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40 Class Secretary: Esther Strout Allen, 5620 Arrowhead Dr., Zephyrhills, FL 33541Class President: Harry B. Shepherd, Shoal Cove Rd., PO Box 674, West Bath, ME 04530-0674Next Reunion in 2000.
41 Class Secretary: Barbara Abbott Hall, 7004 Wellington Ct., Baltimore, MD 21212-1929Class President: Gale Rice Powers, 33 Francis Ave., Newington, CT 06111- 1213Next Reunion in 2001. Winnifred Hansen Seaver spent the summer with family in New England, then took a 10-day cruise to the Panama Canal, Cartagena, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Mexico on the Crown Princess out of Port Everglades. Back at home in Pomona Park, Fla., Wynne says, “The welcome mat is out to any classmates.”
42 Class Secretary: Martha Blaisdell Mabee, 94 Fifer Ln., Lexington, MA 02173Co-Class Presidents: Virginia Day Hayden, 8 Eden Ave., West Newton, MA 02165; John A. James, 559 W. Auburn Rd., Auburn, ME 04210Next Reunion in 2002. For her 13 years as director, Judy Chick Downing was honored by the board of Lady Managers of St. Marks Home with a gift of a lovely perennial garden….Jim Doe volunteers twice a month at Cal Polytech to help sort materials from an archeological dig in San Luis Obispo. He also sings a solo now and then in his church choir…. Tom andVirginia Day Hayden visited their daughter and family in Holland. They were there on sabbatical helping to prepare an opera in Rotterdam…. Ardith Lakin Cronin spent the Christmas holidays with her two sons and their wives in Guam…. In Auburn, Hartley Ray celebrated the 50th anniversary of his 1947 ordination in the United Church of Christ. He continues to serve as a volunteer chaplain at the Philadelphia Protestant Home…. Norm ’43 and Priscilla Simpson Boyan with Bob and Libby Stafford Sturcke were among the other 14 Bates alumni to take the Princess Cruise through the Panama Canal…. Beatrice Wilson Shepherd and her tennis partner won the Maine women’s doubles championship in the 70-75 age group, which qualified them for the Senior Olympics in Tucson, Ariz…. The class extends sympathy to Eleanor Wood Geary whose husband, Edward, died last December. He was Professor Emeritus of Romance Languages at Bowdoin…. Jane Woodbury Quimby is president of the Children’s Center, which provides child care and special needs programs for more than 300 children.
43 Class Secretary: Jean Lombard Dyer, RR 1, Box 191, Chebeague Island, ME 04017-9722Class President: Minert N. Thompson, 716 Trombley Rd., Grosse Pointe, MI 48230-1861Reunion in 1998. We are proud of Ruth Horsman Powell,who received the Valiant Woman Award from the United Church of Christ in a ceremony at the Woodfords Church on May 16, 1997. She and Norman hope to attend Reunion.
44 Class Secretary: Virginia Stockman Fisher, PO Box 7631, Portland, ME 04112- 7631Co-Class Presidents: Edmund H. Gibson, 13 Wheeler Park, Brunswick, ME 04011-1635; Richard L. Keach, 51 Randy Ln., Wethersfield, CT 06109-3763Next Reunion in 1999.
