Rosamond Toomey ’33 turns 103, and the Hartford Courant takes note

The Hartford Courant  interviews Rosamond Toomey ’33, a Phi Beta Kappa mathematics major at Bates who went on to a long teaching career.

Her career included 20 years teaching high school in Connecticut, and she not only remembers the names of her students “and where they sat” but also recalls a big event from her childhood: the end of World War I and a parade in her hometown of Portland, Maine, when she was 8.

There’s no secret to living a long life, she says, but does note that “I’ve always been active. … I just have always loved life. I love meeting people, knowing people.”

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