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senthal in January for an Arts Discovery Tour to London. Joey has been the US organizer of the trip for 26 years. They saw eight plays, concerts, and musicals while enjoying good food and camarad e - rie. They also made a trip to Stratford. Ginger says, “We enjoyed every minute!” In March they took a trip to Patagonia, where “the sights were truly stunning.” Later “an enormous chunk of the Perito Moreno Glacier fell off into the water in the same spot we visited a few weeks be - fore. It was an eye-popping treat for the tourists watching.” Roe Schainman Halper is proud that granddaughter Elana ’15 is a scholarship student at Skidmore. Mary-Ellen Crowe has been living in Portsmouth, VA, since 2009. She says, “I married the love of my life in 2010 in Kauai, HI. My plan is to move back to the Kennebunkport, ME, area to be near my twin sister.” In Georgia, Martie Hubbard Harrigan started her part-time/on-call job as a certi- fied medical assistant at Alpharetta Pedi - atrics in 2011. She says, “It’s been a hard ‘learning curve,’ since medical school concentrates on adults, and I had in - terned in internal medicine.” But she loves it, and “it keeps me out of trouble.” She stays in touch with Ginny Diefen - dorf Preston and was glad to receive a call from Joey Haufler Rosenthal. Maryann Bruno McCrea notes that Skidmore gave $34 million in financial aid to more than 1,000 students this past year. This was celebrated in April at the annual scholarship dinner, where the class was represented by Sue Clark Jor - gen sen and Roe Schainman Halper. The class supports four students: Elana Scag - lia ’15 (Roe’s granddaughter), Pat Babbit ’14, Troy Scott ’13, and Molly O’Brien ’12. In April, Maryann visited her son and his family in Los Altos, CA. “We spent a lovely afternoon with Katie Robinson,” a former leadership-gift officer at Skidmore who is now at Santa Clara University. In Seattle Jane Haddad Evans and Joan Cangelosi Kicska spent a wonderful day together catching up. Joan was out from Easton, PA, visiting her son, daughter-in- law, and two young grandchildren. She was joined by her daughter and her sister as they celebrated the birthday of her grandson, age 2. Jane also visited Gail Lichtenstein Edelman in Florida. For Passover, Evie Schawbel Rosen - krantz came from Massachusetts to cele- brate with family at her daughter’s home


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Ginger Clark Keare and Doug joined Erik and Joey Haufler Ro -


in NYC. Evie and I had a great lunch to - gether and then went to visit Edy Ober - feld Levitt at her apartment. I saw Sandy Bendfeldt downtown in a play. She is not only singing but also studying acting and performing. She was great! I had a lovely talk with Roz Sutton Oes -


terle, who is preparing for an art show in the fall. She and her family are all well. Norm and I were scheduled for a Tauck


Tour to Australia last year but had to can- cel due to Norm’s torn achilles tendon— too much tennis! Thanks to Sue Clark Jorgensen, he had lots of support and sympathy on the phone, as Sue had had the same injury. They agreed to play ten- nis together again after healing. They played a tournament at our 50th reunion, and Norm still wears the Skidmore sweat- shirt he won! We recently spent a week- end in Philadelphia with our son, daugh- ter-in-law, and Alexa, 3 (who requested a “real lipstick, not a pretend one” for her birthday, and of course grandma honored her request). On the day our son turned 40, he became a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. We also look for- ward to spending time in Los Angeles with our daughter, a TV script writer, and grandson Zach, 4. CAROLYN BROWN STRAKER 500 E. 83RD STREET, APT. 11K NEW YORK, NY 10028-7208 MOMSTRAKER@AOL.COM


Jane Christie MacVicar reports a mini-reunion last winter on Anna Maria Island, FL. Her roommate Ruth Crist Cawein lives there and Jane winters there. Barbara Sutcliffe Dusseault, their other North Hall roommate, stopped for an overnight on her way north from Naples. Ruth hosted the group for “a deli- cious dinner and breakfast while the six of us caught up on what’s new since Reunion.”


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Connie Archbald spent 34 “awesome” and “remarkable” days in Kenya this spring, including two weeks with her Kenyan “daughter” and family. She then spent two weeks at the sixth World Gath - ering of Friends—850 Quakers from 58 countries. She made a preconference peace tour of western Kenya, witnessing Alterna - tive to Violence Project work. Her postcon- ference included a Masai Mara safari. Con - nie found the gathering “welcoming, inspi- rational, and challenging.” She notes that Kenya has “the largest number of Quakers (Evangelical) in the world.” Leilani Holloway Eells’s list of grand- children includes the recent addition


of twins Carly and Cooper, thanks to youngest son Brad and wife Amy. Leilani says they are “adorable.” Her husband is in memory care, so she lives alone in Brentwood, CA, in “the cutest little doll- house with a gorgeous, gigantic garden.” She invites friends to come and visit as she hasn’t been able to get away much. Pat Timothy won a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council for the Art to paint watercolor portraits of four professional singers. They will perform a concert on October 21, at which time there will be an opening of a monthlong exhibit of the portraits. For concert tickets ($20 each), call Pat at 617-566-5216. Broadway producer Nelle Nugent writes


that the play Stick Fly is being developed by HBO for a TV series and there are plans for a tour of the show in 2013. She says Time Stands Still is still slated for London’s West End for the 2012–13 sea- son. And she’s been finding a star for Who You See Here: “Debra Messing wanted to play the lead, and we sure wanted her,” Nelle says, but Smash was renewed and Debra wasn’t available. Nelle is recently back from a “fun, if rainy,” two weeks in Portugal. “Lovely country with great food, wine, cheese, and visuals.” Becky Martin Watson helped update


the Williamstown, VT, history book and is editing the chapter on family history. She says it’s “a great learning experience, and challenging to contact lots of families to write their history. This is a small Ver - mont town (population 3,200) with rich and deep roots.” She herself is a ninth- generation Vermonter. In Tucson, AZ, my husband, Alan, had


an art exhibit of his graphite and pencil drawings in July. It was enormously excit- ing as he only began drawing about six years ago and is self-taught. Keeping it “in the Skidmore family,” his coexhibitor is Tom Bulow, husband of Linda Braf - man Berke ’61. Martha Dunkel Chil cott ’49 saw Alan’s work during a Skid more cocktail party that Alan and I hosted last spring; she directed Alan and Tom to the head of the gallery at St. Phillip’s in the Hills Church, and the idea for the ex hibit was born. Linda and I were thrilled for our husbands. GAIL BENDIX JAFFE 5431 N. PASEO ESPEJO TUCSON, AZ 85718-5229 520-575-0165 GAILBJAFFE@MAC.COM


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Jan Curren Moffitt spent a few days visiting Joan Beckwith Braf -


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