45 Co-Class Secretaries: Carleton and Arline Sinclair Finch, 137 Marshall Rd., Fitchburg, MA 01420-2032Co-Class Presidents: Eugene and Carolyn Peterson Woodcock, PO Box 1979, Helendale, CA 92342-1979Next Reunion in 2000. After a “wonderful” summer in Bethel with repair jobs, “a thousand miles of grass cutting,” Jo andRomeo Baker took off in October for the winter in St. Augustine. On the way, they returned a visit with theKurtland Lords in Tennessee, and saw their daughter in Atlanta…. Elderhostelers Muriel and Ken Baldwin attended one on St. Simon Island, Georgia, and at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins Univ. they saw Bob Vernon ’47. During the past year, the Baldwins have added rooms on their home. Kim helped a church group put on new roofs at the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, Mont., and got his “first cold bath in many a year” when he went whitewater rafting with his two grandsons…. In Minnesota, Russ and Marion Brooks Bagleycelebrated their 50th anniversary with all their family. They have skied at Big Sky, Mont., hiked and fished at Yellowstone. Marion looked forward to a week with daughter Barb at an annual psychiatry convention in San Diego this spring. And, she adds, “Our year-old grandson is the joy of our ‘old age.’”… Still at her ancestral homestead in Duxbury, Mass., Frances Burns goes swimming and boating in the bay, continues with decorative painting, gardening, and occasional trips. “It always amazes me that I ever had time to work.”… All is well with LaVerne and Frank Burroughs in Alamo, Calif., as they report on family and friends. Three of their four are in law enforcement: both sons are FBI agents, their oldest daughter, a graduate from the police academy, is on the Walnut Creek force. Frank was chair of the retired FBI chapter locally for a year with interesting programs. The Burroughses had lunch with Bud and Frances Walker Parsons ’44 in July and had visited the “real Alamo” the previous May…. At their 50th wedding anniversary party last August, about 90 people helped Ruth and Donald Cobb celebrate, including classmateAl Wade and Walter Beaupre ’47. On their “second” honeymoon trip in October, they spent 15 days on a steamboat from St. Paul, Minn., to New Orleans. At 8 mph, it was “just about our speed these days.”… In spite of medical problems,Nan Lord Daniels continues to work on the index to her grandmother’s 1899 history of New London, N.H. Bob‘s homeowner projects in Jonesport, his usual computer pursuits, and helping Nan fill his days…. Miriam Dolloff Chesleywrites of trips in 1997 traveling from Italy in February to watching the Constitution sail under her own power. Mickey remembers collecting quarters for the restoration when she was in grammar school in Maine: “The best quarter I ever spent.” She keeps on with her spinning, weaving, and garden club activities, as does Jack with the band and orchestra….Kenneth Drummond is back playing tennis twice a week in Annapolis: “Just as much fun as it always was.” He went to see his first grandson in Texas and visited Texas A&M, where he did his graduate work in oceanography…. Last summer, Clay and Nancy Farrell Adams vacationed in Dennis on Cape Cod as usual, had a big Farrell family gathering, and a couple of great mini-reunions with Gene and Carolyn Peterson Woodcock at their house and at Lee Jewell Ballard‘s cottage on Spruce Pond…. Class presidentsCarleton and Arline Sinclair Finch motored across the USA last summer with friends from England and Pennsylvania, stopping in Alamo, Calif., for a surprise visit and luncheon with LaVerne and Frank Burroughs - “the highlight of our trip.” Their 9,000-mile tour included national parks, hairpin turns, and a rather hair-raising event when their van overheated in the middle of the Mojave. With grandchild number nine arriving in July, Zeke and Arline have many joys back at home…. From their new address in Raymond on Webb Mills Road, the Clifford Gateses had a great summer and gorgeous colorful fall. They very much enjoyed visits withKeith and Ruth Asker Wilbur ’46, Cal and Phil Goodrich’44, Jack ’47 and Dottie Strout Cole ’46…. Alden ’46 andSylvia Gray Sears spent last summer in New Hampshire with all their children and grandchildren there at one time or another. Sylvia still teaches English at Lehigh to wives of foreign graduate students…. On their 4,200-mile round trip from Georgia to New England, Dick and Marjorie Gregory Wright helped Vaughan and June Chatto Hathawaycelebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in