1979: Summer 2016

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Trina Clickner

Bess Muir:  It’s moving time again!  I just moved to Kent Island, near Annapolis.  I am still traveling with Dad: this year it’s Austria, Germany, and The Netherlands.   I just completed a Master’s in Aging Services Management from USC and am enjoying grandkids – they are my new best friends! Gini Allen Natter: The time has come to say goodbye to Northrop Grumman and hello to our new home in Atlantic Beach, Florida.  I am retiring at the end of July and our new house is under construction.  I look forward to spending time with family and friends, at the beach, and on the golf course.  We have purchased a condo in Annapolis so that we can still enjoy time in this beautiful sailing town.  Joyce Lavado Soucy:  Daughter #1, Maura, is happily married and living in Annapolis.  She is working for a non-governmental organization doing global healthcare and traveling to remote and exotic places for work.  Daughter #2, Beth, moved to Seattle to work remotely as an industrial design consultant and to be with her boyfriend.  We recently sold our Connecticut home of 29 years and get to “live the dream” of 6 months in RI and 6 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. We’re so excited to say adios to winter!  My husband, Paul, is not retired.  He was given the opportunity to work from the Jupiter office for months at a time so we thought we’d start making the transition to Florida. Katt Sherman Hancher:  I’ve happily have been able to spend time with a few of my favorite Hoodies. Our daughter Kelsey married in January at Old South Mountain Inn and both Meg Forbes Mendoza and Susan Bartlett Dunbar attended. Meg was back east recently for, unfortunately, her brother Charlie’s Memorial Service, and we had some good catch-up time. The Mendoza’s are planning on moving to Florida sometime next year, so at least they’ll be on the east coast! Hank and I are working away, and taking some time for house renovations between weddings. My younger brother and his wife moved from Arizona to Frederick not too long ago so we’ve been spending quite a bit of time there and love it now more than EVER. Looking forward to Homecoming this Fall.  See you there? Linda Itell-Thomas:  It’s hard to believe that I have been in Sarasota for 4 years.  Still enjoying Florida life – flip-flops and T-shirts whenever possible!  I am still working for SSA, a Division of Reliance Steel and I am planning to work at least until Jan 2016 so I can celebrate 40 years in the metals business. If I still am healthy and able, I plan to work until I am 65 then will consider retirement life so I can focus on my golf game. I have become addicted to the sport and try to play as much as possible in my “spare” time.  We celebrated my son’s graduation from college and he is on his way to becoming a police officer.  My daughter is in her senior year of nursing and will be graduating at the end of this year with her BSN.  She plans to stay in the Fort Myers area for the short term.  She is looking at various schools to continue her education to secure her DNP.  All in all, life is good.  If any of the Hood people from our class are in the area, let me know.  E-mail is lkitellthomas@gmail.com – I’d love to see you! Malia Harrison Anderson:  I’m getting a new right hip!  I have to be able to dance at my son Marty’s wedding on August 6 in Nashville, TN! Steven Grigas:  Apart from missing the good old days at Hood, I’ve been busy with my second career as an partner/attorney with the law firm of Akerman LLP.  My clients include numerous HMOs, and one of the nation’s largest hospital systems.   I have recently been recognized as one of the Best Attorneys in America 2016 for the area of health law.  I am on the editorial board of the online news service Law360, and am the incoming chairman of the Florida Bar’s Health Law Section for 2016-17.  My son finished his freshman year at the University of Florida. My wife retired from teaching elementary school and my two puppies, Penny Lane and George Parker, are teething and send greetings.  Life is good. Trina Clickner:  I am still fiddling incessantly and looking after my Aunt with dementia.  I recently moved her from Anacortes, WA back to Rochester NY.  A-D-V-E-N-T-U-R-E.

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