1. 1976; Summer 2017

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    Nancy Ludwick Warrenfeltz
    850-995-0051
    nlwfeltz@hotmail.com

    Kathy Anderson Jewell and husband Chip are happy to announce the birth of their granddaughter Isla Katherine Zoller, born to daughter Kristin and her husband Zack on May 1, 2017. Isla weighed 7 lbs. 4 ounces and joins her siblings, Nora (5) and Ian (3).  Isla is their fifth grandchild. Congratulations! David and Diana Hilgartner Boyd are happy to announce the marriage of their son, Will, on June 10, 2017 in Jackson, MS.  Diana will report more in the next issue. Congratulations to the Boyd family! Margaret Lindsay Doyle attended State University of New York PolyTech graduation in Albany, NY in May.  As Maggie was leaving, she passed a woman with her PhD robe. She was speaking to someone and Maggie overheard her saying, “Well, I got my undergraduate degree from Hood College!” Maggie immediately whipped around and said, “You are kidding! I graduated from Hood College. What year?” She replied,”1988, it was still all women!”  Maggie smiled and said, “Hood Class of 76!” Small world! Jane Olsen M.A. ’78 writes: “If anyone paid attention to the In Memoriam section of the Hood Magazine last issue, they will know that Judith Howe passed away 12/31/2016.  What some may not have known was that Judy & I were together for 42 years and legally married for three.  Judy was too ill for us to attend our 40th reunion.  I’m adjusting to her passing.” Our classmates send our deepest sympathy to you, Jane. Lois Vandermark Moore’s father Robert Vandermark, Sr. passed away on February 4, 2017.   We send our deepest sympathy and love to Lois and her family. Barbara Woolmington writes: Last time I reported we retired and were moving to Asheville NC… well we have arrived and settled into a rental home in a small suburb in West Asheville.  We are enjoying the wonderful restaurants, beautiful hiking trails and new friends.  Everyone is very friendly and many come from somewhere else, so they know what it is like to be new in the neighborhood.  I have joined a book group and the local athletic club to keep my body and mind in shape.  Craig went on Medicare last month and is pleased so far with the good service he is getting.  I hope I don’t have many medical needs for the next two years until my Medicare time arrives.  Larry and I had a wonderful trip to San Antonio in April. We enjoyed the Riverwalk, Market Square, the Alamo and the Missions. So much to do in that beautiful city! We are looking forward to our annual beach trip to OBX with our kids and grandkids in June.

  2. 1976: Winter 2017

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    Nancy Ludwick Warrenfeltz
    850-995-0051
    nlwfeltz@hotmail.com