the Boothbay area, along with Clay and Nancy Farrell Adams, whom they visited in Brunswick on the return trip south…. Mary Hamlin March had great fun on Memorial Day watching her granddaughter, Christie Goss ’97 graduate from Bates. Mary keeps busy with her family and hospital and church volunteering…. Other than celebrating their 50th, Vaughanand June Chatto Hathaway say that “life has been pretty much normal, busy with church and community happenings.” Last May they visited Doug, Toni, and three granddaughters in Massapequa, N.Y., and they see son Arthur from Nashua, N.H., several times a year. This year they plan on a timeshare week in Jamestown, R.I…. In her “spare time,” Lee Jewell Ballard keeps busy with church, College Club and area Homemakers. She had “such a lovely summer with weekends at the cottage in Shapleigh. On a sunny day there at the lake, Lee held a mini-reunion that included Mary Guiney O’Leary, Shirley Raymond Blanchard, Mickey Dolloff Chesley, Mary Hamlin March, Leslie Wight, and Nancy Farrell Adams…. Phyllis Jones Twichell‘s service work in the Peace Corps in Albania came to an unexpected end when she was medivaced home after three bouts of pneumonia. All her colleagues were evacuated to Romania two weeks later due to riots in Albania. Phyllis spent time in New Jersey with daughter Lisa, and finally has relocated to Portland: “Seems easiest to live in and I have great friends here.”… This yearJack and Betty Benoit Joyce are staying at the Cape: “Can’t leave during basketball season since grandson Matt is a senior and captain.” Betty says, “The jock will never change: If he can’t do it anymore, he enjoys watching Matt. For me, it was Jack, then Bud ’76, now Matt.” Last year they were in Tucson during March…. Ruth Kennedy Becker says they love living in Kennebunk. She swam in the ocean on her 73rd birthday and plans to do so every year into the 21st century. They were in Florida for the worst of the winter, and she is learning to play golf. Everyone in the class is so very sorry to learn of their loss of another son, Stuart, who died of a heart attack at age 48, and we send the Beckers our most sincere sympathy. … Last fall, Hildegarde and Dave Lindquist flew to Boston from Colorado, drove up the coast to the Maritimes and returned through Vermont, planning to pig out on lobster and see fall foliage. For over 50 years Dave has worked in the travel business and enjoys it too much to retire. They hope to return for Reunion 2000…. Last July, Kurt Lord made his biennial trip from Tennessee to visit his roots and family still living in the Bethel, Norway, and Waterford areas. June andRomeo Baker spent a week with the Lords at Sunday River en route to their winter home in Florida. The foursome planned a spring trip to Bermuda “with golf clubs, of course!”… We are glad to hear from Dave Luck from Arkadelphia, Ark. A Naval V-12 student, he now says he is “aliv
e and busier than ever with family business and odds and ends.” Keep the news coming, Dave. We haven’t forgotten you…. With fond memories of the 50th Reunion, Harold andBlanche Kennedy McGlory look forward to our 55th. He still chairs the Board of Trustees at their condominium complex and volunteers at a local hospital for chronic diseases. Blanche does clerical work for the board and volunteers at the hospital…. Last year found perennial Elderhostelers Dan andConnie Wood Norte ’46 in South Africa for two weeks, a week in Williamsburg and one at Chincoteague Island. As usual, they were “very interesting and we also met most interesting folk.” Following a quiet 50th anniversary, they had a real celebration with their three children and spouses, four grandchildren and two greats on July 4th…. Another Elderhosteler, Barbara Phillips Aalto, attended one at San Diego State while visiting son Eric and two grandchildren there. Flying north to Fairfield, she joined daughter Laura on a cruise to Mexico, spending time also in San Francisco. “Life goes on as usual,” she says, with part- time teaching, line dancing, parish committee at the UU Church, lots of theater, visits with daughter Anne, and some responsibility for the New England Psychological Assn. that met last October….Dick ’42 and Shirley Raymond Blanchard have had “an outstanding year” with the arrival of second grandchild Evan to join sister DanaLee (6). Their computer is on the Internet now, their house is painted, and they flew to Michigan for an early November visit with the family. Shirley mentions the luncheon and