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Here is the news that came to me as replies to the questionnaire sent out by Kay White. Kay reports that the replies have been informative and helpful, and she would still like to hear from anyone who would like to send one in. . . . Several of our classmates, including Henry "Corky" Fitzpatrick, replied that they have visited Colby at times other than for a reunion, so they feel very connected to the College. . . . Mary Otis Lynn Watt and Becky Hamaker Loose wondered if classmates would remember them--and we do. . . . (Pat) Anna Johnson has lived in Seattle for a while, but she lived in Australia for 17 years. She now publishes multicultural books. Coincidentally, I met Anna several years ago while on a shuttle at Dulles Airport and recognized her immediately. . . . Pete Henderson is very happy to have moved back to Auburn, Ala. He is serving as vice president of development at Faulkner University in Montgomery, but he is seriously thinking of retiring to do more sailing. He could join Courtney Davis in Orange Park, Fla., who missed our reunion in order to get his boat in the water! . . . Judy Dignam has had a job transfer to Charlotte, N. C., and is enjoying the vibrant community there. She will be returning to Michigan for her daughter's wedding in the spring. . . . I talked recently with Sally Case Savage, who has her master's degree in social work, is a counselor in two elementary schools and is living in Dorset, Vt. (near Manchester). She says that, regrettably, rural life also has its share of violence and family problems. On a personal note, Sally says that her personal goal for 1996 is peace and tranquility. I think we would all agree to the same. . . . Please stay in touch--this is your column. In addition to the published address and phone number, our fax number is 603-526-9632 and e-mail is tclockhart@aol.com.
Class Correspondent: Carolyn Webster Lockhart

Well, the reunion is fast approaching and, by the time you read this, you should be packing your bags to go to Colby. Stop! . . . go to the attic and find some old memorabilia or pictures to bring with you. We'll have a place in our "gathering room" for you to display them. This suggestion comes from Bill Hood, who called from Florida to say he was looking forward to being there and wanted everyone to bring pictures, etc., with them. . . . Bill Clough writes from Bethel, Maine, to tell us he has been headmaster at Gould Academy since 1983. He enjoyed a reunion of a "bunch of the football players from the '50s and '60s" with John Simpson and Bob Clifford last September. Saw Bob Reuman and Dr. "Doggie" Dore there, too. He and his wife, Ki, have three children, all married, and three grandsons. He said he will try to make the reunion, depending on his schedule. . . . Living in Oxford, Maine, is Iris Mahoney Burnell and her husband, Davis. Iris is a minister in The United Church of Christ, serving two churches in Mechanic Falls and Oxford. She and her husband, who is retired, are working on a "handyman's special" for their retirement home. Between them, they have seven children and five grandchildren. She will be at the reunion, at least part of the time, and looks forward to seeing Sue Fourcade Erskine (as I do!). She also recently enjoyed seeing Jane Bowman and showing her through their new home. . . . Wilson Doyle is in Washington, N.Y., where he serves as a substitute teacher and soccer coach. He has two grown sons. He has advice for us: watch your eating habits--especially the fat in your diet . . . he had cancer of the colon and is now back to normal and happy to be alive and kicking. Unfortunately, he won't be able to make the reunion because of his soccer schedule, but he would love to have news of his Phi Delt friends. . . . Debby Berry Denniston's husband, Roy, retired in April 1995 from the New York State Education Dept., but she is still a columnist for the Chatham Courier. She reports, "while he's not quite as bad as having a grand piano in the kitchen, there are times." Their daughter Robin graduated from Cornell and is now married, so they have their dog and horse at home. Several of her fondest memories of Colby include waiting, in vain, for Benbow to pick up his cigarette from the chalk tray and try to write on the blackboard with it and watching MacKay in the Faculty Follies. She would like more news from those not able to attend our reunion. . . . From Lunenburg, Mass., we hear from Sandy Nolet Eielson that she re-met and is now engaged to her high school/college sweetheart, Dean Quinlan. We look forward to meeting him at the reunion. She has seen Janice Dukeshire Halliwell, who is teaching Spanish in Conn. (and I, for one, want to encourage Janice to make it to the reunion!). She also has seen Mary Jane Rutherford Carroll, who is selling real estate in