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CL AS S NO TE S Carol Lehwald Dull sent sad news that


her husband, Mark, died last March in Rio Verde, AZ, where the couple wintered every year. We send her our condolences. PRISCILLA KNOWLTON TAVENNER 74 TAVENNER ROAD SAWYER’S ISLAND BOOTHBAY, ME 04537 207-633-4879 TTAVENNER@ROADRUNNER.COM


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Mary Heep van Riper and her husband made their 11th trip to New Zealand to visit children and grandchildren who live near Christ Church. The area experienced two large earthquakes and thousands of aftershocks last year. Mary predicts, “It will take 20 years to rebuild Christ Church.” Nevertheless, her family is thriving. CAROLYN BROWN STRAKER 500 E. 83RD STREET NEW YORK, NY 10028-7208 MOMSTRAKER@AOL.COM


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Susan Grove Hyson and husband Chuck welcomed two more grandchildren last year. Son Matthew Hyson ’92 and his wife are the parents of a 9-month-old girl; another son, Charles, has a 3-month-old son. Susan and Chuck now have six grandchildren and three step-grands. The couple is very active in the New England Top of the Hill Gang, a group that spends time together skiing and biking. Susan couldn’t attend Reunion due to a conflict with a trip but enjoyed hearing about it from classmates who went. Joyce Jacobs Grand met with Ruby


Puryear Hearn and Debbie Miller Wager for lunch at a French bistro owned by re - nowned chef Yannick Cam. Joyce enjoyed the “fun company and good food.” Joyce and Bernie spent three weeks touring Scandinavia; she says the fjords and sur- rounding villages were beautiful. Connie Daloz Gray, Wynne Edwards,


and Karuna Wyatt Kress visited studios during Vermont’s annual Putney Craft Tour in 2010. Connie says they had such fun that they plan to make it a yearly event; they invite interested classmates to contact her at graysclays@myfairpoint.net. Connie enjoyed reconnecting with class- mates at our 50th. Nelle Nugent and family enjoyed some


fun times on the water last summer. Nelle’s new production, Stick Fly by play- wright Lydia R. Diamond, opened on Broadway in the fall. Ghetto Clown, star-


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ring John Leguizmo, is on tour in Los Angeles. Time Stands Still (a 2010 Tony nominee) is scheduled to open in London this spring. Elaine Perlman Cohen and Aaron cele- brated their 50th wedding anniversary in July. Elaine recalls that an instructor in - troduced them at the end of junior year, and that summer they met again when he visited relatives across the street from her. They dated during Elaine’s senior year, “which made that year one terrific experi- ence,” and then married. Mary Winters Cooper’s recollection of freezing hair and Freihofer’s cookies cer- tainly rang bells for me. For four years I did water ballet to fulfill my gym require- ment. The walk back to the dorm in mid- winter was truly challenging: my hair would invariably turn into icicles within minutes of leaving the pool. Friends who didn’t experience a Saratoga winter might not relate, but Mary can! I only wish those incredible Freihofer’s cookies were as easily accessible today.


Alan and I spent two incredible weeks in Utah hiking and taking photographs in Zion, Bryce, and Canyonlands. For any of you considering a trip out west, give some thought to this exquisite and unusual part of our country. By the way, Tucson is not too far away, and we welcome visitors! GAIL BENDIX JAFFE 5431 N. PASEO ESPEJO TUCSON, AZ 85718 520-575-0165 GAILBJAFFE@MAC.COM


In September Mary Pierce Riney, Kirsten Holst Whitsett, and Anna Jalar Jean - neau visited Brenda Giombetti Darcey at her home in Maine. The group had a wonderful time shopping, going to the Maine Botanical Garden, eating lobster, and visiting the Bowdoin campus for an exhibit of Edward Hopper’s work. Brenda’s picture of the classmates is on our class Web page (at skidmoreconnect.org, click “class pages” and then 1961)—she admits, “We all look great,” and adds, “Old friends are the best!” Zelda Jacobson Schwartz and Cookie Rapoport Thier enjoyed a “post-reunion mini-reunion.” Cookie and partner Ken van der Laan took a trip to Monhegan Island, ME, where Cookie spent many summers when her kids were young, and where her son and family just bought a house. Cookie and Ken also had a won- derful time in Ogunquit with Zelda and Paul. Cookie says she and Zelda know one


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another better now than they did in col- lege—“a gift of Reunion and longtime regard.” Suellen Jacobs Schaffzin and Ed were


sorry to miss our 50th. Sue became ill Memorial Day weekend en route to Ed’s reunion at Brown, and they returned home the same night. Sue had a virus with a very serious rash but is doing fine. Margaret Howe-Soper says retirement is “great.” Since April she has vacationed in Alaska and welcomed a new grandchild. I had my annual visit with Mary Camp -


bell Paddon in Leelanau County, MI, where we both keep cool in the summer. Mary joined me at a fun Dixieland-jazz piano concert given by Robert Milne. I hope to see you all at our 55th reunion. I often wear the Skidmore jacket that I purchased during our 50th while perusing the Skidmore Shop with Joan Beckwith Braffet, who bought the same item. CHARLOTTE SMILEY READ 6330 GOLF COURSE SQUARE ALEXANDRIA, VA 22307-1225 GIG4SMILE@AOL.COM


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My apologies to Susan Vanek Heidt - mann for my poor typing: in the last issue, I wrote that her stunt airplane was a P15, when in fact it was a P51. Susan travels to North Conway, NH, every few years to see a sister in Atkinson and a niece in Goffstown. Carolyn Heft moved from NYC to


Waits field, VT. Although she was not directly affected by Hurri - cane Irene flooding, surrounding areas were, and she volun- teered to help local recovery efforts. Caro - lyn maintains her NYC law practice and also represents clients from Vermont. She would be glad to hear from anyone nearby or planning to ski Sugarbush or Mad River. Anne Fiur Fleisher and Jerrold cele - brated their 50th wedding anniversary last May in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsyl vania with their three children, their spouses, and six grandsons aged 3 to 13. The resort was spectacular and offered every activity, including go-carts and bumper boats. Anne’s family is doing it again this spring—unfortunately, during Reunion. Anne volunteers with Family Promise, which houses homeless families in churches and temples. She also takes music and art classes through the In -


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