    Chip and Kathy Anderson Jewell celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Aug. 7, 2016, with a wonderful dinner and wine tasting at the Antrim Inn in Taneytown, MD. The next Friday, they took off on a 23-day road trip to Yellowstone National Park, Bismarck, ND, Roosevelt National Park, and the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Historic Site in MT. A highlight was a day spent on the Beartooth Highway with amazing views, scary switchbacks and a picnic by a lake. They enjoyed baseball in Minneapolis and Kansas City and took in presidential museums in Independence, MO, and Springfield, IL. Weaving their way back through WY, NE, MO, IL and IN, the journey put 5,670 miles on their car. Anne Fairweather Harper’s life in Santa Ana, CA, continues to treat her family well. This past year she was spoiled with great travel adventures. A week in NYC in February, a week in Austin, TX, in April, a week in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, in June, a week at the beach in La Jolla, CA, in August and two weeks cruising the Mediterranean with her mother and sister in October! Anne is thrilled to say that youngest daughter Emily is seven years out on her bone marrow transplant. Despite some significant medical issues, she maintains a very positive attitude and is beginning to enjoy the life of a typical young woman in her mid-20s. Oldest daughter Courtney completed her master’s degree at UC Irvine and is teaching high school English at Orange County School of the Arts. She loves it. With her theater background, she fits right in with many of her students in the acting and performance conservatories. Jim and Anne celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary in July. Anne is looking forward to NYC for a week in February and hoping to catch “Hamilton” while there. The Rev. Carol A. Fleming, P’07, P’09 is alive and well and still living in Kingston, PA, as pastor of Church of Christ Uniting. They welcomed their third grandchild this summer, Brooks Nicholas Beavers—whose mother is Charis Loomer Beavers ’07, M.S.’13. Brooks joins her cousins, Raegan, 2, and Isabella, 2, whose father is Garrett Loomer ’09. Life is full and good! Diana Hilgartner Boyd says that the reunion last summer was the best! She loved reconnecting with so many of our classmates. Dave and Diana spent Thanksgiving in Colorado Springs with oldest son AJ. He’s working at Peterson AFB and loves Colorado. The Boyds’ daughter, Kirsten, is transitioning from church musician to public school music teacher in Fairfax County, VA, where Diana started her teaching career. Son Will is in Jackson, MS, finishing up his MBA and trying to decide if he should return to the Navy as an active reserve officer, or find work in the civilian world. The Boyds are happy in Champaign, IL. If any of you are passing through, they’d love to host you or better yet, give you a ride in Dave’s home-built Pietenpol Camper airplane! Maggie Lindsay Doyle also says the reunion was wonderful. She had not been to one in at least 25 years. It was wonderful to see so many people and catch up. Life is so fast paced. It was wonderful to take a weekend and reflect and reconnect. The campus looks amazing. Michele Smith Guyette writes that for now, life is good. She’s in her 23rd year of teaching American Sign Language at La Follette High School in Madison, WI. She also teaches ASL at the University of Wisconsin, Madison during the summers. On the side, she interprets, including quite a few musical performances at the Overture Center in Madison and a fair amount of religious interpreting. She and husband Paul have a daughter, Madeline, who is a junior at Scripps College in Clairmont, CA. Madeline took after her mother and wanted to go to a woman’s college…and did so in sunny California! Paul and Michele will be visiting her in Denmark over Christmas, where she is just finishing up a semester abroad. Michele loves Wisconsin…in the spring, summer and fall (notice that she didn’t mention winter!). The Madison area has been a welcoming, interesting, positive experience-filled and lovely place to call home. Barbara Woolmington-Smith writes that she and Craig closed their business in CA, sold their home of 28 years in July and moved to Asheville, NC. Before finally settling down, they spent several months traveling the Western U.S. They spent three weeks on the Olympic Peninsula, WA, exploring the entire Olympic National Park, took a cruise in Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park, went up to Banff and Jasper in Canada, then back into the US to visit the Grand Tetons, Zion, Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, Bryce, Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon. It was a wonderful way to top off 40 years of hard work as a self-employed couple. Barb would definitely recommend that anyone visiting the national parks go during the off season and purchase a national park passport book. Stamp your book at the park’s visitor center for a permanent reminder of your visit. Of course, they took loads of photographs! The Smiths have a guest room available in Asheville. Larry and I renewed our passports and traveled to St. Lucia in October with our Naval Academy friends. It was such a fantastic trip at BodyHoliday resort! Thanks for the updates!