Holden, Mass., and Carol Stearns Clement, who lives near Waterville. She would love to hear news of Bonnie MacGregor (as would the class correspondent). Coincidentally, Carol Stearns Clement wrote to say that she and her husband, David, recently moved to Norridgewock (12 miles from Waterville), where they are enjoying the farm life, with two horses and gardening. She looks forward to seeing everyone at the reunion and especially wants, after reading New Passages, to discuss our next 30 years. Her daughter was planning to get married in November and move to Alaska, so she is looking forward to visiting her. . . . Bill Bainbridge is a doctor in family practice in Paoli, Pa. He enjoys sailing and when he wrote was looking forward to visiting Fred Joslin '62 in Virginia Beach and sailing on his boat. Now that his kids are grown and his practice can be covered by partners, he is enjoying more time for fun and will probably be at the reunion. . . . Sorry to end the column on a sad note, but I received a note from Phyllis Campobasso Flannery Senn's daughter-in-law stating that Phyllis was killed by a student in the school where she was teaching in South Carolina. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Sorry that we don't have more details. . . . See you at our 35th reunion.
Class Correspondent:
Penny Dietz Sullivan

Mike McCabe, currently living in Norwalk, Conn., wrote me a delightful letter last fall. Mike said that prior to marriage, his idea of an exciting vacation was playing golf on the East End of Long Island. When he and Rosemary got married, he told her that it didn't matter where they went as long as it wasn't more than two hours of flying time away. Well, things change when you "have an adventuresome partner," he wrote. "In the last few years, we have been to Hawaii twice, several trips to the Caribbean, Portugal, London, Australia and, last year, Thailand and Hong Kong with a week in Dominica. Those who remember McCabe as being the sole survivor of the Calvin Coolidge Fan Club will have a little trouble envisioning me on top of an elephant trekking through the Highlands of Thailand." He said they'd been to Belize and were planning on Costa Rica. "I can't begin to tell you how much fun and excitement we have had," he said. "We have seen the sun set and the moon rise on some incredibly beautiful and romantic places in the world. . . . In the midst of all this, we have survived the rounds of corporate downsizing, right sizing and all the euphemisms they call it these days. I know that some of us in the class have gone through some painful experiences in the last several years. . . . I have seen it happen to some of my own colleagues." Mike feels fortunate to have received an offer to move with Knight Engineering, a subsidiary of Courtalds, a global producer of packaging. He adds that he and Rosemary have long range plans to retire in Hampstead, N.C., where they have purchased a lot in a golf course community. They see Joan (Dignam '63) and Dick Schmaltz on occasion and talk to Ed Cragin frequently. Mike said he was very sorry to hear the sad news about Pete Joseph since he has strong and positive memories of the Joseph family. I agree completely with his statement that "The college community was darn lucky to have the Joseph family involved with Colby." . . . Joe Wright, currently living in York, Maine, retired from the New Hampshire Air National Guard after 33 years of flying airplanes--eight years for the U.S. Air force and 25 with the Air National Guard. Joe, a travel agent in his retirement job, and wife Cassandra (Cousins '65), a librarian at Traip Academy in Kittery, Maine, celebrated their 30th anniversary last summer in southern France. In the last year and a half, the Wrights also have traveled to Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Austria, England, Iceland and, most recently, Ireland. Son Joe III, 30, currently director of sports bands and a doctoral candidate at Boston University, and his wife, Judy, provided the first Wright grandchild last summer. Other Wright children are Julie, 27, a Skidmore grad and ballet teacher; Betsy, 25, graduate of UNH and a social worker in Portsmouth; and Ethan, 17, a high school junior. . . . Allie Weller is another New Hampshirite and flying pilot--currently flying 747s with cargo for Atlas Air. Allie says that after three years in Saudi Arabia, "it's good to be back in the U.S.A." and he's not "going to do any traveling." He and wife Toni, a librarian, have a son, Al, 30, and a daughter, Kristin, 27. . . . Pat Farnham Russell wrote from Millinocket, on the edge of the Maine Woods, that she traveled with her sister Jane (Farnham Rabeni '66) through Spain and Portugal, ending with a week relaxing and hiking in Wengen, Switzerland. Pat's husband, Rollie, is retired and now a "house husband" who, Pat says, "does most of her work