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stitute of Learning in Retirement and exercise classes at the local gym. Most enjoyable, she says, is babysitting for “our delicious grandsons.” She frequently sees Linda Abrams Glass, who will be at Reunion. Felicia Axelrod and husband Robert Porges enjoyed quality family time at their summer home on Lake Candlewood in Connecticut. After a glorious Labor Day weekend, the two physicians were back to their busy schedules. Felicia at - tended a professional conference in Brazil. She is studying a drug for dysautonomia, a genetic metabolic disease that she been dedicated to fighting for 40 years. She and Robert strive to keep “fit and nimble”: she swims, he plays tennis, and they enjoy ballroom dancing together. In December 2010, Nancy Levin Stern’s husband of 51 years, Donald, passed away. He had driven Nancy to Skidmore the first day she arrived on campus. Nancy decided to sell their home of 45 years and put a deposit on a condomini- um, but after a summer trip to Alaska she learned that the landlord for her longtime kitchen and bath business was vacating the property, so she canceled the sale of her old house and moved her showroom there. She plans to be “the oldest living kitchen designer in America.” She has two happily coupled kids and five grandchil- dren. Her second cookbook is due out in July. She hopes to attend Reunion and would be thrilled to hear from classmates at tugi1985@aol.com. Katharine Simonds Chassaing has


lived in Cambridge, MA, Ann Arbor, MI, and, for 31 years, Brussels and Paris. She has four children: Nicholas, 40, Emily, 38, Pierre, 32, and Margaret, 27. Katherine currently lives in Marble, CO, with an old flame she ran into at her 50th high- school reunion. In New Hope, PA, last summer, Sandy Cusato Lyman endured extreme heat, aftershocks from the nearby Virginia earthquake, Hurricane Irene, and Tropical Storm Lee. The storms caused falling trees, power loss, and flooding. Despite all that, she and Frank remain intact and still love their home of four years. They will be at Reunion, if the Delaware River “don’t rise.” Judy Martin Clements has been an inte- rior designer for a home-furnishings com- pany in Stamford, CT, for seven years. She finds it “rewarding, stimulating, and very challenging.” Husband Bill is retired and pursues squash, tennis, hiking, and aca- demics. Last May they joined friends for a “rim-to-rim” hike of the Grand Canyon,


including a 9,000-foot descent to the can - yon floor in a blizzard. The Clements spend time in NYC with their son, direc- tor of a SoHo art gallery, and in Boston with their daughter, son-in-law, and two grandsons, the older of whom is in kinder- garten. Judy cannot attend Reunion because she has a women’s hiking club excursion scheduled in Sedona, AZ. Lynn Garrett Meyer and her husband, George, were in Germany in August, visit- ing friends in Koblenz, heading to Ham - burg to meet members of Friendship Force International, a cultural exchange pro- gram they have participated in for years, and going on to Kiel for a four-day stay with a couple who later stayed with them on an exchange trip in Sacramento, CA. The Meyers went to Norway in the fall, traversing the fjords by foot, bike, and boat, enjoying “amazing and gorgeous” scenery, and visiting Oslo to see Lynn’s “little sister” Sue Gibbs ’65. A nurse in a postoperative pediatric heart-surgery unit, Sue has lived in Oslo since the late 1960s. Lynn is looking forward to Reunion and reconnecting with so many great friends. Geyserville, CA, resident Susie Stevens


Wunderlich enjoyed the summer in wine country, gardening, golfing, and playing pétangue. She traveled to Honolulu, HI, to help her mom celebrate her 102nd birthday at a party held in her home. Susie’s four grandchildren also live on the island. She enjoyed a trip to Burma for a few weeks in October. Sadly, she cannot make it to Reunion. Retiree Lynn Pringle Anastos has spent


the last five summers at a country club, in a fantastic part-time job that includes free golf. She substitute-teaches in local schools during the rest of the year. This leaves plenty of time for her to travel with hus- band Ted, keep up with their six grand- kids, and find other interesting things to do. She is looking forward to Reunion. Last winter Jane Schwager sailed on the Queen Elizabeth on her maiden world voy- age, visiting Hawaii, the Samoas, Fiji, New Zealand, and Australia. She stayed in Syd - ney for a while to visit friends. She spent June and July in NYC, which she misses while wintering in “lovely but quiet” Scottsdale, AZ. She is tentatively sched- uled to be out of the country during Reunion. Sue Miller Bell has learned to “never


say never.” She and her husband thought they would live in New Jersey forever, but after having their fill of its weather and taxes, they moved to the Landings on Skidaway Island in Savannah, GA. They couldn’t be happier. “Everyone here is so


friendly and welcoming,” she says, “and the fact that the property includes six golf courses doesn’t hurt either.” Downtown Savannah is just 15 minutes away. We send our thoughts and prayers to Cappy Pregnall Payne, whose husband, Douglas, died in April of lung cancer. One daughter lives two hours away in Horse - heads, NY, and has been very supportive. Cappy tries to stay busy with family and friends and plays golf and bridge several times a week. In the winter she stays with her other daughter in Texas in December, then heads to Florida for three months. You can view Martha Deming’s fabu- lous artwork online at marthademing.com. In August she became a “signature mem- ber” of the Pastel Society of America. In 2010 she’d earned the same status in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. Attorney Ellen Samek Citron and hus-


band George, an ophthalmologist, are both retired. They split their time be - tween Falmouth, MA, and Tucson, AZ, and do a lot of international traveling. Ellen feels fortunate that they have their health and enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, tennis, and golf. They are also grateful for “many good friends and a wonderful fam- ily.” Their son, daughter-in-law, and three girls live in Snowmass, CO; their daugh- ter, son-in-law, and two girls live on the south shore of Boston. Ellen enjoys hav- ing one family near her at all times. She hopes to reconnect with old friends at our 50th. Pat Graham Stotler and husband John joined friends for a two-week, self-guided canal-boat trip in France and had a mar- velous time. They have toured French canals over the years and always enjoy it. Pat has made good use of her French major. In the fall the Stotlers visited their kids and 4-year-old Ethiopian granddaugh- ter in Ohio and attended a family wed- ding in Boston before heading to Naples, FL, for the winter. They visited Pat’s 93- year-old mother in Georgia along the way. Class president Mollie Klee Heron is


serving as our 50th reunion chair. I hope you have penciled off May 31 to


June 3 on your calendar. A group of us convened at Skidmore in July and came up with a great schedule of Reunion activ- ities. Visit our class Web page at skidmore- connect.org (click on “class pages” and then 1962) for up-to-the-minute news about this exciting weekend—and please be sure your e-mail, address, and other information is current. (For help with SkidmoreConnect, contact Mary Moni - gan: mmonigan@skidmore.edu or 800- 584-0115.)


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