1969: Winter 2014

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Carolyn Cantagalli Dumaresq was recently promoted to Acting Secretary of Education for Pennsylvania, capping off 45 years in education. In her spare time she shows Border Collies in agility. Christine Lundt Lambertus suffered a broken foot in May, but despite the inconvenience of a “boot” managed to travel to Ireland and Scotland with her husband and their church group. Also in Ireland over the summer, meeting with local Ingoldsbys and genealogists, was Joanne Ingoldsby Peters. Penney Weatherby Brown and husband John are involved in a major remodeling of their master BR and bath. In July they attended the Grapehound Wine Festival at Seneca Lake, NY. Sadly she reports that Libby Marckwardt Oliver had a stroke in September. She is now home but faces vascular surgery in the near future. Marty Silcox Hankins continues to teach at the Odyssey School for children with language-based learning difficulties. As a sideline she and her husband have a pottery business in Hampstead – see www.shilohpottery.com. Maureen Clancy is still focused on her website “Matters of Taste” as well as occasional freelancing. Both sons joined her and husband T for a trip to Spain in early summer. From there she and T traveled to Germany and Poland in search of information on his long lost grandparents. See www.maureenclancy.com/2013/06/looking-for-a-good-meal-finding-a-lost-grandpa.html. Jill Stanley, who lives in Alaska, takes the prize for the busiest August. Her daughter was married in Portland, OR on Aug. 4 and her husband’s daughter tied the knot in Savannah, GA a week later! Nancy vom Eigen Rasmussen writes that she and 4 classmates – Sandra Jung Vrem, Nancy Roe Hebdon, Martha Mulford Gray, Linda Stockdale Warren plus Linda Walls Bradley (70), and assorted husbands, including Guy Gray ( ) had a mini- Hood reunion (their 8th) at an historic farmhouse on Whidbey Island, WA. in late August. Despite battling a rare autoimmune disease for which there is no cure Carol Wyman Harris continues working part-time in non-profit fundraising. In addition she and her daughter create handcrafted greeting cards, seasonal décor and gifts. See her website at www.ccuniquecreations.wix.com. Christine Diehl retired from teaching after 37 years and is now an adjunct professor at a community college in New Haven, CT. Punkie Van Wert VanAs had a nice visit with Ginny Williams Confer when she was in Jacksonville for a horse show. Both Libby Markwardt Oliver and Penney Weatherby Brown visited with Sue Korff Hammer at her farm and were quite comfortable around her alpacas. Sue and three other former Terrace House residents – Mary Louise Wittkofski O’Brien, Debbie Dick Holbert, and Barb Hoagland Ziegler got together at Sue Taylor Shoch’s cottage overlooking Swan Pond in Dennisport (Cape Cod.) They were joined by Ruth Conger Crespi (’67). Following retirement Bonnie Martin Plankey and her husband Frank spent 6 weeks in Australia and New Zealand. Then health issues intervened – a cardiac ablation procedure for Bonnie and kidney failure for Frank. He had a kidney transplant in September and is now doing well. Travels can resume. They have great support from their 2 sons and 4 grandchildren. Since Sarah Jane Snyder Raffety’s husband retired, she has been discovering how to manage a serious back problem with therapy, water aerobics and traction. Ginny Monaco Hatfield has turned into a professional volunteer following retirement from political life a decade ago, primarily maintaining a one person immigration consulting firm in LA. She and husband Paul have a vacation home on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore. Daughter Jeni has moved back to LA. Pat Warren Carlson welcomed second granddaughter, Lauren, to the family Oct. 21st. She delights in early morning day-care of big sister Brooke. Though retired, Pat still teaches master’s and doctoral classes at Delaware State Univ. Carol Crofoot Hayes recently had her daughter Lisa and one-year-old twin granddaughters visit with her in Bluffton, SC. Since the spring she’s traveled to the South of France, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Ireland, and the Pacific Northwest. Cynthia Werner Biber recently graduated from Seton Hall Univ. and has worked at the Frick Collection in NYC for 9 years. She has 3 children and 2 “greats.” I Sayre Roney Steere am enjoying my new position as Asst. District II Director within the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, although it entails frequent trips to Orlando for meetings. Both daughters and 3 granddaughters flew in for a visit from the West Coast in June. Dave and I had a grand time exploring Steamboat Springs, CO in August.

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