around the house." Son Jeff '87 and his wife Beth '88 made Pat and Rollie grandparents with the birth of Thomas in September '94. Daughter Margaret '92 spent last year at the University of Salamanca in Spain as a Rotary Scholar and is currently at the University of Virginia in a Ph.D. program. Margaret's wedding is scheduled at Colby on July 13, 1996. . . . Chris Wood, an attorney in Peapack, N.J., plans to travel in Mexico and Europe but has been catching up at work and with friends, particularly Colby people, since Joan died. Chris said that the lesson in life for him is "Do today if at all possible, don't postpone things." . . . Gerry Tays wrote from Electric City, Wash., where he is a park superintendent with the National Park Service and wife Nancy is an estate executive. Gerry has two stepchildren and two grandchildren, two cats and a golden retriever named Bert (as in Bert and I). Gerry said they finally escaped the zoo of Washington, D.C., but unfortunately relocated to the ultra-conservative Inland Northwest, where government is a dirty word. Although he loves the Park Service, Gerry says he resents being declared "non-essential" in the budget for the Department of Interior. The Tays did get to Ireland this past summer and fell in love with the Irish people. . . . The College reports the death of Steve Garment. Apparently he fell to his death in a hiking accident in the French Alps last August after separating from friends on a difficult section of trail. He had been missing until his body was identified in January.
Class Correspondent:
Judith Hoagland Bristol

I'm so glad to have lots of news for the column this time. Thanks to all of you who have responded to the December questionnaire. . . . George Swasey writes that he is already working on plans for our 35th reunion in June of '98 and hopes that we all plan to attend. . . . Mac Smith, owner of an insurance agency in North Easton, Mass., reports that he and his wife, Jeannine, enjoy skiing (they have a place in Deer Park, N.H.), golfing and travel. They plan to visit Spain and Portugal in '96. . . . Barbara (Howard '65) and Dan Traister are college professors. Dan can be found in the library, the department of English, or, summers, in the Rare Book School, all at the University of Pennsylvania. He defines fun as publication of "scholarly essays, calculated to bore the pants off normal human beings!" . . . Tom Thomas, president of a travel service in Doylestown, Pa., finds that "life is still fun," though his business is very busy. He found time in June to have a wonderful paddle down the Kennebec with Warren Balgooyen. . . . Marsha Palmer Reynolds makes her home in Stamford, Conn., with husband John and Chrissie (from the New Rochelle animal shelter). When they are in residence at their house in Biddeford, Maine, their family grows to include two nieces. Marsha and John, both teachers, spend their summers traveling and this year will be sailing in the Mediterranean with friends from Nice. . . . Marvin Ostrovsky is physician executive director of a medical multi-specialty group in which he also works as a pediatrician. His wife, Cyd, graduated from law school in May, and with two kids in college, too, it's a good thing Marv works long hours. . . . Beth Brown Turner is a professor in the drama department at New York University and is also publisher of the magazine Black Masks, which focuses on the black performing arts and is now in its 10th year of publication. . . . Jeannette Fannin Regetz is a reading specialist in Arlington, Va. Her favorite form of exercise is beach walking on Topsail Island, N.C., where she and her husband, Frederick, have a beach house. . . . Dave Johnson, a retired pilot, and his wife, Jane, substitute teacher, reside in Conyers, Ga. Dave is so relaxed he forgot to fill in all of the questionnaire, so I have little to report except that he is very proud of his kids' academic achievements. . . . This past week I was delighted to receive a letter from Nan McCune Wagner, sharing news of the last 30 years! Nan works as a paralegal in the corporate law department of PPG in Pittsburgh. She sings professionally with the Mendelssohn Choir and with them traveled to central Europe last July. Two years ago she bought her own home and is gradually refurbishing it. . . . Last evening at a Hospice volunteer meeting I saw Nat Gates Lawton for the first time in several decades. She and Sue Senkler McMullan and their husbands were about to leave for a long weekend in San Francisco. Nat and I vowed to meet soon and reacquaint. . . . Bill and I moved into a new home at the end of October, one which we designed ourselves. It is south-facing and well insulated and has kept us wonderfully cozy during this cold winter. We long for early retirement so that we could spend all of our time nesting. For now, good-bye and good health!
