CL AS S NO TE S
Do make plans to attend our 55th re - union—we have a lot of fun seeing all our “old” friends.
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Margot Stainton Pulver and her
husband look forward to summer- ing in Michigan, where their children reside, and to wintering in Florida.
Harriet Johnson Toadvine, who had
open-heart surgery last May, is doing great with the help of her husband, “a terrific nurse.” The couple winters in Naples, FL. Marilyn Moore Bradley just built a new house next door to her prior home, which her son and his family purchased from her. Her friends wanted to know why they would build a new house at their age. Marilyn’s reply: “It was fun, and the place is great!”
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Hope Thompson Kerr and her sis-
ter took an Overseas Adventure
Travel trip to Panama and Columbia this past fall. Going through the Panama Canal on a 108-foot catamaran was the highlight; they also stopped at Gatun Lake for swimming, kayaking, and a visit to the Embera Indian Village; flew to Cartagena, with its coastal fortresses still intact; and enjoyed therapeutic mud baths at Totumo Volcano. Hope officiates at field-hockey games in the fall and plays tennis, paddle tennis, and golf.
Last year Nancy Mann Germanetti and
Hugh took advantage of some good buys on great trips, getting them closer to their goal of circling the earth by water! In the winter they circumnavigated South Amer - ica, and in the spring they cruised from Hong Kong to Athens through the Suez Canal on a 650-passenger ship (accompa- nied at one time by naval ships and heli- copters, because their ship had been fired on by pirates in 2008). They also had a 49- day trip from Nova Scotia, Greenland, and Iceland all the way down to South Africa, with wonderful ports in between. Back on land, they attended Hugh’s 55th reunion at Williams and two high-school gradua- tions in Chicago. Son Bill’s daughter is a freshman at the University of Minne sota, and his stepdaughter is a freshman at De - Paul. Nancy had cataract surgery on both eyes but was soon traveling again.
In August Sandra Mokrzynski Douglass
and her husband visited Skidmore for the first time since 1957. She is a big fan of the new music building. She says Saratoga Springs has grown a lot (she had some dif- ficulty finding some of her old dorms) and is a lovely college town. Dotty Wakeman Mattoon took an “ex - hilarating, exhausting, and inspiring” trip last fall: a month of trekking in the Hima - layas in Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet. With female porters carrying their gear, they went whitewater rafting and rode an ele- phant through the jungle to spot rhinoc- eros. They also took a special flight to see Mt. Everest up close. In July she was plan- ning to visit Jo Leach Lewis in San Rafael, CA, to travel together to Maui, HI.
Vivian Weisenfeld Gans and husband
Ken had dinner with Stephanie Merber Lench and husband Mike at their home in Upper Montclair, NJ, this past fall.
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Barbara Fritts Dixon sent a cheery
Christmas card showing grandchil- dren and a Balboa Island reunion. She also made a trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, to attend cooking school and a dance festival. She is still working part-time and is a docent leading kayaking tours on the Back Bay near Newport Beach, CA.
Nancy Hoagland Steidl enjoys life in
the Adirondacks. In October she and hus- band Dan went to her 55th reunion at Emma Willard School in Troy, NY, and saw Martha Walsh. They had such fun at Skidmore’s 50th that they plan to come back for our 55th.
Monica Reis de Janosi and her husband
have found the love of their lives in Blos - som, a miniature wire-haired dachshund. They had a lovely visit with Susanne Goldstein and a terrific lunch with Cathy Yacker Winter. Monica would love it if anyone visiting the Big Apple would get in
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After 29 years, Joyce Gilburt Hood-
) is still run- ning J. G. Hood Associates, her recruiting firm in engineering, manufacturing, and supply-chain placements. The weak econ- omy and loss of output to Mexico and China have been a “survival test” for the firm. Husband Bill is retired. They have traveled to Italy, Ireland, and England and visit children in California, Arizona, and Florida. She keeps in touch with July Mul -
Margretta Beishline Lisick loves selling
real estate in Buffalo, NY—one of the best markets, she says. She and Frank create dollhouse miniatures and sell them at about five shows a year. Their two eldest daughters spent Christmas with them.
Catherine Auer Palace, who lost her
husband last June, is happy to have sold her place in Florida to be closer to her children. The couple who bought her house is from Saratoga Springs, NY.
Frances Garrett Crew and her husband
left Elmira, NY, in December for points southwest and warmer weather. They were recently in Florida in their 40-foot motor home.
While en route to Maine for a mini-re -
union with Gretchen Koehring Strong, Annarae Tong Hunter, and Sally Flagg Schipellite last summer, Virginia Peters
Aires’s car was hit by a deer. The car and Ginny were towed to a garage while the rest of the gang had a wonderful time in Southwest Harbor having lobster feasts and going to the beach. Ginny and her husband have scaled back their interna- tional travel and enjoy time with seven creative grandchildren. Ginny also keeps busy with quilting and her church group.
Terry Wehmann Sullivan retired from
her career in real estate at the end of 2009.
Joan Cole Pendergast is happy that
Skidmore’s nursing program is being re - vived through an agreement with New York University. Her granddaughter is applying to Skidmore.
Anne Bachman Walmsley reports that
Lynn Petersen Bruening is doing well
and living close to sons Pete and David in Pittsburgh, PA; daughter Lisa lives in Sara - sota, FL.
Sidney Wright Coursen and husband
Beau brought in the New Year with Mary
Avery Gessner and Ann Talbot Brown
’57 and their husbands at the Gessners’ home in Falmouth, MA, on the Cape. Tom and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary with friends and family in Portland, ME, and traveled to NYC to see the Broadway show South Pacific. Sid
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