1975: Summer 2017

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Cherilyn Widell send a Hello to all. She has a wonderful consulting practice in historic preservation which has led her into projects ranging from the creation of Delaware’s first National Park to stabilization of Alexander Graham Bell’s House on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. This year she was named to the board of the US Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites, so she will be involved in nominating World Heritage Sites for the US. She owes it all to Mrs. Hagerman and Dr. Latkovski who showed her how to develop a career in history in an area other than teaching! If you’re near Chestertown Maryland, contact her for a visit.

Margery Berringer-Schuran and her husband Horst joined Steven and Rhea Bel-Jon Calkins for a short visit in San Miguel in January. They all drove to a quiet beach on the Pacific coast where we shared a spectacular house on a secluded cove, cheered Steven on to 2nd place in his open water swim, and gorged themselves on seafood and great times. Now that Rhea and Steve are getting close to the end of their construction days, they are looking forward to doing more travelling and more open water swims for Steven. Maybe the whales in Baja next! Unfortunately, Rhea has developed back problems, but feels she could not be in a better place to work to avoid surgery. The thermal pools there are just the ticket for her therapy and year round hot water, blue skies and birds are so much nicer than a smelly gym. She is still enjoying her work with the animal shelter and just participated in a free city wide spay and neuter program where we sterilized over 700 cats and dogs in four days.

Arlene Russo Bujese has completed the installation of over 90 works of art donated by East End Long Island artists throughout the newly opened Kanas Center for Hospice Care in Quiogue, NY. She is in the 17th year of the Boxart Benefit Auction for EEH, serving as Chairperson.

Cheryl Cuddeback is a NY Licensed Real Estate Sales Representative focusing on Queens and Long Island in NY. The beauty of this career is she interacts with fellow “Hoodlums” like Carolyn Schoemer, who graduated from Hood in ’72 and is also in real estate. Last summer she chilled with Billie Weiss and Ann Cupia from the graduating class of ’74 on the Jersey shore. Sign up to get her real estate flyers as they are full of great information.

Laila Grabowsky Bottomly and her husband Kirk just finished hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. What a trip! They hiked the Camino in Spain two years ago and both are so worth it! Their kids are doing well – daughter Jenny splits her time between mothering six kids and being an emergency doctor. Their son Matt is an intellectual property attorney in Orange County and got married in March. Laila lives near Sacramento, California and is glad to be far away from the doings in DC!

Joan Garner Kaiser emailed me while sitting on the Disney Magic in Stockholm, Sweden!! Joan and her husband John did a re-positioning cruise from Port Canaveral and then a Northern European cruise. So much fun sailing with Mickey, Minnie and friends. Retirement can be a grand thing.

Thank you to everyone who was able to respond to my request for class news. Sorry I was unable to give everyone more time. My son Matt got a great job at E & J Gallo Winery in Roseville, California. It has been fun for me to learn about the company and all the wines and distilled liquors in their portfolio. Should take me a while to sample everything. I continue to explore more alternatives to solve my chronic pain, but it is a long, difficult process. Hope everyone has a wonderful summer. Wishing you, your families and friends the best! Debbie Page Rath


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