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and hiked through Bigfoot country in the Redwood National Park. Physician Elaine Choy Lee took some time off from her pediatric practice and competing in marathons this past sum- mer. She got together with Toni Maples ’72, who lives happily in Virginia, where she teaches high school biology. Toni’s son is a musician. Elaine and her husband live in NYC. They have two sons; one is a physical therapist and the other is lawyer. Who knew that 50 percent of knitters want e-books and e-patterns instead of hard copy instructions? Knitwear designer Jil Eaton understands and recently redesigned her Web site www.minowknits.com, to accommodate this trend. Barbara Zerwitz Corcoran’s daughter


was married this past fall. Barbara’s twin grandchildren were “awesome” as flower girl and ring bearer. She winters in Palm Beach, Fla. After retiring from the American Red Cross in Baton Rouge, La., Barbara Bull Riester moved to a retirement communi- ty near Baltimore, Md. Barbara continues to volunteer with the organization, and spent two and a half weeks assisting vic- tims of the Colorado wildfires last year. Meeting her new neighbors and enjoying a water aerobics class keep Barbara busy. In 2012, Martha Seem Banghart wel- comed her first grandchild and celebrated the marriage of her son. Dean and I are hale and hearty, al - though on some mornings we’re creaking and complaining. JULIA GROSSE BRODHAG 1025 REGENCY DRIVE CHARLOTTE, NC 28211-4778 SKIDDIE71@GMAIL.COM AND NURSING CORRESPONDENT: SERENA ROTH BATEMAN SERENAROTH@AOL.COM


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Arcadia, Calif., residents Keppie Miller Sullivan and husband


David spent the summer traveling along the Danube River, stopping in Munich, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest. The couple then headed for their cottage in eastern Canada. Keppie is the president of the Arcadia Chapter of the Assistance League, volunteers who assist underprivileged children by providing clothing and com- munity services. Joanne Ewig McCallum ’54 volunteers for the same chapter, afford ing the women plenty of oppor - tunities to reminisce about Skidmore days. Keppie and David travel frequently to northern California to visit their first grandchild, Silas, who was born in 2012.


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Lesley Graham visited Keppie in south-


ern California this summer. Recently retired from her position with Manage- ment Recruiters International in Joplin, Mo., Leslie is looking forward to the next chapter in her life. Betsy Stern Guttag and husband Bart live in Fort Meyers, Fla., and welcome any classmates who want to come and get warm. This past summer the couple trav- eled to Japan with their two daughters and a son-in-law; later Betsy and Bart cruised the Baltic and visited Portland, Ore., and Seattle, Wash., to see their daughters. Debbie Richardson Thomas and hus- band Peter live in Melbourne, Australia, although all three of their children reside in the U.S. Debbie gets to see them while staying on Nantucket in Massachusetts from May until late September every year. She enjoyed a visit from Rita Lynch Gow this past summer, during which both women “felt like 41 years had never hap- pened.” Sue Reinhardt Groesbeck left her posi-


tion as head of school at Havergal College in Toronto, Ontario, to serve in a similar capacity at Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga, Tenn. Located off Route 75, the school has a beautiful view of the Tennessee River. Sue invites classmates traveling in the area to stop by. Sue has three beautiful grandsons, Mason, Tyler, and Riley. Emelie Kenney is a professor of mathe- matics at Siena College in Albany, N.Y. For the past four summers she has taught calculus at Skidmore. Early last year, she fractured her foot in a bad fall after trip- ping over her dog. She continues to heal. Husband Steve spent the year writing his “magnum opus,” growing vegetables, and raising chickens. Their son, Rafferty, 27, is a Hampshire College graduate; daughter Meredith, 24, is a St. Lawrence alumna; and daughter Cordelia, 21, is a student at Occidental College. BARBARA DEVINE BODE 235 KANE ST. BROOKLYN, NY 11231 BARBARA.BODE1@GMAIL.COM


our 40th reunion in May and ending with a week in Istanbul in August. In between she went tubing on the Shenandoah River and spent a weekend with Lynn English Ainsworth and husband George at a mutual friend’s beautiful bed and break- fast in Charlottesville, Va. After graduation, Louise Linden moved


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Lynn Faught had an especially enjoyable summer, starting with


to NYC and started a design business and eventually invested in property develop- ment in the Hamptons on Long Island. She currently resides in both locations, invests in real estate, and enjoys the mix of these two different environments. Louise’s daughters were both born and raised in NYC. Younger daughter Stephany Gladstone ’10 absolutely thrived at Skidmore and loved her time there. Louise is thrilled by the tremen- dous growth the College has undergone over the years. She welcomes hearing from classmates.


Great news came from Betsy Blades Skinner’s older son, Army Reserve Capt. Matt Zeller, spent most of last year on a crusade to save his Afghanistan inter- preter, Janis Shinwari, from execution by the Taliban. Janis saved Matt’s life in a firefight in the very dangerous south - eastern provinces. Like many Iraqi and Afghani interpreters, Janis was promised relocation to the U.S., but his visa was revoked. Spurred by outrage and despera- tion, Matt took his story to a member of Congress and the media. He was inter- viewed by NPR’s Morning Edition, Huffing - ton Post Live, CBS This Morning, the Wash - ington Post, and the New Yorker magazine. Janis’s story is also the subject of an HBO documentary. Matt’s efforts finally paid off, and Janis, his wife, and their two young children arrived in Arlington, Va., on October 29, 2013. Their joyful re union with Matt aired on CBS This Morning the following day. Matt and a local charity arranged for a furnished apartment for the family, who are de lighted to be in the U.S. Carolyn Ross is teaching at Stanford University. She says that she treasures time with her father, who, at 96, is physi- cally healthy and mentally sharp. “He still launches into recitations of poetry from memory and is a delight to hang out with.” Carolyn’s daughter, Caitlin, and her husband live in Oakland, Calif. A tal- ented printmaker, Caitlin is finishing a BFA at California College of the Arts. Son Ruffin is a baker at Good Earth Natural Foods in Fairfax. He is hoping to com- plete a degree in environmental science at UC Davis this year. Barbara Lucas Roberts and husband Joe


have both retired from long careers with New York State government and are now enjoying sunny Atlanta, Ga. Barbara observes, “We don’t have to shovel sun- shine and are simply cherishing waking up each day and doing whatever we want, whenever we want.” Daughter Jolana is counseling youth at a high school in Austin, Texas.


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