Kathryn Brown Sandifer
Hello 1978 Classmates! I am afraid old or incorrect emails must be the reason that I didn’t hear from more of you…We have News from Martina Crum Martin: She is living in Northern California and has returned to school and writes, “Quite an experience returning to school in your 50′s. I am loving every minute of it though! My student teaching preschool assignment this semester is at a brand new elementary school in El Dorado Hills, CA.” “Since I already have a B.A. in Journalism/French, I only had to take the education classes for my associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I will be qualified not only as a Teacher, but also as a Site Supervisor when completed.” Martina has had the opportunity to travel to many nice locations. She hopes to meet up with some “Hoodies”- Sarah Meyer Daniels and Tracey Attlee Smith – with their husbands during the weekend of November 6th while we are in town for Hal’s 40th high school reunion from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. She had hoped to see Ginny Slocum but her plans to visit the United States were postponed until the Fall. An update on her family: Our children’s updates: Theresa, 30, recently relocated to St. Paul, Minneapolis for a legal position in the compliance department of Wells Fargo; Eric, 28, entered a Wind Turbine training program for sustainability in Vancouver, Washington; Claire, 24, a manager at ZARA’s in Scottsdale, is auditing a graduate class at Arizona State University while applying for a Masters of Fine Arts program nationwide; and Bryan, 20, works an entry-level supply chain position at amazon.com in Scottsdale. Her husband, Hal is entering into his fifth year as Vice President of Supply Chain for Aerojet/Rocketdyne in Sacramento. The company has undergone many executive changes this year, which is keeping everyone on their toes! We have traveled to Baltimore, San Francisco and Phoenix to catch the Ravens games. Several familiar Maryland faces have been spotted at these events. Go Ravens! Classmate Margaret Harrison writes to let us know that she is living in Hagerstown, Maryland (just down the road from me). She is able to be semi- retired from my family dental practice. She is “getting involved with mission trips. I went to Cambodia with International Medical Relief in September. We went by boat to isolated villages offering medical and dental care. The village people had no electricity or fresh water. The Cambodian people are happy, content people and were very appreciative of our help.” “I loved this experience and met amazing, giving people.” Thank goodness for people like Margaret. She also gives of her time to a local Homeless Shelter. An update on her family: “My daughter, Hillary, blessed me with a grandson, who is now two years old. I adore being- Nana. My son, Hunter, lives in California. I visit him often each year. He is a hard apple cider maker and Golden State Cider is thriving. My partner of nine years, John, lives in Williamsburg, Virginia. He is a professor at William and Mary and I travel to the burg weekly. So, life is full and so wonderful. I thank God for my many blessings.” I, Kathie Brown Sandifer am still working but thinking weekly about Semi-Retirement, ha- Herb is a few years older and so we are “Planning”. My children and grandchildren are well as are my siblings and Parents. Blessings to you all! Klsandman2002@yahoo.com Please update your email address with Hood or myself.