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a boy and girl, born this past December. Kit and husband Charlie are “doing pretty well for 87,” she reports; they have “the usual aches and pains, use canes, are bal- ance-challenged but not unbalanced (yet), and wear hearing aids.” They are happy in their senior-care community that offers lots of things to do and places to go. Kit visited her brother last spring in Pennsyl - vania.
Marjorie Wendel Keenoy welcomed the
arrival of four great-grandsons, bringing her total of great-grands to nine. The class sends condolences to Debra Lawrence, who reported that her mother, Fran Perkins Kelsey, passed away in 2007.
DOROTHY ROMAN GUENTHER 248 PAINES LAKE DRIVE
WAYNE, NJ 07470 973-835-1869
husband, William, died in February 2009 of non-Hodgkin’s lym- phoma. With the help of her sons, particularly Rick, who lives nearby,
Marjorie Horst - man Calvert’s
school reunion this year. Deo’s daughter, a doctor in Boston, may accompany her. In the meantime you’ll find Deo on the golf course.
Ginny Herzog Hein lives in a senior complex with her dog in Atlanta, GA. Despite a bad knee, she’s looking forward to her upcoming grandson’s wedding.
In Annapolis, MD, Bette Avery Apple -
Marjorie is able to stay in her home. Her health is good, and she keeps active in the community.
I have been a resident in a great assisted- living home in Bedford, MA, for almost four years and stay busy painting, playing bridge, and attending lectures.
CAROL FLEISCHER BOSWELL 106 OLD BILLERICA ROAD, ROOM 231
BEDFORD MA 01730 781-860-0482
Faith Hope Barnard spent two
months remodeling her apartment in Illinois. She often hears her favorite tune, “Blue Skies,” which was very popu- lar during our time at Skidmore, on a local jazz station. It brings back memories of how, during the annual May Day cele- bration at the Canfield Casino, classes would compete by setting original lyrics about class activities and accomplish- ments to well-known tunes.
Andrea Flynn McCarthy wrote to share
the sad news that son Christopher died after a bout with the flu. Our thoughts and prayers are with Andrea at this diffi- cult time.
MIRIAM BLECHMAN GRIMES ELKINS PARK HOUSE, APT. 313A 7900 OLD YORK ROAD ELKINS PARK, PA 19027 MIRIAM2166@AOL.COM
gate and husband are enjoying life in a retirement facility located on the Chesa - peake Bay. She is continuing her art career, painting mostly lighthouse designs on Christmas cards and notepaper. Happily, Bette’s lung cancer is in remission. All five of her children live nearby. She hopes to attend Reunion in 2012. Although they haven’t seen each other
for years, Ronnie Hess and Bobby Pierce
Taylor enjoy monthly telephone calls. Ronnie also stays in touch with Al berta Person Thwaite, who lives in Beth lehem, PA, and Lynn Robbins Pinkham and hus- band Charlie, who live in Canton, MA.
In Hartford, CT, Polly Deppen Whedon
is recovering from a bad leg and damaged nerves. She has to stay off the golf course for a while (husband Bill meanwhile con- tinues to “shoot his age”). Polly may need a year to fully recover but says she’ll be ready for Reunion.
Claire Reese Burrill had a wonderful
year of travel to Egypt, Jordan, the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, and Eng - land.
DO DUNKEL JERMAN 1983 STANDSTONE VISTA LANE
ENCINITAS, CA 92024-4247
Tibby VanNess Reid is busy with
singing and is directing two per- formances for senior citizen groups. She attended a Christmas performance at Perkins School for the Blind in Water - town, MA, which she says was “remark- able and heartwarming.” Nancy D’Wolf had five hospitalizations in 2009 but has improved.
Joan Theobald Mitchell flew to Denver,
CO, in January for the wedding of her eld- est granddaughter.
Sue Stone Finney was in Saratoga
Springs to celebrate Thanksgiving. She was accompanied by son Pete, a graduate of USC, who loved the old campus. They stayed at the Gideon Putnam Hotel and had a marvelous time. Pete enjoyed read-
ing The Architect of Necessity, Prof. Robert
Jones’s book about Skidmore’s downtown campus.
Retired Floridian Deo Spector
Rome will attend her 60th med-
June Lynn Freeman planned to spend
Christmas in Saratoga with family but had to postpone the trip because of illness. Katey Geyer Winant was recently re - united by phone with roommate Dee Dion Hardie. Dee has been living in a retirement home in Baltimore, MD, since she lost husband Tom two years ago. They talked about all the good times they shared at college.
“Having fallen off the face of the earth
about 60 years ago,” Mary Ellen Thomp -
son declares that that she is still “alive and kicking” at an assisted-living commu- nity in Fort Pierce, FL. She’s heard from Barbara Belz Reeves, who lives in Vero Beach, and hopes to see her this year. Kay Smith Parkhurst headed to West - port, CT, for Christmas with son Jeff and his family. Her granddaughter is set to graduate from the University of Wisconsin and be married at West Point, “under the swords.”
In Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Sue Strauss Kraus keeps in shape doing deep knee bends. She is fairly homebound since 2007 when her husband, Steve, became ill. She sees Muriel Grossman Kaufer for a game of bridge, and when in NYC she visits
with Leila Goldstein Garlock. Ann Roberts Van Dyck, a class member
who did not graduate from Skidmore, moved from the eastern shore of Mary - land to Charlottesville, VA. Suzy Menzel Snyder has moved to a retirement home in Austin, TX. She fell and broke her leg Christmas Eve morning.
Margaret Hotaling Miller continues to
ring bells in her church choir, play golf weekly, and lunch with fellow Naples, FL,
resident Donna Hornsby Montgomery
every so often.
Zilpha Slosson Erskine had a tough
2009, with two total knee replacements and other surgeries, but is fine now. Dotsie keeps in touch with Ann Crooks Seitzer, who lives in nearby Melbourne, FL. Sally Cheney Buell has a new daughter- in-law; son John was remarried in Jupiter, FL. Her other son, David, will remarry this spring.
Pat Boan Rothermel called to pass along the sad news that former roommate Eliza - beth Williams Ivins died in October. Wil - lie was well loved by all of us; we extend our sympathy to her three daughters and their children.
GRETCHEN EISNER RACHLIN 115 RAYMOND AVENUE SOUTH ORANGE, NJ 07079-2339
FAX: 973-762-3468 GRETCHEN@GOODPILOT.COM
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