Many thanks to those who responded to my request for news, and my apologies for not contacting all of you. Surely, we all like to read news from our classmates, so please help by calling or writing to me at any time. If you have an email address, but did not hear from me, it means that we do not have it, so please send it on. Walt and I have just returned from a three-week trip to Pittsburgh, New England and New Jersey visiting family and friends and enjoying the Christmas shows in Myrtle Beach, S.C., before returning home to Hilton Head. In September, we enjoyed our visit with Mary Lou Henry Deisroth and Tony on our way home from the summer in New England. Our thanks to Betsy who asked me to insert the following: “Betsy McCain McAlpine sends her sincere appreciation to our new reporter. The world goes too fast for someone who doesn’t have email. A reporter needs to keep up-to-date quickly. I have enjoyed my contacts. Best wishes to all.”
Barbara Allen Prall and John have been living in a retirement home in New Hope, Pa., for 20 years and are fortunate to have their two boys living nearby. When the boys were in the service, Barb and John traveled far and wide to visit. Barb has been teaching Bible classes for 53 years, sings in a chorus and plays bridge to keep busy. She still keeps in touch with Mariam Roberts in Atlanta. Our sympathy to Mary Lou Hoffman Huff whose husband Jerry died in May “after 55½ wonderful years.” She is keeping active with the Highland Hospital Foundation Board, the Patient Family Advisory Council and is staying in good health by working with a personal trainer. Pat Knobloch Jones wrote, “After traveling to Europe a few times with my family, we decided to sail the Columbia and Snake Rivers to see what Lewis and Clark saw many years ago––a beautiful trip on a paddleboat. I still go to the office every day. We are in the golf course business.” Her youngest granddaughter was just married and two great-grandchildren were just added to the family.
Weezie Mistlebauer Harris and Marshall made a trip from their home in Pasadena, Calif., to Chicago to visit her sister. Back home she is busy doing volunteer work for the Children’s Hospital and painting while Marshall volunteers for Huntington Hospital and plays golf. Gaye Racz Miko’s daughter Melinda Miko Keck ’76 reported that her mother has sold her condo and moved to Maris Grove retirement community in Glen Mills, Pa., where she is near another daughter, Leslie Miko ’77. Daughter Jennifer lives in Port Orange, Fla., and still works for Merck Pharmaceuticals. Daughter Melinda lives in Kent, Conn., where she is the pastor of The First Congregational Church. Again, our thanks to Betsy for all she has done––and is doing––for our class in the past 61 years.
Eleanore Jackson Knott