mini-reunion with classmates during the summer…. Now that they have moved to Canon City, Colo., from Massachusetts, Gayle and Richard Smith are taking in the western scenery with lots of travel, tent camping across Canada to Banff, down to Yakima, Wash., Mount Rainier, Grand Canyon, and Mesa Verde national parks. They spent Christmas with Gayle’s brother-in-law and family in South Ethiopia, where he is a Christian missionary in the Omo River Valley, then went on a photo safari in Nairobi before returning to be with Gayle’s aging parents in Canon City…. Charles andRuth Stone Gallagher are “fine, busy, avid hikers, swimmers, and trying to help others.” Her teaching in adult education is most satisfying, as was a cool summer in Maine and New Hampshire with the family: picking raspberries, blueberries, and all that good fun…. Ed and Polly Beal Tooker report two great Elderhostel trips in 1996: Ventura, Calif., and Crisfield, Md., with another in 1997 on a barge trip in France. Ed leads the landscape committee at their new condo, keeps up his interest in genealogy and the Peninsula Camellia Society. Polly says her stitchery “addiction” continues as does the memoir writing class, and she will swap grandkid stories with anyone who will listen…. This springKeith and Ruth Asker Wilbur ’46 attended a Medical Collectors meeting in Frederick, Md., to get some new ideas for the manuscript about the Civil War area. While in Maine, they visited Lyn and Cliff Gates at their charming new home in Raymond…. Leslie Wightsold her home at Bear Pond in Turner and has moved to a lovely apartment in Auburn at Barker Mill Arms, where she is settling in and making lots of new friends. She also keeps up with her many activities…. Pat and Olive Wise FitzGerald are two more California classmates who vacation in Maine. At the family camp in Woodstock, they enjoyed fresh Maine air with two sons, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren – all berrypickers – who enjoyed “Mom’s blueberry muffins, pies, and pancakes cooked on and in an old wood stove.”… Last May Gene andLynn Peterson Woodcock drove from their high desert home to Los Altos in the San Francisco Bay area to have a great week with Ed and Polly Beal Tooker in their “delightful new digs.” Back in Maine the Woodcocks had a memorable mini-reunion in Brunswick with Clay and Nancy Farrell Adams. Gene and Lynn are active in their Methodist church. He gave up part-time teaching, but publishes the local Chamber of Commerce monthly newsletter and still works on a family history to document his great-grandfather’s Civil War experiences with the 20th Maine.
46 Class Secretary: Ruth Small Harris, PO Box 11, Sunset, ME 04683-0011Class President: Jane Parsons Norris, 93 Field Ave., Auburn, ME 04210-4522 Next Reunion in 2001. On a recent trip, S ally Adkins Macfarlane spent five weeks in Ireland, Scotland, and England with two weeks at an Elderhostel. She visited relatives and friends in England, ending with five days in London and the theater every night…. In Oklahoma, Kathy and Leslie Anderson keep in touch with Bobby and Mike Lategola every week with visits or by phone. A board member of Consumer Credit Counseling Services and the Oklahoma Univ. Alumni Club of Cleveland County, Les continues his art involvement hobby and the Civil War Round Table with special interest in his favorite general, Joshua Chamberlain…. “Our days are seamless, punctuated by family weddings, birthdays and get-togethers,” writes Ruth Asker Wilbur. She and Keith continue to put out catalogs and they travel to buy for their medical antiques business. She still sings in a choir and served as a mentor for a young woman joining their church. The Wilburs were in Maine to attend her 55th high school reunion last August. And they visited Lyn and“Skip” Gates in Raymond at their gorgeous new house…. Past president Dave Brigham writes: “We had our usual grand time at Forest Lake near Keene, N.H., with Alden andSylvia Gray Sears ’45, Marilyn Meyer Spooner and guests Ruth and Bert Knight…. From Montana, Dick and Jean McEnaney Buker wrote that last April Jean made a trip to China with a classmate of Dick’s in India. They saw three gorges where the dam is being built and visited other sites. Then they went on to Burma: “a sort of Buker-roots tour.”