1. 1964; Summer 2017

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    Barbara Maly Fish
    919-688-9125
    Barb2fish@yahoo.com

    Two recent phone calls brought sad news. Ann McMillan Shuman reported that her husband Joe died on March 4. Several weeks later, Judi Coombs Creighton called to report that our classmate, Sue Sterner, died on May 13 of congestive heart failure. We send the sympathy of the class to them, as well as to Jane McLees West, P’88 whose daughter-in-law Jennifer Hustead died last November of bone cancer. Jane is very proud of her son, who is doing a wonderful job of taking care of his three teenagers after his wife’s death. Family graduations fill Jane’s and husband Roger’s schedule these days, one from Bowdoin College and three from high school.  2016 was a hard year for Betsy Beachley Winger, who had several surgeries over a 12-month period. This put a damper on her favorite hobby, competitive ballroom dancing. Betsy’s husband died in December 2013, but she continues to dance with her instructor. Molly Moore Romero is still in Omaha, deeply rooted in her neighborhood where she works at a restaurant that she founded with her business partner in 2003. She also teaches yoga, but no longer works at her art and photography. She very much enjoys her two granddaughters, 12 and 20, and wonders at how different their world is compared to what we experienced at that age. Peter and Carolyn McCurdy Wilson have moved right down the street from the yacht club where they grew up. They still sail and fly-fish, albeit at a slower pace. Four young grandchildren help keep them on their toes. Beth Myers enjoys her retirement from teaching kindergarten and lives in the Westminster MD house where she grew up. She moved there after her parents died in 1978. She conducts two Bible studies a week and her black pug provides exercise. For 28 years, she has had a 29-game plan with the Baltimore Orioles and also follows the New England Patriots. Maine is her preferred vacation destination. Anne Burgess Huffer began teaching when we graduated from Hood and taught for 38 years, 23 in Maryland, 12 in Florida, and 3 in Bahrain. She still does some volunteer tutoring and part-time teaching at Hagerstown Community College and Shepherd University. She and husband Jay spend winters in Florida, where they have made many friends over the years. While they lived in Bahrain, they traveled abroad and now are focused on seeing all of the U.S., with only 9 states left. Debby Parker Hamilton’s husband Tim was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last August. He has completed seven months of chemo and several weeks of radiation; keeping those appointments fills their calendars these days. They have received good support from their Episcopal church and from their daughters. Debby and Tim hope to visit their summer place in upstate New York this summer. Peter and Ruth Fredericks Frey have recently purchased a home in Cambria, CA, where they have spent the past five winters away from the harsh weather of their Colorado home. They plan to live in Cambria 8 months a year, then spend the 4 summer months in Colorado in a home they’ll rent. Claire Fulenwider and her wife Harriet moved recently into a new old house in Santa Fe, closer to downtown. They have enough space to keep their RV on site. Their daughter Nina, grandson Nelson, son Nathan, and daughter-in-law Pam all helped Claire celebrate her 75th in April. Claire and Harriet will spend the summer at their Wisconsin cabin, grateful for good health, travels, and each other. They are both determined to resist and persist following the lessons that Virginia Lewis taught all of us. Ellen Roberts Glaccum has been in a reflective mood lately, thinking back to events in the early 60s. She and Cathy Kuralt Harris traveled to Washington on a frigid January 20, 1961 to see John Kennedy inaugurated. They climbed a tree to see the proceedings, little knowing that three years later they would be back on Capitol Hill to see the Presidential casket lying in state in the Rotunda. Ellen has also been thinking about her favorite Hood professor and wishing that Virginia Lewis were still alive to help her make sense of the current political situation.