  3. 1976: Summer 2016

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    1976

    Nancy Ludwick Warrenfeltz
    850-995-0051
    nlwfeltz@hotmail.com

    It doesn’t seem possible that 40 years have gone by since our graduation. The campus looked so beautiful. There were nearly 40 classmates in Frederick for our Hood Reunion in June. We had the largest group in attendance. It was great to catch up with everyone that could be there. Congrats to Kurt Holter for being awarded the Excellence in Service to Hood Award at the Saturday reunion luncheon. Well deserved, Kurt! For the last 10 years, Anna Collins Pasqualucci has enjoyed sharing the little known, century-old Baltimore folk art of painting window screens. Prior to starting her own business in art, Anna raised two children and worked in various cancer, agriculture, and pharmaceutical research laboratories. Her artwork can be seen at www.PaintedWindowScreens.com.  Diana Hilgartner Boyd: My husband Dave and I live in Champaign, Illinois. Airplanes have kept us in the Midwest for over 36 years. Dave taught flying at several colleges including the University of Illinois here in Champaign. We have two sons and one daughter who live in Colorado, Mississippi and Fairfax, VA respectively. Diana is guardian for her mentally handicapped brother Paul. The Hood connection is a wonderful part of this story. Several years ago, when the group home that Paul was living in was going to be closed down by Fairfax County, our Hood classmate Betsy Abel Schatz and her organization–Langley Residential Services–lovingly took over approximately four group homes that were in desperate trouble. Diana couldn’t believe her ears when Betsy called her to tell her that she was the director of the organization that was going to be responsible for Paul’s care! Betsy and her staff have been so wonderful to Diana’s brother and all of the other residents. What a blessing for Diana’s family that she attended Hood and by the grace of God, was friends with Betsy! Betsy has helped the Hilgartner family through some rough spots with Paul, including the death of both parents and major health concerns. Betsy’s wisdom and love have been amazing… Diana is so thankful! Linda Fox-Jarvis: After 34 years of being in the real estate business Linda decided to take the plunge and purchase her own RE/MAX franchise–RE/MAX Coast & Country–with her daughter Stephanie, who joined her in the real estate business seven years ago.  It has been quite exciting–both having her own shop, but also being partners with her daughter.  It is so rewarding for Linda to watch her daughter follow in her footsteps. From the family side, Stephanie (28 years old now) married three years ago and of course lives in Virginia Beach.  Son Brian is 31 years old, lives in Fairfax with his wife and works for Amazon Web Services.  Linda is very proud of him for many reasons–but most importantly because he has not let his disability define him. He has Muscular Dystrophy and it has progressed to where he uses a wheelchair, but in spite of that he has been very successful both in his personal life as well as business life. He is an inspiration to Linda.  Her husband, David, still is working for BAE systems in Norfolk and they continue to enjoy all that Virginia Beach offers along with their two dogs–Izzy (the schnauzer mix) and Wiley (the Westie). Torie Hoveman Seeger sends this update: “My husband has semi-retired and is working in his favorite big box store part-time, helps out a friend on occasion who owns a local funeral parlor and also does some consulting for a long-time business buddy. He stays busy with his photography and plans our vacations for us—he should be in the travel agency business. I’m still working at the Research Foundation for SUNY and still enjoying it. Looking at 65 for retirement but have made no commitments yet–we are very busy, which I enjoy and I love the folks I work with, so I’m not quite ready to leave. Our three granddaughters are our delight. So much fun to be with and provide for “adventures” (from going to the Bronx Zoo to a walk down the street–it’s always an adventure with grandchildren!)” Bob & Amy Locker Krug and Scott & Lois Vandermark Moore both celebrated their 40th wedding anniversaries during the Hood reunion weekend. Congratulations! Susan Rivers, M.A.’81 reports: “Not much news, just working and thinking about retirement. I graduated from a leadership class that was very enjoyable and helps me in my job as Program Manager for Statewide Operations for Maryland Inland Fisheries Division. My mom has been dealing with health issues so that takes a fair amount of time. My dog and I walk through campus frequently and he loves to meet and greet the students.” Larry and I had a great time at the 40th Hood Reunion. From there we drove to OBX for our annual family reunion. Both our kids families came, so we had fun with our 5 grandkids. We are blessed! Please email me your news. I will include it in the next issue. Thanks!

  4. 1976 Class News- Fall 2015

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    Nancy Ludwick Warrenfeltz
    850-995-0051
    nlwfeltz@hotmail.com

