Eleanore Jackson Knott
Melinda Miko Keck ’76 wrote in August to tell us that her mother Gabriella Racz Miko, P’76, P’77 had passed away, leaving three daughters—Melinda ’76, Leslie ’77 and Jennifer. I was also saddened to see Pat Knobloch Jones on our recently deceased list. Our sympathies to their families. Cathie Strachan Upp reported on her recent trip with a daughter to Washington and a side trip to Hood where the “campus was gorgeous” and everyone was “so kind and gracious.” She enjoyed touring the campus on a golf cart seeing all the new buildings and memorial garden. Then they rode around old town Frederick before moving on to Brigantine, NJ. She then went to Houston to spend Christmas with her youngest daughter and family. Mary Lou Henry Deisroth, P’76 keeps busy with “same old doctor appointments, bridge and friends and book club reads.” Mary Lou Hoffman Huff is still frequenting the gym and stock markets and liking retirement. Time for stove and computer replacements has brought accompanying challenges and frustrations. Sad to hear that diabetes has brought Donna Fogle Fisher reduced vision, but her good news is that she has a machine that magnifies onto a screen so she can read. Nice to see that she can still use the computer. Walt and I were very blessed to have no real damage from Hurricane Matthew here on Hilton Head Island in early October while so many of our neighbors and friends had major flooding, house damage, loss of trees and other property damage. Clean-up continues and will take many more months with piles of debris, some 10 feet high, yet to be trucked away. We are now looking forward to a couple of trips to Florida this winter, welcoming friends and family here and celebrating our 60th anniversary. Remember the only news we have comes from you, so please write, call and/or email me anytime. Merry Christmas, Eleanore Knott.