Cynthia Williams Bohaker said all is well in Maine, weather and politics withstanding. Jane Walton Godfrey reported that New York and New Jersey sure were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Dick and Jane planned to celebrate their 55th anniversary on Dec. 22. Jane recalls having to go to Dr. Truxal for permission to get married. How things have changed! They still travel some in their RV. Their daughters and eight grandchildren are all doing well. Sue Brown Melech and husband Bob celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a five-week trip to Ireland, Scotland, England, Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Nice and Paris. Their two children and five grandsons are all well. J
eb Bennett Moran said her summer was tumultuous, starting with a fabulous Viking River Boat tour of Prague, Germany, Luxembourg and Paris. Soon after getting home, she fell ill with pneumonia and polymyalgia rheumatica. Then, a major water leak in the kitchen necessitated moving out for three weeks. She hopes and prays the rest of the year goes smoothly, not only for her, but for our entire country. She would like to be at our 55th, but is uncertain at this time. Elly Baumgart Ritchie managed to get through an upside-down year. Spring was spent cleaning out and selling an old family home. Hurricane Sandy caused damage to the garage and boat dock at her New Jersey property. Trips were planned to Arizona and Toronto for the holidays. Penny Adams Rogers continues to call Hawaii home and welcomes all to call if you are there (808) 428-4034. She still works as a foreign service officer for the state department.
Diana Hagenbarth Russo wrote from Swaziland while she and husband Fred were on a Grand Circle tour. They were impressed with the amazing animals! After visiting Capetown and Victoria Falls, they will spend a week in Paris on their way home. Carol Huelsen Warrington said they continue to enjoy life in Massachusetts with church and choir, bridge, golf and gardening. Florida has been a favorite destination in recent years, especially since two new grandchildren have joined the family––one being the first Warrington girl in 40 years! She also sees Jeb Bennett Moran and Carol Horwath Klecka while in Florida. Carole Moore White responded immediately so she would not forget to do so! All is well with her family.
Barbara Fritchey Zimmer reported that Greenwich, Conn., was hit very hard by Hurricane Sandy. Her street had five huge trees come down and was without power, water and heat for 11 days. Otherwise, the year has been good. She drives to Virginia to spend time with her two grandchildren and sometimes stops by Baltimore to see Stephany Smith Harper, her freshman roommate. In March, she had a great trip to South America. Jane Hollister Nicodemus P’86 G’16 reported that her granddaughter, Katie Bailey ’16 is a freshman at Hood College. Jane’s daughter, and Katie’s mother is Christie Nicodemus Bailey ’86, P’16. Jane’s husband’s mother was Anne Elizabeth Libby Nicodemus ’24. It is hard to believe that 2012 is quickly coming to an end. I find retirement quite an adjustment. Working really did fill a need of interacting with people, which I miss. As of Nov. 14, Dick entered hospice care so we face the holidays with much uncertainty. Thanks to all of you who responded to my plea for class news. Maggie.
Marilyn Garis Kellow