Class of 1947

Class Secretary: Elizabeth Hill Jarvi, 286 Dublin Rd., Ludlow, VT 05149;

Class President: Richard L. Baldwin, 358 Heath Rd., Bremen, ME 04551;

Next Reunion in 2007. Got news? Tap out a note to! Dick and Phyllis (Smith ’48) Baldwin continue to be involved in many activities in Maine…. Charlotte Bridgham Wallace’s son Eric spent three weeks last year at Elmwood Farm recovering from a heart attack. Other notes include birthday parties and family gatherings and fun times with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren…. Camille Carlson Gilmour and Wayne ’46 keep busy in their retirement community in Eugene, Ore. They participated in a two week Elderhostel tour of the national parks of northern California last year. All their children are in the area. Two grandsons are in college, two others are in high school, and another in sixth grade. Their granddaughter is attending the University of Sydney in Australia for a semester…. Agnes Carter Clark in Portland, Ore., had a wonderful trip to Spain and Portugal last fall. Son David is the chief program designer and troubleshooter for Surgicenter Information Systems in Lafayette, Calif. Daughter Irene has two children and works for the Portland Housing Authority…. Bob Harrington, out in British Columbia, writes: “I have spent most of my years very concerned with the earth and with the fact that it seems to receive only a sort of detached interest from those who rule the realm. I often feel, however, that I am a vox clamans in deserto.” Bob, whose recent book, The Soul Solution, was noted in the magazine recently, notes that “nature’s own economy is the economy that keeps us alive whilst the human economy refers to the support systems (such as forests) and prefers to obliterate these things….”… Margorie Harvey Moore and Alton traveled with Aleppo Temple, of which Alton was Potentate until January. Now they can rest and relax — if they choose to!. Alton is also on the board at the Shriners Burn Center in Boston…. Edith Hary’s planned trip to Iceland was postponed last year — they were scheduled to leave Sept. 11. As bags were packed and cats in a “boarding home,” they set out for the Maritime Provinces and had a fine time exploring the territory, saving Iceland for another day…. Elizabeth Hill Jarvi writes: “Our older daughter, Kristen, and I spent 10 days in Ireland last year. Soon after Sept. 11, Bill and I went on a two-week cruise of the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers…. Jean Labagh Kiskaddon and Graham have ended their “cowboy years” and left Wyoming for Manhattan’s Upper West Side, “within walking distance of Riverside Church, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Columbia University, Barnard College, Union Theological Seminary, Manhattan School of Music, Riverside and Central Parks, shopping, and many great eating establishments.”… Betty May Hansen and Glen ’48 spent a week in November visiting a daughter in San Diego…. Jean Moore Miller reports all is quiet in Waldoboro, Maine, and she’s enjoying retirement living next door to one of her daughters and visiting the other occasionally in West Virginia. Her volunteer work includes parish clerk, singing in the choir, and service on the financial committee…. Ruth Moulton Ragan and Ralph call their retirement village home, but they also travel south in their motor home in the winter and spend June through mid-September at their cottage on an island in Maine. They visited last summer with her Bates roommate Charlotte Bridgham Wallace…. Vesta Starrett Smith wrote: “It’s a gorgeous mid-winter day in northern New Hampshire, sunlight glistening on new-fallen snow, everything looking Christmas-card perfect. But, when we step out into the well-below-freezing air, thoughts turn rapidly to June and leaves, and flowers, and Bates Reunion….” Dick Sprince flew to Pearl Harbor to donate his memorabilia to the USS Missouri museum and was given a tour of the USS Missouri. He discovered that his old room is the only stateroom that had been renovated for visitors to view!… Robert Vernon visited Tanzania some time ago with a group from the New Hampshire Audubon Society. They visited a cheese factory and a bread-making business run by local women in a small village where they produce their own methane for cooking from manure. He and Pete (Arrolyn Hayes ’49) continue their volunteer activity in New London, N.H…. Eleanor Wohn Drake’s daughter Meredith has written to thank all who sent letters, photos, and memorabilia to her about her mother.