|Class Secretary: Lois Keniston Penney, 75 Hickory Hill Rd., Kensington, CT 06037-1209Class President: George M. Gamble, One Wyeth Rd., Hanover, NH 03755-2301Next Reunion in 2000.|
|Class Secretary: Dorothy Webb Quimby, PO Box 417, Unity, ME 04988-0417Co-Class Presidents: Wilfred and Melissa Meigs Barbeau, 1 Grove St., Barrington, RI 02806-1921Next Reunion in 2001. A combination of his athletic prowess at Bates 45 years ago and business success later on earned Ralph Perry the 1997 Distinguished American Award from the Maine chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. The honor is given to a “Maine resident, who, since playing football in high school or college, has had notable success in a chosen career.” Perry, who earned nine varsity letters at Bates in football, baseball, and basketball (in an era when freshmen were not allowed on varsity teams), bought Winthrop-based Progressive Distributors in 1967 and expanded the business from a million-dollar company with 10 employees in 1967 to a $78-million firm with more than 200 workers by 1985.|
|Class Secretary: Margery Schumacher Clark, 2 Thompson Ln., Durham, NH 03824-3021Class President: Norman E. Brackett, 13 Pillsbury Dr., Scarborough, ME 04074-9253Next Reunion in 2002. Paul Balise basks in Florida’s warm winter sun and surf, and spends summers trout fishing in the Northwest….Shirley Beal Dallam‘s retirement has included travel, warm Louisiana weather, good Southern cooking, and lots of family and friends…. Carol and Dick Bellows celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary last year. He operates an estate-planning business, and their four grandchildren visited for an annual family reunion…. Nate and Harriet Howell Boone now have three grandchildren. Son Peter and wife Gina are doctors in the Trumbull-Bridgeport (Conn.) area. Daryl ’82 continues her job at Harvard’s Widener Library and plans a wedding next fall…. Gladys Hall Carter reports two new grandchildren in 1996, bringing the total to three grandsons and one granddaughter. Now retired, Gladys joined a bridge club and found Mary Berryment Needham also a member…. With no immediate plans for retirement, John Duffettcontinues as vending services supervisor at the Univ. of Georgia…. For six years Alan Glass has been retired from Control Data Corp. His three children are all married and he has seven grandchildren including a set of twins…. The class is saddened to learn of the death of Edward Luke on Dec. 10, 1996, and sends our sympathy to his wife, son and two daughters…. Lucille Mainland Kelly spent February and March in New Brunswick, Canada, when Jim ’51 was on sabbatical at Mount Allison Univ. in Sackville. During the holidays, their three children from California, New York, and Austin, Texas, traveled to visit them with spouses and two grandchildren…. Jack and Nancy Larcom Manter volunteer for Hospice and Meals-on-Wheels. Jack goes “on line” with his computer while Nancy goes “on air” with her ham radio…. After working for New England Telephone for 33 years, Jack Merrick retired 11 years ago. He and Mary Jo (Green ’53) have three children and six grandchildren. They live on St. Simons Island, Ga., and travel at home and abroad…. Robert Muller has undertaken a project at Fort Ticonderoga (N.Y.) to find and mark the burial sites of soldiers from the Scottish Black Watch Regiment killed in the battle of July 1758. This July, ceremonies will commemorate the event. He and Vin McGee are affiliated with Ferir Industries, which has just invented a lightweight ballistic blanket and an infant-carrying device for firefighters…. Each year Lee ’51 and Ruth Parr Faulkner spend eight months in Arizona and four in New Hampshire and Maine. They have three children and six grandchildren around the country. Ruth is on the board of the “community good works committee.”…Dot Parry Damon visited son Scott ’83 in Atlanta last October just in time to see them dismantling the Olympic flame…. A member of the executive committee of the Life Long Learning Assn. at the Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell, Dotty Pierce Morris also volunteers as a research assistant in the library at the Lowell National Historic Park. She has seven grandchldren…. Living on the Cape, Dick and Flo Dixon Prince are busy retirees. Dick works on the Cape Cod Commission, a preservation group, and Flo works two days a week in the town library. In the past year they have met with many Bates alumni including Austin and Rosella Wilcox Rich, Frank and Judy Allen Dudley ’53 and Ginny Edge Shedd…. Now that he is fully retired,Wilbur Rust has applied for three months of volunteer work in India, where he hopes to put his gynecological surgical experience