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Class of 1940

Class Secretary: Jean Fessenden Thomas, 90 N. Main St., South Deerfield, MA 01373

Class President: Elizabeth MacGregor Bates, PO Box 209, Center Sandwich, NH 03227

Got news? Tap out a note to magazine@bates.edu It was a treat last summer on Rangeley Lake for Kay Gould Ball to have all four of her children and lots of grandchildren there along with other relatives, some from Prince Edward Island. In January she planned to stay near son Tom in Tucson…. Carolyn Hayden Hoag was the featured quilter at this year’s 11th annual Oregon Coast Quilters Guild Show with 39 pieces of her work on display…. Bob Hulsizer, still an advisor at MIT, spends summers at Martha’s Vineyard where he has twice-weekly sailboat races. In the off season he is in Cambridge, but spends time at his cottage when chores need to be done…. Ruth Lord, Wyman’s widow, has sent his entire collection of poems as a gift to our class. She hoped that in time everyone would have a chance to read them. The poems cover working his way through Bates, his years in the service, and during retirement. They are a fitting tribute to him…. During the past year, Lib MacGregor Bates has been Mother of the Bride at a ceremony on Mount Hood, Grandmother of the Bride in New York state and had a wonderful trip to Scotland…. Bob Plaisted says it has been “a wonderful year.” In January, while at a senior exercise class, he met a friend who shares his enthusiasm for life so they have been visiting their families and have traveled from Grand Rapids, Mich, through New England states to Long Island. They also have been snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and hiking in the White Mountains. Bob always wears his Bates cap, which is a conversational opener with many Bates graduates he has met in his travels. In Massachusetts, he continues to be a guide at Historic Deerfield, active in church affairs, and serves as vice chairman of the Greenfield Development Authority…. Carl and Barbara Rowell Kirkpatrick celebrated their 60th anniversary in November with sister Frances, family, and friends in Skowhegan. During the year, 23 of her paintings were on display in the Augusta Hospital and two were sold…. Harry “Shep” and Bea Wilson Shepherd have moved from their oceanfront home in West Bath to Piper Shores Retirement Community in Scarborough, where they say the facilities are elaborate, the food good, and the view excellent…. For the first time since the 50th Reunion, Vic Stover, Lynn Bussey, and Jo Simonetti met at his home in Camp Ellis and Lynn gave a first-hand report of the 61st get together…. Les and Jean Fessenden Thomas spent the summer at home busy with various projects. In August they were in Richmond, Vt., to celebrate grandson Cameron’s 6th birthday, and, with granddaughter Jocelyn home from California, they had a great family reunion…. Bob and Jini Yeomans Ansheles began the summer with Reunion, then traveled from New England towns to Lake Buck Horn, Canada. After a home trip they were off to Hot Springs Village, Ark.; Santa Fe, N.M.; then to Madison, Wis., where they celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary with son and family. By mid-September they were back home in Myrtle Beach, S.C., from their 9,000-mile trip…. A final sad note, we just learned of the death of Dick Martin, Oct. 14, in Houston, Texas.


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