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other grandson is a mining engineer in Dur ango, CO. One of their sons is with the Canine Corps in Rochester, NY; an - other is a blues musician in New Orleans; their daughters are in Vermont and Cali - fornia. Lyn doesn’t spend much time painting now, as gardening is her passion. Murray Bartlett Douglas is “officially retired” from Brunschwig & Fils, but is still involved with its archives and with students from the New York School of Design. She lectures there four times a year on the history of printed wallpaper and fabrics. She and her husband live in NYC but also spend time at their country house, where she likes to garden and en - tertain.


Joan Kreuser Noone’s husband, Roger, died in October 2009 after a long struggle with ALS. Joan says family and friends have been very supportive. Mary Stirling Campbell and her daughter Nancy visited Joan, and they all drove down to Pine Island, FL, to see Marilyn Taylor Mooney and husband Ed. Joan also saw Anne Schaaf Wadhams and husband Charlie, who have family in the area. And in March Joyce Griffin Lovell came for a visit. Joan says they shared many good times and memories in Florida. Carl DeSantis and wife Barbara were back in Bolton Landing near Lake George, NY, for the summer. Their grandson was married in June, and they now have two great-grandsons. Anthea Turner is busy managing six properties. She has great fun with her family from California to Florida to Lon - don and enjoys her summers on Lake George. She is also special-events chair of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Jo Reese was anticipating her second hip replacement this summer. After transferring from Skidmore to Rol - lins College, Lois Paxton Kling went back to her hometown of Cleveland, OH, to earn a master’s in education. She and husband Jack moved to Chicago, where a daughter and family still live. Lois taught school for 25 years in Alexandria, VA, be - fore becoming a real-estate agent. Two of her children and their families live in the Alexandria area. The grandchildren range in age from 5 to 26 and are great fun. Lois’s husband died in 1993, and she her- self is a cancer survivor. Barbara Freedman Wolfson visited the Unites Arab Emirates last November. She also traveled to Bahrain and Qatar, where a campus of the Weill Cornell Medical College is located. She says it was an ex - cellent trip into another culture. Ann Bryan Steidl lives in Tennessee.


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She saw Gloria Peterson Wyatt, who lives in North Carolina, last year. Ann’s oldest grandchild is 27, and the youngest is 3. Her children live nearby. Dorothy Danninger Ericsson and 12 members of her family went to the island of St. John to celebrate the wedding of grandson Chris. His mother is Donna Ericsson ’76. Dot says it was a glorious week.


Pat Grummon Clegg saw Janet White MacClure at an Amelia Island, FL, concert recently. She says they have both lived on the island for 15 years but had never met. Pat expects to see Polly Herrick Pujol in NYC, when Polly visits from Spain. Janet Ainsworth MacDonald is serving her third year on the board of directors of Olympic Theater Arts. She says it is excit- ing and exhausting, and her business ex - perience sometimes tells her to “apply the brakes!” Janet is busy living, misses her husband, and enjoys her dog. Patricia O’Meara Jevons is a great- grandmother for the second time. The baby’s father, Jim, has passed his bar exams and is a New York State Trooper, like his dad. Jim’s sister Alison was accept- ed into the master’s program at Rutgers University. Pat’s granddaughter is a princi- pal at Covenant Preparatory in Hartford, CT, and her grandson is a phys-ed teacher in Albany, NY.


My grandson, in the ROTC program at


West Chester University, trained with the Army Special Forces in Colorado this sum- mer. His sister will receive her MBA from Philadelphia University in December. PATRICIA BRYANT KOEDDING 83 CROSSLANDS DRIVE KENNETT SQUARE, PA 19348-9634


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Betty Tullis Hagen took a great Caribbean cruise in February, nar- rowly missing the worst snow storms in Wash ington, DC. As the snow piled up waist deep, she was basking in 87-degree weather—her neighbors hate her! In January Marion Bolton Northrup


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Carol Berg Parsons and husband Bill are doing better after a diffi-


cult health year. They were looking for- ward to a summer back in Washington,


went on a Bahamas cruise. In February she toured Costa Rica and stayed with cousins there. In March she cruised the Red Sea with stops in Egypt (including the Sinai Peninsula), Jordan, and Syria. JOAN POHLMAN O’ROURKE 42 LUDLOW STREET SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866-3519 TOGAMAMA@AOL.COM


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Ann Trainer Williams, Pat Sey - mour Forstrom, Ann Houston


Conover, and Judy Axford McCoy en - joyed a mini-reunion lunch in Sarasota, FL, in March. The picture she sent reflects four happy members of the class very much enjoying themselves. Patsy Lanpher Compton reports that she is in remission following treatment for mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer that required major surgery. The radiation was quite successful; no chemotherapy so far. She is not playing tennis yet, but stays busy with plenty of social engagements, gardening, and reorganizing her house. Bobbie Fee Dickason and husband John had a June trip planned with Pat Gove Williams and husband Craig, but Craig notified Bobbie that Pat died on May 20 of ovarian cancer. For four years, Pat was able to continue some travels and her commitments to the organizations she loved. Bobbie and Pat had been room- mates, and their friendship had continued beyond their Skidmore years. We extend condolences to Pat’s family. Susie Eustis Bogart followed up after three and a half years of “less than suc- cessful” surgery on her hip with correc- tions that returned some length to her leg. Working with a therapist, Susie worked hard to be in shape for the wed- ding of her granddaughter on Susie’s Maine Island home in August. Susie and Betty Hill Johnson stay in touch by meeting for an annual winter lunch. Grace Ackerknecht Harrigan’s daugh- ter Patti, a radiation oncologist and direc- tor of a regional cancer center in Edwards, CO, received a large grant from the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Research Founda - tion. She previously did breast cancer re - search at Duke University. BARBARA HOLDEN MOULTON 291 WASHINGTON STREET ARLINGTON, MA 02474-1503 781-646-7688 RBCPRJBJM@RCN.COM


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