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urst Elgar midway between Tampa and Longboat Key, FL. Honey reports there was “much laughter and lots to talk about.” Sue Strauss Kraus is on the mend after surgery to repair a torn bicep tendon she suffered while weight-lifting. She went to NYC to visit daughter-in-law Jill, a jewelry designer and art collector who was being honored by MoMA for her work on its board; a photograph of Jill and the other honorees was published in the New York Times. Sue’s grandson had a sculpture and photography show in Berlin, Germany, in July.


Joan Theobald Mitchell spent Mother’s Day weekend in Boulder, CO, for a grand- son’s celebration; she later attended an - other grandson’s graduation from Buck - nell. In between, she attended festivities for the recipient of the MBA scholarship that she and Bill set up at Wake Forest University in memory of their daughter Andrea.


Cincinnati, OH, resident Mary Bullick Pferdmenges reports that after 15 years, she’s finally decided to quit running the Hamilton County Fair’s flower show. She says, “It’s much too much work!” Patricia Roach Maley and Dick limited


their traveling this year to trips between their homes in Plattsburgh, NY, and Orange City, FL. Dick developed more atrial fibrillation and a leaky heart valve that is not being treated surgically. Doc - tors ordered a summer of “restful activ - ity.” Pat welcomed two new great-grand- sons: she visited one from Ohio at her daughter’s home in Rochester, NY, and saw the other in Washington, DC. Leila Goldstein Garlock called to tell


me the sad news that college roommate Louise Samuels Schindler died in Febru - ary from a stomach disorder she devel- oped after a hospital operation. And Victoria Flood McDonnell, daughter of Muriel Keema Flood, reported that her mother passed away in May. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to both families. GRETCHEN EISNER RACHLIN 115 RAYMOND AVENUE SOUTH ORANGE, NJ 07079-2339 973-763-6167 FAX: 973-762-3468 GRETCHEN@GOODPILOT.COM


Stanford, CT, where 14 of her friends from Green wich also reside. She says the activities are endless. Mary is active in her church. Martha Dunkel Chilcott’s twin grand-


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Mary Mitchell Durland moved to Edgehill, a retirement home in


daughters graduated from college in Texas and Montana. Her grandson is a freshman at the University of San Diego. Dunk still lives on a large property with dogs and cats—which, she says, keeps her poor. She is thankful to wake up in the morning. Now cancer-free, Doris Higgons Pope -


noe has gained back the weight she lost over three years of treatment. She and Pete have been married 62 years. All three of her children are in their 50s and are also cancer survivors. Doris has no grand- children.


All nine of Ann Lilley Smith’s grand- children are postcollege-age. Ann joined Mary Lou Woodruff Street and Helen Davis Smith for their annual dinner on Cape Cod last year and later met again at a Wellesley reunion. Ann enjoyed two Caribbean cruises with the help of her trusty cane. Dottie Schaap Adler and Herb live in Florida. Aside from aches and pains, they are doing well. Mary Lou Woodruff Street and Bud spent two months in Amelia Island, FL, playing golf and walking the 12-mile beach. They visited Mary Lou’s sister Nancy in Marco Island and had a delight- ful lunch with Betsy Bell Condron. Joan Fredericks Whetstone and Stan


are traveling to Colorado and Utah; two of her grandchildren (from the same fam - ily) are getting married. Charlie and Claire Schreiber Pittman


are enjoying the good life in Regency Park, an independent-living complex for seniors in Vero Beach, FL. In July they flew to Austin, TX, to watch the United States compete against Spain in the Davis Cup World Group tennis semifinals. Jane Robertson Kalisch and her hus- band attended the US Naval Academy reunion in Annapolis in April. In June they celebrated their 60th anniversary in Hawaii, along with Jane’s son and his wife, who have been married 14 years. Jane and Robert live in Falcon’s Landing, an independent-living community in Londoun County, VA. Claire Zimmerman MacFarlane has 11 grandchildren, who range in age from 12 to 25. Claire lives in Lexington, KY, and Hopkinton, NH (near her two daughters). She also spends a month each spring in Hilton Head, SC. She was traveling a lot for high school and college graduations. Katherine Morse Pincus wintered in


Fort Pierce, FL, and then enjoyed the summer in Minneapolis, where her kids and grandkids live (Alison, 21, a senior at Williams College, spent her junior year in Paris). Tinka and Mickey travel frequently;


Paris is one of their favorite destinations. She hopes to make it to our 65th in 2014. Jane Hughes has recovered well from a


back operation last December. Daughter Lynn came from California to care for her for three weeks. Ruth Gold West is getting pain-manage- ment treatment for nerve damage in her back that affects her ability to sit comfort- ably. Despite that, she has finished paint- ing and remodeling her home in Paoli, PA.


Constance Turner Nold is still recover-


ing from a 17-hour operation to remove a malignancy in her jaw. Marjorie Fee Neff and Charlie moved to


Lake Pointe Landing retirement commu- nity, 20 miles north of their former home in North Carolina. They like their new patio home with its screened porch and garage, and they enjoy the company of wonderful neighbors and staff. A year after spending 40 days in the hospital, Charlie is doing well, but he’s on oxygen continually. Marge reports that her macu- lar degeneration is not troublesome these days.


Joyce Watkins Bates had a difficult


year, with husband Herman dying in May 2010. Joyce feels fortunate that she is sur- rounded by friends at the Hillbids retire- ment community in McMinnville, OR. Her children live far away but call and visit often to care for her. She writes, “Life is good but at times sad and lonely.” Jane Phillips Bay lost her husband of


60 years in March. He was an engineer at General Electric for 36 years and a dedi- cated sailor and ham-radio operator. The class extends condolences to both Jane and Joyce. Ann Lilley Smith received a call from Sally Armstrong Gieseler’s niece, who reported that Sally passed away last June from complications of COPD. Sally, Ann, Martha Dunkel Chilcott, and Claire Schreiber Pittman had stayed in close touch over the years—more than 65 years of memories. I no longer own my cottage at the Cedar Grove Beach Club, where I summered for the last 60 years. This year I stayed at home with no air conditioning, no veg- etable garden to speak of, and lots of lawn to mow. I am still busy with church and bridge, and I volunteer for the Great Kills Women’s Club, the Staten Island Histori - cal Society, and the New Dorp High School Alumni Foundation. EDITH ARMEND HOLTERMANN 319 CLARKE AVENUE STATEN ISLAND, NY 10306-1127 HOLTERGLAS@AOL.COM


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