  2. 1964: Summer 2016

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    1964

    Barbara Maly Fish
    919-688-9125
    barb2fish@yahoo.com

    I send the sympathy of the class to the family of Alyce Burn Sheaffer, who died on April 29, after a 42-year battle with multiple sclerosis. Those of us who saw Alyce at reunions always marveled at her courage and the tender care she received from her husband, Fred. On a happier note, Joanna Miller reports that she is cancer-free five years after being treated for breast cancer. She enjoys retirement and country life in Garrett County, MD, although she fell several months ago and broke her clavicle. She has had frequent episodes of rapid heart rate, which should be corrected by ablation by the time you read this. Charlie and Mary Frances Gaver Trunk celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in July 2015. In November, Mary Frances had a total right knee replacement, which was completely healed in time for the Trunks’ move to a new patio home at the Homewood retirement center in Frederick. “Living on one floor is especially nice,” she says. Cal and Bobbi Wiley Erdman also celebrated their 50th anniversary last July. Their three daughters and families (including seven grandchildren ranging in age from 3 ½ to 18) joined the Erdmans for a weekend in Little Compton RI with professional beach photos, a cookout, and presentation of a photo book covering their 50 years together. Bobbi and Cal have lived in Pinehurst NC for 16 years and continue to enjoy the climate, new friends, and golf. Carolyn Clewell came for their 3-day ladies golf member-guest in April and they won their flight. Bobbi continues to take needlepoint courses and learned gold work this year. She also volunteers with the First Tee program in Pinehurst. Ben and Betsy Benson Walker celebrated their 6th anniversary in May on a 15-day Viking river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. Betsy says, “Our home, backyard birds, and gardens bring us joy, and our German shepherd and 20 grandchildren keep us active and amazed! Life is good.” Ed and Scottie Hansbrough Sneckenberger have just finished the  overwhelming task of downsizing and moving to a retirement village not far from where they have spent the past 46 ½ years in Morgantown WV. Over the years, their travels filled their home with treasures such as a coolie hat from a Vietnamese rice paddy, a carved piece of bamboo from China, woven placemats from Guatemala, and Russian art from St. Petersburg. The Sneckenbergers’ three daughters have given them five wonderful grandchildren. Hal and Kathie Tatem Brody will celebrate their 50th anniversary this summer with a special trip to Pittsburgh with their two children and four grandchildren. The Brodys’ children suggested the trip in order to visit the city where they grew up and to show their own children their old haunts. Kathie and Hal look forward to reconnecting with relatives and old friends. Hal still works as a professor at UConn, teaching and doing research. Kathie volunteers with the UConn League and the Tourism Bureau. Their home in Willington CT is big enough for guests and Kathie encourages classmates to visit. Marta Schneebeli Johnson keeps busy with volunteering and traveling.  She had a wonderful trip to Japan last fall and recently visited the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. In alternate years, Marta and her sister and their families get together in Stone Harbor, NJ. 2016 is the year and there will be 21 in the group this time. All of the grands especially enjoy visiting with cousins who live far apart.

  3. 1964 Class News- Fall 2015

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    Barbara Maly Fish
    919-688-9125
    barb2fish@yahoo.com

    Returning from Hilton Head, SC, Ann McMillan Shuman was stranded in Charleston for two days during the historic rainstorm in September. ”If you have to be stranded somewhere, Charleston is a great place,” she says. She saw Karen Kuechenmeister Lehrhaupt in early August at their 55th high school reunion in Pittsburgh and again in Hilton Head in late September. Christina Santangelo Blenke and husband Henry love to travel and try to go to a new place each year. This year’s destination was Sicily. The Blenkes have five grandchildren who visit often. “Cape Cod has continued to be a perfect retirement spot,” Chris says. “Our days are filled with lots of outdoor fun, kayaking, tennis, biking, and there are a slew of other retirees to play with here.” In March, the Blenkes get away from the cold in Marco Island, Florida. Chris reconnected with Pamela Wallace Johnson through the Hood magazine and now they get together in Florida and in Massachusetts each year. Susan Sterner recently moved to Flagstaff, Arizona and is now much happier and livelier since she got a pacemaker. She was able to go to Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan in April. “It was truly fascinating,” she says. Elizabeth Speed Rich is a retired RN from the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville; husband Tom is a retired Veterans Administration social worker. Betsy keeps her hand in health care by volunteering at the Kalispell Regional Medical Center. She and Tom moved to Flathead County, MT from Tennessee in 2002 in order to enjoy the benefits of living near a national park. They are the parents of Joseph, who works in international finance at HSBC in New York, and James, an actor, comedian, and writer who lives with his wife Maura in Los Angeles. Tom and Betsy look forward to celebrating their 50th anniversary in November. Betsy says, “The older I get, the more I realize how blessed I have been my whole life. Hood College is certainly a part of that!” Carol (Kelly) Ebert Henderson is enjoying this “passage.” The three Henderson kids have produced five adorable grandchildren, ages 6-11. Kelly volunteers as an historic tour guide at Cairnwood and at the Cathedral in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. She is a member of Questers, teaches two French conversation classes, belongs to two book groups, and practices yoga. In July 2016, they will celebrate their 50th anniversary. Kelly says, “I look back on our reunion with affection for all of you and appreciation to Hood for giving us such a good time that weekend and for a quality education.” Janet Riley Colburn is recovering from a bad auto accident “half a continent from home” and from breast cancer. She is mostly OK now. Bright lights in her life include her five grandchildren, two boys and three girls. Barbara Haun Morris wrote just as she was about to leave for New Hampshire and Vermont to enjoy the fall foliage. She enjoys living in Williamsburg, Virginia and has now visited or lived in all 50 states. All signs of breast cancer are gone, so she feels great and is back to golf and swimming, plus being lots slimmer. Jo Ann Risser Moroz’s husband Pete retired from consulting for Moly-Cop in Chile in April, but they still need him, and October found them back in Santiago. Pete and JoAnn enjoy living in Las Vegas, where their children and three grandchildren live. The oldest two grands are in college, youngest is a sophomore in high school. Daughter Debbie teaches high school and junior college math; daughter-in law-Chary is a special-ed teacher; and son Drew is a computer programmer. JoAnn and Pete volunteer at a local food bank where she does demonstrations and nutrition classes, while he oversees the food distribution. JoAnn had a good visit with Marylou Herrmann Foley in August when Marylou came to Las Vegas for a convention. Judith Coombs Creighton is in the process of downsizing and selling their house. She finds that it is far easier to get rid of her own stuff than the treasures handed down from her mother. Soon she will enjoy a mini-reunion with Eloise Varney Rauth and Susan Sterner. Judi’s son Alex is an orthopedic surgeon at the University of North Carolina. Occasionally, she spots him on TV when he rushes to care for an injured player. Diane McKay Nuner is walking pain free after a hip replacement in February. The Nuner’s celebrated their 50th anniversary on a cruise to Alaska. She and Jim love the sunny Southwest and their home in Deming, NM, but next summer, they plan to make a long RV trip to Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, Michigan, and South Dakota. At the end of that trip, they will have visited 48 of the 50 states.