Class Correspondent:
Barbara Haines Chase

Slim pickin's this month. It appears that questionnaires that arrive in the middle of December somehow don't get answered. But bless Dottie Thompson Herrin, who found a minute to return hers despite the Christmas rush. And she brings the good news that she was remarried last summer and that her first grandchild was born two weeks later. Her children are both living in Texas, a long way from Randolph, Vt. Her book recommendation is Kings Oak by Anne Rivers Siddons, "a good book to get lost in as you relax by the fireplace." . . . As I have explained to you, the Alumni Office now sends my questionnaire to a quarter of the class each time there is a column deadline coming up. In the first year under that system, I heard from about 46 classmates out of the total of 309 carried in my files. I hope my new 1996-97 questionnaire will unlock a few more pens. Dusty suggests I threaten to make up answers for those who don't respond. If the National Enquirer can manufacture quotes, why can't I?!
Class Correspondent:
Sara Shaw Rhoades

Mayflies are swarming on Mayflower Hill! Bucky and Anna Owens Smith will join the swarm to watch their daughter Jenney receive her Colby degree in a few weeks. Bucky is a commercial real estate appraiser in Stockbridge, Mass. Anna works as an instructor in horticulture at the Austen Riggs Psychiatric Center. . . . Dr. Gordon W. Bowie ('93 Ph.D. in music) was chosen to compose the official music for SSBN 741 U.S.S. Maine--"The U.S.S. Maine March"--and conducted it at the christening in Groton, Conn. Later he brought The Bangor Band to the July '95 commissioning in Kittery and conducted his new piece again. Copies are available from the composer/publisher at the Bowie Music HQ in Veazie, Maine. . . . Denis Carter reports from Winona, Minn., where he fills his days as "therapist, consultant, teacher." He has the unusual hobby of collecting and refurbishing bamboo bait casting rods. Denis awaits grandchild number five. . . . Karen Jaffe Brown is completing her 18th year on the faculty of the Zanesville branch of Ohio University, where she was named teacher of the year for '91-'92. She is also in her 19th season as manager of the Southeastern Ohio Symphony and has completed two terms on the music panel of the Ohio Arts Council. Karen and her husband, Russ, visited with retired Prof. Frank Cauz (and Micaela) in Salamanca, Spain, in July '94. They also report seeing retired Prof. Henry Holland, Sid Farr and Fran Holmes Varney while on a '93 trip through the metro Colby area. . . . Gordon Corey has now added "wine tasting" to his list of hobbies. He continues in Pinehurst, N.C., with his horse training business--Gordon Corey's Institute of Equine Erudition. He also raced harness horses at Scarborough Downs, Bangor and various fairs this past summer. . . . Leah Aranovitch celebrated her sixth year as owner and operator of The Body Firm, a personal training business in Saco, Maine. She and her son Gator are certified by the American Council on Exercise for all levels. Leah also continues as a competitive bodybuilder. She holds the NPC Grand Master's title as well as the Maine AAU Master's title. Her daughter Jennie is Colby '99. . . . Sunny Coady now has a pied-à-terre in N.Y.C. She splits her time with NYNEX--three days N.Y.C. and two days Boston--in her role as human resource director for the Information Services group. Sunny and Rick and Nancy Winslow Harwood sailed in the British Virgins in February '95. Sunny spent a further 10 days sailing with seven other women and a hired crew in a 51-footer off the coast of Greece in September. Though I was in Crete and Rhodes at the time, I did not spot her. I repeated a Christmastime luncheon reunion with Susan Brown Musche and her husband, Frank '66 (my old roomie), and Jay Fell '66. Susan remains very active with golf in Providence. They were making plans for a winter visit to their condo in St. Martin. She will join Frank at his 30th in June. . . . Hail, Colby, Hail!
