Marilyn Garis Kellow
Sue Brown Melech had back surgery this summer to relieve sciatic nerve leg pain (decompressive lumbar laminectomy). Sue and Bob had a short Road Scholar trip to learn about Chesapeake Bay. They plan to be in St. Petersburg, Florida this winter from February 1 until May 1. All of the Mellech Clan, including five grandsons, are doing well.
Sara Lea Callaway Redmon had minor surgery in the spring which resulted in bed rest – lots of reading and scrapbooking……..not a bad deal! Sue’s only sister passed away in June. She had been in a nursing home several years and after 78 years of sharing memories, laughs, and tears, the adjustment has not been easy. Sue and Bob are enjoying their granddaughter.
Anne “Ricky” Merrick Vosti had no “stirring” news other than she is still somewhat sane and functional. Ken and Ricky still live in the same house on the campus at Stanford that they built in 1967. They have 12 grandchildren and now and one great grandchild. Ricky said that somehow it really “hit home” when she realized that her daughter was now a GRANDMOTHER!!! The family is quite a group spread all over the map but still seem to like to “touch base” with Grandma and Grandpa.
Carolyn Patton Meyer said they are finally downsizing. She had no news, but does enjoy reading what other classmates share.
Polly Sherman Leigh was leaving for Long Beach, California for a week of activities with the National Society of Military Widows. When she returns, son John and wife and son will be arriving to celebrate Hayden’s first birthday. It will be a reunion of sorts, since some of the cousins haven’t seen each other in 20 years. Polly still travels quite a bit, mostly between Honolulu and Milwaukee, by way of Vista CA. She keeps active with water aerobics four mornings a week and golf on Thursdays.
I had a pleasant phone conversation with Joan Enterline. She keeps busy with activities in her retirement community. Joanie and Jane Hollister Nicodemus have been invited to represent our class at the Inauguration of the new Hood President on Saturday, October 17th.
Maggie Garis Kellow Summer has been very quiet and enjoyable, but now Wisconsin gets ready for winter and a much slower pace. Three of my four grandchildren are back to college and the youngest is already a high school sophomore. Where does the time go? I keep busy with volunteering, computer classes at the local tech school, condo board, church activities, water aerobics and walking. Anything to keep the brain stimulated and help the body keep moving. Thanks to all of you who responded to my rather short notice for news. Please keep in touch at any time throughout the year and I’ll try to keep updates on the class news website.