to good use overseas…. In New Hampshire, Marilyn Shaylor Mullen ends her term as president of the hospital auxiliary and secretary of the tennis association. “Mal” is in charge of tickets for the Opera House in Claremont and runs the library book sale…. Recently remarried, Marshall Solomon spends winters in Boca Raton and the rest of the year in Salem, Mass…. Barbara Spring Fry spent a fabulous month at a farmhouse in Cahors, France, an area she discovered after traveling around Paris and Tours the previous year…. Jack Taylor has retired. He and Donna have four grown children and three grands…. At three scholarly conferences commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War, Robert Whealeyattended and gave papers at meetings held at Ohio Wesleyan Univ., Bristol Univ. in England, and at the Seattle German Studies Assn…. In January 1997 Eleanor Wolfe Watt‘s mother celebrated her 100th birthday making two centenarian parents in the class. Also two new grandchildren joined the family last year for a total of eight…. Dividing her time between two homes in Arizona, Phoenix, and Prescott, Dorothy Wood Gugelman line dances, helps in a local school, and is involved in the Prescott Fine Arts League… Betty Zinck Momenthy had moved to Keene, N.H., to be with her daughter, ill with breast cancer. We were saddened to learn that Pam died last October and send Betty our heartfelt sympathy. In March, Betty and Barbara Ellis Hennessy spent two weeks in Hawaii.|
|Class Secretary: Ronald Clayton, 65 Willow Grove, Brunswick, ME 04011-9795Class President: Richard F. Coughlin, 47 Wildwood Dr., Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-1162Next Reunion in 2003.|
|Class Secretary: Jonas Klein, N. Bay Rd., PO Box 418, Georgetown, ME 04548-0418Class President: Neil A. Toner, 1070 Sumner Ave., Springfield, MA 01118-2150Next Reunion in 2000. Carol Anderson Robinson‘s family continues to be active in Jehovah’s Witnesses, “helping as many others as possible.” Her older son and wife trained as missionaries in Patterson, N.Y., and serve in Honduras. With Carol’s husband, Joseph, retired, they find “life very satisfying with time for hobbies and recreation,” but “focused on our religious activity. Keeps us out of trouble and with a clear hope for a happy future!”… In Richland, Wash., and with no plans to retire completely, Gloria “Ginger” Buhl Vetranoworks half time. Jim ’51 makes furniture, and being owner of his own business brings flexibility. They look forward to some Elderhosteling, grandchild sitting in California, and visiting relatives and friends “back East.”… Keep heading east and across the Atlantic, and you’ll find Glenn and Lois Johnson Carson still making their primary residence in Monaco. For several months each year they head west to Belleair, Fla., where they have a home and can visit with daughters in Florida and Tennessee. Son Peter is in Uganda, and recent family gatherings were in Switzerland. Lois and Glenn are the only Carsons in the Monaco phonebook and they invite any visitors to call (listed before the Grimaldis, another well-known Monagasque family!)… Bill Cummings plans to do consulting work with the Australian navy and looks forward to “diving the Great Barrier Reef.” In preparation he went skin diving and tropical fishing in Florida, and at home in San Diego there’s a new fishing boat, motor and trailer. On land, Bill hacks away with a precision saw and router and works at his autobiography, now 250 pages and counting. With a catchy title and perhaps an appearance on Oprah, who knows what can happen!… On June 15 Bob Greenberg retired. He and Janice (Tobey ’57) will summer in a cottage at South Bristol with tennis and family close by, and winter in Williamstown, Mass. The Greenbergs have eight grandkids, whom Bob impresses with slow jogging, an aging game of tennis, and very careful skiing. He saw Dick Melville and a group of 10 or so Bates alums who get together summers in Maine. They’ve bonded over the years and welcome the Greenbergs to the midcoast…. After designing bridges for the Maine Department of Transportation, retired Don Hamilton finds time to motorboat around Penobscot Bay, repair an old automobile, and contra dance. Don offers to all Bates alums his expertise by pointing out unique Maine places he’s discovered in many miles of travel throughout the state. “Ayuh! Never did make it outside Maine, you know!”