… Living in Falmouth, Jack Cameron says, “A little gardening, a little bridge, a little golf: just enough to keep one a little active. All three girls nearby.” He and Carolynn (Parkhurst’44) are in good health and spend three months in Florida…. Last fall, Ken and Joyce Cleland Goad took a trip to New England. “We had forgotten how beautiful the New England foliage really is. We had never seen Mount Washington so clear.” They keep busy on their acres. Ken experimented with chickens (a disaster) and pheasants. He released all but a couple of females and one male…. Since the death of her husband, Bill, Suzanne Davidson Newing‘s friends have been wonderful with many telephone visits from Muriel Ulrich Weeks and Fran Dean Simpson, who with husband Bob attended Bill Newing’s funeral. Franhas a granddaughter at Denison Univ., which makes her think of good times at Bates her freshman year…. Priscilla Hemenway Poore writes that Mert has been invited to take part in a control group for testing new medicine for Parkinson’s. The drug company will pay all the costs. Many events last summer included visits from son David and grandsons (9) and (4), following their one granddaughter to horse shows in New England (she is at UNH), keeping track of high-school grandsons’ football games. Son Alan has been involved in the filming of the Antietam Civil War reenactment with a bit part in Gettysburg. He graduated from the criminal justice course at UMO, is a policeman in the summer at Old Orchard Beach, and aspires to join the Maine State Police…. From Bangor, Betty Hutchins Giard reports work as the school library consultant for World Book in five counties, about 500 schools, and libraries. She spent 10 days with Jay Armitage Bickerstaff in St. Augustine…. “Life goes on in a routine that never gets boring,” saysRohna Isaacson Shoul. Although retired for six years, she continues with her Social Work Action Group and the Green Decade, an environmental coalition in Newton, Mass. Husband Melvin, retired three years ago, is an avid stamp collector and a volunteer at the Cardinal Spellman Philatelic Library at Regis College. He also searches the Web to help son Mark, who is involved in a Nicaraguan project on a recycling program for prosthesis…. John and Betty Kimball Howard plan to move into a retirement community not too far from their home of 52 years. They enjoy college-age grandchildren plus two young ones…. Ruth and Bert Knight‘s travels over the past year or two included a cruise, ski trips to Wyoming and Colorado, then Hawaii and Seattle, 26 days on the road to New England, and the mini-reunion in New Hampshire with Bates friends…. Mike Lategola played the guitar at their 50th wedding anniversary, which he and Barbara celebrated June 21. “Our party planner magically converted two bare rooms in our church school into a posh night club. Our favorite jazz combo livened things up considerably, and Les and Kathy Anderson were there to help us celebrate.”… Margery MacCaulay Hirschler enjoyed our 50th Reunion very much, especially since she had to leave Bates for financial reasons. She later graduated from Barnard. We send her our heartfelt sympathy on the sudden death of her husband, Peter ’43 last year…. Dick and Geri Weed Malatesta say, “Happy memories of our 50th Reunion linger. Since then, we returned to visit our oldest grandchild,Elizabeth Meade ’00, who loves Bates as much as we did.”Bob ’47 and Ruth Small Harris were waiting at Logan Airport last May and noticed Dick in a phone booth – what a surprise!… Waldo and Barbara Miller Rowell are year-round Floridians in St. Petersburg. She spent a month in Israel recently. The Rowells have enjoyed Elderhosteling. Last year they attended an intergenerational one with two of their grandchildren, studying marine biology at Wallops Island, Va. They also had a visit from Lyn and Dave Brigham…. In Ocean Park, Elizabeth Morse still works 20 hours a week at the post office. She enjoys the people and the work, and also has officer responsibility in eight organizations: “trying to become less involved (slow process).”… Geraldine Nickerson Coombs enjoyed an escorted bus tour of Switzerland and Austria. She saw the Matterhorn in all its splendor from up among the glaciers. Busy with the Bath Community Forestry Committee, she reports that the local City Council finally passed their forestry ordinance. “Now, we’re hoping to become a Tree City USA next year.” John and Gerry had lunch with the Harrises at the Common Ground Fair in September…. In June, George and Jay Packard Stewart saw the Bobcat (Stu Abelson ’97) water ski across Lake Andrews. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in August. Earlier, in February, they were in Paris: “No lines, wonderful transportation system.” George did have his pocket picked. Jay saw the man doing something to George’s cuff, thought he was planting drugs, and “Boy, did I kick him!”