  4. 1964: Winter 2015

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    Barbara Maly Fish
    919-688-9125
    barb2fish@yahoo.com

    I send the sympathy of the class to the family of Lynn Marx Silverman, who died on May 8, 2014, after a 15-month battle with pancreatic cancer, and to Sandy Borrelli Ricci, whose husband Renzo died on August 7, 2014. Carol Eisenberg Miller wrote that she was looking forward to attending the Hood-Albright basketball game with the local Hood group in Reading, Pa. (Hood won 71-59). She continues to serve as treasurer on the Pennsylvania State Extension Board and is also very active with Opportunity House, a local charity that includes a homeless shelter, a 24/7/365 day care center, a child abuse prevention program and a job training resource. After much consideration, Margaret Myers Sanders and her husband are moving to Willow Valley, a retirement community in Lancaster, Pa., her hometown. She is looking forward to all the amenities offered at Willow Valley and will enjoy being just an hour away from her little granddaughters. Margaret wonders if there are any other Hood folks at Willow Valley. After 47 years of teaching math, social studies and language arts to middle school students, Mary Cockram Morse retired in 2012. Since then, she has become a snowbird, spending the winter months in Bradenton, Fla., and the rest of the year in Ann Arbor, Mich. She has joined a church in Bradenton and sings in the choir, including an occasional solo. She is also taking private ballroom dance lessons and was recently in a showcase, dancing the tango with her teacher. She was looking forward to going on a dance cruise at the end of February. When she wrote, Carol Smith Mills and her husband had just returned from a wonderful Road Scholar trip to Miami Beach and Key West. She enjoys spending time with their 6-year-old grandson and 3-year-old granddaughter. She also volunteers at a local hospital near her home in Doylestown, Pa., where she delivers menus to patients and will soon work in the new pediatric wing with animal-assisted therapy. Carol and her fox terrier, April, do a reading program at a local elementary school. She finds that first graders love reading to April. The bucket list for Dave and Carol Hottenstein Parker included visiting all 50 state capitals and touring their capitol buildings. They celebrated their 50th anniversary by going to Hawaii, the 50th state. They liked the concept and design of the capitol in Honolulu best of all the ones they have visited. It is designed to represent a volcano and opens into a central courtyard and the exterior columns represent palm trees. The Parkers found the capitol in Harrisburg to be the most opulent, with lots of gold leaf; the high-rise office building in Omaha, Neb., the least interesting; and the one in Pierre, S.D., the plainest. The Parkers are very involved in playing duplicate bridge. Carol directs at their local club and serves as club administrator in January and February when many players leave Ohio for warmer climates. Dave and Carol planned to attend the Gatlinburg Regional Tournament in April in hopes of earning enough points to make American Contract Bridge League Life Master. The Parkers also have three “wonderful” grandchildren that they enjoy greatly.

