1969: Winter 2017

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Carolyn Cantagalli Dumaresq (now retired) checked in from her 15 acre mountaintop home near Harrisburg, PA where she does lots of volunteer work, including doing evaluations for a no-kill shelter for Border Collies; fund-raising for Susquehanna Service dogs; helping Rotary with foreign exchange students; chairing a grant-making committee for a Woman’s fund; teaching agility at a local dog club and showing her four Border Collies in Agility. Christy Lundt Labertus was head coordinator of her mother’s 100th birthday party which took place in August, an event she said was like planning a wedding reception. Though she still works full time, she and her husband travel frequently – they especially like river cruises. After being residents of Anchorage, Alaska for more than 40 years, Jill Stanley and her husband Adam moved to Greenfield, Indiana – where they are “dancing to their hearts content” and basking in the longer, warmer summer. A mini-Hood reunion took place in Bar Harbor, Maine in August. Nancy Roe Hebdon (and Fred) and Martha Mulford Gray (and Guy) drove up from Cambridge, MD while Nancy vom Eigen Rassmussen, Sandra Jung Vrem (and Rick) and Linda Walls Bradley (’70) traveled from the Northwest. This was their first reunion since the death of Linda Stockdale Warren – and still missed from their original group is Christine Herbst Cole. These girls have been getting together since 1979! Meredith Owen Atkinson and husband George took a fascinating 6-week trip from Maine to the Pacific following the Lewis and Clark Trail. Marty Silcox Hankins will be retiring from teaching in June, a career she began in 1969! She took some time off to raise 2 children but started back when her daughter was 3 – she is now married with 2 children of her own. As part of her retirement plan she is now a certified Master Gardner in Carroll County, MD, all the while helping her husband Ken with their pottery business. Pat Warren Carlson and her husband, Mike Ciccarelli, celebrated their 32nd anniversary with a week in Punta Cana, joined by twenty good friends and fellow golfers. Pat returned to three final doctoral dissertations defenses and was “happy to participate in the joy of three successful defenses leading to three more new educational leaders.” Pat and Mike look forward to having all their children and grandchildren with them to ring in the New Year. Margaret Dunkle has been busy in retirement, chairing the Harriet E. Brown Commemoration Task Force, earning the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award for her effort, and being appointed a trustee of the College of Southern Maryland. Chris Diehl is completing the Fall Semester of teaching at the local Community College, hoping “to help as many as possible achieve their dreams for future vocations.” Jill Windisch Peterson and Craig continue to enjoy retirement after 12 years. They stay busy with volunteer work, committees, bridge, mah jong and travel – including a recent 3-week trip to Australia and New Zealand. They attended the wedding of Jill’s Hood little sister, Fran Heck Darrow’s son in the spring. She also passed on the sad news that our classmate, Linda Nelson Martinez passed away about a year ago. On a happier note, Linda’s roommate Karol Bedyk Strang and Bill became grandparents in September. Son Cameron (and Renny) presented them with James, and according to Karol she is now “captivated by a little soul.” Dave and I, Sayre Roney Steere put our new Tesla to the test in August and drove across country, via the southern route to California and on to Seattle, where we then took our whole family (2 daughters, a son-in-law and 3 granddaughters) on a 7-day Alaskan cruise. A great opportunity for family bonding. We returned to Panama City Beach by way of cowboy country – Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota. What a magnificent land we live in! Church commitments, Garden Club projects, fitness (running, yoga and aerobics), and gardening in general keep me busy throughout the year.

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