    Always good to hear from our class. Here’s the latest news. Please email me your updates so I can include it next time. Thanks so much! Amy Locker Krug writes: I won’t be able to attend our June 2016 reunion. Our daughter Emily who lives in Texas will be in Pennsylvania that weekend for a wedding. We don’t see her that often, so we will be here to help around the wedding activities. My news is that I retired from teaching in June. I also retired from making costumes for the high school play. I plan to help, but not be in charge. I am enjoying my free time by remodeling our 25 year old kitchen, working in our gardens, reading, stitching and babysitting our grandchildren. This summer I was elder caregiving to Bob’s parents as they stayed at their summer house in Troy, New York for six weeks. It was peaceful and relaxing with various family coming up the weekends. Our daughter, Carrie will have her third baby (a girl) in February. This will be our 5th grandbaby. Bob and I will also celebrating our 40th anniversary on the Hood reunion weekend. We will be thinking of our classmates as you celebrate at our June reunion. Cheryl Kruse Rondorf writes: Neil & I had a great trip to Madrid, Spain in October. We experimented with getting a private room from the website Air BnB. We scored with a gracious hostess in the center of the city and had a great time exploring the sights. Neil had to start working with his undersea cable protection committee people the following week, but I continued to have many adventures. We found out while we were gone that our oldest son, Sean, had been selected to be pinned for E-7 in the Army (Sergeant first class.) I was able to drive down to Fayetteville, North Carolina, Ft. Bragg and watch this event take place and spend time with our four year-old granddaughter. I learned that the majority of the Army soldiers retire at E-6, so this made the promotion even nicer!Our second son is an 8th grade special education teacher in Colorado Springs. We went out to visit them this past June and welcome their second daughter and our 4th grandchild. I celebrated my 60th birthday November 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with our daughter, Kira, welcoming our third grandchild, a baby boy. Our youngest son and his wife live in Virginia Beach. I started a new hobby last summer when I bought an embroidery sewing machine. It has been fun learning all the different techniques. We are looking forward to Neil’s retirement next year, so we can spend more time with our grandchildren and various friends across the country. Barbara Woolmington-Smith reports…. No weddings, no grandbabies, still working (sigh), will try to get to our reunion. We are looking to sell our home in spring and downsize – possibly to the Sacramento area. My main occupation is figuring out how to down size all the “stuff” accumulated over 25 years of living in one house. Ebay is my best friend! Larry & I visited Scott & Lois Vandermark Moore in Woodbridge, Virginia. Larry & I attended his 40th USNA reunion in October. It was a record breaking turnout. We had so much fun reconnecting with classmates. Let’s do it again, this time for our Hood class reunion in June. Please mark your calendars for June 10-12. See you then!

  5. 1976: Winter 2015

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    Nancy Ludwick Warrenfeltz
    850-995-0051
    nlwfeltz@hotmail.com

    Always good to hear from our class. Here’s the latest news. Please email me your updates so I can include it next time. Thanks! Kathy Anderson Jewell reported, “Just after the deadline for the summer issue, our daughter Kristin Jewell Zoller and husband Zack welcomed Ian Michael Zoller on July 24, 2014. Ian joins big sister Nora who is now 3. They recently moved to Bel Air, Md., into a lovely new home. My husband Chip was appointed to the new position of director/chief of the division of Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services for Frederick County, Md., in August 2013. He enjoys his new position and continues to be very busy. I keep active with a new position at our church. I am sewing for pleasure again and helping with the care of our four grandchildren. With all of them 3-years-old and under, it is wonderful to watch them grow and change.” Anna Collins Pasqualucci wrote, “My career in biotech has taken a 180 degree turn into folk art. After more than 25 years in cancer, agricultural and pharmaceutical research, I enjoy painting custom window screens, educating people about this Baltimore tradition and learning to become a web master for my new hobby. I look forward to annual May pilgrimages to OBX with my golden retriever and appreciate living a few miles from my son and his wife and my daughter. Artist member: www.PaintedScreens.org.” Maggie Lindsay Doyle and her husband Paul welcomed their first grandchild Grace Doyle Enslow born on January 20, 2015. Grace weighed 4 lbs. 12 oz. and is doing well for arriving early into the world! Congrats, Maggie and Paul! Donna Parker Bannwolf, P’17 wrote, “Our son Steven is attending Hood and is a sophomore. His favorite professor is Len Latkovski. It’s funny because my roommate Nan Clark had Dr. Latkovski when we were at Hood!  I visited with Len on campus and he is still very popular with the students, who stopped by to say hello in the student center. Also, I ran into Noel Lester at Brewer’s Alley with his kids and grandchildren. He was my music professor at Hood and is doing great–looks exactly the same. From my end, I just started a new job with the Frederick County Public Libraries as the corporate and community partnerships manager, managing public relations, marketing and partnerships for the library system. So far, so good! This is my third time living in Frederick. It seems a well-worn path between Texas and Maryland, for us.” Nancy Strangfeld Cauwenberghs enjoyed a weekend trip back to Frederick last November. They saw a show at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in downtown Frederick and had dinner at the Old South Mountain Inn in Boonsboro… sitting atop scenic, historic Turner’s Gap and still very quaint. They traveled to Harpers Ferry and to other local battlefields. Plus, they stopped at a Virginia Winery. Thanks for the news, Nancy! Sally Woomert Hinder and her husband live in Churchville, Md., where they have been for 37 years. Their children are grown and they have four grandchildren who they are blessed to see on a fairly regular basis. Sally has run a small business selling baked goods at the Bel Air Farmers Market on Saturdays for the past 18 years. In the winter, she substitute teaches in several of the Elementary schools. Barb Woolmington-Smith wrote, “Craig and I are still working, but our kids have moved out (or in one case almost moved out). We are thinking of selling our big house in a year or two so we can downsize. We both think getting out of the SF Bay Area earthquake zone would be a good idea, so we are looking at the Sierra foothills near Sacramento. We also own land in Western North Carolina and could move there, but I am not sure I want to leave California for the mountains of North Carolina. If anyone out there reads this and wants to comment on life in North Carolina, please email me because I would love to hear your views. No permanent decision has been made, but I’m sure we will sell and move somewhere else in just a few years. I realized some time ago that I have only lived in brand new houses my entire life (except for the few years I lived in a condo when we were first married). Both houses I lived in when growing up, my parents were the first owners and the house that we live in now we built back in 1988. Looking at homes that are not new, seems so foreign and hard for me without thinking I have to completely redo and upgrade all the interiors. We have a lot of looking and compromising to do. I am still trying to expand my Etsy business: www.babywearbybabs.etsy.com  by learning and using social media to get the word out. If anyone needs a special handmade baby gift, check out my shop. Both kids are working, but single and happy. No grandbabies anytime soon.” As for us, Larry and I were crowned 2015 King and Queen of my Mardi Gras Krewe of Les Gals. We had so much fun dressing up as Pirates for the skit. With Larry back on two feet, we keep busy with all of our activities. Life is good! Thanks for the news updates! Always good to hear from you!