… We are saddened by the news that Diane “Dee” West Handspicker died on Dec. 7. Dee was a dear, much valued classmate and she will be greatly missed. Our best wishes and condolences go toJerry and to their family. We hear that he has moved to an apartment at Andover Newton Theological Seminary with no immediate plans of retiring…. No personal news from Bill Hobbs, but he reports that Clyde Swift is recovering from surgery and treatment for a brain tumor. “The Count” is cautiously optimistic about a positive outcome and that he will return to his work as an anesthesiologist soon…. In February, class secretaryJonas Klein wrote, “Warm (no pun intended) greetings from Southern California. Lois and I are spending three months in a Los Angeles apartment to be near our daughter and family, not to escape a Maine winter. I must admit that the weather and colors soothe the ache of missing our island’s frozen tundra. We’ll just make the best of it!” Hmmm…. Bill Laird finally followed Carolann (“C.A.” McKesson ) in retirement after she showed him the way. They moved from their country home to a smaller place on a golf course in Franklin, Tenn., 15 miles south of Nashville. Within reach are two married daughters in Chicago and a married son in Atlanta. “We keep busy with church, quilting, gardening, Rotary Club, Literacy Council, Junior Achievement, woodworking, occasional travel, and regular naps after lunch,” says Bill…. Another retiree-to-be, Dick Liebeplans to enjoy his Keuka Lake (N.Y.) home, travel from the bad weather and visit with and entertain his four grandsons. He will teach a course occasionally and continue the summer field courses for Wesleyan Univ. Last summer, Dick spent 17 days in the northern Rockies with 16 earth-science and biology teachers. Following the Lewis and Clark trail?…. Mario and Jill Durland LoMonaco are faithful and gracious correspondents. Jill writes that she is still the “church lady and library lady” while Mario continues with the New York State Department of Health. They are devotees of Chautauqua with its “delightful blend of a Victorian Era summer colony on a beautiful lake with an amazing schedule of arts, entertainment and brain food.” After two weeks there last August, they plan to go back this August when Richard and Doris Kearns Goodwin are featured speakers. A visit to the Chautauqua Institute inspired Michael Eisner to create the Disney Institute of the Mind in Orlando, Fla. — “a virtual Chautauqua, if you will.” And they got a boot out of Bill Clinton’s use of the institute to train for his first presidential debate…. Bruce McIntyre is thinking about retirement since youngest son Jeff is out of Bentley. Thinking about it is not nearly as much fun as the real thing, Bruce…. Ted Thoburn‘s note graphically describes last year’s Buffalo Creek (Colo.) wildfires, in which nearly 12,000 acres burned and were followed by summer storms. The Thoburns were heavily involved in relief activities, and described the slow move back to normal. Also active in the Platte Canyon Health Council, Ted helps people get needed medical care, temporary use of medical equipment, and food. He still works with ASHARE, and does editorial reviews on material safety data. Living in a deep mountain suburb southwest of Denver, 12 miles from Buffalo Creek, the Thoburns invite classmates to visit — but check the weather forecast first!… Phyllis Williams Sawyer‘s fourth book, Geography Wizardry, is for kids and is due out this year with a big advance sale. She has been “very caught up in the horror of Rwanda and Zaire.” Daughter Beth is married to a Tutsi young man and they have a baby boy. A young Tutsi woman, who lost her mother and two sisters, lives with the Sawyers in Bangor. At present, seven Africans call Phyllis “Mother.” Daughter Rowena is married to a young man from Thailand and they operate a business locally. Five of six grandchildren are boys. And, as a lay member of the United Methodist Church Conference, Phyllis is on multiple administrative committees of the local church…. Lynn Willsey writes of more grandsons, totalling four, with another grandkid on the way. He and Beverly (Hayne ’55) see many Bates friends old and new, and get to the Newcastle area each year. Lynn revealed a rare talent as master of ceremonies for the April banquet celebrating the successful Bates Campaign.|
|Class Secretary: Joan Davidson Christenson, 148 Parker St., Newton Centre, MA 02159-2553Class President: Edward K. Ward, Briar Ledge, PO Box 39, Bailey Island, ME 04003Next Reunion in 2000.|
|Class Secretary: Thelma L. Pierce, 19 H Wiggins Farm Dr., Simsbury, CT 06070-2471Class President: Jack K. Merrill, 63 Prospect St., West Newton, MA 02165-2338Next Reunion in 2000.|