… Jane Parsons Norris thinks e-mail is a great invention and pretty handy for the corporate boards she sits on. She and Leon have had a very good, quiet, and peaceful year, enjoying their two little grandsons and a bit of low-key traveling. “It is a lot of fun teaching a 4-year-old to use the computer,” she adds…. Paul and Winifred Poole Shermanwere in Stuart, Fla., for four months and had a visit fromJanice Sunn Paskewitz one day…. Last fall Helen Pratt Clarkson and her daughter left Maine on a two-week drive to Arizona. Enjoying active retirement with community activities and visits with family on East and West coasts, Helen had such a good t
ime at her first Elderhostel in the Superstition Mountains with a friend from Seattle, she went to another in Vermont and plans to do more. One benefit of the Arizona Elderhostel was a visit from Wayne and Cammie Carlson Gilmour ’47 who were wintering at Apache Junction…. Donand Penny Gumpright Richter continue to be active in Manchester, Conn. Don, involved with the YMCA, Suffield Academy, and the Hartford Seminary, especially enjoys reading to fourth graders, a program he has supervised for the local Rotary Club. He and Penny play tennis and table tennis and attend book club groups…. “We spent the summer in New Hampshire,” writes Alden Sears, “and all of our children and grandchildren visited us. We also had a mini-Bates reunion.” Alden was spending a lot of time on a talk, “Why Economists Don’t Agree?” He and Sylvia (Gray ’45) planned to see a granddaughter dance a small part in the Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker…. Paul Schmanska spent a week last September in Maine near Port Clyde and Tenants Harbor, where son David and wife Sonja live with daughter Helki ’01. “She’s tall, lovely, and bright,” says proud grandfather…. Bob ’47 andRuth Small Harris keep busy in the summer with garden, boat and family company. One grandson is applying to colleges, a granddaughter, at Brown, has been at Univ. of Glasgow and exploring Europe, and 8-year-old grandson keeps his dad busy as a Cub Scout pack leader. Ruth finds that e-mail has opened up a new world of communication. Bob spends a lot of time on the computer as treasurer of four local organizations and they keep the mailing list of 2,600 names for Island charitable groups…. Anne Smith Nanavaty keeps up with her six children and six grandchildren. She spent a week last October in Florida with son Brian and family, then flew to Oregon for three weeks with daughter Jayne’s, spent Christmas back in Connecticut with the David Nanavatys and were joined by their Maryland and Connecticut siblings….Dorothy Strout Cole enjoyed husband Jack’s 50th Reunion in 1997. They were in Orlando for the winter, but are adding a room to their Maine cottage to accommodate visits from their eight grandchildren…. Muriel “Tooie” Stewart Craven had a good summer at Walloon Lake in northern Michigan, which is like Maine. In August Dick had surgery and is coming along well. “My grandchildren keep me busy going to soccer games.”… Ruth Stillman Fernandez writes, “My husband, Luis, sister Chris (Kolstad ’45) and I visited Guatemala and Honduras. Saw lots of Mayan ruins, birds, and interesting people. We were glad to find that we were still ‘young’ enough to survive this rather strenuous adventure.”… Last May Fran Sudhalter Pliskin received the Human Rights Counselor of the Year award from the New Jersey School Counselors Assn. “Having retired from public education and working only part time in the [Burlington County College] community, it was a truly inspiring event.” She and Irving celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and spent a weekend together with their three children, spouses, and four grandchildren…. Mary Tibbetts Kelly, now healthy again after cancer surgery, says she can brag about her mathematician grandson who was a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist among 100 in his senior class and the most of any high school in the country…. “My family comes first,” says Muriel Ulrich Weeks. In 1997 she had a wonderful trip in the spring to Hungary and the Czech Republic with her one daughter and husband. All of her children and grandchildren spent a week at the beach with her, she visited her daughter in Arkansas twice, then in the fall there was the Ulrich family reunion on Lake Champlain. Muriel also has had