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Catharine Smith Reid Murphy sends greetings to the class. She is enjoying life in Fort Wayne, IN, with James, her hus- band of nine years. She is “proud of what a great college Skidmore has become.” MARY LOU SINON SAYER 1313 ALTON WOODS ROAD CONCORD, NH 03301 603-228-4635 MSAYER@COMCAST.NET


Libby Cone Gardner and husband Clint attended a mini-reunion at Dartmouth in October. Libby reports that she frequently sees good friend Mary Mecklin Jenkins, who lives in the same senior facility in Norwich, VT. Ginny Gooch Puzak is doing “OK.” She keeps fit with the help of an acupunctur- ist and lots of swimming. She misses dear friend Jean Poskanzer Rudnick, but keeps in touch with Pos’s two children. Ginny informed me that President Emeri - tus David Porter has been teaching at Skidmore, and that anyone who doesn’t take his course is “missing a wonderful opportunity.” Tucson, AZ, resident Betty Mann Margi -


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son is happy that she often gets to visit with her two great-grandchildren, who live in Phoenix. She plays a lot of bridge and attends three exercise classes every week. Betty enjoys living in a great senior facility that features interesting lectures, trips, and other activities. Marion Whiting Brandon chatted with Peggy Bugbee Fisher, who has moved closer to her daughter. Marjorie Wendel Keenoy loves living in Naples, FL. She looks forward to the Skid - more regional club luncheon held there every year. DOROTHY ROMAN GUENTHER 248 PAINES LAKE DRIVE WAYNE, NJ 07470 973-835-1869 SYNCHRODOTTIE@AOL.COM


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Class Participation 67% Legacy Society 13 / FOP Donors 3


CAROL FLEISCHER BOSWELL 106 OLD BILLERICA ROAD, ROOM 231 BEDFORD, MA 01730 781-860-0482


Class Participation 75% Legacy Society 9 / FOP Donors 3


Betty Beaton Given’s daughter Wendy had an addition built onto her house in Montclair, NJ, for Betty. The stairs in Betty’s Moorestown home of 60 years


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Class Participation 56% Legacy Society 14 / FOP Donors 4


had become too difficult to navigate, es - pecially after her back surgery. Betty is de lighted to have grandchildren close by. A baseball fan, she now feels she must give up cheering for the Phillies and switch to the Yankees. Joanne Smith Filer is happy that grand- daughter Emma Filer ’15 is a Skidmore freshman. It takes her back to the days of living in Wilmarth House on Union Avenue.


Elizabeth Ewald Opie is thrilled to


have two great-grandchildren. She is still in touch with Audrey VanDahl Cortel - you and sends her best to classmates. David and Faith Hope Barnard spend summers in Illinois to keep up with their children and 11 grandchildren. In Octo - ber they returned to their winter home in Dunedin, FL. Joyce Furrey Ewers enjoys life in a busy retirement home, the Village at Waterman Lake in Greenville, RI. Several family mem bers live nearby. Joyce’s husband of eight years is now 101! Marjorie Garton Monski’s life revolves around her 27 grandchildren and 12 great-grands. She doesn’t know where to hang all their pictures in her retirement home. Still driving, Midge zips around Winter Haven, FL, in a lavender PT Cruiser that matches her walker. She is in good health but relies on the walker. Her sec- ond husband, Bill, passed away three years ago. Nancy Bailey Allchin and husband


Dick are doing well at Broadmead retire- ment community in Cockeysville Hunt Valley, MD. They survived a summer of blistering heat, an earthquake, and a hur- ricane with no damage. Nancy can be reached via e-mail at nballch@comcast.net. Fran Schermerhorn Sherley is glad to know there are still so many of us around. She misses Mimi Blechman Grimes, who passed away in 2010, and all her friendly letters and phone calls over the years. After living in Hanover, NH, for 13 years, Fran says she almost feels like a native. The Hanover Garden Club and the Inter - na tional Women’s Club keep her busy, while tennis is “on hold.” I must relay the sad news that Anne Robinson Wickenhaver died in June, shortly after breaking her hip. She had moved from Pennsylvania to Columbus, OH, three years ago to be closer to daugh- ter Barbara. We send condolences to the entire family. For more than nine years, I have made


my home at Elim Park, a retirement com- munity with many amenities and activi- ties. I drive around in a battery-powered


chair and lead a busy life. I still hear from Marjorie Magee Jakovic in Albany, NY, Virginia Dutemple Dennett in North Andover, MA, and Peg Colby Doig in Norwich, NY. After years of sitting in front of a computer as a librarian and a bookkeeper, I tossed my own PC out. I apologize for not using e-mail, but honestly, I don’t miss it at all! BETTY BRYAN ROSENBAUM 150 COOK HILL ROAD, APT. 1105 CHESHIRE, CT 06410 203-271-8805


I spoke to several classmates on the East Coast while Hurricane Irene was pound- ing that area; happily, all of them sur- vived without too much trouble. The Cape Cod girls, Priscilla Wheeler Vickery and Ruth Schleicher Kroon, were tying down the hatches. Bobbie Sidd Behan was hoping the power would stay on. Jean Ann Sterling, who lives on the New Jersey Shore, went inland to her place in Bernardsville. Polly Deppen Whedon was fine in Hartford, CT, but later traveled to the shore to check on her rental property. In Arizona, Virginia Miller Lyon misses chatting with Skidmore leadership gifts officer Joe Porter, who is now working with other classes. Jane Geibel Morton is back from a trip to France, which included three days in Paris. When she got home, she went to Vermont with her boyfriend. She caught a bad cold and says she is “running out of pep.” She loves the opera and is taking a class about the brain. Marion Hubbell Walch is “so pleased”


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that Skidmore has a nursing program again, through NYU. She would love to hear from former nursing majors. Our 65th reunion is not far off, so start making your plans to come to Saratoga May 31 to June 3! DO DUNKEL JERMAN 1983 SANDSTONE VISTA LANE ENCINITAS, CA 92024-4247 760-634-7640


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Class Participation 65% Legacy Society 23 / FOP Donors 3


Mary Jane Baker Macartney sent photos of the 23rd meeting of the Libbey House ladies, who gathered at her 17th-century home in Northport, NY, on Mother’s Day They shared four days of fun that included


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