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Dorothy Dodd O'Meara
On July 30, at a luncheon at the Surrey Williamson Inn, Skidmore’s board of trustees conferred the title of trustee emerita on Florence Andresen.
After a fascinating trip to Turkey and Greece this past September, Ingrid Kolseth Zola had a long visit with Ruth Goldzier ’53 in Blue Point, NY. Ruth is a nursing major who now lives in Arizona.
Barbara Donadio Doyle and Bill have moved to Brighton, MA, across the street from their daughter’s condo and say, “It’s fun.” They see Alysa and their grandchildren a lot more now.
Beverly Everest Shaw reports that teaching and Skidmore is a Shaw family tradition. Granddaughter Armanda Wirene ’09 is completing her student teaching, and Bev’s daughter Courtney Peters ’97, now raising two small children, taught for many years. Bev continues to direct a reading center for at-risk kids.
Marcia Seymour Hanson and Paul had a very busy summer. In July, Marcia fin-- ished climbing the 113 peaks in the Northeast that are over 4,000 feet high. They had their four younger grandchildren come east from California to attend Camp Chingachgook on Lake George. Then she and Paul went with an Adirondack Mountain Club group to Europe, to hike the Tour du Mont Blanc—100 miles in France, Italy, and Switzerland.
Alice Bemis Wiggin and Dick are moving to Newbury Court in Concord, MA, where they will delight in free suppers, weekly housekeeping, sunset views, an in-house computer, and “other goodies!” Dick is just too weak to be on his own; they felt it would be too difficult to spend another winter in their home of 31 years. They are looking forward to a simpler life.
Nancy Mann Germanetti took a backward flip—“my husband, Hugh, calls it my rug trip,” she says—and cracked the top of her femur in several places. Just three pieces of metal were required to mend it. She progressed to using a cane in September and was able to travel with Hugh on a 40-day cruise to the Far East. She then toured Cambodia with wheelchair, walker, and cane. Hugh had taken over the cooking, cleaning, errand-running, and driving, all without complaint.
In July Chick Glassey Ehbrecht enjoyed a seven-week journey assisting brother Phil in leading 23 Airstream RVs and 48 people on a tour of the national parks and landmarks in five northwestern states. They climbed mountains, took a boat ride on Crater Lake, went white-water rafting, attended a rodeo, hunted for geodes, and went caving with lanterns. The tour was capped with a visit to Charles Russell’s studio and the museum of his cowboy paintings and sculptures. Chick led five participants in creating
fabric symbols of the trip’s highlights that were stitched into a quilt.
Max and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary in October with a trip to Portugal and France. We spent two days in Lisbon before joining a 12-member group on a boat trip on the Douro River that stopped each day to hike into the countryside. Later we met with another couple and flew to Geneva, explored the French Alps by car, and ended in Paris.