1976: Winter 2017

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Nancy Ludwick Warrenfeltz

Chip and Kathy Anderson Jewell celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Aug. 7, 2016, with a wonderful dinner and wine tasting at the Antrim Inn in Taneytown, MD. The next Friday, they took off on a 23-day road trip to Yellowstone National Park, Bismarck, ND, Roosevelt National Park, and the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Historic Site in MT. A highlight was a day spent on the Beartooth Highway with amazing views, scary switchbacks and a picnic by a lake. They enjoyed baseball in Minneapolis and Kansas City and took in presidential museums in Independence, MO, and Springfield, IL. Weaving their way back through WY, NE, MO, IL and IN, the journey put 5,670 miles on their car. Anne Fairweather Harper’s life in Santa Ana, CA, continues to treat her family well. This past year she was spoiled with great travel adventures. A week in NYC in February, a week in Austin, TX, in April, a week in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, in June, a week at the beach in La Jolla, CA, in August and two weeks cruising the Mediterranean with her mother and sister in October! Anne is thrilled to say that youngest daughter Emily is seven years out on her bone marrow transplant. Despite some significant medical issues, she maintains a very positive attitude and is beginning to enjoy the life of a typical young woman in her mid-20s. Oldest daughter Courtney completed her master’s degree at UC Irvine and is teaching high school English at Orange County School of the Arts. She loves it. With her theater background, she fits right in with many of her students in the acting and performance conservatories. Jim and Anne celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary in July. Anne is looking forward to NYC for a week in February and hoping to catch “Hamilton” while there. The Rev. Carol A. Fleming, P’07, P’09 is alive and well and still living in Kingston, PA, as pastor of Church of Christ Uniting. They welcomed their third grandchild this summer, Brooks Nicholas Beavers—whose mother is Charis Loomer Beavers ’07, M.S.’13. Brooks joins her cousins, Raegan, 2, and Isabella, 2, whose father is Garrett Loomer ’09. Life is full and good! Diana Hilgartner Boyd says that the reunion last summer was the best! She loved reconnecting with so many of our classmates. Dave and Diana spent Thanksgiving in Colorado Springs with oldest son AJ. He’s working at Peterson AFB and loves Colorado. The Boyds’ daughter, Kirsten, is transitioning from church musician to public school music teacher in Fairfax County, VA, where Diana started her teaching career. Son Will is in Jackson, MS, finishing up his MBA and trying to decide if he should return to the Navy as an active reserve officer, or find work in the civilian world. The Boyds are happy in Champaign, IL. If any of you are passing through, they’d love to host you or better yet, give you a ride in Dave’s home-built Pietenpol Camper airplane! Maggie Lindsay Doyle also says the reunion was wonderful. She had not been to one in at least 25 years. It was wonderful to see so many people and catch up. Life is so fast paced. It was wonderful to take a weekend and reflect and reconnect. The campus looks amazing. Michele Smith Guyette writes that for now, life is good. She’s in her 23rd year of teaching American Sign Language at La Follette High School in Madison, WI. She also teaches ASL at the University of Wisconsin, Madison during the summers. On the side, she interprets, including quite a few musical performances at the Overture Center in Madison and a fair amount of religious interpreting. She and husband Paul have a daughter, Madeline, who is a junior at Scripps College in Clairmont, CA. Madeline took after her mother and wanted to go to a woman’s college…and did so in sunny California! Paul and Michele will be visiting her in Denmark over Christmas, where she is just finishing up a semester abroad. Michele loves Wisconsin…in the spring, summer and fall (notice that she didn’t mention winter!). The Madison area has been a welcoming, interesting, positive experience-filled and lovely place to call home. Barbara Woolmington-Smith writes that she and Craig closed their business in CA, sold their home of 28 years in July and moved to Asheville, NC. Before finally settling down, they spent several months traveling the Western U.S. They spent three weeks on the Olympic Peninsula, WA, exploring the entire Olympic National Park, took a cruise in Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park, went up to Banff and Jasper in Canada, then back into the US to visit the Grand Tetons, Zion, Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, Bryce, Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon. It was a wonderful way to top off 40 years of hard work as a self-employed couple. Barb would definitely recommend that anyone visiting the national parks go during the off season and purchase a national park passport book. Stamp your book at the park’s visitor center for a permanent reminder of your visit. Of course, they took loads of photographs! The Smiths have a guest room available in Asheville. Larry and I renewed our passports and traveled to St. Lucia in October with our Naval Academy friends. It was such a fantastic trip at BodyHoliday resort! Thanks for the updates!

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