Liz Bastian Chapin
The column is a little light this issue…. Meg Brown McGinn spent a June afternoon and lunch with dear Hood roommate, Glynnis Edwards Cowdery, while she was in town visiting her mom. Meg is currently working as a Development Associate for The Arc of Litchfield County. Her husband of almost 36 years is starting his 16th year with TSA (after 25 years in the Navy).
Their son Matthew, 20, is studying Political Science at Roger Williams University – entering his junior year in the Fall.
Joy Miller Beveridge and Elizabeth Bastian Chapin continue to get together throughout the year and are looking forward to spending Labor Day weekend with Elizabeth LePatourel Powell ’50 in Kennett Square, PA. Joy and husband Don often travel to Phoenix and San Francisco to visit children/grandchild. Joy has no plans to retire soon, perhaps another 5-7 years at Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. (which operates the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research). In May, Dr. Chapdelaine announced the formal, 3-year partnership with the FNL to cohost an annual scientific symposium and to expand research and training opportunities for Hood students… a win-win for these two great Frederick institutions! For the second summer, Joy was a member of a team participating in the Hood/Frederick Memorial Hospital Resource Garden. Last year, the garden produced over 2,000 pounds of fresh vegetables for Frederick seniors.
Jodi Palmer Murphy along with Lisa Bodamer Kida and Suzanne Norris Driscoll are travelling on the Hood sponsored trip to Scotland in August. A good time is sure to be had!
Jacquelyn McDaniel West started off the year with a fabulous trip to Hawaii (Maui and Kauai). Her son moved to Louisville KY in February so there have been numerous visits including help with his new house. Jackie’s daughter graduated from Elon University in May and the family celebrated with a trip to St. Lucia! Travels this year also include Wimbledon with a few tennis girlfriends and Colorado. She plans to coach another season of varsity tennis plus she teaches middle school tennis at CHC in VA Beach. Sadly, Jackie’s mother passed away in April at the age of 86. Her Hood friends have been a tremendous support during a difficult time. Jackie is amazed that after 36 years, the long distance love of friends provided much comfort and strength.
Liz Bastian Chapin and Joy Miller Beveridge had an impromptu gathering in June at her sister’s beach home in Salisbury, DE. Both Liz and husband Chip are working more than ever with their jobs. Both her sons are nearby. The oldest son, Andrew, works in construction and is a DJ on the weekends at various establishments, locally and near Philadelphia. Her youngest son, Ben, just celebrated his 27th birthday. He works for Vanguard in Malvern in the capital markets/investment group. The family all travelled to Austin (live music capital of the world!) for a family wedding in April. Liz spent a week in Portugal early spring and in May, she and Chip spent 12 days in Europe-Vienna, the Danube and Prague! She met up with a friend from her junior year abroad for dinner in Prague one evening! The two had spent time in Prague 38 years ago when the country was under eastern rule. What a wonderful reunion in beautiful Prague!