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Class of 1937

Class Secretary: Jane Ault Lindholm, 12 Nelke Pl., Lewiston, ME 04240-5318

Class President: Robert M. York, RR 1, Box 833, Orrs Island, ME 04066-9727

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From South Windsor, Conn., Edna Canham Priest writes that she no longer travels as often but enjoys visitors, receiving letters, and remembering her good years at Bates… Since completing his term as chairman of the Board of Governors of their Clearwater, Fla., park, life has been quieter for Bill Coffin. Amy heads several organizations including the Golden Agers Club (couples married 50 years or more). In November, the Coffins cruised from Istanbul to various ports ending up in Amsterdam…. Irene Cook Putnam, after wintering in Sarasota, planned a trip in May with son KC ’69 and wife Linda (Halleck) ’70 to Vienna where they’ll begin a 14-day cruise on the Rhine River before summering in Maine…. Art Danielson attended the AASA convention in Orlando in February but saw few familiar faces…. Eileen Gore lives at Grand Ledges, an assisted living facility in Concord, N.H., where she attends lectures and plays cards. Her two daughters live at some distance in Pennsylvania and Connecticut…. Sara Jaffarian still lives in the house where she was born, shared for the past several years with sister Viola, for whom she cared until Viola’s recent death. She misses her companionship very much but has many happy memories of the years they shared…. “When I am up and going I can still do quite a bit in the community,” writes Geneva Kirk. She still works with United Way and serves on a church committee that gives funds to a local charity. Secretary of the Lewiston Historical Commission, she produced a pictorial history of the Bates Manufacturing Co. Geneva is particularly pleased with the present cooperation between the College and local community, due in great part to efforts of President Harward. In her spare time Geneva knits afghans, baby caps, and mittens for good causes…. Thurston Long’s grandson Gregory Struve is working at Bates in information services, and the Longs welcome this contact with Bates…. Celebrating his 87th birthday in April, Barney Marcus is happy that he can still do all the outside work, summer and winter, at his homes. In October a great-grandchild joined their family…. Home, family, church, historical society, and museum fill the days for Bill Metz. Like most of us he has been trying to sort through a half-century of accumulation. With grandchildren at universities of Northeastern, Kentucky, DePauw, Indiana, Rhode Island, he marvels at the many changes since our college days…. Dorothy Preston Brouillard plans to move to a nearby retirement community in San Marcos, Calif., where she can still maintain all her local activities…. After four months with son Michael and family in New Zealand, Ion and Betty Stevens Earle celebrated the wedding of granddaughter Melanie, daughter of Katharine Earle Bird ’69. Summer visitors included Bill Hiss ’66. In September they spent a delightful week in the Algarve, Portugal, with Katharine and Richard. More recently they traveled to Malta for a week with Michael and Anne…. Jeanne Walker Hapgood made her yearly California trip in April to visit her son and family. In September they will come east for the wedding of Jeanne’s granddaughter…. These days Bob York’s reading has been concentrated on the Civil War, both national and Maine history, and he has found much material in the excellent library of a friend. He and Jan are still “holding out” by the ocean in the house of Jan’s father, Dr. Goodwin, remodeled in 1978…. We were saddened by the deaths of Isabel Butterfield, Betty Hunt Ellis, and Betty Stockwell Oakes. Our sympathy also goes to Arnold Kenseth on the death of his wife, Betty, and to Electa Corson Tubbs, who writes that Paul ’36 died on Dec. 28.


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