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Irene Marcus Senter spends the winters in Atlanta, GA, but main- tains a residence in Connecticut. She is anticipating a visit from Bobbie Fast Lazarus, who still paints. Impie would like to connect with other ’50ers in the Atlanta area. I suggest that anyone looking for class- mates or Skidmore friends check out Skid - more Connect, the college’s online alum- ni social network, and search its directory. To get started, go to skidmoreconnect.org and click on the First Time Login link. If you need assistance, contact the alumni affairs staff at 800-584-0115. Carol Beals Holmberg enjoyed a snowy Christmas last year at home in Kenne bunk, ME, with her two sons, one of whom traveled from Jacksonville, FL, and her daughter. Snow completed the Maine scene appropriately. Nancy Lang is leaving her home of 30


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years for an apartment in McLean, VA. I enjoyed a lovely trip to Panama in


March. The country’s economy is boom- ing, and the climate is ideal. The history of the Panama Canal—including its use, operational challenges, and limitations— makes an interesting study. (For a brief period last spring, my computer was down. If you e-mailed me with news, and it is not mentioned here, please send the message again.) PEGGY KAHLES GUYDER 300 GOLFVIEW TERRACE, #149 BOYNTON BEACH, FL 33426 PKGBX7@NETZERO.NET


class president, after a 10-year “vacation” as class secretary. Pat reports that our 60th reunion was a great success. Classmates cruised Lake George on the steamer Lac du Saint Sacrement and enjoyed wonderful dinners prepared by a Culinary Institute of America graduate. The reunion cere- monies were held in the beautiful new Arthur Zankel Music Center. Class historian Carl DeSantis helped arrange the boat ride and other activities as a member of the reunion planning committee, which was co-chaired by Pat Koedding and Dorothy Danninger Eric - sson. Dot’s husband, Ebbie, and Carl’s wife, Barbara Ettinger DeSantis, were also on hand to help celebrate. Singing was led by Betty Rae Smith Eckberg, with Barbara Tyson Hartman at the piano. Betty Rae’s son Bruce was there to share the experience with her. Peg Sharpe Whitehead came with son Robert, who photographed and video-


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Congratulations to Pat Bryant Koed ding, who reprises her role of


taped our sing-along and other class fes- tivities for a DVD he is creating for us. He had a wonderful time as an adopted member of the class. Inge Jensen Brown was accompanied


by Eddie Leete Rabin’s daughter Julia. Georgene Simon Dreishpoon, who came with husband Irving, “loved being with our loyal classmates again” and looks forward to us all being together for the next reunion. She was also pleased that her book Pursuit of Paradise: Memoir of a Bahama Mama was reviewed in the previous issue of Scope, but would like to correct her Web-site name, which is bahamamamabook.com. Georgene finds that writing and gardening keep her young in heart and body. Nancy Howie was unable to attend Reunion because of health problems, and was sorely missed. It’s probably the first one she hasn’t enhanced with her won- derful spirit. Glo Dagilas McMurrough also missed Reunion. She celebrated her 82nd birth- day with daughter Amy in Charlottesville, VA. She has no grandchildren but enjoys Amy’s Gypsy Vanner horse Casper and his companion, a miniature donkey named Einstein (“because he is so smart”). Glo is still associate director of admissions at Roger Williams University and walks two or three miles every afternoon with her cairn terrier Duncan.


Since Reunion 2006, Massachusetts resi-


dent Sally Harrison Dickinson closed her business and chaired a five-year, $3+ mil- lion capital campaign to enable the Fitch - burg Historical Society to move into a larger, historic building on the town’s main street. She was gratified that the campaign succeeded despite the difficult economy. Last year, after terrible ice storms and cellar flooding, Sally and her husband decided to leave their home of 50 years to move into a condo within a retire- ment community in the neighboring town of Lunen burg. Sally says, “It was a good decision, and we are extremely happy.” Dorothy McKevitt Leason, who lives in England, was in Orlando, FL, last year before embarking on a Caribbean cruise. Polly Herrick Pujol, still in Barcelona, Spain, has recently moved to a smaller apartment. She was in Connecticut visit- ing son Juan (and some of her furniture). In May I had the pleasure of seeing Janet White MacLure at a concert on Amelia Island, the paradise we share in Florida. PATRICIA GRUMMON CLEGG 4670 CARLTON DUNES DRIVE, #14 AMELIA ISLAND, FL 32034 PATRICIACLEGG436@GMAIL.COM


Utah, and her daugh- ter, in Denver, are active in PEO, an organization across the United States and Canada that pro- motes educational


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opportunities for women. Flo looks for- ward to attending our 60th reunion. Nancy Kress Douglass and husband


Jim, married for 58 years, live in a won- derful retirement community in Pitts - burgh, PA; Jim refers to it as the “old folks’ home.” It keeps them busy with multiple activities, volunteer jobs, and a great art studio. The couple has four chil- dren, 13 grandchildren, and two great- grandchildren. Three children and their families live in Pittsburgh, so Nancy and Jim get to see them often. They also enjoy traveling to Wyoming to visit their west- ern family. Delores Cetrule Kenyon’s husband writes that Kit entered a nursing home attached to Fox Hill Village, the retire- ment community in Westwood, MA, where they have lived for the past four years. Sadly, she has had Alzheimer’s for eight years and now has no visible mem - ory of anyone, including him. We send our love to him. The Kenyons were both at our last reunion and enjoyed every minute of it. Dawn Rylander Spitz and husband Eric returned to Cape Cod after spending the winter in California. Eric plays softball; Dawn takes exercise classes, volunteers for the local Unitarian Universalist church, belongs to knitting and writing groups, and enjoys singing. As class president, Dawn is very much looking forward to our 60th reunion next year. Mary Frances Hatfield, who lives in Burnt Hills, NY, just a short drive from Skidmore, has offered to help plan our reunion. She will be in touch with nurs- ing majors, who had such a great time at our 55th! Bobbie Neustaedter Scheer and hus-


band Hum spent the winter on Longboat Key, FL, where they have been escaping the cold for 16 years. They got together with Dotsie Bernstein Modlin, who was visiting her sister there. Back in NYC the Scheers, Dotsie, and Joyce Levine Eppler all have season subscriptions to the New York Philharmonic and, coincidentally, their seats are quite close to one another. Bobbie still lives in Poughkeepsie but also has an apartment in NYC. She enjoys her trips to Europe, especially Paris. For a for-


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