Marty Kaiser Canner
Katharine Baum Wolpe
Doretta Ruggles Allison is still active in church and community. She sings in the church choir and is active in the women’s group and does crafts with the children in the after school program. She is a member of the Kiwanis Club. She is about to start on a mural at The Zone, a recovery center for addicts. She has five grandchildren and spends a lot of time with them. She invites any classmates who visit Atlanta to contact her and come to visit. Sally Bennett Edwards is still working part-time at The Valley Press newspaper. This past summer she took her five children to Iceland and she plans to tour the Dutch waterways this coming spring. She has nine grandchildren. Only three live nearby, but she sees the others in the summer. Mary Anne Fleetwood is still living in Rehoboth Beach, DE and is hoping to visit the Southwest again. She keeps in touch with friends there who advocate for wild horses and burros that are being killed by private and public interests. She remembers her days at Hood with much joy, especially the riding program, her horse, Starlight, the Smith Smoker Society, and classes with Miss Osborne. For the past ten years Johanna “Jody” Fox Peter has been living in Singapore. She retired four years ago. She has a son who lives in Australia and a daughter who lives in Singapore. She also has five grandchildren. Anne Bierstein Grenfell had open heart surgery for valve repair and replacement in January 2017. She is studying Reiki, an ancient Chinese deep relaxation therapy. At the request of her grandson, she is writing her autobiography. Vivian Bruckel Harvey has started a Dining for Women chapter in Columbus, OH. She would like to communicate with any classmates who participate in Dining for Women groups in their area. She is thinking of attending the annual conference of these groups in May 2018 in Washington, DC. She will travel to Guatemala from January 3 to April 3. She invites classmates to join her. Shirley Garrett Haley has moved into a condominium in Catonsville and has a new lifestyle, that of caregiver for her husband, Ed, who has advanced prostate cancer. He is feeling well at the moment, so while life is slower, it is full of blessings and joy. Hilda Koontz has lectured on nineteenth century American history for several years and has added public education about PTSD to her schedule. Her most recent lecture was for the annual international medical conference sponsored by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Dorothy Willis Rainwater and husband, Roger, who live in Florida, survived the hurricanes with minimal damage to their property. They attended the International Balloon Fest in Albuquerque, NM in October 2017. They are members of a chase team for friends who own balloons. Dorothy is active with the local chapter of the National Organization for Women. Sandy Murphy Schmidt and husband, Bob, continue to travel. A September cruise on the Mississippi River from St. Louis to St. Paul was followed by two weeks of pasta and vino with friends in northern Italy. They are grateful that life is good and that they are well. Beth Lee Zehnder and husband, Chuck, attended his sixtieth Frederick High School class reunion in October. Carol Handwerk Ziegler’s husband, Jesse, passed away in July. We send our condolences to Carol and her family. She and Barbara Hyde Sands ’65 connect through church and Hood activities. They hosted three Hood Choir girls when the choir sang at Trinity Lutheran Church in Reading, PA. Carol Eisenberg Miller ’64 was also involved in the planning for the choir concert. Marty Kaiser Canner and husband, Paul, moved to the Charlestown Retirement Community in August. Marty recently received sad news from Marilyn King Jessen’s daughter, Karen Lazo that Marilyn passed away from lung cancer on June 29, 2017. Katharine Baum Wolpe still enjoys life in NYC’s East Village and remains active with her church and Democratic club. She and Philip have now enjoyed 5 years of loving companionship, a new record in her life. She’ll be spending Thanksgiving with her brother Chris & family near Denver, CO. Ann Coleman Alexander took an exciting 15-day trip to Greece in August with brother Bill and plans to travel to China in April 2018. Grandchild #7 is expected in November. Ann is preparing for Christmas with her church choir and family. Carolyn Adams Sprinkle now lives at Stony Point Cottage, an assisted living facility for seniors in Richmond, VA. She loves not having to prepare meals and clean, and enjoys the activities. Her 3 children live nearby. Mable Philipp Pochedly enjoys living in Long Beach, CA.