1. 1971; Summer 2017

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    Mary McMunigal Burland
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    Mindy Laighton Wilcox
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    Nancy Fisher Henderson wrote that she and John continue to enjoy retirement in Chestertown, Maryland, their home for the past five years. Nancy loves retirement life and the opportunity to have time to do the things she enjoys most, which include reading, knitting, music, sailing, and anything with John. They are active in their church choir and bell choir and enjoy the National Music Festival each June.  The warm weather finds them very busy sailing, particularly in the spring and fall, with John racing their sailboat while Nancy serves on the Race Committee. Their big project for 2016 was the addition of a new room for their cottage, which serves as a model building, and train room. Donna Mikulak Strawser has lived in Bremen, Maine for the past nine years.  Her daughter Allison, her husband, and their three sons live nearby while her son Nathan and his two sons are still living in Tennessee.  Donna’s husband Dan still is a woodcarver, although that has become more challenging as he has developed Parkinson’s disease.  Fortunately, it is being kept somewhat at bay.  Donna retired from teaching in 2008 and now works part time online for PEDSTest.com.  She also does a lot of gardening, quilting, exercising, and grandmothering!  She keeps in touch with Cynthia White Gilbert, and they manage to get together every now and then after not seeing each other from 1975 until 2014! Elizabeth “Betsy” Cooper PizzolatoAlice Paul McGinnis, and Mary McMunigal Burland met for lunch in Havre de Grace, Maryland in March.  It was a delightful afternoon as they enjoyed good food, wonderful memories, and the opportunity to reconnect after so many years. Mary and I are always grateful to those of you who send us news or respond to our emails and letters.  Please, please drop us a line and tell us what you have been up to especially if you haven’t written in a while.

  2. 1971: Winter 2017

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    Mary McMunigal Burland
    610-733-4009
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    Mindy Laighton Wilcox
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    Debbie Walton Sheaffer wrote that, after many years of teaching remedial reading, she decided to return to the classroom. She was offered a kindergarten position and found her favorite grade! Debbie retired in 2012. She and husband Ray have been married for 45 years. Son Scott lives outside of Ocean City, MD, and loves being at the beach. Son Chris and his daughters, Alexa, 16, and Caylee, 13, live with Debbie and Ray. Five years ago, Chris’s wife died of cancer, and he and the girls had a really rough time. Debbie and Ray were happy they wanted to move in with them and that she finally gets to help raise girls! They take turns driving the girls to dance, helping with homework and helping to parent. They camp with the family as often as they can. She said they wouldn’t trade it for the world and life is still fun! Diane Miller Jackson reports she is still “blissfully happy” in retirement. She and Drew moved from PA to a home they built in ME and are getting to know more people as they settle in. They marvel at their view of the mountains of Acadia National Park and the lobster boats passing by. She says they are still quite active and that Santa brought them snow shoes this Christmas. Daughter Jennie and her husband will spend Christmas with them. Alice Paul McGinnis wrote to say son Drew and his wife, Kris, had their third son last April, born at home. Also last spring, Alice and Richard traveled to Scandinavia visiting Norway, Sweden and Iceland. They spent a month in ME last summer, and in the fall took a 7,000-mile road trip out west which included stops in CO, ID, WY and Glacier National Park. In October they attended the wedding of Steve Dukenski, son of the late Carolyn Perry Dukenski. Serendipitously, the daughter of Nan Loader Calabretta was also there as she is married to one of Steve’s best friends. I, Mary McMunigal Burland, have had an exciting, busy year. In May, Bill and I took a Viking River cruise from Amsterdam to Basel with friends we had met on a previous river cruise followed by a week at the hotel our friends own in a ski resort in the Austrian Alps. Our biggest event was the wedding of our son, Brendan, and his wife, Kristina, in Philadelphia at the end of August. It was hot and humid as Philly tends to be in August, but everything was lovely. Once again, I must close with a request for email addresses so that Mindy and I can contact you. Without your news, there is no column!

