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Ridge, N.J., their permanent residence. Lucky for us, they still will come out to the sunny west each winter as long as Bill keeps his interests focused on Tucson real estate. Mary Kelchner Lindner arrived back in

Tucson after what sounded like a horren- dous winter back east. Mary joined my husband, Alan, and me to attend per- formances of the Tucson Symphony and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Leilani Holloway Eells wrote a moving tribute to her husband, Dan, who passed away January 26. All of their children were able to say their goodbyes to Dan, who had bravely battled a number of health problems, including Alzheimer’s, over the past five years. Ellen VanDusen Guthrie has moved Louisville, Ky. She says all is well as she and her husband get accustomed to condo living. Ellen volunteers with Habitat for Humanity three days a week; she says she’s a master painter, wields a hammer, and operates power tools. Congratulations to Joyce Jacobs Grand, whose novel Margaret: From Newton to Nerja is available for Kindle, Nook, and iBook and in paperback from Amazon. Joyce recounts, “It’s been a long and ardu- ous process, but the readers seem to enjoy the result.” For reviews, visit www

While wintering on Anna Maria Island in Florida, Jane Christie MacVicar joined roommate Ruth Crist Cawein at a Skidmore regional event. It was a docent- led tour of Selby Gardens in Sarasota that included a luncheon and an update on Skidmore.

Peggy Hiller Harris and husband Stanley celebrated their 50th anniversary in June with a trip to Berlin followed by a cruise on the Elbe River to Prague. Peggy is still active with Telfair museums and her synagogue. She participates in many courses and lectures for seniors. Elizabeth Hanley supervises home health aides. She lives in Westport, Mass., a farm town close to rivers, lakes, and the ocean. The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth is one town over and features a fishing port and a hidden harbor that was frequented by pirates at one time. Betty sends a big hello to nursing majors. I am saddened to report that Floss Bishop Bogdan’s husband, Ed, died in March. He was a much admired friend of Mary Cooper’s husband, Jim. Our condo- lences go out to Floss and her family at this sad time.

I took a huge leap in April by joining a 16-member tour to Morocco with Overseas Adventure Travel. Alan chose

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not to go, so guess flew solo? It was a wonderful adventure. En route, I spent three lovely days with my sister and her 4-year-old granddaughter, who I hadn’t seen in a year. Alan and I shared our 75th birthdays over a long weekend with the whole family. It is hard to get everyone together, so it was a very special time. GAIL BENDIX JAFFE 5431 N. PASEO ESPEJO TUCSON, AZ 85718-5229 520-575-0165 GAILBJAFFE@MAC.COM

Chase Goodwin ’14, receive her Skidmore diploma in May. When Skidmore alumni were asked to stand up, Katherine applauded for Alice. Zelda Jacobson Schwartz had a pipe burst at her Holden, Mass., home while she and Paul were out of town, which destroyed the center of the structure. They lived at a Marriott for 17 weeks, and later moved into a lovely 55-and-over community. They are rebuilding the fami- ly home in order to sell it. Zelda’s Skidmore materials were submerged along with so much of their other belongings. But she says the transition seems to have led to a wonderful reorganization after a long period of displacement. Paula Rosen Janis and husband Paul traveled to Germany in June to do research for the memoir Paul is writing. He was born in Germany and escaped on Kristallnacht in 1938. Paula and Paul have occasional dinners with Ellen Rein Goldin and husband Joel. Paula, Ellen, Reina Gothelf Reisler, and Joni Horowitz Behr sometimes have lunch paired with a museum visit in Manhattan. Paula and Carole Demas, her costar on the TV show The Magic Garden, were inducted as Distinguished Artists of the Beaux Arts Society. My granddaughter loved the Magic Garden DVD that I got from Paula at our last reunion.


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Alice Chase Edmunds Kaufman saw her granddaughter, Katherine

Evie Berk Kahn is a fully assimilated

southerner (except politically) after nine years in Myrtle Beach, S.C. One daughter lives two minutes away with her husband and three children; another lives less than an hour away in Wilmington N.C., with her husband and two children; an another is up north, so they travel to see her. Evie’s five grandchildren keep her happy. She belongs to three book groups, and reading is now her full-time passion. She also enjoys the area’s superb symphony orches- tra, chamber music series, art museum, and lectures at nearby Coastal Carolina University—not to mention the beach! And at Brookgreen Gardens, she often sits with a good book and finds “contentment, serenity, and the majesty of nature.” Chapel Hill, N.C., resident Judy Brown

Tulchin enjoyed a 16-day Road Scholar trip to Turkey. A history major, she remembers professors Grace Cockcroft and Alice Warren as caring scholars. At home, she has a new occupation: working for a dog-walking service. Two of her chil- dren and their families moved back to Chapel Hill three years ago, and she enjoys active play with her three grand- sons. Judy volunteers as a docent at the Ackland Art Museum, which provides her with the opportunity to teach. Pam White Leighton took a wonderful trip in February through the Panama Canal on the four-masted Windstar yacht Wind Spirit. The trip was doubly special since Pam’s parents had toured the canal on their honeymoon in 1937. She later attended the graduations of her twin grandchildren, Emily and Charlie. Marian “Cookie” Rapoport Thier authored the novel Listing Men, available in print and e-book versions. She worked on the book for over three years with the help of a talented writing group, profes- sional editors, and an imaginative cover artist and proofreader. She hopes class- mates and others in the Skidmore com- munity read, review, and recommend it; learn more at men. Earlier this year, Cookie and Linda Speer Diez spent a lovely afternoon and evening on a trip to Denver and later met with Gail Anderson Ducey. Cookie says “Dear, seasoned friends are scrumptious.” My unique and amazing experience this year included climbing up and over 30- foot ice caves on the shore of Lake Michigan in February. All I needed was Yaktrax, snow pants, and a ski pole. CHARLOTTE SMILEY READ 6330 GOLF COURSE SQUARE ALEXANDRIA, VA 22307-1225 GIG4SMILE@AOL.COM

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