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Class of 1940

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

Class President: Elizabeth MacGregor Bates, 232 Elm Hill Rd., PO Box 209, Center Sandwich NH 03227, macgregor@alumni.bates.edu

Bee Bucklin is well and keeps busy gardening and traveling…. Len Clough and Mona are on the top of the list for senior housing, so they may move in 2005…. Frank Coffin and Ruth Ulrich Coffin ’42 are enjoying life and many family members nearby. Earl Zeigler keeps him up-to-date on the “larger world.” Frank continues to hear cases and write opinions, but on a reduced basis…. Fred Downing managed to climb an 800-foot bluff in Vermont with the help of some 40-year-olds…. Kate Gould Ball seems to think her life is in a rut, but she did break out and take a trip to Russia with Elderhostel, a week in Moscow and a week in St. Petersburg…. Bob Hulsizer says he has really finally retired, but keeps busy with children and grandchildren……. Al Morse and Dottie are quite the travelers. They visited Ireland in 2002 and Iceland in 2003. The scenery is rugged and cold, but the thermal-heated swimming pools are great and open all year.… Francis “Vic” Stover visited the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C., where he found the names of classmates Don Maggs and Harold Goodspeed…. Esther Strout Allen was fortunate to get tickets for herself and her daughter and her husband for the dedication of the memorial in May…. Les and Jean Fessenden Thomas point out that they are the last surviving “class couple.”… Larry Wheeler is amazed at his lengthy life span, but he and Day still live comfortably in St. Augustine, Fla., where they have been for 24 years. They have traveled around the country and made trips to Europe and the South Pacific area to keep up with their globe-trotting children…. With Joani (No. 1 child) as driver, Jini Yeomans Ansheles has been able to visit all her seven children and friends around the country…. Earle Zeigler is still on the go with cruises in Alaska and around South America. He has given presentations at the Univ. of Western Ontario, and has also written several books.


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