volunteer jobs with the Christian Concern’s Thrift Shop, the area emergency food pantry, and she is a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra auxiliary…. Peripatetic Barbara Varney Randall‘s travels have taken her to Elderhostels in San Antonio and Old Sturbridge Village, to Norfolk’s Azalea Festival and Down East lighthouses, to Tanzania and Kenya for safaris, and to Paris en route home. This past Christmas she was in the United Arab Emirates for 10 days. With a friend she helped to bring back and care for a 16-year-old clubfooted Kenyan for free treatment at the Shriners Hospital in Springfield, Mass. And we congratulate Barbara, who received the United Way’s Geneva Kirk Award as the year’s outstanding community volunteer…. “We continue to enjoy our grandchildren who are scattered throughout three states, and still volunteer at Hartford Hospital as well as play golf as weather allows,” wroteMarjorie Walther Keach. This winter she and Dick ’44 were in Hilton Head again, where they not only enjoyed the golf, but were with their oldest daughter, Alison Keach Shenkus’70, and family who have moved there full time. “They are great golf partners!”… Fran Wheeler Kelsey‘s favorite doings are singing in the Monadnock Chorus, going to Boston for the Symphony and to Tanglewood, and planning speakers for Friends of the Peterborough Library. Her next stop was to London for an Elderhostel on concerts and operas…. At their 50th wedding anniversary, Dan ’45 and Constance Wood Norte celebrated with their three children, spouses, all four grandchildren, and two greats in Cortland, N.Y. Perennial Elderhostelers, they attended one in South Africa a winter ago and in May went to one in Williamsburg and one in Chincoteague Island…. From Caracas, Venezuela, Electra Zazopoulos Scliris says her husband wants to know why no one from our class has visited them. He will meet you at the boat and take you to Caracas! (001-58-2-913-662). Her 104-year-old mother died last summer and she has made several visits to the States for family get-togethers. This year she will be in D.C., California,and Colorado…. We are saddened by the death of Eleanor Frost Michaels and of Evelyn and Charles Phillips.
47 Class Secretary: Elizabeth Hill Jarvi, RR 1, Box 414 Tyson, Ludlow, VT 05149- 9601Class President: Richard L. Baldwin, 348 Heath Rd., Bremen, ME 04551Next Reunion in 2002. The class extends its sympathy to the family of Edward Penn, who died Dec. 10. He was a pediatrician in Fall River, Mass., for about 39 years, and is survived by his wife and three sons. I hope all who were at Parker Hall last June had a chance to visit with him. Cards or notes can be sent to 65 Kate’s Path, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675…. Dick Baldwin never seems to slow down. He was off to the Ivory Coast in early April and Senegal in mid-April, and in March he and Phyl (Smith ’48) and another couple are driving to North Carolina for an Elderhostel at the John Campbell Folk School, where they will study bird carving, quilting, and kaleidoscoping. (We have an ancestral kaleidoscope that’s tons of fun!). He also mentioned that he sawEdie Hary at Christmas time, and that he and Phyl are meeting with the Class of ’48 for their 50th Reunion planning…. Walter Beaupre was in London last fall to attend a lecture and demonstration by the original Shakespeare Company, a group committed to producing Shakespeare’s plays as they were done in Elizabethan times. He also caught the company’s one-time-only evening performance of As You Like It at the reconstructed Globe Theatre. Three other Globe productions and eight West End shows filled out a busy eight days. Walt published 11 oldtime radio articles on the Web in 1997, including two which tell of his WCOU days at Bates. He also revised his textbook Gaining Cued Speech Proficiency: A Handbook for Parents, Teachers, and Clinicians and published it in hypertext on the Web. He also just finished phonetics at URI and noted that he “likes to keep busy!”… Great to hear fromBob (“Beaver“) Blake, part of our Bates and V-12 family. He and Dot celebrated a 50th anniversary last year, attended Bob’s 50th reunion at Bowdoin and the Bates Reunion, plus a 16-day trip to Australia and New Zealand, where Bob bungy jumped 150 feet from the historic suspension bridge over the Kawarau Gorge (he missed touching the water by one foot). Bob is clerk of session in their Presbyterian Church, still training Cub leaders, swims 20,000 yards daily, and is even back into racquetball. Says Bob, “Bungy this year, parachuting next!”