1951: Summer 2014

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Eleanore Jackson Knott


With thanks to the few of you who sent me news by email, I am asking again that some others add to our future columns. You may send news to me at 75 Oyster Reef Dr., Hilton Head, SC 29926, email or phone. I am sad to report the passing of Joan Genovese Bebry and Marnie Harsh Corderman in March; our condolences to both families. Cathy Strachan Upp wrote, “I was so pleased to have Tink Smith Garrity visit me this year. She was visiting her daughter and family in Phoenix and they drove down to Tucson so Tink and I could reminisce about our days at Hood. It was such a pleasure to see her. I keep in touch with Lou and Sally Weaver Langie, P’83 and John and Barbara Allen Prall. My family keeps busy with their activities and work. Oldest daughter has moved to Phoenix. My middle daughter is an environmental engineer who lives here but works in Los Alamos, N.M., and my youngest daughter is a pastor. She and family live in Houston. I keep busy with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) classes at the Univ. of Arizona, reading seed coach for first graders, volunteering at the local hospital and giving time to my church. I am now the great-grandmother of a beautiful little girl.” Tink added, “I had a great visit with Cathy Upp in her lovely Tucson home overlooking the city. Cathy looked as stylish as ever and we hope to get together in the future as two of my kids live in Phoenix. In June I met with Ann Cummings den Tex and Phoebe Brown Ford in Rhode Island. We had such fun talking about our Rayford days, half of our group is not with us anymore. I still enjoy living in Scituate, Mass., on the sea, 26 miles from Boston, though I miss my four who are all scattered, but allow me nice places to visit.” Mary Lou Hoffman “continues to be occupied with fitness and the stock market and frequent meetings and events at Highland Hospital and the UR Medical Center.” I, Eleanore Knott, am traveling to New England for the summer, which allows us to see more of our children and grandchildren and escape the southern heat, but it allowed too little time for me to contact you all.

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