     

  3. 1971: Summer 2016

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    Mary McMunigal Burland
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    Mindy Laighton Wilcox
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    Mary McMunigal Burland attended the reunion and reported the following:  “On a beautiful weekend in June, the class of 1971 returned to Hood to again find “a place in the sun for 71″ at our 45th reunion!  It was a three-day celebration that featured good food, great company, and endless conversation.  We were a small, but enthusiastic group of 16 alums and one brave husband!  Some of us have attended many reunions while others like Cathy Moon McClure and Betsy Ziegler were attending their first one.  Betsy Cooper Pizzolato, Diane Miller Jackson, Cathy Moon McClure, Betsy Ziegler, Janice Butz, Sharon Brown Vejvoda, and I once again enjoyed the joys of dorm life in Shriner.  On Friday evening we had a wonderful Maryland themed picnic in Coblentz Dining Hall.  Saturday began with Hood’s new President’s first state of the college speech followed by the Alumni Luncheon in the Volpe Athletic Center.  Edith Purdie, Connie Dawley Seeley ’72, and Linda Wicks Crites ’72 joined us for the luncheon. We were very proud of our classmate, Dr. L. Martha Thomas, P’99, P’09, who received the Distinguished Alumni Award!  Saturday evening we were joined by Gail Haulenbeek, Nancy Sword Hollyfield, Lynn Patterson Jacobs, Barbara Hasbrouck Murphy, Marlene McGibbon Santucci, Lucinda Tyson, and Jan Renn as we enjoyed the all class dinner in the Volpe Athletic Center.  I am sure no one will be surprised to learn that our class was still celebrating after all the other classes had left!  Sunday began with the traditional favorite, Strawberry Breakfast, followed by a chapel service before we all went our separate ways.  Although we all had a marvelous time, it was a bit disappointing that so few classmates were able to attend.  One of the best things about reunion weekend is the joy we share in talking with classmates who we did not really know well during our student days.  Each time I return from a reunion, I realize that I spoke with some classmates more in those few days than I did in our four years at Hood! All of us who were present for our 45th want all of our classmates to be present for our 50th (!!!) in 2021!  What a party that would be!” Janet Schultheis Plitt married the love of her life, Calvin, just after graduation. They discovered their fondness for road tripping, and have explored 48 states. While traveling, they scout antiquarian bookstores in search of readable collectibles for their home library. Janet’s 102-year old Dad, who still talks about Dad-and-Daughter Weekend, Calvin’s parents, three children and their spouses, and eight grandchildren all live locally, so they spend many days with family.  Calvin retired from cardiology practice in 2015, just as their son, David, began his cardiology career.  Daughters, Claire and Laura, enjoyed teaching careers and now practice their craft “at home” raising their children. She says she is filled with gratitude to God for His faithfulness in times of joy and challenge as the seasons of life move forward and cherishes those grand Hood memories. Roslyn Glantz Trojan retired from the U.S. Army as a Colonel after almost 30 years of service.  As one of the first female officers to be integrated into the regular Army from the WAC Corps, she saw a lot of “firsts” for females in combat and leadership positions.  After the Army, she spent several years on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee specializing in Homeland Security and Defense.  She then worked for private industry and became a Senior Vice President with Michael Baker Jr. Engineering specializing in large program management projects.  Moving west to Colorado and then New Mexico, she opened her own management consultant firm with clients across the country and volunteered for ten years with a Veteran non-profit organization.  Roslyn is married to Hans-Georg Atzinger a retired German General Officer.  They met in 1991 in the US Army War College where Roslyn was Hans’ foreign student sponsor.  Friends for over 25 years, they married in 2014 after the deaths of their spouses.  The two couples were great friends in spite of living on two different continents.  She is now semi-retired and maintains a household both in Germany and in Albuquerque. She is stepmother and “Oma” to three grown children and three grandchildren.  She has been in touch with her roommate Elaine Alexander and with Donna Eaton Mahoney both of whom are doing well and busy in their own semi retirements.  She would love to hear from Hood friends and can be reached at rglant0310@outlook.com.

  4. 1971 Class News- Fall 2015

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    Mary McMunigal Burland
    610-733-4009
    mburl5@verizon.net