… Charlotte Bridgham Wallace writes that she has learned a lot about the wiles of the computer while collecting old family recipes and creating The Wallace Connection Cookbook, published in November and including the genealogy of five generations of the Wallace family…. Following Reunion, Agnes Carter Clark and Dick visited your class secretary in Tyson briefly before returning to Portland, Ore. Then in October she and Dick, with son David, had a mini-reunion trip to Alta, Iowa, where Aggie’s corn and soy bean crops grow. They were able to observe the harvesting process from field to the grain elevator in town. Their next trip, in February and March, starts with a flight to Delhi, India, followed by a cruise from Bombay to Oman, the Suez Canal, Port Said, Egypt, Haifa, Israel, Greece, and Turkey…. Nancy Covey Macgregor of Merrimac, Mass., writes for the first time in years with messages to classmates: “Thanks to Marcia et al who helped in the marvelous job she did on the booklet for the Reunion. Terrific! What a beautiful bitHank wrote: It really brought back wonderful memories. And thanks to all the other letter writers. And by the way, Pat,‘almost’ ain’t good enough! You have two and a half years to get that letter written for the next Reunion. Better get goin’! Hi to Millie and thanks for including me in the picture sharing. Those Cheney House girls sure hold up well!”… Stan andMadeleine Richards Freeman survived the two Maine ice storms by living in the cellar with the wood stove. They were without power 107 hours the first time and a mere seven hours the second time…. Muriel Henry Tinkham in West Springfield, N.H., keeps busy volunteering with the library, historical society, and church, as well as tutoring and doing research on the Tinkham family tree… In October, your class secretary spent three weeks in Spain on a second Elderhostel. This one took us to Madrid, Granada, and Seville, with lots of side trips and lectures on politics, bull fighting, and gypsies, among other things. I recommend this one – but you might want ear plugs, – the hotels are very centrally located and the Spanish never sleep. After 12 years as a lister (property appraiser) for Plymouth, I am not a candidate for reelection. This should free up some time for something else, or more time for what I’m already into, e.g., local library, senior center board, historical society. A friend and I are going to England and Scotland in April; neither of our husbands are enthusiastic sightseers!… Phil Isaacson embarked on a 10-day tour of Iran last fall. “A remarkable opportunity to visit one of the most interesting of countries at what might turn out to be a historic moment.”…In Wyoming, Jean Labaugh Kiskaddon and Graham are moving to Laramie to be a bit closer to the university, their church, and shopping. The ride over the mountain is beautiful but 25 miles long. They’re also purchasing a tiny cabin in the Medicine Bow National Forest at 9,000 feet so they’ll still have a mountain retreat. They spent a two- week Christmas holiday in England. One week they spent in London, enjoying two shows and reveling “in the beautiful music and worship” at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Westminster Abbey. The second week was a wonderful family gathering at the home of son and daughter-in-law in Worcester, England…. Ruth Moulton Ragan notes that she, Ralph, and her brother had a great two-week trip to England in October, where they did a lot of sightseeing and a bit of genealogy research…. Ken Munroe, who lives in Naples, Maine, has certain memories of Bates: “I have a somewhat different view of Bates, since I lived in Auburn all my life. I can remember when the Chapel, Hathorne Hall, Roger Bill, and a very few others comprised the Bates campus. Now it is so much more! The Merrill Gym is so great; I play tennis there often. As last summer fades, I appreciate having re-met some of my classmates more and more. Tempus Fugit!”… Ruth Olfene Strickholm invites any and all to visit her up in God’s country: South Lincoln, Vt..
48 Class Secretary: Marjorie Willard Travis, 185 Grant St., Lexington, MA 02173- 2126Co-Class Presidents: John and Isabel Planeta Gaffney, 36 N Branch Rd., Concord, MA 01742-3808Reunion in 1998.
49 Class Secretary: Edith M. Routier, 2 Wellington Terr., Apt. 2, Brookline, MA 02146-6747Class President: Hugh Mitchell, 31 Mattoon St., Springfield, MA 02146- 1715Next Reunion in 1999.

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