1954: Summer 2015

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Jean Baker Leister Weikert

News from Maryland, Massachusetts, Virginia and Pennsylvania highlighted communications this spring! Jeannie McCarty Bowen and Ray are still in their same Gaithersburg home. Ray is still enjoying dental work. Jeannie is doing photos on the computer and learning to use the iPad.  They are enjoying senior center activities (lectures, museum trips; jeanbo1@verizon.net). Kaye Peterson Boothman is an obviously gifted oil painter, sending a lovely note card with her painting of “Hardwick Center.” Although dealing with health issues, she had time to write and send a newsy letter which is much appreciated. Dorris Smith Radcliffe, although retired from being class reporter relayed a great letter describing her diligence with caring for Rip’s recovery from foot surgery. Another two or three months from April should yield better maneuvering for him. She was attending two high school graduations and three college commencements. Eagle Scout Honor Court prevented their attending the 2014 Hood Reunion. The past year was occupied with keeping in touch with family, friends, homemaking, church and continuing adjustments to eldest son (55) Andy’s disability from non-malignant brain cancer surgery, and ballroom dancing and gardening.  It was great to see Betty Remsburg Decoligny when she visited here in Carlisle. She, too, is dealing with extended health issues with Warren. Betty attended the 2014 Reunion as did Tillie Jacks SunnygardJoan Wagner Tolbert lives nearby in Shippensburg. My grandchildren, ranging in age from 16 to 26 are in Hua Hin, Thailand; Seoul, South Korea; Mansfield College, Pa.; and, Hanover, Pa. I’m thankful for all of the blessings in life which continue to astound me.

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