  6. 1976: Summer 2014

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    Nancy Ludwick Warrenfeltz
    nlwfeltz@hotmail.com

    It is always good to hear from our class. Here is the latest news. Please email me your updates so I can include it next time. Kathy Anderson Jewell retired after 21 years of teaching in June 2013. Many changes were coming and after surviving middle school for that long, she decided it was time to regain some sanity. Chip and Kathy took a two-week Viking River cruise through France. They started in Paris and went north to the beaches of Normandy, then returned to Paris and went south ending in Avignon. Highlights were Monet’s Gardens in Giverny and the Normandy coastline where the D-Day invasions happened 70 years ago. They also enjoyed winery tours and visited Provence and the Pont du Gard aqueduct. They had amazing weather and enjoyed the marvelous sights. They welcomed granddaughter Coretta Ann Jewell on June 9, 2014.  Proud parents are their son Curtis and his wife Julia. Daughter Kristin and husband Zack and 2-year-old Nora added a new baby in July. Kathy’s family is growing rapidly and she is not bored with retirement. Carol Fleming, P’07, P’09 reported that one of their big changes this year is completing their own retirement home after being renters for 25 years in Corolla, N.C. It opened on Memorial Day for 2014 rentals. Check it out at #1231 on Southern Shores Realty. As they put it, “We feel shorely blessed to make this long held dream come true!” Scott and Carol are also going to be grandparents for the first time in October as their middle daughter Charis will be having a daughter of her own. All three Loomer children are teachers in Maryland––Baltimore and Frederick (two are also Hood alums) so they visit frequently. Life is Good! Mary Lynn Furtek Eubanks has been teaching special needs students for 37 years in Alcoa, Tenn. She is trying to decide when to retire. It will be soon. Larry and I, Nancy Ludwick Warrenfeltz, are doing well in Pensacola. Larry just published a new book, Sea Stories: A Virtual Wastebasket of Random Memories. Let me know if you want to buy a signed copy. It is a wonderful book and has many stories about Hood College and theU.S. Naval Academy. It has received great reviews from our friends!

  7. 1976: Winter 2014

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    Nancy Ludwick Warrenfeltz ‘76

    nlwfeltz@hotmail.com

    Thanks for all the updates!

    Gail Lippert Ebersole: 2013 has been a busy year for my family! In January, our oldest daughter Lindsay had our second granddaughter Nora, who joined her 2 1/2 year old sister Lena. Lindsay is a wedding photographer in St. Croix, USVI. Then in May, our youngest daughter Lauren got married. She works as a sonographer at Johns Hopkins Hospital. In other news, in 2010, I retired from 34 years with Baltimore County Public Schools (20 years as a teacher and 14 as a middle school assistant principal) when my husband Brad became President of Washington State Community College in Ohio.