  5. 1964: Summer 2014

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    Barbara Maly Fish
    Barb2fish@yahoo.com

    Fifty members of the Class of 1964 converged on Frederick for our 50th reunion and a good time was had by all. We talked, laughed, reminisced, and even shed a few tears as we traveled back to those happy times more than 50 years ago. On behalf of all the attendees, I send thanks to Kate Jenks Powell, Betsey Covel, Marylou Herrmann Foley, and Barbi Haun Morris for their organizational skills. Thanks too to Harriet LeSourd Wise, who hosted all of us in her beautiful garden just a few blocks away from the campus. Kate not only contributed her own talents, but she also volunteered those of her children. Rev. Becky Powell Hoover led the worship service that ended the weekend while Bill Powell played the organ. Becky gave a very moving sermon; if you would like a copy please let me know and I will send one to you. At that Chapel service, Barbi and Joan Emann Whitten read the names of all of our classmates who have died since graduation, 27 names in all. The most recent was Penny Fettner Kopscik, who died in February after a long struggle with ovarian cancer.  Melanie Lathrop Hoffman bravely attended several reunion events, then passed away several days later on June 12, of pancreatic cancer. At the reunion, we also learned that Karen Kuechenmeister Lehrhaupt’s husband, Michael, had died in March. I know that all of you join me in sending the sympathy of the class to these families.

    We also learned that Barbi Haun Morris would soon begin chemotherapy treatments for breast cancer. In a recent email, Carolyn Felin Fidler, a breast cancer survivor, posed an interesting question to me: How many women in our class have been treated for breast cancer? Statistics show that 1 in 8 women will have breast cancer over their lifetimes. Is that number valid for our class? I can’t do a totally scientific survey, but send me a message if that diagnosis has been part of your life story. Send me the year, too, if you don’t mind, and I will share what I learn with everyone in the class.

    Carolyn also said that she had to miss the reunion because of hip replacement surgery. She and husband Nevin celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently with a transatlantic trip on the Queen Mary and visits to Scotland and England. She and twin sister Kathy both have the travel bug. Between them, they have visited all 7 continents and at least 40 countries. Kathy also is a Master Gardener and an Art Smart volunteer in the local schools in Allentown, PA, where she lives.

    Another intrepid traveler in our class is Sue Lyeth Sternfeld, who, a week after the reunion, left with her daughter Karen for a 6-week voyage on the sailboat Lord Nelson from Recife, Brazil to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The ship is especially outfitted to accommodate people with physical limitations, such as Sue’s daughter Karen, who uses a wheelchair. Photos on the ship’s website show people in wheelchairs up in the rigging, something which Karen hopes to do.

    Family obligations kept Sue Hapgood Satterfield at home in Nelson County, VA instead of at our reunion. She and husband Bob continue to love life on their little farm, in spite of being the sole staff and caretakers for horses, dogs, cats, gardens, and pastures of grass and hay. They lead and organize the hunting year
    and weekly rides for Rita Mae Brown’s fox hunt club, while spending as much time as they can with their children, grandchildren, friends and family in KY, NC, GA, and Richmond VA. They welcome houseguests to explore with them the Brew Ridge Trail, which includes dozens of wineries, distilleries, and craft breweries. When she wrote, Sue and Bob were about to embark on a 2-week trip to Spain and France with 14 people (including 7 actors) ranging in age from 2 to 82. The group will explore the food, wine, and art of the Basque and Burgundy regions.

    Like Sue, Mary Moore Shoemaker examined the reunion photos sent by the college and asked herself, “Who are all these old ladies?” Mary assures us that she looks exactly the same as she did 50 years ago! She and husband Doug continue to enjoy good health and lots of activities to keep themselves busy. Doug works part-time at Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center, while Mary volunteers with Riverfest, an annual celebration to educate people on environmental issues, and the Center for Coldwaters Restoration, a group that focuses on economic development around the water resources in Waynesboro, VA. All of the Shoemakers’ children and grandchildren live within an hour from their home.

