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daughter Leslie and family visited from Virginia, and Lydia also spent a week in Arlington with the McMinns. Great-grand- son Lucas started kindergarten and also lost his first tooth. Lydia stays in touch with many classmates, including former roommate Sandi Strouse, Sue Linde - mann Staropoli, Jo Schmidt Madden, Marti Parkes Kimmich, Delsa Walsh Wilson, and Marcie Clausen Gray. Pat Kennedy Snyderman spent the hot summer in the air-conditioned indoors reading good books. She was called back to work in August to direct a big project: gathering more than 400 qualified people to attend an India Investment Forum held at the Hotel Pierre in NYC in October. Mary Alice Patty Ide Williams recently visited Skidmore’s Tang Museum and found it very exciting. She notes, “It is quite a change from Hathorn Gallery in the 1950s, although it too was a great lit- tle gallery.” Each year from October to May, Nancy Burley Chase cruises to the Bahamas and back on a friend’s 44-foot boat. From June to September, she sails and lives on her 33-footer in Maine; last summer she sailed to Nova Scotia, a 44-hour nonstop trip. En route south, Nancy visited with Joan Gray Kittredge in the Chesapeake and Patricia DuBois McIssac and Bunny Chidester Oldham on the Intracoastal Waterway in North Carolina. ANN BALLINGER WILCOX 877 JEFFERSON WAY WEST CHESTER, PA 19380-6909 BALLIWILCOX@GMAIL.COM


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Class Participation 69% Legacy Society 21 / FOP Donors 7


Ronnie Brody Raab was glad to be one of 12 classmates at our 55th reunion, renew- ing friendships and connecting with class- mates she had not gotten to know during her college years. Husband Ed enjoyed the weekend too. He still remembers visiting Ronnie in the 1950s, when he would stay at a rooming house on Circular Street after the long car trip up Route 9. Ronnie and Ed celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in August and enjoyed sum- mer in Deer Isle, ME, with family and friends. She feels lucky to have such a good life.


Congratulations and good luck to Sue


Warren Campbell, our new president. Ellie Boughner Axford thanks the class for its “fabulous response” to the annual fund and Williamson Challenge. Ellie is busy and doing fine in Charlotte, NC. Diane Davis Nelson was sorry to have missed Reunion; she had a conflict with


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her 60th reunion at National Cathedral School. She and Jim enjoyed a fabulous trip to Hawaii last January. In May she at - tended her grandson’s wedding in Hous - ton, TX, and in August stayed for two weeks in Upstate New York, where she vis- ited daughter Kathy and friend Sally Boyd ’52. (Diane even managed to pick the early double one day at a horse race.) Her fourth child, Mark, and his wife have moved back to Baltimore, MD. Mark’s daughter Abby is a real soccer star. Diane and Jim love life in Savannah Lakes Village in McCormick, SC, where they play golf, go boating, and play lots of bridge. They also enjoy traveling and spending time with their 22-year-old cat, CC. Nancy Lee Farrell reports the sad news


that Margo Mound Drucker’s husband of 56 years, Stanley, died of cancer in July. He had been seriously ill for only five weeks prior. Margo was at his side at the hospital every day, and their daughters Karen, Laurie, and Ann were with him the last two days of his life. Those of us who recall Stanley coming from Newport News to Skidmore faithfully and continually during Margo’s junior year may remember how we hoped for a Stanley in our own lives one day. Nancy was Margo’s room- mate for her three years at Skidmore. The class extends its sympathy and condo- lences to Margo, whose family also in - cludes four grandchildren. Ginny Stevenson Kingsley and Bud cel- ebrated their 55th anniversary in June. Their youngest grandson, age 10, plays golf; he won a nine-hole tournament with a score of 34. Ginny and Bud missed see- ing Nancy Barrett Eadie and Peter in June while visiting Medfield, MA, home of their daughter Karen Kingsley Corzil - ius ’79, husband Jeff, and 10-year-old Katharine.


Nancy Sulkin Marin lived in Baker and Foley houses during her two years at Skid - more; she graduated from Tufts. She is in her 37th year working at Palm City Elem - entary School in Palm City, FL. She started as a fifth-grade teacher in 1973, be came principal in 1986, and has no plans to leave unless there is an “over-100” man - datory retirement age. Nancy’s friend Byrna Cohen Potsdam has been a volun- teer at the school for almost 15 years. Byrna started out, at Nancy’s request, in a one-year stint as community representa- tive on the school advisory council. Now she also sits on other school committees. Last year the school and district honored Byrna with its Outstanding Volunteer Award. Nancy, who has known Byrna since they were 16, says, “Long live friendship!”


In the fall Glenna Green Citrin attend-


ed Skidmore’s special Celebration Week - end, honoring the conclusion of its “Cre - ative Thought Bold Promise” campaign, the 10th anniversary of the Tang Mu - seum, and the dedication of the Zankel Music Center. It was a proud moment for Glenna, whose son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Rona Citrin, and their daugh- ter Alexandra ’09 were recognized for their generosity with the naming of the Citrin Family Student Lounge. The class extends condolences to Joan Craugh Nixon, whose sister Carolyn Craugh ’50 died in April, and also to Sue Steinbrenner Norpell on the death of her brother, Yankees owner George Steinbren - ner, in July.


Many classmates have asked if I’m still flying. I sold the airplane in 2004 and have begrudgingly joined the ranks of the driving public. But those 30 years that I flew around the country was a great ride. MARDI DUGGAN DREBING 4215 CLEVELAND ROAD SYRACUSE, NY 13215-2415 MARDIFLY@AOL.COM


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Class Participation 59% Legacy Society 17 / FOP Donors 7


Barbara Jones Hawks reports that Montana is a “vast state” with a population of less than one million people but plenty of elk, moose, bison, mule deer, black and grizzly bears, grey wolves, mountain lions, and unusual birds. She adds that skiing is fantastic at Whitefish Mountain, at the summit of which all of Glacier National Park and Whitefish Lake are visible. Bobbie says guests are always welcome in Eureka. Gladys Fedoroff Fisher and Mike are looking forward to our reunion in June. AVERILL DAYTON GEUS 2 OLD ORCHARD LANE EAST HAMPTON, NY 11937-3911 631-324-1229 EGEUS@OPTONLINE.NET


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Class Participation 61% Legacy Society 13 / FOP Donors 8


Cherry Waterhouse Sutherland says turning 75 in April “was not a looked-for- ward-to happening.” Happily, her daugh- ter rallied the family and good friends together, and Cherry “made it with a big smile.” The Sutherlands enjoy living in Maui, Hawaii. Husband Lindy keeps in shape helping neighbors clear land and


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