1971; Summer 2017

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Mary McMunigal Burland

Mindy Laighton Wilcox

Nancy Fisher Henderson wrote that she and John continue to enjoy retirement in Chestertown, Maryland, their home for the past five years. Nancy loves retirement life and the opportunity to have time to do the things she enjoys most, which include reading, knitting, music, sailing, and anything with John. They are active in their church choir and bell choir and enjoy the National Music Festival each June.  The warm weather finds them very busy sailing, particularly in the spring and fall, with John racing their sailboat while Nancy serves on the Race Committee. Their big project for 2016 was the addition of a new room for their cottage, which serves as a model building, and train room. Donna Mikulak Strawser has lived in Bremen, Maine for the past nine years.  Her daughter Allison, her husband, and their three sons live nearby while her son Nathan and his two sons are still living in Tennessee.  Donna’s husband Dan still is a woodcarver, although that has become more challenging as he has developed Parkinson’s disease.  Fortunately, it is being kept somewhat at bay.  Donna retired from teaching in 2008 and now works part time online for PEDSTest.com.  She also does a lot of gardening, quilting, exercising, and grandmothering!  She keeps in touch with Cynthia White Gilbert, and they manage to get together every now and then after not seeing each other from 1975 until 2014! Elizabeth “Betsy” Cooper PizzolatoAlice Paul McGinnis, and Mary McMunigal Burland met for lunch in Havre de Grace, Maryland in March.  It was a delightful afternoon as they enjoyed good food, wonderful memories, and the opportunity to reconnect after so many years. Mary and I are always grateful to those of you who send us news or respond to our emails and letters.  Please, please drop us a line and tell us what you have been up to especially if you haven’t written in a while.

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