Judi Simonsen Ziobro reports good health, enjoyment at their bay house with grands, singing and playing handbells in church choir, and keeping in touch with Judy Jensen Burgess, Judy Bailey Allison, Betty Wright, Matile “Teal” West Hugo and spouses.
Beth Davis Teletski’s grandchildren range in age from preschool to college graduate. She and Lou plan fishing trips in Montana and Germany. Beth continues quilting activities.
Judy Hammond Blatchford reports they went on National Geographic Expeditions to Belize and Guatemala and produced photo albums to enjoy in their later years.
Penny Misirian Mardoian’s oldest grandson graduated from Trinity College. Travels this year take Penny to Israel and Armenia.
Lynn MacDonough Morrow attended George’s family celebrations in Winnipeg and his 50th class reunion at Dickinson College.
Elizabeth Appel Bailey and Tom cruised from Prague to Budapest. Oldest granddaughter (14) made the National Water Polo Team. Betty and Tom are helping to plan a midterm reunion in San Diego for the USNA class of ’61.
Teal West Hugo’s husband Mike went to Baltimore and D.C. on Honor Flight Maine and was met by Judi Simonsen Ziobro. Tom received honors for service in the Marine Corps and on the staff of the Appropriations Committee in the House of Representatives.
Liz Decker Rogers and family traveled to Australia where daughter-in-law Deepa reports for The World on NPR. Liz says, “Otherwise, same issues on the table, when to make the big move and where.”
Barbara Arthur Pretzsch heads to Portland, OR for her crochet conference in July. She organized a line dancing cruise for Hood friends Linda Martin McManus, Gail Wood Fortin and Marvia Slade Perreault. Marvia enjoys life at the 55+ Mallard Landing Community in Salisbury, MD. She is having left shoulder replacement surgery.
Doris Dalziel Kimball and George’s daughter Marian suffers with blood cancer and needs a stem cell replacement. You are in our prayers.
Phoebe Adams Marshall plays tennis and sings with the Masterworks Chorale at the U of SC-Aiken. Her granddaughter just graduated from high school in Charleston and traveled with her mother to Japan and Korea.
Barbara Kirby Stewart says they appreciated their break from the Maine winter when, courtesy of Jan Zwinck Morrison, they stayed in a New Bern, SC condo and visited Jan and Steve at their beautiful home in Raleigh. Jan and Steve spend their summers in Maine. Their daughter Cheryl served as lead scientist on a NOAA research cruise off our southern coast.
Sarah Enos Karpowitz lives in Wisconsin, works for Rent-a-Daughter as caregiver, has been widowed 33 years, has five grandchildren, 9 – 20. She enjoys bible study, friends and family.
Jody Merritt Watson and Peter “live life in the slower lane and enjoy it!” Jody volunteers at a homeless shelter in Brunswick, enjoys quilting and yoga. She saw Nancy Turner Heckscher and Ben recently.
Gail Dawson Clarke reports from Florida: “nothing earth-shaking going on …sometimes I value that as much as the whoop-de-do-moments. I’m still vertical, planning on trips out west.”
Liz Kovacs Washburn lives in Lake Oswego, OR and visits children and grandchildren in San Diego. Daughter Natasha will teach at Santa Fe Christian where one granddaughter just graduated. Another granddaughter graduated from Boston U.
Sue Shinnick Hossfeld and Carl travel this summer to Luebeck, Hamburg and Berlin, Germany, where they board a river boat to Prague. On return, their family will visit Rehoboth Beach for annual week of fun.
Ann Holmes Flatt recovers from stem cell bone marrow transplant to treat Acute Myeloid Leukemia. She thanks her supporters including hubby Jean-Pierre, her team at UMass Hospital, friends and family. Now Ann resumes hiking, singing and gardening, and traveling with family to Switzerland.
Marjorie Simmons Carlson and Bill celebrated their 55th anniversary. As a retiree from 37 years as ‘library lady’ she volunteers with the school’s book fair and enjoys 11 grandchildren in DC.
Regina Schlank Pyle escapes wintry Boston by visiting friends in Marco Island, FL and Phoenix, AZ. In DC, she checked out the Newseum and recommends it. Both grandchildren graduated from college this year.
Caroline Fischer Giles and Brian enjoyed a month in Tarpon Springs, FL staying at Joy Engle Demas and Bill’s villa. Caroline and Brian volunteer less now and are considering CCRCs in the U of New Hampshire area.
Sara (Sally) Zimmerman- I volunteer for the U South Florida Osher Life Long Learning Institute as instructor and board member and am having the time of my life. Thank you to classmates who contributed to this column. See unedited version online.