    Mindy Laighton Wilcox
    619-462-6230
    mlwilcox3@gmail.com

    Nancy Ludder Koberlein retired in May 2014 as a Family Nurse Practitioner at a rural community health center. Since that time, she and her husband have been doing a lot of traveling. The day after she retired, they left in their motorhome for a two-month trip out west. In November 2014, they took a cruise to Antarctica and this past summer they took another two-month motorhome trip to the Canadian Rockies. They have now become snowbirds, spending the winter months traveling around Florida. They also enjoy visiting their daughter, Alice, who lives in Alexandria, Virginia and works in DC. Catherine Moon McClure sent a wonderful letter to catch up. After graduation, she spent two and a half years in Botswana with the Peace Corps followed by six months of travel through Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Japan before returning home in the fall of 1977. She then taught social studies in Vermont and New Hampshire, then worked as a reading specialist in junior and senior high schools. Her favorite job, principal in a K-3 elementary school in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, followed that. The last 15 years of her career were spent as assistant superintendent in Manchester, NH and then superintendent of schools first in Litchfield, NH and then Bennington, Vermont, where she retired a little over a year ago. Cathy’s daughter, Jennifer, is a registered nurse midwife at a hospital in the Seattle area. Cathy and her second husband, Steve, enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. She stays in touch with Elizabeth Ziegler who lives in Plainfield, Vermont, and they plan to travel down to Frederick for our 45th reunion. Mindy Laighton Wilcox and husband Bill flew their small plane from San Diego to Brunswick, Maine to attend an airplane convention this past July. They spent four weeks traveling out and back and stopped to visit Elizabeth Cooper Pizzolato, Alice Paul McGinnis and Carol McVey Burke ’72 along the way. Nancy Loader Calabretta and Anthony visited her Hood roomie Susan Montag Wood and husband Peter in Australia in September 2014. They had many adventures ranging from farm sitting on a real farm to snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef. After several weeks of traveling around Australia, they returned to Sydney and spent their last week with Sue and Peter at their condo in Wollongong. Nan retired as Assistant Director of the Medical Library at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in April 2015 after 42 years working as a medical librarian. Her retirement began with a 21 day trip to Greece and Turkey! They were able to spend two weeks with their entire family in the Outer Banks, North Carolina in September and are looking forward to a three week trip to Costa Rica in January 2016. Frances Heck Darrow and Bill have retired and are living in Vienna, Virginia. Bill retired as an engineer for the government about seven years ago and returned to work about three weeks later as a consultant working with the same government people. Fran is working as a preschool teaching assistant three days a week. Fran enjoys her book club, knitting group, and her water aerobics class. They enjoy traveling and spending time at their condo in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Their daughter Beth and her Australian husband Rob live in Wilmington, North Carolina with sons Ian and Tristan. Rob is an assistant professor at UNC-Wilmington, and Beth is preparing for her PhD dissertation. Fran’s son Tom is in his 11th year teaching high school history in Manassas, Virginia and is working on his second master’s degree. He and his fiancé, who is a psychologist for the Army will be married in May. Mindy and I hope you are enjoying our columns, but we need some help. We have discovered that many of the email addresses that we receive from the college are incorrect so we are asking you to make sure Hood has your current email address so we can contact you for your news. We hope to see many of you at our 45th reunion on June 10-12, 2016.

  5. 1971: Summer 2015

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    Mary McMunigal Burland
    610-733-4009
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    Mindy Laighton Wilcox
    619-462-6230
    mlwilcox3@gmail.com

