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Class of 1958

Class Secretary: Marilyn Miller Gildea, PO Box 4411, Incline Village, NV 89450-4411, marilyn@gildea.com

Class President: William D. MacKinnon Jr., 10 Midstream Dr., South Yarmouth, MA 02664

Next Reunion in 2003. Got news? Tap out a note to magazine@bates.edu!  H. Cook Anderson says, “Both Marjorie and I are in good health. Have become computer literate, sort of.” In May last year he played golf in Ireland, loved the country, people, food. When not on a golf course, he was busy “twitching” (what the Brits call bird watching])and adding to his world bird list…. Lawrence “Lori” Beer says since his four kids have become older he can “actually have intelligent conversations with them.” After a management buyout of Photomac Photonics, he finds the transition in the business a challenge: more hours, travel, and personnel issues. Lori hoped to ski at Whistler, take 100 teen-agers to Seven Springs, Pa., and ski at least once at Arapahoe Basin, Colo, in May and June…. Harry and Joan Bennert’s grandson Jacob, who spends two or three days a week with them, is a delight. Harry was to have bionic knees and will be glad to walk without pain again…. Will and Bev Hussson Callender ’59 celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary. “We feel doubly blessed, to have not only each other, but also to have all three of our children and all four of our grandchildren living within eight miles of us.” For the past 15 Will has headed up a master’s program in adult education at USM and now has taken up photography; Bev does drawing and painting. They go hiking and biking, Will teaches an occasional course and continues to write essays and social commentary. The Callenders also see Phil ’60 and Joan Scott Candelmo ’61 and report that Phil has written a great book, Shifting Tides: Memoirs of an Ordinary Man…. Julian Freedman commutes daily from Scotch Plains, N.J., to Manhattan where he is a member of the Secretariat for the International Federation of Accountants. He serves as technical manager for two standing committees of the private international standard setter with 153 professional institutes representing more than two million accountants in 113 countries. The committees meet twice a year in different countries all over the world, and his wife, Shelly, usually goes with him…. Paul Gastonguay enjoys three grandchildren nearby, which keep them involved with teaching piano, skating, “fun, fun, fun!” Paul consults in institutional research at Stonehill College and plays mandolin in two bands. They square dance each week, and visit a daughter in California with an occasional stopover at Las Vegas… In South Effingham, N.H., Myra Guild continues to care for the farm and participate in church and Habitat for Humanity activities. Their new little chapter has completed its first house and Myra is learning many carpentry skills as well as raising funds. She relaxes in a small fishing village in Puerto Rico winters…. At Portland (Ore.) State Univ. Byron Haines retired as department chair and member of the faculty, but teaches one class a term and still volunteers for the department, advising majors. “I feel fortunate to have been able to make a living doing the thing that I most like to do.”… Bill and Colleen Jenkins Huckabee say it was “truly a celestial experience” when they witnessed the birth of their third grandchild. They have moved to smaller quarters and say, “Everything is so easy and we have gotten rid of so much stuff.” They have purchased a summer home in Camden and plan to live more simply there as well…. Mary Hudson Roby and her husband went to New England for her son John’s wedding. While there they saw all six children and most of the nine grandchildren. “If any of you come through Missouri, please plan to stop in Crane, only an hour’s drive from Branson…. Dorothy Hutch, grandmother of two, got a new job in September and enjoys the challenges…. In Lindon, Utah, Dick Jasper’s restaurant, Wok Right Inn, has been open for 11 years and they are there every day. They have added Cleansing Exercise, Cooking for Healthy Balance and Deep Meditation classes to the mix and are working on four books on these and related subjects…. Alan Kaplan is thankful all are well and busy with work, he with the Army and Nancy as a teacher’s aide. Alan has been in touch with Sheldon Sullaway and