    Ruth Kaiser Port and husband Bob recently celebrated their 48th anniversary. In June, their son Eric, his wife, and two Norwegian friends visited for a week from Norway, where Eric has lived since his marriage in 2008. Their daughter Lorinda and her family visited at the same time. Ruth, completely retired since 2006, participates in several community Bible study groups, as well as riding as often as possible her Kentucky Saddle Horse, Crockett. Keeping up with their grandchildren’s activities also is a priority for the Ports. Lorinda’s oldest in in college, the next is in high school, and the youngest is in middle school. Ruth says that her “spare” time is spent on her hobbies: biking, reading, gardening, traveling, painting, and camping.

     

  6. 1964: Winter 2014

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    Cookie Johnson Bolig plays duplicate bridge 2-4 times a week, accumulating master’s points for ACBL and studies yoga with a 92-year-old role model. She is a serious doll collector who attends several doll conventions a year. She and husband John travel to New York City and Key West regularly and plan to go to Paris and London in the spring. Cookie’s various groups––book, craft, bridge and theater “are always doing something.” After retiring from Frederick County Public Schools in 2004, Kate Jenks Powell continued teaching at the local community college and at Hood where she held a visiting professorship, an appointment which expires after this academic year. Kate said she might be ready to retire for good after 43-years in the classroom and looks forward to spending more time with her family, especially her two grandchildren. Sally Erb Soisson is a serious quilter who attends quilting retreats with friends. She and husband Joe will welcome their two sons and their spouses and children home for Thanksgiving. Son Steve works in Germany, which gives Sally and Joe an excuse to visit often. Sandy Borrelli Ricci continues to work part-time as a nurse to maintain her PRN position in wound/ostomy care. Husband Renzo has some serious health issues; Sandy is his primary caregiver. Their children, their spouses and her two grandchildren live near the Riccis’ home in Finksburg, Md. Claire Fulenwider and her wife Harriet are happily retired in Santa Fe, N.M. They spend summer months in their log cabin on the Wisconsin River where they can visit Claire’s son Nathan at his fishing resort. Claire and Harriet travel in their RV and visit daughter Nina and grandson Nelson in Maryland as often as they can. Claire wrote, “Our New Mexico Supreme Court is about to rule on marriage equality in the state, so we are eagerly anticipating a validation of our marriage here 10-years-ago and more generally of our 32-year relationship.” Jim and Marylou Herrmann Foley celebrated her birthday with a black tie evening on the Queen Mary 2, crossing to Southampton. Daughter Jennifer, her husband David and their two children joined the Foley’s for a week in London. Then daughter Heather joined them and they all squeezed into an SUV to do more traveling in England and Wales, including chartering their own canal barge for five days and working the locks themselves. While Jim still teaches and administrates at Georgia Tech, Marylou arranges travel with Joan Emann Whitten and Eleanor Berklite Harris as two of her recent clients. In the spring, Joe and Susan Lyeth Sternfeld visited Bogota, Colombia, where their daughter Karen and her family live. They spent a month in Spain where Susan studied Spanish in a Seville language school in Seville while Joe walked part of the Ruta de Plata, a pilgrim route from Seville to Santiago. Afterward, they went to some of their favorite walking places in Andalusia. In September, they went to a family wedding in Sydney, Australia. Besides being a wonderful family reunion, the trip was also an opportunity to do some walking in the bush. Susan looks forward to our 50th, after which she and Karen will have a sailing adventure, six weeks on a tall ship sailing from Recife, Brazil to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Because Karen uses a wheelchair, the ship on which they will sail is specially fitted for wheelchair users. Flo Sechler Miller enjoys hiking with husband Mike, visiting her son and granddaughters in North Carolina and taking and teaching courses at her local Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. In the fall, she was teaching a course on Hawthorne, which has rekindled her love of literature in general and respect for his genius in particular. During the summer, her entire family including daughter Jenny, son Chris, and granddaughters Sara, 14 and Lindsay, 16, spent a happy week together in London. In the summer of 2014, Flo and Mike will travel to China in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. After her husband’s death in 2010, Joan Emann Whitten became very cognizant of making memories. In 2011, her family went to a wedding in Serbia. Since the grandchildren were 5 and 7 at the time, it was mostly a kid-friendly trip that included four countries, four zoos, two aquariums, a joust, many parks, and a lot of good food. This year, Joan and a friend took a knitting cruise to the Baltic. Marylou organized a fantastic tour for them in St. Petersburg, one that they will remember forever. Each one of these women has promised to be at our 50th next June. I hope that all of you will attend, too. And please remember to be as generous as you possibly can in your contribution to our 50th reunion gift. We are at an age where we have all of what we need and much of what we want, so it is time to think about paying it forward.