Class Correspondent:
Richard W. Bankart

Classmates, as you get older, try to avoid committing lactomangulation, the act of manhandling the "open here" spout on a wax milk carton so badly that you must resort to using the "illegal" side. . . . It's not too late to plan to attend our 30th reunion this June 7-9. Better yet, plan to join us at the Samoset on Wednesday or Thursday for an extended visit. Plans include golf, tennis, shopping tours and a trip to the islands. Think of this as a mini-vacation where you bump into a larger than expected group of friends you haven't seen for some time. Call the Alumni Office if you haven't made plans already. It'll be a memorable weekend. . . . Bob Davis will be closing out his medical practice within the next two years and moving to his home on a river in Colorado. There he will immerse (yes, the pun is intended--you know me) himself in his two main hobbies, fishing and wood carving. Concerning the latter, he has taken up an interest in Carunka west coast Indian ceremonial masks. As for fishing, he pities those of us who are East Coast fishermen because we do not know what big trout are (yes we do--we call them northern pike--and we don't need to ride around for 11 hours staring at our downriggers to catch one, either). Last year he and his daughter completed a running of the Columbus, Ohio, marathon. And, while some classmates are sending me their e-mail addresses ("Russ, you may reach me at http://this.obnoxious.address.com"), Bob says that "computer" is not allowed to be spoken in his home or office. . . . Philip Proulx is one more of the long-term absent I was able to catch up with. After finishing a stint in the Air Force as a navigator aboard B-52's, he returned to his hometown of Waterville, where he still lives. Phil is currently the chief of portfolio management for the SBA-State of Maine and is laying plans to wind down his 30-year career in the financial industry. Phil likewise looks forward to enjoying his favorite pastime of fishing--out of a couple of camps he has on lakes in the region. Phil goes for trout and salmon. (I didn't hear him complaining about the sizes, Bob, and in Maine lake trout are called togue, not northerns.) . . . David Reeves was another long-lost that I tracked down in his home in Alpine, northern New Jersey. After more than 15 years in the advertising field, he has started a few businesses and is now a freelance market researcher specializing in the area of high-tech companies. His two sons, 17 and 19, are preparing to enter college, and Dave is finally winding down a long career as soccer dad, program organizer, coach and fan. Now that he can see some open weekends in his life, he plans to resume a long-term interest in small sailboat racing on the Hudson River. His favorite class is the 19-foot Lightning, which is becoming a very popular weekend racer. . . . Lea Kouba is living on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound, Washington. Her full-time position is chief administrator for the county HIV-Aids project. In her spare time she is raising and shearing sheep and then spinning, knitting and making felt from the wool. Another project involves developing a 20-acre self-sustaining community. She is also the primary caregiver for her 16-month-old niece from China. It sounds like retirement isn't on her radar screen yet. . . . Diane Mason Donigian is hoping to make it back east early this summer and will try to join us for reunion. She was able to come back last fall and catch the Army/Navy game--her son is attending West Point. She was also able to visit her daughter in New Jersey and see a Mitch Miller concert held in conjunction with the N.J. symphony (not to be confused with 100 locals coordinating the firing of their handguns). . . . Donna (Kievit '68) and Bob Thompson have sons in seventh and ninth grade in Brunswick, Maine. Bob has been teaching Problems of Democracy for 22 years at Wiscasset High School. This spring they are looking forward to visiting England and hope they will be able to arrange a side visit through the chunnel to Paris. Bob says he is looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion. . . . After 50-plus years, my greatest contribution to humanity so far is the following observation: Monbleau's Law: The volume of liquid in any container triples before it hits the floor. . . . Hope to see as many of you as possible in June.
