shari passed away in August. He writes, “We were married for 44 years…
I miss her so much.” We send him our deepest sympathy.
Class fundraising chair Sue Clark Jorgensen relocated to Saratoga Springs in November and resides in a condo near Saratoga Lake. She welcomes classmates to take advantage of the great guest quarters there.
Gay Lawrence Woods and hubby Brad really enjoyed our 45th reunion. She was thrilled to see her first cousin from Seattle, WA, who was there celebrating her 50th. “It was also great to see old friends, especially Phyllis Kaufman Brociner and Carolyn Salminen Konheim. Prof. Henry Galant continues to be the true gentleman, and we enjoyed reminiscing with him and Eleanor.” Gay and Brad rented an apartment in Paris for three weeks in the fall.
In spite of four hurricanes, Tucky Nicholas’s Sanibel Island, FL, home, now her full-time residence, was undamaged.
Pat Nicklaus Sabin has enjoyed reading the reunion class history. Working part-time again, Pat says, “I like having my cake and eating it too!”
Evie Schwabel Rosenkrantz and I have been connecting on the phone a lot this past year and it was great to see each other at Reunion.
Nancy Rae Scully was sorry to miss Reunion, but hubby Dennis was ill. They took a wonderful trip to Beirut and Cairo this past fall.
Finally, Reunion chair Evy Shippee wants everyone who plans to be in Florida in February to contact her for a warm-weather reunion. This past fall Evy and Syl Smalley Chapman and their husbands took a two-week Viking Rhine River cruise in Europe, where they spent three days with Beth Oliver Linguiri and husband Eduard outside Geneva, Switzerland.
Marilyn Ramshaw Adair and husband George toured Ireland and Scotland in July with a group sponsored by WABC radio personality John Gambling. The couple “fell in love” with Scotland, enjoying a circular train trip from Edinburgh to Inverness to the Isle of Skye.