occasionally Jo Trogler Reynolds…. Art and Gail Bauman Karszes had two overseas trips for his consulting work, plus work on son John’s farm in New York State, now 1,000 acres and 1,500 heifers boarded for other farmers…. Romaine Koleskikoff Abraham took a two-week cruise on the paddle-wheel steamer, American Queen down the Mississippi from St. Paul to New Orleans. Charles has retired but “Ronnie” teaches part time…. In June 2000, Dave Lemieux led pilgrims to Medjugorje, Bosnia-Hercegovina…. The Bill MacKinnons have moved to Cape Cod. Bill is going to look for a part-time job on the Cape to keep from going bananas. “I don’t know how people can retire and do nothing.”… Marilyn Miller Gildea welcomes company at Incline Village, Nev. We were sorry to learn of husband Terry’s death….. As Donald Moses winds down his psychiatric practice, they hope to spend the first year in Europe, then settle in Connecticut. He and Sally are increasing their involvement in Sally’s art and interior design business, Moseley Galleries. Don’s a vocational interests of skiing, sailing and fox hunting on horseback have been curtailed since he was thrown from his horse, smashing his right foot and ankle…. Dave and Miriam Oliver Swartz moved to Lumberton Leas in Mt. Holly, N.J., a continuing-care retirement facility. “We are living completely independently.” They pursue hobbies, explore the area and are making new and renewing old friendships…. Patricia Perkins Dienst writes, “Life out here on the prairie (Mandan, N.D.) is drawing to a close. We’ve enjoyed our 12 years here, but it’s time to move on to a warmer climate. Our mid-March move to Hendersonville, N.C. will bring us closer to our daughter’s family in Tampa.”… Peter and Jane Anderson Post say their move to Dataw Island, S.C. was right: “It’s nice to be in a place where, if you need help, 25 people come out of the woodwork to offer it.” Peter is on boards for the island, the local YMCA, and Fisher College, and has a two-year commitment to coordinate activities for the YMCA World Urban Network. Jane reads to first and second graders at the local school, delivers Meals on Wheels, and is a partner to a retarded adult in their Special Friends group. “Retirement should be satisfying, so go for it!”… Ed Russell practices dentistry three days a week with his son. “Not old enough to retire or play golf. Five grandchildren keep us busy and happy.”… Paula Schilling Forsman enjoyed three weeks in China last spring…. Barbara Stetson Munkres reported husband Jim’s retirement after 45 years of teaching math, 40 of them at MIT. Barb is busy with her art work, currently in monotypes, and is thinking of another one-person show…. Grant ’57 and Jo Trogler Reynolds had a great trip Down East last October with Bill and Coe Jenkins Huckabee and Kay (Dill) and Gene Taylor ’56. The Reynolds went skiing in December with Barb Madsen DeHart at Killington and Sugarbush. Jo still enjoys helping buy and sell houses, an ever-changing sport that appeals to both her social work side and her entrepreneurial business-woman side…. Don and Nancy Waterman Hindle moved to Narragansett, a seaside community in Rhode Island. They love being within easy walking distance to the ocean…. Living in upstate New York (Broadalbin), James Wheeler has fun writing letters to the editor of local newspapers. He’s still case manager at an adult home nearby and works with the local lake association. Retiring in 1991 from full-time YMCA work, he later coached track part time at Williams and now coaches at the local high school… Al and
Nancy Wickens Taylor continue to live in Tampa, Fla. She has been a nurse research associate with the Center for Health Services and Policy Research. She travels to home health agencies throughout Florida to collect research data to measure outcomes in home health…. Owen Wood recently taught a lab course in pathogenic bacteriology and was amazed to find techniques much as they were when he took the course in Navy lab school 30-plus years ago. He had hoped to work on the AIDS cooperation project in Cameroon (presently on hold), which has a large collection of AIDS virus strains which the FDA hoped to collect and test in exchange for donated supplies and equipment…. Bruce Young and Hattie bought a 100-year-old house in St. Marys, Pa. “Easier to get to Penn State football games.”


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