Class Correspondent:
Russell N. Monbleau

From Eliot, Maine, came a holiday card from Pam Wheeler Atwood, who says that she and her husband, Jim, have sent their daughter Becky off to George Washington University. Pam teaches seventh grade, coaches junior high cheerleading and is vice president of the local teachers association. . . . Mike and Betty Coffey Gross also are empty nesters since their son Matt is at Hofstra. Betty finds teaching still rewarding, except for the usual bureaucratic overload. They enjoy their summer place in Unity, Maine, and last winter spent time in Venice, Fla. . . . From the "Heart of Dixie" came a note from Richard and Leanne Davidson Kaslow. Richard has retired from the Public Health Service and is now at the University of Alabama Medical Center in Birmingham, where he is doing infectious disease epidemiology. Their daughter, Jessica, is a senior at Haverford College, and their son, Daniel, is a sophomore at Colorado College. After selling their house in Chevy Chase, they bought a 1920s co-op on Connecticut Ave. in D.C., and Leanne is busy commuting between her two renovation projects. She also spends a lot of time in Walpole, Mass., where she is caring for her mother, who, after a fall, must make major lifestyle changes. She also is contemplating non-social work job options. She'd be delighted to hear of other Colby classmates in the South. . . . Charlotte Killam, a teacher in Greenwich, N.Y., writes that last year she taught a grade 10 English class in addition to her five grade 8 classes. She enjoyed the class but found the paper load crushing. "This year is better but the academic caliber of the students declines each year," she writes. "We seem to see more and more needy children from every sort of background and are expected to `fix' them all." To get away from it all, she and her friend Terry went to St. Martin for a week last April. It seems that every vacation spot where they've been (Hawaii, Antigua, St. Martin) has been hit with a major hurricane soon after they've visited! . . . Ann Russell Starr checked in from Oakton, Va. Her husband, Michael, is the general counsel for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Ann is immersed in all the activities of their children, Jessica, 12-1/2, and Victoria, 8, particularly working in their school and acting as chauffeur. Owing to knee problems, Ann has had to give up distance running but has taken up rollerblading, and both she and her husband have become avid golfers. They also have a place in Vail and say it won't be long before the girls will outski them both. . . . Sue Barden Johnson will finish her pediatric residency this spring, and she and her husband, Mark, are looking throughout the Southwest for positions starting this summer. Son Chris plans to graduate this spring with a major in biology and a minor in fine arts (sculpture); son Nolan is also in school. For two weeks, Sue and Mark cruised around New Guinea, the islands and up the Sipek River. . . . Eric Rosen has taken early retirement from NYNEX and joined a law firm, where he works when he wants to. The extra time allows Eric to care for his two standard poodles and to take in a Red Sox game or two. . . . Derek Schuster writes from Manhattan. With five children, ages 18, 17, 15, 12 and 3, he has discovered that the challenges of diapers and toilet training are a welcome diversion from those of riding herd on four adolescents. When not providing child care and guidance, Derek puts in some time at his job as vice president, McHugh, DiVincent, Alessi Construction. . . . Tom Saliba is executive vice president and chief operating officer of NRG Barriers Inc., just 17 minutes from Tom's home near Portland, Maine. He has a daughter in her freshman year at Brown and three other children attending the Waynflete School in Portland. Tom's wife, Rita, has passed the Maine bar exam and intends to practice in the Pine Tree State. . . . Last week, I was walking through the square in Hingham, Mass., and stopped in to say hello to Sandy Miller Keohane in her lovely home-decorating store. Sandy mentioned the word "reunion," and I told her about a planning meeting in Boston with Judy Gerrie Heine, Michel Picher, Phyllis Jalbert, Lee Potter, Patty Whittemore Jenkins and Lou Richardson McGinity. Be sure to clear your calendar so that you can join us to celebrate our 30th next year, June 6, 7 and 8.
Class Correspondent:
Robert Gracia and Judy Gerrie Heine