|Class Secretary: Arlene Gardner Foulds, 115 Marshall St., Torrington, CT 06790-2509Class President: Paul D. Steinberg, 106 Peninsula Dr., Babylon, NY 11702-3336Next Reunion in 2003. We reminisce about our Reunion, the clambake at Cook’s Lobster House, and all the renewed friendships at “Downeast — The Maine Event.” In partial retirement, Phil and Sally Cooke Smithenjoy skiing, travel, and family. The Smiths took the Bates trip through the Panama Canal last February…. Remembering a successful “First Night” program, which she co-chaired for the city of Torrington, Arlene Gardner Foulds now looks ahead to a trip to Alaska following Reunion…. Our sympathy goes out to Marion Glennie Olsen, whose husband, Tyler, passed away in September 1995. He had been an integral part of our past Reunions. Marion traveled to Ireland and Scotland in 1996 and to the Olsen compound at Owls Head…. Last winter, Dave and Elaine Goddard spent two to three months on desert photography and mountain climbing…. “On the move again,” writes Ellie Peck Rekemeyer. Husband Pete was transferred to an MK project in Salt Lake City and they now live in Kaysville, Utah…. Working part time as a lawyer, Grant Reynolds still races his vintage Zink Formula Vee. He attended the centennial celebration of Bates debating last September, participated in three rounds with his 1955 partner, Dave Wyllie ’55, and won against current debaters…. Travel to Germany in February, followed by a trip to South Carolina to visit son Mark, then on to New Mexico kept Don and Pat Campbell Root ’59 busy until Reunion. Don is a volunteer for the Cape Cod National Seashore and they live on the Cape…. Edie and Bill Ryall‘s son Steve was married in February and daughter Sharon plans a wedding for November. Last year’s major event was a three-week trip to England and Belgium…. On an April ’96 trip to Ireland, Henrietta Swain Taft broke both bones in her leg. It has been a long convalescence, but it was not to spoil Reunion…. Dick and Anne Lombard Vartabedian now live in Southport. He spends much time in Europe and Asia as chief investment officer for Republic Bank of New York. Anne volunteers with local groups and exhibits her watercolor paintings at the Boothbay Art Foundation.|
|Class Secretary: Katharine Johnson Howells, 5337 Baywood Cir., Salt Lake City, UT 84117-7621Class President: Harry W. Bennert, 22 Stormy Brook Rd., Falmouth, ME 04105-1246Next Reunion in 1998. Mark your calendars: Reunion ’98, our 40th, is June 5-7, 1998.
Flying from Florida to Oregon to tour the great Northwest, George and Lorrie Allen Adams‘s trip had an unexpected turn when, after four days, George fell and smashed his third left hip prosthesis. That relegated the trip to seven weeks in healthcare centers until he could fly home…. Among his four kids ages 28, 21, 19, and 10, Lori Beer reports two in college, another about to marry and the fourth in fifth grade. He still enjoys and is challenged by turning around “sick” companies. Wife Edie is in her 18th year of catering and works part time at Williams Sonoma…. At Maine Medical Center in Portland, Harry Bennert still practices and teaches obstetrics and gynecology. Wife Joan is a library media specialist for grades three through five. One son, with Merrill Lynch, was married last fall; the other is active with a funk band in Boston…. Having sold his dental practice, Mike Berube is now completely retired, enjoying activities with his 10 grandchildren…. Dave andJudy Rice Colby were each honored at a retirement dinner. Dave was recognized for 35 years of federal service, especially for his pioneering and innovative work in electromagnetics, organizational development, systems engineering, and leadership for far-reaching national defense decisions. Judy was cited for her contributions to developing science and math interest in high school students and for motivating them to outstanding service and achievement after high school. The Colbys awarded their 10th annual memorial scholarship in honor of their son, who perished with the 101st Airborne crash in Newfoundland in 1985. Seven grandchildren are their great joy…. Skip D’Eramo, who travels to Lewiston several times a year, would like the football team to be number one! Retired, he enjoys nine grandchildren and working on investments…. Still a research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Bill Dillon describes one of his projects that studies gas hydrate — a combination of methane and water that forms deep-sea sediments. Bill went to Belgium for a meeting and he and Cindy went to Holland and Iceland…. John and Pat Lysaght Fresina each retired in mid-1996…. Attorney Carol Gibson Smith faces the challenges of the juvenile courts from the justice side of the bench, where they deal with the results from some extremely dysfunctional families…. Easing into retirement, the Ed Gilsons traveled to Acapulco, the Atanta Olympics, Scotland, Ireland, England, and to their place in Maine. They also are delighted with a new grandson…. Bill and