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where Carol could cool off and Bill could golf. The older she gets, the more fondly she re members her years at Skidmore. Perry Webb is enjoying Florida. Despite the recent frigid winter, spring tempera- tures in the 90s, and the threat of BP oil in her backyard, “the people are nice!” she says.


Janet Doughty Farnan’s oldest grand- child was married last December. It was a big Irish wedding, complete with bagpipes and Irish dancing at the reception. Mar Grindley Shepard says “good for Skidmore” for bringing back a nursing program; “it’s a great one.” Mar says all is well with her in New Hampshire. Patricia Piper Adams spends eight months in Hawaii and four months in Maine. In December she took a two-week trip to the Marquesas Islands on the Aranui. She says she was “part cargo, part passenger.” Her pastimes include golf, hula, and volunteer gardening in the National Tropical Botanical Garden. A 60th high-school reunion took Joan Gray Knauss back to Westfield, NJ, to - gether with 41 (of 222) classmates from Westfield. They came from far and wide to share wonderful memories—21 of them had been together since kindergar - ten! Joan’s daughter Page Knauss Renuart ’85, also a nursing major, celebrated her 25th Skidmore reunion this year. Joan is inspired now to look forward to 2014 and our 60th. (Yes, plans are already in the works!) ANN BALLINGER WILCOX 877 JEFFERSON WAY WEST CHESTER, PA 19380-6909 BALLIWILCOX@GMAIL.COM


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Marilyn Smith Ingholt is enjoy- ing retirement in sunny Arizona. She encourages visitors, as she has plenty of space. Mert is very busy with commu- nity and church activities and, happily, in reasonably good health. MARDI DUGGAN DREBING 4215 CLEVELAND ROAD SYRACUSE, NY 13215-2415 MARDIFLY@AOL.COM


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husband George love living in Vero Beach, FL. They visit their seven grandchildren in Cali- fornia and NYC. Mary Brown Bowden


Sue Kelley Miller and Ed. Jane Genske Briggs is finding Skidmore graduates all over Maine—and says all are interesting, accomplished wo men. She lives in Portland, “a wonderful city with good food, music, art, and theater, all beside the beautiful sea.” Mary Kelchner Lindner and husband Arthur spent a month in Southeast Asia this year. She is glad to be home, as always!


Ann Barton Horn’s husband, Carl, died in January. She writes, “He was a most honorable and dedicated judge, father, and husband.” AVERILL DAYTON GEUS 2 OLD ORCHARD LANE EAST HAMPTON, NY 11937-3911 631-324-1229 EGEUS@OPTONLINE.NET


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en joyed fun times in Vero Beach with Virginia Hovenden Soutter and Tom, Gracia Parkhill Dayton and Bruce, and


Toby Rowe Hohenstein and George are enjoying an easy, out- door life on their houseboat in Exuma, Bahamas. Though the temperature some- times drops to a chilly 59 in January, the sun is out, the sand is white, and the water is turquoise! They play volleyball on the beach almost every day. Toby plays bridge and Texas Hold ’em poker, sings in a group, paints with other would-be ar - tists, and walks the beach. She and George entertain and are entertained as many nights as they wish. They attend a beach church that has a “Casuarina Ca the dral” (formed by large tropical evergreen trees) where they sit in shorts and bare feet. In her fourth year of practicing tai chi, Jane Tiemer Croft is progressing very slowly. (Marge O’Meara Storrs is in the same class.) Jane is involved with Sims - bury Light Opera, singing at Christmas and performing in spring gigs with its Choristers Group. She volunteers at a local thrift shop that supports the Village for Families and Children in Hartford, CT. Last summer she rented a house on the Outer Banks for her entire family and spent “a really precious time” with her five grandchildren, ages 8–14; son Geof - frey and his wife, Lori; and Anni from Munich and her ex, Jim. In March, Jane vacationed at Anna Marie Island, FL. On December 29 Bev Everest Shaw married Warren Hayford in Hobe Sound, FL. Sue Flood Fricke was her matron of honor for the second time (the first was in 1955). It was a very happy occasion, and their combined 60 immediate family members were present. Marie Bonady Napier continues with her bakery brokerage but has cut back to concentrate on a few longtime customers.


She says it was gratifying to establish a successful business from scratch. Husband Paul has appeared in motion pictures, TV shows, and commercials. He has been an elected member of the Screen Actors Guild board of directors for over 25 years and is a founder and ongoing member of the committee that produces the annual Screen Actors Guild Awards show. Marie didn’t realize she was starstruck until she met Sophia Loren on the red carpet; she’s also spoken with Jeff Bridges, Michael J. Fox, and Michael Douglas, all of whom she found to be very nice. In September 2009 Lynne Corby Cald -


well took the trip of a lifetime to Mel - bourne and Sydney, Australia, and then on to the north and south islands of New Zealand. She wants to go back. Lynne teaches exercise to seniors, both on land and in the pool; she can’t seem to fully retire.


Last March Dottie Wakeman Mattoon hosted a mini-reunion at her home in Punta Gorda, FL. Hope Thompson Kerr, Elise Snow Aston, Ann Talbot Brown, Alice Vassallo Scott, Pat Naigles Lyons, Mary Gund Farr, Joan Benninger Nixon, Julie Gaines Phalen, and Linda Gorham Harvey attended. After a social catch-up at Dottie’s home, they went to her club for lunch and later toured an art gallery where Dottie is very active. Joan Page Hayes vacationed on Sanibel Island, FL, where Linda Harvey and John now spend the winter. Joan and Linda met up with Sue Kopf Mueller and Carol Elsaesser Squiers for lunch in Bonita Springs. Jim, who came along with Carol, put up with the girls. Julie Gaines Phalen and Clif and their daughter and son-in-law went on a cruise on the new Royal Caribbean ship Oasis of the Seas and had a wonderful time. Renee Sussman Dolgoff has moved to


Tucson, AZ, to be closer to her younger daughter and three grandchildren. Louise Libby Clearfield and husband Harris are still working full-time. Louise held eight solo shows last May in Green - ville, DE. Their daughter Andrea’s musical pieces are being performed all over. She and Harris are Andrea’s groupies—NYC in February, Los Angeles (where she met Irene Greenberg Stern and Mark) in March. This past June, they enjoyed a 10-day vacation in Aspen. Janel McKay Carlson traveled alone for the first time to a foreign country, Costa Rica, testing her ability to handle hotel and bus arrangements. Staying away from 4- and 5-star accommodations immersed her in the Costa Rican culture. She was


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