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docents at the Smithsonian American Art Museum connect with schools around the country, using the museum’s collection as a resource for curricular development. Carol Samuelsen Gray’s husband, Bob, retired from practicing medicine after 48 years in Elkton, MD. Carol founded the New Castle (DE) Plein Air Paint Out, held each May in conjunction with the oldest house and garden tour in the US. She also participated in a Brandywine Valley plein air event that opened Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, and the King Ranch to artists. The Grays stay busy keeping up with 11 grandchildren. Sue Miller Loebs transferred from Skid- more after “two wonderful years” and completed a BS in phys ed, with minors in music and psychology, at the Univer- sity of Michigan. There she met her future husband, Steve, a Bowdoin alum from Waterville, ME, who was in graduate school. Married for 49 years, the Loebs have two daughters, Sarah (Williams ’88) and Kathryn (Bowdoin ’91), and four grandchildren. Sue, who has a master’s from Ohio State University, spent 40 years in phys ed, early childhood and special ed, and school counseling. Steve retired after 40 years as a faculty member at OSU. The couple hopes to sell their home and move to Maine, where they have a little cottage on the coast in Brunswick. She says, “I really loved Skidmore and miss my dear old friends Gay Clark Stoddard and Jo Morton Clark. I’m proud of Skid- more and all of its accomplishments since we were there.” Sue looks forward to see- ing everyone at Reunion. Sandra Dudan Mahan and husband live in Charlotte, NC, and have four chil- dren. Their second son and family live nearby, their daughter and her family in Massachusetts, the youngest son in Pittsburgh, PA, and the eldest son in Arizona. They have five grandsons and one granddaughter. The Mahans have traveled extensively, including to Western Europe, the Middle East, and Russia. Most recently Sandra took an eye-opening cruise to China, where she toured “huge cities and emerging countryside villages.” Lollie Engel Triebold e-mailed me on Christmas Eve while she and Dave were in the Dallas airport waiting for their flight to Australia and then later to New Zealand. It was their sixth trip to “Aussie land,” where they discovered relatives 30 years ago, and their second trip to New Zealand. (Sally Simmons Stoerr and Joyce Harder Nielsen lived there for awhile but left prior to Lollie’s discovery of Kiwi hospitality.) She encourages all


nursing majors to attend Reunion. In November Twila Fleckten Wolfe and her sister took an Overseas Adventure Travel tour with a small group to Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Just before Christmas, she took her 10- year-old grandson on a whirlwind visit to NYC’s highlights for six amazing and fun- filled days. The Missoula, MT, resident had knee-replacement surgery in Arizona last spring and spent six weeks recovering in the sunshine. In August a bicycling accident (kids stopped short in her path) required three screws in her fractured hip. She is doing well and looking forward to our 50th reunion. Sue Obermaster Reich and husband Ken also used Overseas Adventure Travel, for a monthlong trip to Bhutan, India, and Nepal in November with a group of 16—“an incredible experience.” The cou- ple spent Thanksgiving at home in New Jersey, then left in December for their condo in Naples, FL. Their son, daughter- in-law, and 5-year-old twins, who live in Los Angeles, CA, visited them there over the holidays. It was a treat, as Sue doesn’t get to see them often. She passed along news that Diane Macht Solomon and Linda Abrams Glass are looking forward to attending Reunion. Last year Pat Duckwall Selwood and


Sam enjoyed a February cruise before trav- eling to Colorado in May for their grand- son’s high-school graduation. Since retir- ing in 2011, Pat was elected to the South- ern Tier Library System’s board and is chair of the Friends of the Penn Yan Library. She was very busy volunteering in December, helping to package two tons of potatoes and other food for needy area families. The Selwoods then headed to Castle Rock, CO, for a week with daughter Micki and her family. Pat remarks that her two teenage grandsons create almost as much activity as the younger grandkids, but she loves spending time with all of them. She is looking forward to Reunion. Linda Goldsborough White and hus-


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band James (Williams ’61) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past winter. The couple, who have three chil- dren and six grandchildren, spend seven months a year in Naples, FL, and the other five in Northbrook, IL. Linda helped found the Naples Botanical Garden and chaired its board, which she continues to serve as a member. She also plays golf and takes fitness classes. Jackie Buxbaum Cross says her life pretty much revolves around husband Dick, who had a stroke in 2009. She says, “He’s holding his own, and it’s a good life.” The couple summers in Maine. Their children and grandkids are all doing well. Jackie is hoping to attend Reunion. In Sarasota, FL, Nancy Smith Bushnell and her husband hosted daughter Heather and family from Denver, CO, for Christ- mas. Son Ed is an assistant district attor- ney in Portland, OR; son Bob lives in Fairfax, VT. Last June the Bushnells drove to Maine and Vermont to visit family and friends. On the return trip, they made stops in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, D.C., and North Carolina. They love their new life on Florida’s balmy west coast and invite classmates to visit. Nancy will be at Reunion. When Judy Martin Clements’s hus- band, Bill, retired six years ago, she went back to work in interior design. She has enjoyed the challenge and being among bright, creative people. Although not able to join Bill for every hiking trip (most re- cently in Nepal), she did hike rim to rim in the Grand Canyon. The couple also spends time visiting their son in NYC and their daughter and grandsons in the Bos- ton area. Judith Mechaber Wilson lost her hus- band, Albert, an I-beam sculptor, in 1993 after 19 “truly blessed years together.” She retired last June after 22 years in utiliza- tion management at an HMO in Roches- ter, NY. She says retirement is “worth waiting for.” She continues to tutor kindergarten and fifth- and sixth-grade students in two inner-city schools. She also just resumed playing the flute and has joined a music group with about 60 other golden oldies. Carolyn Crowther Cook’s husband,


Dav, passed away in September. Carolyn feels fortunate they shared more than 35 years together with their combined family of seven wonderful children. She is look- ing forward to our 50th reunion and wonders, like a lot of us, where the time went.


During a trip to Norway, Lynn Garrett Meyer had a great time visiting with “lit-


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