Coe Jenkins Huckabee are “just plain goofy” over their two grandchildren! Bill continues with his consulting business, which focuses on consumer needs. Coe directs a camp for gifted middle-school children. Then their summers are spent on Wilson Pond, 30 minutes from Bates, along with Grant ’57 and Jo Trogler Reynolds, and Gene ’56 and Kay Dill Taylor’58…. Mary Hudson Roby retired from Polaroid in 1993 and moved to Crane, Mo. She is active in the Presbyterian Church, a civic women’s group, and the Lions Club. She also serves as a long-term care ombudsman for a nursing home. She and husband Chuck enjoy lots of wildlife on their 10 acres…. Last year,Dottie Hutch experienced the most intellectually and physically challenging thing she’s ever done with a “sabbatical” trip to Australia and Malaysia. She visited Sydney, Brisbane, Ayers Rock, the Outback, and the Great Barrier Reef. She went on to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, where her daughter lives. They visited a tropical rain forest, 10 plantations, Koa Bakru, Perhentian Island, and the Mulu Caves on Borneo. Her son, married in October, lives nearby…. Manolie and Dick Jasper have added nutritional supplements from 207 companies to their restaurant business in Utah. Three of their children fulfilled missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and are now in college. Another is married, living in Massachusetts, and one is in Alaska…. In the winter, Harry and Kay Johnson Howells love living on the Kona coast of the Big Island, Hawaii, and summers in sunny Salt Lake City, with many trips to the Uinta Mountains as well. The Howells are active in their Presbyterian Church, and Kay works with a foundation for a local hospital, co-chairing a major annual fund-raiser…. Alan Kaplan, who retired from the U.S. Public Health Service, still works full time at Bethesda Naval Hospital and continues to teach at the medical school…. Art and Gail Baumann Karszes have two single sons, two sons married, and two granddaughters to enjoy. Art still does business for his company in Europe and the Pacific Rim…. At New England Baptist Hospital, Joan Kennard Michelworks on the back surgery floor, expecting to retire at the end of 1998. She had a great first trip abroad, touring Alpine countries. She also visited Amish friends and toured Gettysburg. Joan and Conrad spent lots of time in New Hampshire, planning to build a log home near Rumney…. In Augusta, Mary Lawlor Dionne enjoys her work as a child welfare program administrator, especially with some exciting new ventures in her field. She also keeps up with reading, gardening, travel, and friendships. Daughter is in a Ph.D. program in English composition and teaching; son is a software designer and programmer…. Ready for retirement last January, Bill MacKinnon is polishing up his golf game. He and Marilyn are building a house on Dataw Island, S.C. The MacKinnons highly recommend alumni-sponsored trips and greatly enjoyed the one to Alaska…. Chris andMarilyn Macomber Ives ’59 vacationed in Florida and on the Gaspe Peninsula as well as on their island in Maine. Eight children live less than two hours away. The Ives expect to move to a local pastorate somewhere in New England this June after Chris completes his term as superintendent of Northern New Hampshire district of the United Methodist Church…. Marilyn Miller Gildea still likes her faculty assistant job at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where she edited a professor’s guide to business law. Husband Terry is retired but very active with Computer Institute and Hewlett Packard’s Retiree Volunteers. All five kids are doing interesting things on the West Coast…. For 20 years Sally Morris Thwing has worked at a Harvard Univ. library — five more and she’ll have a Harvard chair!… Ken Parker still pursues the impossible dream and admits nominal success (like Don Quixote). And they finally are grandparents!…. Pete and Jane Anderson Post now have three grandchildren, and all four of the two parental couples are Bates alumni. Pete received an honorary L.H.D. from Springfield College in 1996. He’ll retire this October and they will be off to South Carolina, and the new house they are building on Dataw Island…. Jerry and Betty Dunn Pratley continue to be very much involved with the Las Cruces Grace Baptist Church, Disabled American Veterans and New Mexico Rails-to-Trails…. Sue Rayner is in the semifinals for two different poetry contests. In her career she has held more than 130 different temp jobs, lasting from two hours to six years each. In 1996 she alternated temping and vacationing…. Anne Ridley Scigliano moved to St. Croix in the Virgin Islands after husband Peter retired in 1995. They maintain their home right on the Caribbean, play golf, boat, and enjoy the St. Croix Yacht Club. Anne does grant research and application writing f