    Lynn Furtek Eubanks: How many times have I sat down meaning to update my Hood news, but life seemed to get in the way! Anyway, a lot has happened this year, particularly with our grandchildren. Jacob (grandson #2) graduated college in May and began a youth ministry job in Michigan.  Carly (granddaughter #1) graduated high school and has begun college in New York.  The next two granddaughters have moved on up to the high school and middle school. Rilee, the “baby”, started kindergarten this year! The years have flown. And let’s add that my nephew was married in May; he is the son of Emily Gibbs Furtek, ‘75. As for us, Jack and I finally started working on our bucket list trips, taking a cruise to New   England, Canada and the St. Lawrence Seaway followed a month later with our trek to Machu   Picchu and Lake Titicaca. If you get a chance GO! I don’t think we’re doing this bucket list “thing” right, though; every time we check something off the list we add two more things to it!  We are living in Tennessee near the foothills of the Smokies…still teaching…for now! And next year promises to be even more eventful.

    Debbie Huff Nicholson reports: My son Justin married Lydia Cross in August.  They had a beautiful garden wedding on Cape Cod–it was a picture postcard day.  Sue Transue Hoge and her husband Phil were there and a fine time was had by all.  The wedding photos of us all out on the dance floor reminded me of our Hood party days–some things never change!  The newlyweds are living in Rochester, NY where Justin is working on his Phd in political science. Back on the home front, Norm and I are moving to the Portland area of Maine in January 2014 (yes, that’s right, moving north in the winter!).  He wants to retire shortly, but I’m not quite ready for that yet, so I’m on the job hunt. Can a Jersey girl make it in Maine? Well, we’ll see!
    Torie Hoveman Seeger: I have two bits of news.  The first is that my husband Geoff has retired.  He found a part-time “gig” at the local Home Depot, which suits him just fine.  Enough to keep his whole day busy (part-time in morning, then attending to home stuff and his Mom in the afternoon.)  It seems to keep him out of trouble and he is no longer dealing with bureaucratic issues, which pleases him.  Secondly, our son Ben has volunteered for overseas duty again.  He is currently in Texas and will, at some point, leave for Kuwait for the remainder of his one year contract.  He is with the Army National Guard and I would ask all alums to say a prayer, or keep a thought for all service men and women still in harm’s way and serving in our country’s military and diplomatic corps. God Bless our Military!

    Linda Fox-Jarvis: David & I are looking forward to grandkids, as now both Stephanie and Brian are married.  Stephanie got married in June and was a beautiful bride.  It was a really big wedding with ten bridesmaids and ten groomsmen.  Her husband Tyler is a local  accountant.  Funny, they actually grew up in the same neighborhood and had mutual friends in college (went to different colleges) but never knew each other.  I am so excited that Stephanie has joined me in my real estate business.  It is so great teaching her the ropes and knowing I can pass along my business of 30+ years to her eventually.  Brian and Amanda are doing well in Fairfax, VA.  They both are working at Azure Blue, a computer engineering company.  My husband David is still working for BAE Systems and supervises the Norfolk and Jacksonville operations.  We hope to retire in the next 5+ years but who knows.  When we can vacation, we enjoy our cabin south of Charlottesville and our shared home in Normandy France with our two dogs – Wiley the Westie and Izzie the Schnoodle.

    Barbara Woolmington-Smith: Craig and I are continuing to work—our retirement was pushed back because of the recession these last five years. But we work out of our home office and can work short days, so it actually works out fine.  We are planning to close up the business in about three years and possibly move to Asheville, NC.  We have purchased some land back there and Craig’s family all live in South Carolina.  If any Hood classmates know the area or live in NC, I would love to hear from them because I am still ambivalent about moving to a new community after spending our entire married life in California. The kids are living at home at the moment but both are working. They came home to live temporarily and have stayed on.  It is time for them to get their own places.  Harrison wants to move to San Francisco where his job is located—unfortunately it is very expensive to live there… I see roommates in his future.  Alisha works at the local veterinary office and does lots of pet sitting so she is rarely home.  It looks like she may move back to Oregon—where she went to college—and get settled up there.  Our health is great and we enjoyed a vacation to Kauai in Nov 2013.

