1961: Winter 2017

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Marty Kaiser Canner

Katharine Baum Wolpe

Nancy Brown Braudrick is living in a condo while her home is being rebuilt. She appreciates the help of her son and daughter-in-law throughout this situation. She celebrated Christmas in Florence, OR, with daughter Janice’s mother-in-law and family. Marty Kaiser Canner had a right hip replacement in mid-October. (The left one was done in 2012.) She has recovered well by God’s mercy. Judy Arenson Friedman lives in Boca Raton, FL, for eight months and in NYC and Lenox, MA, for four months. She enjoys time with her three granddaughters and her significant other, Mort Rudin. Anne Bierstein Grenfell moved into a condo in a 55-plus development. In early November she traveled to Mary Anne Fleetwood’s home in Rehoboth, DE, for a mini-reunion with Ann Friant Scheck, Sue Meeks Freeman and Fleet. They discussed aging, walked on the beach and ate in restaurants. Fleet would like to open her house to all classmates and those from other classes, too, for periodic reunions. Those who are interested in being part of a reunion group should respond directly to Fleet. In June, Shirley Garrett Haley, P’85 moved back to Catonsville to a 50-plus condo nestled on the edge of Patapsco State Park. Life is less cluttered and full of quiet joy. Visitors are always welcome. Jeanne Duncan Jehl ended her consulting relationship with the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading in November. She is finding time for more reading, music, travel (she has a trip to the Amazon planned for February) and volunteer work. She is excited about these new opportunities. Hilda Koontz continues to travel the country lecturing about the Civil War. In 2017, she will be presenting to several Midwest and Middle Atlantic groups and to two national conferences focusing on Civil War medicine. Anita Ranoldo Miner enjoyed visiting with classmates at the reunion in June and seeing the beautiful Hood campus. She had the opportunity to visit with some Frederick friends whom she met on a Road Scholar trip to Cuba in March 2016. Later in the summer, Anita and husband Dick went to London to see plays and in November to Mexico to enjoy the sun. Janet Spaulding Nunn, P’06 and husband Jack took a cruise along the coast of Maine in September and were pleasantly surprised to see Sandy Murphy Schmidt and Bob on board. Another treat was meeting President Andrea Chapdelaine when she visited San Diego in November. Ellen “Muff” Wright Peterson is recovering from a knee replacement. She and husband Mal enjoy their five grandchildren and often travel from the Eastern Shore of Maryland to Annapolis for movies and shopping. Mable Philipp Pochedly has moved from Torrance, CA, to 3737 Atlantic Avenue, Apt. 702, Long Beach, CA 90807-6411. Dorothy Willis Rainwater visited national parks in Utah last summer and joined a group for a five-day rafting trip on the Green and Yampa Rivers where she experienced “heavy duty rapids.” Dorothy is sorry to lose Hood and Massachusetts General Hospital friend and classmate Deborah Tillson Capra. Debbie passed away July 8, 2016, in Ashfield, MA. We extend our condolences to Debbie’s family. Mary Drewal Regan’s family continues to give her great joy. This past year she flew to California to visit with son Skip and his wife, Marcy, and drove to Ashland, OR, with them to attend plays at the Ashland Shakespeare Festival. She traveled to Switzerland to visit a cousin and then met a friend to explore Munich and Berlin. Her next travel adventure will be a trip to Morocco in March. Sandy Murphy Schmidt and husband Bob loved an eight-day round trip American Cruise Lines river cruise from Portland, ME, to Long Island so much they have signed up for a cruise on the Mississippi River for September 2017. The drive from Maryland to Maine and back was delightful. Apartment living at Charlestown Retirement Community in Baltimore County suits them to a T. They lock and leave at the drop of a hat and have made good friends at Charlestown. Lyn Adams Sprinkle still enjoys living and the activities at Sunrise Senior Living in Richmond, VA. Her children live in Chesterfield, VA, and visit regularly; she looks forward to their holiday parties. Katharine Baum Wolpe attends music and dance concerts, off-Broadway plays, and an Israel-Palestine reading group with her friend, Philip. She enjoys her adopted orange and white Maine coon cat, Pancho, and remains busy escorting frail seniors, singing in her church choir, helping out at the church food pantry and participating in the church’s studies on mass incarceration. She is currently recovering from the November election.

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