|Co-Class Secretaries: Clifford A. Baxter, Apartment 310, 21400 Burbank Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91367-7043, e-mail CaSaint@aol.com; Margaret D. Montgomery, 400 Central Park W., 9K, New York, NY 10025-5838, e-mail email@example.comCo-Class Presidents: Gerald M. Davis, 15 Hamlin Rd., Falmouth, ME 04105-2205; Henry J. Keigwin, 28 Narragansett Bay Ave., Warwick, RI 02889-6608Next Reunion in 1999. Regina Abbiati Lucas still sings and teaches, more than she’d like sometimes, and Bob’s practice is sometimes overwhelming, but they can now begin to focus on themselves now that their kids are self-sufficient. Jennifer graduated from Bates in 1996, David is in the final year of law school and Bob Jr., computer engineer and musician, is married and in his first home…. If all goes as planned, Rita and Clifford “Bud” Baxter will move back to Rhode Island for the summer months and travel for the winter. In the meantime, they’ve moved to Woodland Hills, Calif. She still works at Kaiser Permanante. Bud is completing certification in Lotus Notes and then will go back to teaching in addition to his church in Mojave and pet sitting. Their son, who planned to be married in June, continues with a Ph.D. program at SUNY while his fiancee works for her CPA…. Alan and Betty Drum Coykendall were busy during last year’s election. Betty was a registrar of voters and Al was a campaign worker now that he is retired. Their son, who has an M.B.A., is a management consultant with Deloitte & Touche and lives near Cleveland…. Vicky Daniels Aberhart‘s music continues to be a diversion from the stresses of daily life. Involved with a community music school in Worcester, Mass., she is the pianist in an adult student chamber music trio with flute and cello…. Now retired after 30 years of teaching at New Britain High School, John Darrow traveled to Sweden for three weeks last summer to visit relatives, research family history, and play tourist. On campus for the 1996 Commencement with his entire family in honor of niece Jane Milkey‘s cum laude graduation, John had a chance to speak withMilton Lindholm ’35, Professor Emeritus L. Ross Cummins, and Trish Morse ’60. John knows that more travel, research writing, theater, yardwork, and family gatherings will keep him happily busy…. In Durango, Colo., Harry Goff has shortened his work week by a day at his Goff Engineering business, having more time to explore what is right around him in the Four Corners and the Goff 80, where he saw a magnificent golden eagle face to face. What a sight!…. Nancy and David Hall vacationed in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and were very concerned about a forest practices referendum in Maine. Son Jonathan graduated from Clarkson Univ. in mechanical engineering and now works for Blue Circle Cement, headquarters in London…. WhenDwight Haynes moved to Manchester N.H.’s inner city, it was a culture shock, but also exciting especially in an election year. In cycling the city’s streets, he found what he had been looking for all his life: Dwight Street, which was short and came to a dead end. He also met another life goal by becoming a 10-gallon blood donor. He plans to reach another goal next year: 10,000 miles on his English Raleigh bike…. Although Jack has retired and Phyllis Hogarth Klinges enjoys living without schedules, they still travel often, with business trips to Greece for one week a month. Daughter Sarah is in grad school in Boston, so they also get back to the homefront…. After four winters in Lewiston and 35 in western New York, Roger Langley has easily adjusted to shovel-free Florida retirement. He visits nearby attractions and volunteers at the local elementary school, a great contrast from teaching juniors and seniors. In the summer he teaches at a Lake George (N.Y.) children’s camp and has organized beginners’ classes in his retirement communitiy for the rest of the year…. In Florida, Jennie and Tom Lee survived hurricanes Erin and Opal in their new home in Cantonment, north of Pensacola. Traveling to be with their children and grandchildren, they continue to do genealogical research and follow local collegiate basketball…. Last summer Margie and David Lowry took a glorious vacation to England and Scotland. Margie is finishing her M.L.S. while Dave is again editor of publications for the Massachusetts Elementary School Principals Assn. and president of the foundation. He still loves his job, but looks a bit enviously as those of us who have retired or at least have branched out to other things. They happily announce a fourth grandchild…. Margaret and Willard “Bud” Martin continue to practice law with their rural firm headquartered in Laconia, N.H. Melissa ’88 practices in the Lebanon office and Helen is a counselor at a women’s health center in Concord. Bud also sits several days a week in juvenile court. “It’s too bad kids don’t have a lobby as strong as AARP,” he says. With the support of their extended familiy, he and Margaret are trying to adopt a child from abroad, probably from China or Eastern Russia. Anyone else with a similar experience?