1949: Winter 2014

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Beth Enterline Adams is living at her son’s home at 285 Hoboken Road, Butler PA. She had to give up driving but otherwise “life’s a pleasure.” Anne Howell Allen reported about her children. Peggy and husband traveled to Bhuton and Thailand. Son Rick is a consultant with Impact and shares custody of daughters Katie and Sarah. Nanc is an administrator in undergraduate drama at New York Univ. Nancy Bomberger Altdoerffer plays bridge with Jane Martin. She lost her husband three years ago, but is thankful for the 61 years they shared together. She is not able to attend reunion. Evelyn Yeidi Aurand trained to serve as an Abider, a form of ministry to the dying. She said there are interesting parallels between the labor of birth and the experience of death. “65 years since graduation! Incredible!” said Evelyn. Fran Graham Baker reported no news, but your reporter, Ann Eberhart King, hopes to meet with Joe and Fran very soon. Toni Hodgson Baker and Fran meet for lunch weekly. She loves to sit on her porch with a glass of wine and admire the Hood campus in its fall colors. “Plan on getting together here to party at reunion time,” said Fran. Amelie Kaufman Bank reported that Burt passed away on August 18. He suffered a stroke 4-and-a-half-years-ago. She will stay in her house as long as possible and refuses to give up her rescue dog. Elayne Nossiter Boros’ second husband died, but thankfully she is surrounded by love from family and friends. Peg Smith Bourland’s September trip to Colorado for a grandson’s wedding was a happy gathering and she was looking forward to the holidays. Libby Lower Brightbill wrote, “life goes on as usual in Hummelstown.” She said when she looks in the mirror she can believe that we graduated 65- years-ago! Jane Shuttleworth Bunting has two wonderful great grandchildren, one boy and one girl and was expecting two more in 2014. Her family is “growing by leaps and bounds!” Jean Heer Clark is traveling the world and goes to a senior center for exercise and history classes. She serves as a pre-school board member at church. Shirley Waters Cristenscn had a hard trek back after colon cancer in February. She is back in her house and can walk and drive. Mary Holtzworth Cusick. Millicent Delaney, Mary’s daughter, wrote that Mary passed away peacefully on October 3, 2013 and that she was with her until the end. We are sorry to hear the news. Doris Magee Dann checked in with no news, but I know she loves seeing several of her great grandchildren. Joan Hays Dessloch Lathrop wrote, “65 years! Four kids: one boy, Roy; three girls, Heidi, Erika and Ellen. Life has been good to me.” Sarah Thomas Drenning and Bill will celebrate their 65th anniversary and will move to Homewood in Frederick. She also has a new knee! Nancy Slingland Field had no news but hopes to be at our reunion! Pauline Toms Flanagan reported nothing new, but she spends a lot of time with Evelyn Strup Orndorf ’46 who also lives at Homewood. Doris Kohr Ford and Walter have been at Stonegate Retirement Community for 10 years and enjoy it very much. Walter has had Alzheiners for a year, but they both remain active and looked forward to the holiday season surrounded by family. Dorothy Holliday Gerlach left Hood in 1946 to accompany her father who was in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany. She has fond memories of Hood and her roommate Ruth Nayer, since deceased. Jean Waples Kidd was trying to get her pansies and violas planted for their winter bloom. She still plays bridge and paints every week with a friend. I, Ann Eberhart King, am sorry to report that I received Mary Reed Landes card back with the news that she had died. Anne Hutton Long said fall is lovely in Oklahoma and they had a lot of company in Montana and loved every minute of it. Martha Kirkpatrick Marsh wished us all “a Happy Christmas!” Barbara Davies Mulholland moved from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts in April to be closer to her daughter and sister. She keeps busy with knitting, crossword puzzles and much more. She said, “65 years, yikes!” Jacqueline Beckh Price is looking for a retirement home. She enjoys activities with her sons and has a great-grandson Will; was expecting a great-granddaughter in November and another great-grandson in January. This has not been a good year for Georgia Earman Russell. She fell and broke a hip, spent six weeks in rehabilitation and is improving every day. They will be moving to assisted living. Doris Eckenberg Schulze is moving to a senior community and said it is a lot like going off to college only with older girls and only a few boys. After 35 years in Georgia she does not sound much like a Yankee anymore. She enjoys her church friends and activities. Anne Englehart Storey’s big news is their trip to Santa Monica, Calif., for the wedding of their granddaughter! Lousie Hendrickson Talley keeps busy with housework and church work. In October, she spent a week with her daughter in North Carolina. Her son, daughter and son-in-law were along for the fun. There will be a third great-grand in January. Shirley Fortuin Weber had a very busy summer and fall with a lot of visitors and two grandson’s weddings. She said, “It would be fun for some of us to get to the reunion.” “Sydney and I, Ann Eberhart King, had two beautiful weddings in Baltimore. Peter’s was in a beautiful Polish church; he met his wonderful wife while working in Warsaw. My granddaughter’s wedding was at the National Aquarium, a spectacular venue! I asked you all to respond to my request for news. Out of 78 classmates, 53 responded––thank you! I hope many of you will make it back for Reunion.”

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