1983; Summer 2017

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Mary Townley

Hello Hood Class of 1983! Happy to share with you news from a few of our classmates.  Mary Linger Posey M.A. ’92 is still working as a substitute special education instructional assistant and a pre- k assistant. It’s kind of like being a “paid volunteer” because I work when I want to work – never all day and only in the mornings but it is wonderful to exercise my God-given talent for working with children in Frederick County Public Schools. Daughter, Sayre, has completed her first year as a 9th grade history teacher in Baltimore City – Edmondson Westside High School. Daughter, Julianna, successfully completed her 2nd year at UMBC – mechanical engineering major. Son, Garrett, is a rising senior at Middletown High School. As Captain of the boys varsity tennis team he finished 3rd in the County Tournament (boys singles) and finished 3rd in the Regional Tournament (also boys singles). A future History major at a college somewhere, he will spend the summer narrowing down the choices. Garrett’s knowledge of history and geography helped the Middletown High School “It’s Academic!” team to advance to the semi-finals and the program was televised. Mary’s husband, Rich, still works for the FAA which includes travel and most recently he went to Alaska for work. Mary keeps in touch with Dr. Martha Church on Facebook and sends love to all of the Hood family! Shelley Wagar Sabo writes, “My job is the same and going well.  My daughter Courtney is getting married in September in Cape Cod so preparation and final details are underway.  We are praying for good weather and clear skies as it is an oceanfront service! I am in the process of selling my home and moving in with my partner in crime, David!  We are getting away for our annual camping trip to the Adirondacks this summer.  Have been keeping in close touch with Lorraine Hope Landis ’84 P ’19, Adrienne Gall Tufts ’82 and Ann Kitson P ’15 this spring. Pamela Stamey Inskeep writes that she lost an uncle last winter and that she and her husband have been busy helping her mom (a 34 year breast cancer survivor) settle the estate.  Pamela also shared, “I have also started going back to church, attending one in Elkton, MD, that I like. It is an Assemblies of God church with Pentecostal roots and is very different from the Episcopal Church that I attended in my 20s, 30s, and early 40s. It’s a good thing, a very important thing in my life.” Pam finishes describing that her husband is now on permanent disability due to a back injury and that her daughter is now a successful educational diagnostician at an elementary school in Wilmington, Delaware. I also heard from Maude Metzger Meyers.  Maude transferred out of Hood to Ithica College after her freshman year. She loves reading about her Hood classmates. In April I heard from Heidi Cramond Naidamast writes “[I] retired from the CIA with 30 years of government service. I moved from Fairfax, VA, to The Villages, Florida. I traveled to Israel and Jordan in 2016 and just returned from an adventure in Egypt. My daughter Ilana graduated from Hofstra University and is working at Morgan Stanley in NYC.”  Finally, I heard, Faye Taylor Ebron.  She shares, “At the end of August 1983, I accepted a teaching position as a special education teacher for Howard County School System. I served in 5 schools at the elementary and middle school levels, as well as serving as an Instructional Team Leader for 15 years. After 34 years of service, I am retiring from HCPSS. I am extremely grateful for the Hood College experience. It certainly prepared me for my career. My husband, Monty, is a retired Baltimore City teacher. This June, both of our sons graduate on the same day. One from Calvert Hall College High School and the other from Baltimore County Community College. I have so much to thank God for!”  Carol and I are still living and working in Richmond, VA.  Our daughter, Emily, just finished her freshman year at Roanoke College in Salem, VA. Our family enjoyed an amazing trip this past May visiting some of the National Parks out west- Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion.  Simply breathtaking sights! Thanks everyone! By the way, next year marks 35 year since our graduation!  How did that happen?  Take care, Mary

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