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Class of 1963 reunion 2008

Class Secretary: Elizabeth Buker Creighton, 2419 Marion St., Columbia SC 29201,
lizdickc@earthlink.net

Class President: Howard Vandersea, 13 Appletree Dr., Brunswick ME 04011, vanderse@suscomme.net

Linda Antoun Miller satisfies her love of art by volunteering as a docent at the Worcester Art Museum. She also tutors privately and is vice president of the steering committee of the Worcester Women’s History Project and co-chair of its events committee — practically a full-time job…. Never a dull moment, says Peter Aransky. He and Jane recently completed construction on a new skin care/day spa for Jane’s business…. Joan Curran Pratt remarried her ex-husband after 17 years…. To his amazement, Jim Curtis and Betsy are moving to Bridgton, Maine, after 41 years in the Hartford area. They’re building a new home near Shawnee Peak (Pleasant Mountain). “We expect to be there by next spring, enjoying the unobstructed view of the White Mountain range and Mount Washington.”… After five years of retirement, Jean Dawson Fleming was gently persuaded to return to her former position as a church administrator on a part-time/shared basis…. Virginia Erskine Harrison officially retired from Bates College admissions office in March 2004, and plans to travel. “It will be great to be able to stay for a long or short time in different places, which is such a change from being tied to Maine for so many years.”… Last June marked the end of David Hosford’s stint as chair of the Federated History Department — a consortium of historians at the Newark campus of Rutgers and its close neighbor, the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He and Maureen are spending a year in England, where they’ll serve as co-directors of the Rutgers Study Abroad Program in Great Britain and Ireland…. Barbara Hudson Fuson has retired after 34 years with Decatur, Ill., public schools. “I will leave curriculum development, school improvement plans, and ‘no child left behind,’ behind.”… William LaVallee is studying for his real estate license, hoping to make some money from the Bay Area’s still-hot real estate market. “We started foster parenting again about five years ago, and still see our first two boys (3 and 4) almost every week.”… Richard Love enjoys his toys: 1950 Vincent motorcycle, 1946 Ford pickup, and 1947 Ford tractor. He works part time, thanks to the Internet…. Paula Schmidt Mansur works part-time as medical director for the school health services in the Rochester, N.Y., school district —about 38,000 kids…. Natalie Shober Moir’s latest project discusses the relationships among the fish, little critters, plants, and commercial fishery in the Great Lakes — and has an encouraging ecological message…. Nancy Wetherell Manning has retired after teaching second grade for many years in Foxborough, Mass.


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