    After a long, cold winter here in Pennsylvania, it is encouraging to write this column for the summer edition of the Hood Magazine. Thanks to those classmates who chose to send unsolicited news. It was wonderful to hear from you!  Judy Ashway is living in the Boston area and is working part-time as a therapist with children, adolescents and their parents. Judy sees Maylun Buck-Lew several times a year and hears from her former roomie Janet Schultheis Plitt at Christmas. Judy is in the process of adjusting to life as a single woman as she is going through the process of a “collaborative divorce.” Debbi Hamlin Hitchings shared news of a March mini-reunion in Tucson, Ariz., hosted by Jean East who is on sabbatical from the Dept. of Sociology at the Univ. of Denver and is writing a book on leadership. Debbi is director of congregational care at the Congregational Church in Camden, Maine. Classmates Edie Fletcher Flynn, who is retired, from Rhode Island, Laura Tonkel Romesburg, retired Air Force historian, from Ohio, Helen Pierce Whitley, ESL teacher, from Florida, and soon to be retired Susan Fuller from Denver were present to celebrate 48-years of friendship with great food, fine wine, tasty margaritas, explorations of the Sonoran Desert and lots of conversation and laughter. Laura, ever the seamstress, presented everyone with beautiful, quilted wall hangings to commemorate their reunion. Wendy Scott McDonald and Marsha Bissell ’72 were unable to make the journey and were greatly missed. Last summer, Darcy Bevelacqua and her husband Charlie Becraft enjoyed a two-week Alaskan vacation. The first week was spent in Anchorage and Denali where they luckily were able to see all the animals and the Denali Mountain, while they spent the second week on a cruise down the inland waterway.  The rest of their summer was spent at their lake house in upstate New York where they were visited by Nia Lourekas and her husband Mark Kaplan. Darcy is still running her own business focused on customer experience consulting for large firms such as AARP and Ritz-Carlton, and is still running five-miles-a-day! She spent the winter in Bradenton, Fla., where she welcomed her Hood roommate Pamela Russell Bell who is living and working in Austin, Texas. After working 44 years in retail, Diane Miller Jackson retired this past February. Except for vacations, she only took off nine months after her daughter was born. Impressive! Diane and husband Drew plan to sell their home in the Philadelphia area and are building their retirement home in Surry, Maine. Their daughter Jennie was being married May 2015. After celebrating my “Medicare Birthday” in December, I guess that I am now officially old! I’m not exactly sure how this has happened so quickly, as I still feel quite young, but the numbers do not lie! I celebrated my 65th in Kiawah Island, S.C., and had a lovely week there with Bill, my younger son Brendan and his fiancee Kristina who both ran in the Kiawah Half Marathon. We are looking forward to their wedding sometime next year, but first are anxiously awaiting the birth of our older son Patrick and wife Kate’s second daughter this summer. Finally, next summer, our class will have our 45th reunion. Those of us who have attended reunion have always had wonderful times. The only things missing were so many of our classmates who we would love to see. So, if you have never attended a reunion or have not been to one recently, please make plans to join us in Frederick in June 2016. I always come home feeling so very impressed by the wonderful women of the Class of 1971!!! Mary Barton Freeman died May 11, 2015 while traveling on the Isle of Wight. The cause of death was complications from cancer which she had battled since 2012. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Varel; children and their spouses: Thomas (Katie), William (Beth), Joanna and by her sister Elizabeth Barton.

  6. 1971: Summer 2014

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    Mary McMunigal Burland

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    Mindy Laighton Wilcox
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    We are deeply saddened to report that Rev. Carolyn Perry Dukenski passed away on March 6, 2014, from a stroke. Carolyn was an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Connecticut where her gift for pastoral care will be sorely missed. Our sincere condolences to her husband Ron and sons Jay and Stephen. If you would like to read her obituary and see a current picture of Carolyn, please email me at mlwilcox3@gmail.com. Edith Purdie reported that she continues to live at a fast pace doing proposal consulting and a little traveling. May 2013 was a whirlwind of graduations—her niece Alice graduated from high school, her youngest daughter Patty earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College in Maryland, and her oldest daughter Jenny earned a master’s degree from the Univ. of Maryland. Betsy Cooper Pizzolato said she is lucky to have a cousin with a beautiful home in Puerto Vallarta where she and Tom visited to escape the January cold. They have taken a couple of tours to Canada and to the Pacific Northwest. Daughter Jane visited them in San Francisco at the end of the Pacific Northwest tour. Daughter Karen is engaged and Betsy and Tom visited Karen’s future in-laws in Wyoming where Betsy rode ATVs and shot shotguns, both out of character for her! Tom will retire from the Univ. of Delaware at the end of the year after 38 years of teaching. Alice Paul McGinnis continues to enjoy retirement with a lot of traveling and volunteer work. She recently purchased a rebuilt Steinway grand piano and really enjoys practicing on it. Allyson Washburn has lived in San Francisco for 30 years and loves the rich cultural life, the restaurants and the liberal politics. She is currently a psychology/gerontology professor at National Univ. teaching all her classes online. Her son Ben and his wife Christy are both physical therapists and live across the bay with daughters Raya and Olivia. Her daughter Alyssa and husband Ray live in Oakland where Alyssa is a defense attorney and Ray teaches eighth grade history. They are expecting Allyson’s third granddaughter.  Allyson is able to see all of them frequently. Mary McMunigal Burland said that after a horrible winter in Philadelphia she is especially enjoying summer. She and Bill have been to Kiawah, S.C. They spent the fourth of July on Cushing Island, Maine, a private island in Casco Bay where there are no stores, no cars and no golf carts.  It is a beautiful place where you can do absolutely nothing and enjoy it. They are planning another trip to Kiawah in September and a river cruise to France, Germany and Switzerland next year. I, Mindy Laighton Wilcox, and my husband Bill went on a Hood sponsored river cruise in Holland and Belgium in April. There were nine other Hood graduates on the trip including Wilma Diehl Robley ’74. Her sister Chris Diehl ’69 was in our big sister class. It was a great trip and fun to get to know all the other alumni from all different decades. Mary and I were disappointed not to have heard from more of you this time. I know many of our classmates look forward to hearing what everyone has been up to when the Hood Magazine arrives so even if you have never sent news before please drop us a line to check in. You do not need to write volumes, just tell us what is going on with you now. We would love to know.