    Hi from Kurt and Libby Crouter Holter: We are having a busy year. I have gone back to Hood for my Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Kurt stays busy with his commercial and college photo work. Our son Andrew is on a Fulbright Scholarship, teaching English to students in Kyjov, Czech Republic, for a year. Our older son, Colin, is teaching music composition and theory at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, with his wife of one year, Jessica Narum. We are so happy that both of our sons and daughters-in-law are having wonderful adventures. We plan to visit them soon!

    Larry & I are doing well. We have vacationed at the Outer Banks twice this year. Once in June for my family reunion and then in November for the OBX Marathon with our son Jim & his family. Jim ran this race and placed 3rd in his age group and received a special pin for his medal. He ran his best time ever & qualified for the 2015 Boston Marathon. We love spending time with our grandchildren. Jim & Liz have 2 girls: Madeline is 5 years and Chloe is 2 years.  Our daughter Lindsay & her husband Nathan live in Seattle. We visit them about twice a year. They are parents to our grandson, Jacob, who was 1 year old this past October.

    Please email me your Hood news. We love hearing from all of our classmates!

  8. 1976: Winter 2013

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    Keep the news coming! It is always great to stay in touch. I am just an email away. Some of us are staying in touch through Facebook, too. Thanks to Torie and Barb for sending their news. Torie Hoveman Seeger is still enjoying her work at the Research Foundation for The State Univ. of New York as program manager for childcare subsidy and licensing training projects. New York is working on a number of quality initiatives for child day care. The one she is involved with is the review and upgrading of the approval process for distance learning courses for child day care providers. Torie is on the board for the New York State Association for the education of young children currently serving as the recording secretary. The Seegers are working on retirement in the next year or so. That has been another learning experience in their life together as a couple; all for a positive outcome and well worth the challenges! Torie wrote, “With my Mom’s passing after Christmas last year and my second granddaughter’s birth just days later, this Christmas will be unique.”

    Barbara Woolmington-Smith reported that their lives were turned upside down earlier this year when Craig ended up in the local intensive care unit with the flu and then double pneumonia. He was very, very sick, but due to being strong and healthy, he recovered fully and went back to work within 30 days. “We call it the local miracle! It was tough trying to make sure his needs were met, along with running the business by myself, but all my family and friends pitched in and helped me to the max. When they say, ‘it takes a village,’ I know the full meaning of the phrase! I have not been doing much modeling this year because of Craig’s illness and working longer hours at our management business.” Barb has been keeping up with her Etsy.com shop for hand knitted boutique baby clothes. Anyone who has a grandbaby please check it out: http://www.etsy.com/shop/BabywearbyBabs. Barb and Craig were planning a vacation in Key West this February to give them some time off to relax a little. The Smiths are hoping for retirement, but it is still a few years away. Larry and I visited Scott and Lois Vandermark Moore in November. Their daughter Sandy married Danny Ferucci in May 2012. It was a beautiful beach wedding on the Eastern Shore in Cape Charles, Va. I am busy with being second vice president of The Krewe of Les Gals in Pensacola, Fla. We celebrate Mardi Gras with a tea in January to welcome the newest members. The Les Gals Ball will be held in February 2013. It is so much fun! I am also a member of Pensacola Impact 100. It’s a philanthropic group of women who make an impact locally with grant money. Pensacola has the largest Impact group in the United States. Our daughter and son-in-law had our first grandson Jacob Lawrence Koppes on Oct. 5. Larry and I flew out to Seattle, Wash., for the happy occasion. We met up with Mike and Megen Mack Opsahl ’77 for lunch at a restaurant on Lake Washington. It was fun catching up on all the years after Hood with Megen and Mike. Our son and daughter-in-law are in the process of adopting our second granddaughter Chloe. She is darling and a very happy baby. As I write this column, my husband Larry is facing his third amputation of his right leg. He had surgery scheduled in early December 2012. Hopefully when this issue is published, Larry will be healed and getting fitted for a new leg! Wishing all the best in 2013!

    Class Reporter:

    Nancy Ludwick Warrenfeltz
    (850) 995-0051
    nlwfeltz@hotmail.com

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