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Winters Mann ’63 to the airport in Fort Myers, FL. On the way, they sang together with the l959 Sonneteers’ CD. She says, “It was amazing how well we picked up on our parts so long forgotten.” Toddy Simms Savage missed Reunion as she was vacationing with her family outside Charleston, SC, that weekend. She says, “It was such fun to be together at the beach.” Her husband, Ted, died 18 years ago while on a business trip in Kan - sas City, MO. Toddy says, “My faith in God carried me through at that time.” Five years later she moved to Auburn, AL, to be near daughter Amy, her son-in-law, and their five children—a real blessing. She loves living in a university town, plays tennis twice weekly, volunteers at a cancer center, and works with a Christian women’s job organization. Son James, his wife, and their four children live in Rich - mond, VA.


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Peggy Hiller Harris was sorry to have missed Reunion; she and her husband had just been in South America. GAIL BENDIX JAFFE 5431 N. PASEO ESPEJO TUCSON, AZ 85718 520-575-0165 GAILBJAFFE@MAC.COM


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Can you believe it will be 50


years next June? Mark our special 50th reunion on your calendar now: June 2–5, 2011. Cookie Rapoport Thier’s daughter Whit -


CAROLYN BROWN STRAKER 500 E. 83RD STREET NEW YORK, NY 10028-7208 MOMSTRAKER@AOL.COM


Before Reunion, Mary Winters Cooper drove her sister Eileen


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ney is a VP and deputy general counsel at Cantor Gaming in Las Vegas. Son An - tony’s Thrive House, educating and couseling underserved children in San Francisco, just graduated its ninth group of kids. Son Alexander was selected by Presidential appointmnet to be deputy assistant administrator for Afghanistan


and Pakistan at USAID in Washington, DC. Cookie’s consultancy has been thriv- ing; her recently trademarked assessment program, “Hear! Hear? Your Listening Portfolio,” has spawned two webinars, a workshop, coaching certification, and probable translation into several lan- guages. Cookie, who lives in Boulder, CO, was recently in Washington to celebrate her granddaughter’s sixth birthday. Artist Janet Alling held a retrospective of her paintings at the Newport Art Mu - seum in Rhode Island during the summer and released Flora, a book of paintings, essays, and interviews. For more about her work, visit janetalling.com. She likes living in Providence, painting, and enjoy- ing new friendships. Doris Young Kadish will retire in 2011 after 40 years of teaching, including 22 at Kent State and the last 18 at the Univer - sity of Georgia. She is a distinguished re - search professor of French and women’s studies and director of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute. Doris is proud of her niece Nancy Adams ’10, who received a Skidmore diploma this year at age 51. Her son is Eugene Kadish ’91. Doris says she loves Skidmore “for what it’s done for all of us!” Celebrating her 70th in May, Cape May resident Joan Horowitz Behr met Ellen Rein Goldin, Paula Rosen Janis,and Reina Gothelf Reisler for lunch in NYC to enjoy memories, laughs, and good food. Later that month, Joan went to Washington, DC, to celebrate with Ellie Platzman Palmer and another high school chum; they toured the Library of Congress and had a sleepover in Arling - ton. Joan traveled to Saratoga in July to attend Reunion Planning Weekend and got some great ideas for us. Margaret Howe-Soper, who lives in Groton, MA, officially retired as library director in Westminster in June, but she’s staying on for a few months until a suc- cessor is chosen. Skeet says the prospects of sleeping in rather than commuting in a winter storm are quite pleasing. But she loved working in libraries for 30 years and in municipal government for 10, as well as raising her two happy and productive children who now lead busy lives on the East and West Coasts. Skeet is learning Spanish, quilting, visiting with a college flame from Colorado, and investigating joining the Peace Corps. “Now that I am free and in good health, it is time to fol- low some of my dreams,” she says. Even though she left Skidmore for the Univer - sity of Colorado in 1959, Skeet is looking forward to attending our 50th. She has


family in the Saratoga Springs area and visits often. Jerry Conley Richmond runs a summer program at Chaminade University that en courages teachers to share their knowl- edge and materials with underprivileged children and teachers around the world. She travels to the Philippines every other year to conduct workshops for teachers and bring materials to rural schools. This year she and daughter-in-law Kim visited the Badjao settlement in Cebu—where tribal refugees from the island of Minda - nao came to escape rebel violence—and conducted workshops with Montessori teachers, creating a curriculum relevant to the Philippine culture and environment. Evie Berk Kahn has been widowed since 1994. She finally made the big deci- sion to move from New Jersey to Myrtle Beach, SC. She has three daughters—one is single and lives in Boston; two are mar- ried and live in Myrtle Beach. Evie loves having three grandchildren five minutes away. She also has two grandchildren an hour and a half away in Wilmington, NC. Our condolences go out to Pamela Leigh ton on the passing of her mother in June, following a lengthy illness. My summer is split between playing with granddaughter Nora, 4, in Virginia, and staying cool in the north woods of Michigan. I enjoyed a fun dinner and lots of laughs with Mary Campbell Paddon during my first Michigan trip. I am so proud and impressed by the good work being done by our classmates in our 70s! CHARLOTTE SMILEY READ 6330 GOLF COURSE SQUARE ALEXANDRIA, VA 22307-1225 GIG4SMILE@AOL.COM


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Liz Pugh Grout left Skidmore for Penn, where she did graduate work and married a classmate. They di - vorced, and she married a skating pro (she had always been involved with skat- ing.) They moved from Haverford, PA, to live in Colorado for six years but have re - turned to West Chester. She is in touch with Susy Burke Austin, who lives in Surrey, England, and sees Philadelphia res- ident Susie Auld Pattison ’63 occasion - ally. Liz used to see Lee Abbott Pierson ’60 when she lived in Haverford and still gets together every summer with Marilee Kar ins Pellegrini ’60, who lives in Hum - mels town. Liz and her husband ski, skate, bike, and enjoy the American Ballet The - atre, and spend time with their five grandsons, ages 19 months to 15 years. They also love traveling to see friends in Colorado, California, and Italy. Liz would


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