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CL AS S NO TE S I spent longer periods in Pennsylvania


last summer, missing my seasonal bunga- low at Cedar Grove Beach, which the City of Staten Island seized by eminent domain in 2010 (though it has not yet done a thing with any of the beach prop- erties). I appreciate all the sympathy class- mates have shown me regarding this loss. Back at home, I had three bee colonies taken out from beneath the dining room wall and replaced the siding that was removed to access them. My little veg- etable garden supplied me with zucchini, squash, beets, beans, kale, peppers, toma- toes, and Swiss chard. EDITH ARMEND HOLTERMANN 319 CLARKE AVENUE STATEN ISLAND, NY 10306-1127 HOLTERGLAS@AOL.COM


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Class Participation 74% Legacy Society 13 / FOP Donors 7


Ellen Kelsey Dubocq traveled with a Road Scholar tour group to “beautiful” Alaska in July. Ellen, who had season tick- ets to the Arizona Opera, also attended five performances with friends. Margaret Kahles Guyder spent the summer in New York’s southern Adiron - dacks. At her property, Hurricane Irene brought down four 100-foot-tall trees, which knocked down six others. Happily, none hit her house or garage; she consid- ers herself “very fortunate.” In the fall Margaret enjoyed a Skidmore luncheon and lecture on sustainability that includ- ed a tour of the student vegetable garden. Oriol Pi-Sunyer passed along the sad


news that sister Núria Pi-Sunyer Carras - co died in June. He writes, “Núria was a remarkable person, and I’ll miss her a great deal. She often spoke of Skidmore as an enormously valuable personal and intellectual experience, and one that helped launch her teaching career.” We extend condolences to Oriol and the rest of her family, including sister Maria Peyri Pi-Sunyer ’45, who lives in Barcelona, Spain. PEGGY KAHLES GUYDER 300 GOLFVIEW TERRACE, #149 BOYNTON BEACH FL 33426 PKGBX7@NETZERO.NET


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Class Participation 76% Legacy Society 10 / FOP Donors 7


Casey Combes Wogan reports that life in Berkeley, CA, is “full of fun!” She sees four of her seven grandchildren on a weekly basis. Her eldest son teaches an - thropology at Willamette University in Salem, OR, and is writing his third book. Her second son is a school administrator


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and family psychotherapist. Her daughter works for Google in San Francisco. Casey swims outdoors all year at her local pool and emcees a poetry open-mike night at an Indian restaurant. In July Loni Longacre Hyser became a great-grandmother for the second time; she welcomed a boy, who has a 5-year-old sister. Loni keeps in touch with the young ones and their parents, who live in Texas, via Skype. She enjoyed last year’s reunion very much, “especially the boat ride and the great food.” Pat Bryant Koedding manages the in- house store at her retirement community, and “sandwiches in” her drawings when she has a spare moment. Oldest daughter Donna retired from teaching after 37 years. Last spring one granddaughter received an MBA, and another graduated from Penn State University. Grandson Jon finished at the Army’s Ranger School at Fort Benning, GA, and is in the Florida Everglades preparing for overseas deploy- ment. Granddaughter Jocelyn earned a master’s in graphic design in Australia and now works for a newspaper on Long Beach Island; her sister Lauren is a foren- sic pathologist with the NYC Medical Examiner’s Office. Anne Schaaff Wadhams and husband Charlie celebrated 61 years of marriage in September. Their youngest family member is great-granddaughter Sophie, 1, who lives near them in Fresno, CA. Anne enjoys watching daughter Jean being a grandma! Anne’s 5-year-old great-grand- son lives in Los Angeles. The Wadhamses have 14 grandchildren. Anne, who broke her shoulder in a fall down the stairs last winter, is fully recovered and reports everyone in the family is well. Georgene Simon Dreishpoon’s pub - lisher, Author Solutions, promoted her Pursuit of Paradise: Memoir of a Bahama Mama at November’s Miami International Book Fair, an important stop for authors, publishers, and agents. Georgene attrib- utes the book’s success to the “Editor’s Choice” label included by the publisher. Her book is available online at Amazon or Barnes and Noble. She’d love to hear from classmates at georgspoon@aol.com. Gloria Dagilas McMurrough is starting


her 37th year at Roger Williams Univer - sity, where she is associate director of admissions. She did extensive traveling over the years but is now leaving that to younger staff members. This past summer, Glo visited her daughter near Charlottes - ville, VA; she also enjoyed a trip to Cape Cod as well as gardening, reading, and attending the theater.


Apopka, FL, resident Ann Hammel Kahl


can’t believe that “we’re all this old” and so avoids looking in the mirror! She works out daily and frequently competes in foot - races ranging from 5K (3.1 miles) to half- marathons (13.1 miles). A personal trainer, Ann coaches several women in weight training and running, while still operat- ing her calligraphy business. Our class fund chair Isabelle Bohman


has done a lot of traveling, including a trip to Russia in the fall. Barbara Freedman Wolfson attended


the Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown, NY, several times this past summer with Nancy Long ’50, who traveled from Vir - ginia to visit her. Barbara was saddened when former sociology professor Elizabeth Ferguson, whom she had visited in an assisted-living facility each year, died in 2010. “She was a lovely lady with a warm sense of humor.” Barbara enjoyed seeing everyone at Reunion and especially liked being a passenger, “as needed,” on golf carts.


George and I spent a quiet summer in Princeton, NJ, enjoying visits with our grandson, who is a third-year law student at William and Mary, and trips to Tangle - wood and Nantucket Island in Massachu - setts. We are now “home” in Amelia Is - land, FL, for the winter. PATRICIA GRUMMON CLEGG 4670 CARLTON DUNES DRIVE, #14 AMELIA ISLAND, FL 32034 PATRICIACLEGG436@GMAIL.COM


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Class Participation 72% Legacy Society 17 / FOP Donors 9


Jean Adams Shaw sees Barbara Under - hill Collyer at volunteer meetings at Skidmore. Jean and Randy Moore Foster each have grandchildren who graduated from Wesleyan and so have occasion to chat. Jean’s grandson has spent his junior and senior years studying in Japan. Jean reports that former roommate Mary Lyons Harberg plans to travel from Houston, TX, to Sara - toga this spring for our 60th reunion, May 31 to June 3. Jean adds that Nancy Strouce Ferris also plans to attend. Dotsie Bernstein Modlin is joining


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forces with Jean to serve as class Friends of the Presidents co-chair. They are confi- dent they can in crease the number of FOP donors this year in honor of our 60th. Dawn Rylander Spitz and husband Eric spent the summer at their new place on


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