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Miriam Blechman Grimes
Faith Hope Barnard and her husband, Dave, visited son Jason in Key Largo, FL, last Christmas; they were joined by son Douglas from California and daughter Christine. Dave’s new nickname is “Dr. Bionic,” due to the computer implanted in his left flank and the remote he carries.
In Woodstock, CT, Margaret Eaton Koerner is doing well and volunteering at church and a local hospital. Her great-grandchildren Cooper, 3, and Morrison Alice, 6 months, both live in New Jersey, which makes it hard to visit often.
Vivian Manperl Fishbone held a retrospective last spring at two venues: the Banana Factory and Batz Gallery in the State Theater Center for the Arts in Easton, PA. Suffering from bursitis of the hip and arthritis of the knees, she is looking forward to their replacement.
Constance Abbott Koeniger was delighted to return to Skidmore this past spring for the graduation of her grandson. She enjoyed meeting President Glotzbach and witnessing the “unbelievably beautiful changes” on campus.
Sis Pflanz Frank is recovered from triple-bypass heart surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. She is a volunteer for St. John School of the Arts in the Virgin Islands and thrilled that the students marched in the US presidential inauguration last year.
Connie Wallace Caldwell’s husband, Dave, celebrated his 97th birthday last year and is doing remarkably well. They were delighted to welcome home grandson Evan, who is interested in international politics, from a 10-month stay in Istanbul, Turkey. Evan’s mother, Anne, who had her right leg removed above the knee due to cancer, is working uncomplainingly with a new prosthesis.
Janet Peters Gardiner and Dick celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last year with a dinner party for 30 friends, co-hosted by their two sons. Dick still plays golf three times a week, but Janet is undergoing physical therapy for tendinitis in her foot. She misses her walks along the Pacific Ocean cliffs.
After 46 years in Brooklyn Heights, NY, Chris Powell moved into the house where she was born, outside Denver, CO, in 2007. All is well, but she misses NYC.
Andrea Flynn McCarthy reports with great sadness that her older son, Chris, died from the flu virus on September 20. He was president of Napa Valley College in California. Andrea says, “His spirit will live on forever.” We send Andrea our heartfelt sympathies.
I am still “doctoring” for my cancers but enjoyed an annual week at Cape May, NJ, with one of my sons and his family this past summer. I took my 15-year-old grandson to Staunton, VA, to the nation’s only full-scale replica of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, where we saw two plays. On the way back we visited with Ann Mills King ’43.