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30 Co-Class Secretaries: Mildred Beckman Myhrman, 429 Main St., Lewiston, ME 04240-6751; Dorothy Burdett Kavka, 84 Liberty St., Rockland, MA 02370-1334
31 Class Secretary: Helen Pratt Mason, 83 Summit St., Portland, ME 04103-2913Class President: Dorothy Parker Ludwick, 8 Birch Pl., Auburn, ME 04210-4104
32 Class Secretary: Christine Stone Harris, 26 Elm St., 558, Topsham, ME 04086-1431Class President: Elden H. Dustin, Apt. 32G, 149 E. Side Dr., 361, Concord, NH 03301-5475From Venice, Florida, Ernest and Dorothy Hanson Allison’30 send greetings and good wishes to soon-to-retire class secretary Christine Stone Harris…. Emerson Blodgett has renewed his state psychologist license before it expires in March. His particular interest at this stage “is with the older adult population.” In November he came home to Maine for Thanksgiving, traveling from Walnut Creek, California…. All of us who have lost a spouse can offer support and sympathy to Bernice Burnham Lobdell, who had been married to her husband, Winston, for fifty-four years when he died in 1992….Shirley Cave enjoys New Hampshire’s “seasonal surprises.” She keeps “reasonably busy” doing promotional work for the Heifer Project and joins the lively discussions of the Concord AAUW. Occasionally she sees Elden and Roz Nichols Dustin…. How interesting it must be to live in the house in which you were born, as does Rebecca Cousins Knight in Stonington, Maine. She has visited classmate Gertrude Young Clark who lives at the Courtland Living Center in Ellsworth…. This year Gertrude Diggery Herrick spent the winter at home in Yarmouth, Maine. Previously she had wintered in Destin, Florida, and did return there to De Land to visit a friend for a couple of weeks…. The Bill Dunhams still enjoy their Manchester, Maine, home, where they have lived for forty years. Married for fifty-seven years, a record in itself, they note that the Elden Dustins may have the class record — sixty-two years!… A note from Dick Eliot says he “misses our Reunions and remembers the ones we’ve had with great pleasure!”… “Only short trips this year,” says Helen Foss Saxton…. Looking back over his family and career history,Carroll Foster notes that he spent twenty years with Pan Am as a communications engineer, then sixteen in aerospace where he worked on the Apollo and Atlas space booster and on the Viking spacecraft…. We sympathize with Muriel Gower David on the death last October of her husband, Jack’34, and also extend sympathy to the family of Parker Dexterwho died October 31…. After a stay of thirty years in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Katherine LaMontagne has moved back to her hometown of Lewiston…. Geraldine Maloon Paige has a lovely tradition to create memories for her great-grandchildren. She makes sure her grandkids are rocked by their great-grandmother!…. Echoing the thoughts of many of us, Betty Mann Jacobs says, “My children and grandchildren are my great joy!”…After living in Connecticut for thirty years, Christine Stone Harris loves living in Maine. Right after The Highlands of Topsham opened in 1989, she moved there from Waldoboro, her home for twenty years. She has “never regretted” her decision to move…. In Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts, Lib Taylor Hoyt has moved to Heatherwood Retirement Facility, joining classmate Kate Hall Franklin Chadwick and Phyllis Naylor Hoehn ’31.
33 Class President: Vincent J. Kirby, 739 Vivienda W. Blvd, Venice, FL 34293-1207
34 Class Secretary: Ruth Carter Zervas, 66 School St., Gardiner, ME 04345-2106Class President: Doris Neilson Whipple, 75 Nottingham Rd., Auburn, ME 04210-4137We know that Dr. Bernard Drew served a long and successful pastorate at the Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford, Connecticut, the second-longest term of service in the church’s history (twenty-four years, not fifty-four as noted in the fall alumni magazine). The church has honored Gladys and Bernie by naming Drew Hall for them, with Bernard’s portrait there as well…. Last fall Louise Mallinson Jaggertraveled along the Maine coast and on to Campobello and St. Andrews. Earlier, in May, she went on a coach tour of the British Isles with a group of senior citizens…. Tom Musgravehad a visit from Clive Knowles ’33 (whose recent death we are sad to learn). They then had a three-way phone conversation with Donald Smith in Illinois, reminiscing about the old days at Bates. Quite the traveler, Don visited Monhegan Island last October, and in November spent a few days in Churchill on Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada. This April a trip to Barrow, Alaska, was on his agenda…. Abbottand Betty Saunders Smith have sold their Millbrook (New York) home and Betty now lives with daughter Susan Smith Davis ’65 in Kingfield, Maine. Betty still writes a column for the Millbrook Record, and now also writes for a Kingfield weekly. Abbott is comfortable in a Farmington nursing home.
35 Class Secretary: Evelyn Anthol Pontz, 1916 Wheatland Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603-4345Class President: Milton L. Lindholm, 12 Nelke Pl., Lewiston, ME 04240-5318
36 Class Secretary: Ruth Rowe Wilson, 374 College St., Lewiston, ME 04240-5308Class President: Donald C. Gautier, Sr., 52 Old Carriage Rd., Auburn, ME 04210-8948
37 Class Secretary: Jane Ault Lindholm, 12 Nelke Pl., Lewiston, ME 04240-5318Class President: Robert M. York, RR 1, Box 833, Orrs Island, ME 04066-9727Next Reunion in 1997.
38 Class Secretary: Evelyn Jones White, RR 2, Box 980, Auburn, ME 04210Class President: Howard H. Becker, 122 Villa Dr., Osprey, FL 34229-9168Next Reunion in 1998.
39 Class Secretary: Eleanor Smart Parker, P.O. Box 210, North Bridgton, ME 04057-0210Class President: David B. Howe, 16 Taylor Home Dr., Laconia, NH 03246-2585Next Reunion in 1999. Congratulations to Ruth Butler, who received the Mary Malone Award for the Pursuit of Excellence from the IDWIN Learning Center in Dorchester, Massachusetts. She was selected “for her accomplishments in the field of social work and research” and for “her lifelong dedication to promoting wellness as a way of preventing the need for therapeutic intervention.” Ruth is the author ofPromotional Care and Positive Intervention (1989).

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