  7. 1964: Winter 2013

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    I send the sympathy of the class to Barbie Haun Morris, whose sister Sophia Olsen Haun ’66 (whom we knew as Skeeter) died in October 2011. This was a long goodbye, as Skeeter had been ill for many years. Barbie lives in Williamsburg, Va., where she enjoys the many outreach education programs for seniors at William and Mary. She has resumed playing golf, sings with the church choir, and is a member of Kiwanis and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Like most of us, Barbie turned 70 this year and celebrated with a fancy birthday party, complete with a swing band, organized by her daughters and stepdaughter. Barbie also enjoys spending time with her four grandchildren. Debbie Parker Hamilton celebrated her 70th with a surprise trip to New York City given by her three daughters and three granddaughters. They had a wonderful time and Debbie said, “It was such fun seeing how much alike we all are.” Debbie and Tim still love living in Wilmington, N.C., and look forward to their 50th wedding anniversary next year. Their granddaughter Chelsea graduated from the Univ. of Virginia recently and granddaughter Lindsay is a junior at Virginia Tech.

    Sherry Kimble Johnson described 2012 as a big year for her and husband Bill. In late April, they fell in love with a 100-year-old house in Cleveland, Tenn., and closed on it in six days. Within two weeks, they sold their own house and then went to central France with Teddy and Marcy Leavitt Bourne and Bill’s brother and his wife. Sherry’s daughter Jaime Boyce Lacey ’90 supervised the move and served as general contractor for the restoration and painting at their new house while Sherry and Bill continued on to Provence and Italy. They have been settled into their new house since June and enjoy walking everywhere, plus taking a more active part in their church. Bill and Sherry celebrated her 70th in Lynchburg, Va., with a big family reunion and Thanksgiving feast. Claire Fulenwider retired last December from being executive director of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, then she and partner Harriet returned home to Santa Fe, N.M. While they miss the lushness of the Northwest and friends and family there, they are glad to be back home in sunshine and high desert. Claire enjoys spending time with daughter Nina and grandson Nelson in Maryland and with son Nathan, who has a resort in northern Wisconsin. Claire and Harriet spend summers at their Wisconsin cabin, fishing, hiking and RVing.

    Anne Burgess Huffer has been teaching at Shepherd Univ. She has also taught since 2006 at Penn State Mont Alto. Most years, she takes courses at the community college, because she still loves going to school. Anne and her husband are snowbirds who go to Florida from December to April every year, where she works on genealogy, knits and does scrapbooking. Another knitter is Tina Bassett Stevens, who is vice president of the Windy City Knitting Guild and lives in Wilmette, Ill. She goes to New England twice a year; in June for a knitting workshop on Cape Cod and in September to Maine because she loves it there. She is currently recovering from knee replacement surgery and anticipating surgery on the other knee. Tina was being comforted by her two greyhounds. Sally Stoecklein Bregenser describes herself and husband Jim as very fortunate. Their son works with his dad in the family construction management business and lives across the street. He recently remarried to a woman with three children, making Sally and Jim grandparents of five and frequent attenders at activities like the marching band, dance competitions, volleyball games and concerts. Jim and Sally enjoy the Pittsburgh Symphony and Pittsburgh football and basketball games.

    I received an email from Alyce Burn Sheaffer’s daughter Marcella who reports that her mother moved to Harrisonburg, Va., four years ago to be near to Marcella and her family. This enables Alyce to see her three grandsons regularly. Alyce’s address is Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, 1475 Virginia Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA 22802 and she would love to hear from former classmates. Congratulations to Ellen Roberts Glaccum, chair of the Stanley Community Library board of trustees in Stanley, Idaho, for doing such a good fund-raising job that the new library building planned to open in December and will be almost entirely paid for. Ellen’s work with the library board amounted to an unpaid half-time job, but she has the satisfaction of seeing this new facility opening to serve the community. Talk about a legacy!

    Every fall, I, Barb Maly Fish, have a mini-reunion with former classmates Kate Jenks Powell, Cookie Johnson Bolig, Sally Erb Soisson and Sandy Borrelli Ricci. This year, we met in D.C. and spent most of a day at the National Museum of Women in the Arts at an exhibition called Women Who Rock, which featured memorabilia from great rockers. We even saw Lady Gaga’s meat dress, proving that we are really quite with it despite a combined age of almost 350!

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    Barbara Maly Fish
    (919) 688-9125
    barb2fish@yahoo.com

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