… It’s the adventure of a lifetime for Bob and “M.J.” Mears MacFarlane aboard Highland Fling,their 33-foot Saturna. In November 1995 from Portsmouth, R.I., they headed down the Intracoastal Waterway to Stuart, Fla., “exciting, boring, scary, fun, challenging and overall wonderful.” They crossed Lake Okeechobee, toured some of the west coast, spent two months in Madeira Beach near St. Pete, moved south to Key West, and finally settled in Fort Lauderdale, hoping to sell the boat and buy a bigger home in the water. “We have seen parts of our great country that most people never see: remote, wild, and beautiful, as well as major cities and little towns. We have met many wonderful people, natives and cruisers alike, all of whom reinforce how fortunate we are to live in this land of ours. We are so thankful that we had the courage to make the big break from traditional living, and we’re looking forward to expanding our horizons even more as we go along.”… Retirement is not in the immediate future for Chris and Betty Cook Miller. He is on the board of directors of the Danbury College baseball league and a reader for Connecticut Radio Information System (CRIS), a station for the visually handicapped. Betty had arthroscopic surgery on her knee, but is up and walking now…. Peggy Montgomery came out of “retirement” and now works a few hours a week as a staff assistant at the NYC regional office of the Caron Foundation, a non-profit organization in the recovery field. She also coordinates a graduate seminar for teachers, Reading/Writing Connections in the Urban Classroom, through the city’s writing project at Lehman College/CUNY…. Last June Ralph Posner went to Walt Slovenski’s retirement party, which honored the Bates track coach, who mentioned Ralph as an ultimate competitor. “Nostalgia is wonderful!” says Ralph…. After almost 20 years, Charlene “Bunty” Sargent Kileyand her husband “found” Jim and Alberta Pattangall Irwin in Nashville, Tenn., for some catch-up sightseeing. Bunty, who also keeps in contact with Sue Burrill Boleyn, is semi-retired, living 90 percent of her time in New Hampshire, where she teaches, skis, gardens, and loves being the grandmother of two girls…. With daughter Leslie’s wedding in May, Ray and Ronnie Scudder Harrold are thinking about downsizing to smaller quarters. While they have roots in their community, it is tempting to move closer to their doctor daughters…. Ken and Barbara Smith McIntosh win the prize for scenic overland U.S. travel: Arizona, northern Idaho, Washington, Montana, Oregon, Connecticut, and Utah in 10 months with plans to go to Hawaii together and to Alaska for Ken. Barbara learned to Rollerblade and also tutors first, second, and third graders in a reading program aimed at preventing those not eligible for special education or Title I from falling through the cracks. Ken is restoring a 1931 Mod
el A Roadster Pickup. They are especially grateful for good health, her mother’s company, four wonderful young people and spouses, and six “super” grandchildren…. As often as possible, Kenneth ’58 and Nancy Tyler Harris travel to Washington, D.C., to visit their first grandchild, Claire. They went to Devon, England, for a two-week Rotary Exchange enjoying the countryside, moors, sea, weather, and the London theatre scene. They also visited Ken’s old neighborhood where, as a boy, he once watched an aerial dogfight during WWII. Back at Slippery Rock Univ., he produced Dead Souls, a comedy based on Gogol’s novel…. After she retired from teaching at Ponus Middle School in Norwalk, Conn.,Eleanor Vanderpool moved into a new cape on a mountain in Langdon, Vt., traveled to Germany, New Mexico, and Arizona, and has settled down to substitute teaching and getting acquainted…. David “Knobby” Walsh retired after 37 years of teaching and coaching and work on the Massachusetts Pike. When he tried teaching again after eight years, he found that things have changed, so he is back to full retirement to see “if it fits.” Four grandsons keep him busy…. Clark Whelton is trying to take early retirement from New York Mayor Giuliani’s office, but they keep calling him back to write more speeches.