1975: Summer 2016

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Anna Kluth VonLindenberg and her husband Von are both well and retired. She has become involved in the environment and her clubs: book club, bike club and kayak club. They are still boating around the Chesapeake on their boat during the summer.  They go traveling during the winter. Last year, San Diego. This winter, Australia. She has fond memories of Hood!

For Ann Wiggins Ely and her husband, things are going along well in their 15th year in Burlington, Vermont.  Tom is still working hard as the Episcopal Bishop of Vermont and Ann continues in her position as an administrative assistant at Rock Point School.  The biggest news is that their youngest daughter, Jennifer, is expecting her first child at the end of October – a girl (her side of the Ely family does not seem to be able to produce boys!) – and they are very excited to welcome their third grandchild.  This past May, Tom and Ann celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary which she found hard to believe – She feels so young!  They will all be traveling to southern France this August to spend time with their family and their son-in-law’s family in a villa for a week.  Tom and Ann are very much looking forward to their first visit to France.  All together there will be over 20 of them!  Cannot wait to hear about her trip.

Cheryl Cuddeback is now in the field of Real Estate.  If you’re thinking of selling your home or just wonder how much it’s worth, please contact Cheryl.  She is a NYS licensed sales associate.  You can call or text her at (917) 562-6747 or send her an email CherylCuddeback@kw.com.  In looking back, she is truly blessed to have the memories she has shared with all.

Jan Vasa Di Beneditto’s year has had some high and lows. Jan battled with cancer in the beginning of the year. The good news is that it was caught early and she didn’t need chemo or radiation.  The year continued with even better news as her husband, Tom and Jan became grandparents for the first time!  Her name is Claire Noelle and of course she’s an absolute delight.  The year will end a trip to Ireland that they have been planning for a long time.

Arlene Russo Bujese has just completed curating the permanent collection of approximately 80 works of art for the newly opened East End Hospice Kanas Center for in-patient care in Quiogue, NY.  After 20 some years of planning and fund-raising, the 8 patient suite center serves the East End of Long Island.

Carol Fleck Whetzel emails that life is good with them. Dennis (Mike to some) and Carol spent 10 days in Hawaii for their 40th wedding anniversary.  They cannot wait to go back!  The catamaran cruise up the Na Pali Coast of Kauai was the highlight.  Now they’re looking forward to the grand-kids spending some time with them this summer as they always a blast when they’re visiting!

I hope everyone has a wonderful summer.  California remains in a drought although we did get more rain during the past 6 months.  Keep your fingers crossed that wild fires stay away from us, and our Hood friends and families.  Feel free to share information with me throughout the year.  Wishing you and your families the best for the remainder of 2016!  Debbie Page Rath

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