  7. 1971: Winter 2014

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    Pam Borden Heckert and Clark’s oldest child Win married Kristin Iacobucci on October 4, 2013 in Philadelphia. They are a videographer and photographer respectively and had plenty of documentation at the end of the weekend! Pam and Clark enjoy visits with 3 year old granddaughter Madeline. In May Kate Healy Drummond, Wendy Erway, Pam and their husbands met for dinner and vowed not to allow another 40 years to pass before meeting again!

    Candace Dudden and her husband Jim Schweitzer travel a lot.  They recently vacationed in northern Idaho and Sedona AZ and are planning trips to Carlsbad, CA and Alaska.  Jim is retired from both the USAF and the San Antonio, Texas public school system.  Candace has been a RN for 30+ years working in administration and organ transplant, and is now retired and working 40 hours/week for hospice.  Her 2 sons, Brian and Michael, work for Dell Computer in Austin, TX.

    Darcy Bevelacqua got together with her Hood roommate, Pamela Russell, in Austin, Texas to celebrate their birthdays. Pam is a food expert who has her own catering business so they dined at many fabulous places. Darcy also saw Virginia (Nia) Lourekas and her husband Mark in NYC. Nia is still writing and creating online computer instructional learning. Darcy and Nia went skydiving and gliding! Darcy works full-time as owner of her consulting firm, and her husband retired from practiing law. They spend their winters in Sarasota, Fl. and their summers in upstate NY on Keuka Lake.

    Donna Eaton-Mahoney retired in 2009 after 37+ years with the Massachusetts Department of Social Services.She now works for a private adoption agency and for an addiction treatment center and can set her own schedule thereby allowing her to travel and pursue other interests.  Donna’s daughters, Erin and Lindsay, both live in the Boston area, and her grandsons, Wyatt (6) and Emmett(2) are the lights of her life.  Donna has reconnected with her former roommate Wendy Scott McDonald and with Roslyn Glantz Trojan whose husband lost his valiant battle against cancer in December 2012.

    Donna Mikulak Strawser retired from teaching in 2008.  Her last position was supervisor of world language and ESL.  She and her husband now live in midcoast Maine where she works part time for a chiropractor and has an online job as well.  Donna has three grandsons in Maine and five more in Pennsylvania and Tennessee.She saw Cinthy White Gilbert and husband David twice this year after 42 years of not seeing each other!

    Christy Monroe Smith’s youngest daughter, Rachel, graduated from the University of St. Andrews.  Christy, husband Tony, and daughter Liz traveled to Scotland for the ceremony and a family vacation.  Daughter Liz married her high school beau in May, and they are expecting their first child in February 2014.  Christy recently completed the Army Ten Miler foot race in Washington, DC.

    Sue Montag Wood and husband Peter are retired and live in the city of Wollongong on the southeast coast of Australia.  They are just a short walk from town and the beach, and Sue swims most mornings at the salt-water pool adjacent to the ocean.  Their daughter, Megan is married with four sons and lives about 25 miles south while their son, David, just mover back to Wollongong.  Sue’s hobbies include patchwork, craft with wool and fabric, and reading and, like many retired people, Sue reports that there just isn’t enough time to do everything!  She is hoping for a visit from Nan Loader Calabretta and husband Tony in 2014.

    Another school year has started and I, Mary McMunigal Burland, am still subbing at the school where I taught, making this my 42nd year of teaching.  Bill and I had a busy summer watching our granddaughter, going to our nephew’s wedding in Arizona, and spending several weeks in Kiawah, SC.  Now we are getting ready for a river cruise in France.  Mindy Laighton Wilcox has asked me to remind you that her new email address in mlwilcox3@gmail.com.  There are still lots of classmates we would love to hear from, so please let us know what you are doing so we can share your news in our next column!

