1979; Winter 2019

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Trina Clickner

Betsey Ditto Lillard – I am loving retirement, visiting my kids, my grandson and traveling. I retired from work as an admin in large medical office, am taking Spanish class, volunteering at Ft Frederick State park, and speaking fluent German (Hood classes have paid off!).  Husband Ric:  retired from Regional Fire Manager – Western Region, MD Dept of Natural Resources.  Daughter Kristina: wedding planner in Costa Rica with her own company, Perennial Weddings – her son is four and speaks both English and Spanish (hence Spanish lessons!).  Son Alex:  professor of Earth Sciences at Georgia State U in Atlanta, part time stunt performer in movies.  Granddog: Copper. Ginnie Roth – Life in Boston is wonderful – my family is here.  I love living walking distance to Harvard Square and I’ve done some fun condo renovations.  We took a fantastic Rhine / Mosel river cruise last Fall.  I love my job working in the legal department at a genomics research institute (The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard).  Patents, licensing and trademarks are very different from the litigation and regulatory work I did in DC.  It is very interesting and not as fast-paced.  While I do miss Washington and Frederick, I’ll miss our reunion as we have vacation / family reunion plans.  Best wishes to all for a great 2019!  Janet Wehking Mullen - I’m a grandmother – son Greg adopted a baby girl at Thanksgiving!  Tom and I bought a house in Edenton, NC on the Albemarle Sound.  I’ll be retiring any day now and then will move from MD to NC. John Anderson – John will be anxiously awaiting our reunion in early-June and the arrival of his first grandchild mid-June!  John is hoping for a great turnout, can’t wait, and sends love to all!!  Joyce Lavado Soucy - Our youngest daughter, Beth:  was just married in Seattle to a wonderful guy and hired by Airbnb – so excited!  Our oldest daughter:  in Annapolis with her husband and 18 month old son, working for a NGO.  Great things for Paul and me:  summers in RI / winters in FL.  Enjoying life!  Special shout out to Linda, Shafer, Sue Kulow and Suzanne Valmas.  HELLLLLOOOO! Marianne Hastoglis Gravely: I am RETIRED after 30 years working for USDA – just in time to keep from being furloughed!  I had a wonderful career.  I told my colleagues (babies, all) about how the USDA was often featured in our Hood Home Economics coursework, and then how when we would drive by the huge USDA buildings on the downtown mall during weekend visits to DC.  Back then I would often think how WONDERFUL it would be to work there.  Then, less than a decade after graduating that career dream came true for me once I moved to Northern VA from Japan.  My husband Alan retired from the FBI, my son Thomas (HUD Special Agent), and daughter Marie (high school teacher) live in the area.  My youngest daughter Hope (General Dynamics) lives in Virginia Beach. The oldest two are moving to California soon but we still plan to retire to Virginia Beach within the next few years.  So, as we like to say, “we’ll always have Hope!”.  I am an avid quilter and even though I am retired, I still don’t get to spend enough time at my sewing machine.

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