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Several bad falls and her children’s urg- ing prompted Betsy Clark McIsaac to move into a retirement community, which she loves! She reports that her first dinner included shrimp cocktail, clams casino, rare roast beef, and crème brulée. The community offers a lot to do and is home to a very upbeat group of people, she says, adding, “Not too many men, though!”

Jean Adams Shaw ( and husband Biff keep busy as volunteers. She stays in touch with roommate Mary Lyons Harberg and Randy Moore Foster. Jean visits the Skidmore campus and re - ports that our gifts to the annual fund are being “well spent!”

My husband, Bill, and I have been on Cape Cod for 23 years. Fortunately, we are both healthy and have a fulfilling life - style. Our eight grandchildren and their families live close enough for frequent get-togethers. A highlight last fall was cheering for Navy at the Army-Navy game in Philadelphia, as one of our grand- daughters is a plebe at Annapolis. Grand - son John Bienkowski ’12 is a goalie on the Thoroughbreds hockey team. Bill and I had a fun visit with Cindy Hartwig Gyorgy at her lovely lake home in Maine. I am also so happy to reconnect with class president Dawn Rylander Spitz who, with her husband, spends half the year here on Cape Cod. We’ve had some good times together and look forward to work- ing on our 60th reunion in 2012. Get out your Eromdiks and 50th-reunion booklet; it’s time to reminisce and reconnect! BETTY JOHNSON BOOTHE 14 HEEGEONG DRIVE DENNIS, MA 02638-2220 508-385-5735 BETTYBOOTHE@GMAIL.COM


Joan Cohee Zabel and her hus- band are delighted to visit their “adorable” granddaughter Madi Brand - stetter ’14 at Skidmore. Joan notes, “We had not seen the new campus before. It is fantastic!” BARBARA HOLDEN MOULTON 291 WASHINGTON STREET ARLINGTON, MA 02474-1503 781-646-7688 RBCPRJBJM@RCN.COM


After visiting family in the Boston area and catching a December

blizzard, Geraldine Gould Webb and husband Dick returned home to Punta Gorda, FL, to thaw out. She sends appro- priately warm wishes to all. Los Angeles, CA, resident Lilli Brunner


Kalmenson had a wonderful four-day visit from Susan Kellogg Cook. They toured the Getty Center, the LA County Museum of Art, the Frank Gehry-designed Disney Concert Hall, and other great at - tractions.

Joan Stevenson Brennan describes having a lovely reunion lunch with Olga Resta and Martha Parkes Kimmich last fall. Joan spent an authentic white Christ - mas visiting her “northernmost” grand- children in Alaska. Betty Carpenter Evans is now a great- grandmother. She flew to Anchorage, AK, to visit the new arrival, Nohea, and his parents. Other travels took her to Georgia to visit a cousin and on an Elderhostel tour of Utah’s National Parks. In between, she keeps fit with exercise—walking and playing tennis. Connie Kellert Goldstein works with the Early Music Festival and visits her children and grandchildren. Her husband continues his medical practice. They were planning a campus visit, so Connie was eager to assess the effects of heavy snows on our class’s Memorial Garden. Marcie Clausen Gray and Woody have cut back on the frustrations and incon- veniences of modern air travel for more time at home—“such a comfortable place to be.” They did drive to Marcie’s 65th reunion at Mt. Hermon/Northfield High School in Massachusetts, visit a brother in Florida, and head to Quogue, Long Island, for some annual seaside R&R. Patricia Dubois Mc Isaac and husband John divide their time between homes in Pawley’s Island, SC, and Naples, ME. Last summer they enjoyed lunch aboard Graham Ross’s boat with Nancy Burley Chase; the sailors then went sojourning in southern waters. Betsy Clark Schramel of Almanor, CA, boasts of five great-grandchildren. She engages in a plethora of volunteer activi- ties, serving as a director of the county planning committee and treasurer of the new Indian Valley Museum. In August,


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Betsy rode in the grand marshal’s carriage in the Plumas County Fair parade! Barbara Hunt Burner keeps up with four very active granddaughters, teaches English as a second language, serves on the vestry and altar guild in her parish, and is a recording secretary for two condo associations—and still finds time for bridge several times a week. In Denver, CO, Betty Strasburger Ser -

otta continues her efforts on behalf of women’s reproductive rights. She enjoys entertaining friends, attending plays and concerts, and taking courses. Judith Lasser Litt entered two of her pieces in the New Rochelle (NY) Art As - soci ation’s annual show and took home second and third prize. Judy’s two grand- children are beginning the college search and visiting campuses. Her granddaughter has been offered a scholarship for her swimming prowess. Last spring Barbara Ferguson Keller made a big move to Miles City, MT, where her daughter and family operate a ranch that includes Angus cattle, 12 horses, chickens, pigs, and three dogs. While missing a son and granddaughter left behind in New Jersey, Barbara is grateful for the modern technology that allows them to stay in touch. She makes occa- sional excursions into Billings for concerts and shopping.

From the mountains of Great Cacapon,

WV, Sylvia Sutton says that skiing in winter and kayaking in summer take up a good portion of her time. There are also walks in the surrounding woods to mark the changing seasons, often accompanied by several of her eight cats! Phyllis Manning Ellis Otterman mar- ried Bud Otterman on December 28. Phyl became a widow four years ago; Bud was widowed three years ago. Their wedding was attended by 60 guests, including com bined families and friends, at the site of their first date, the local truck stop! Lydia Pardo McMinn’s year-end mes- sage contained both joy and sadness. Having 29 family members at the table for Thanksgiving and skiing in Vermont, where 5-year-old great-grandson Lucas took up the sport, were joyous occasions. The loss of her beloved brother to cancer was a great sadness. Our class sends con- dolences to Lydia and her family. Betty Evans sent the sad news that Edie Barbour Lauver died January 14 and expressed her admiration for Edie’s “in - credible life in nursing.” Although in declining health, Edie kept in touch with classmates and had recently celebrated her 49th wedding anniversary. We extend

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