  8. 1971: Winter 2013

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    Thanks to all classmates who sent news! Pam Borden Heckert keeps up with Wendy Erway, Kate Healy Drummond, Lindy Hudson McMahon and Linda Longacre Kwochko. Pam’s two sons and two daughters are all grown, and she has one granddaughter. After working as a nurse for 25 years, she received her teaching certificate in French, her original major at Hood. Pam reports she has not worked a day since June 2009 as no one wants to learn French anymore! After living in London for 6½ years, Mary Barton Freeman and Varel planned to return to the United States this winter when Varel’s term ends at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and will move into a house they have renovated in New Hampshire. The Freemans celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in August at a party given by their children. Mary’s roommate Nancy Sword Hollyfield, and Lucinda Tyson, Barbara Hasbrouck Murphy and her little sister Mary Beth Layfield Law ’73 and their husbands helped them celebrate.

    Darcy Bevelacqua and her husband are spending the winter in Sarasota, Fla., to see if it is a place where they would like to move when they retire. Darcy works full time and manages her own business doing marketing consulting. Last summer, she visited with Nia (Virginia) Lourekas and her husband, and they went soaring! Darcy keeps in touch with her Hood roommate Pamela Russell who lives in Austin, Texas. Judy Ashway works part time doing play therapy with children and psychotherapy with teens and parents in the Boston area. Her son is the executive director of a meditation center there while Judy’s daughter, husband and 4-year-old grandson live in Costa Rica. Judy writes that she actually sees more of her daughter than her son! Nancy Fisher Henderson and John moved from Cape May Point, N.J., to Chestertown, Md., in May where they enjoy kayaking and sailing on the Chester River. Nancy still knits, reads, sings in the church choir and plays handbells. She hopes that she will be able to get to Hood more frequently now that she is closer to Frederick.

    Nancy Loader Calabretta works as the assistant director of the medical library at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J. She has seen Carolyn Perry Dukenski several times this year as Carolyn’s son and his family live in Collingswood and are good friends with Nancy’s daughter Stacy. Nancy’s daughter Andrea who returned in September from a Fulbright Fellowship teaching English in Tunisia now lives nearby in Philadelphia. Nancy is planning a trip to Australia in 2013 to visit her roomie Sue Montag Wood. Diane Miller Jackson still works as a buyer of women’s dresses and suits at Boscov’s department store where she said she is “mama bear” to all the younger buyers! She and Drew are planning their retirement home in Surry, Maine, on a bay overlooking Acadia National Park. They vacation there every year and already know some of their future neighbors.

    After living in California for the past 15 years, Ruth Labrie Wilcox and Ken now live in Shanghai where he works in technology lending. Ruth’s sons, Nate and Noah, live in the San Francisco area, and she has a 4-year-old grandson Oliver. Ruth enjoyed a visit from Julie Godfrey Streets and would welcome more visitors. Alice Paul McGinnis and Richard still live in Silver Spring, Md. Alice retired in 2011 and enjoys traveling, doing volunteer work with African refugees and home projects. Two of her three children are married, and she has three grandchildren. Alice and Carolyn Perry Dukenski and their husbands keep in touch. Sharon Weiss Jones has lived in Fort Myers, Fla., since 1999. Sharon spends time managing rental properties, doing copy editing and visiting with grandson Nico. She reports that Rosemary Coull Aitcheson survived a week without power thanks to Hurricane Sandy and that Leslie Moir Howell now lives in Florida as does Sharon’s big sister, Elizabeth Rudulph Lustenader ’69. Sharon would enjoy visitors!

    Lynn Patterson Jacobs and Don spent Thanksgiving in Costa Rica with their daughter Audrey who teaches English there. Son Don and his wife are expecting their second son in March, and daughter Stephanie is a physician in California. Lynn sees Cindy Tyson when she visits her son in D.C. Lynn’s dad passed away last May at age 95. He had lived in the same retirement community in Delaware as Betsy Cooper Pizzolato’s mom. Both Betsy’s and Lynn’s moms were Hood alums. After teaching for 35 years and being union president for 15, I, Mary McMunigal Burland, retired in 2006. Now I substitute teach, watch my 2-year-old granddaughter Lily twice a week, and go to our place on Kiawah as often as possible. Mindy Laighton Wilcox and I would love to hear from more ’71 classmates!

    Class Reporters:

    Mary McMunigal Burland
    (610) 733-4009
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    Mindy Laighton Wilcox
    (619) 462-6230
    mindy.wilcox@sbcglobal.net

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