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that will always be with me.” He was thrilled that
his grandson, Taylor, was elected president of the
student government at Rochester Institute of
Technology (RIT).
Visits with 11 grandchildren for recitals, concerts,
Grandparents’ Day, et al. have given way to wed-
dings for
Helena Paro Krebs
She volunteers for
the VA and keeps active with Pittsford Seniors,
American Legion, Military Officers Association of
America, the American Red Cross and several
others. “I live, laugh and enjoy life,”she wrote. “St.
Lawrence is a part of it. Hope to see everyone at
the 60th.”
Tom Russell
writes that he and Ann live quietly
in Virginia yet will attend five graduations
He is
the state 5K champion for the over-75 set and
sings with two groups. Ann volunteers at the
VA hospital. One son is still on active duty. They
have 11 grandchildren, some of whomare college
Paul and
Nancy Robinson Bradtmiller
it wonderful to be with so many classmates. They
live in Venice, Fla
and have three children, five
grandchildren and one great-grandson spread
from Florida to North Carolina to California. They
travel a lot, are healthy and keep busy.
Reunion talk has changed over the years. We
are past talking about our jobs, careers, children
and grandchildren. These days we ask “What
drugs are you taking? How’s your prostate? Had
any joints replaced? And so it goes,” muses
Diane Preussner Glover
and Tom ’52 drove
from Connecticut “with Ron Barlow ’52 as a
happy passenger. Several students on campus
remarked how amazed they were at the loyalty
of returning alums. Our grandson, Will Pendleton
promises to come back to his 60th! We wish
that our dear friends Bob ’56 and
Louise Welton
could have been with us. Bob is taking
care of Lou at home with compassionate ability
and professional help. Bless them both.”
Ina RappeWishner
is enjoying her apartment in
White Plains. It’s in a lovely location with avenues
to walk and gardens to view.
Camey Baldanza McGilvray
s newest sculp-
tures will be on view soon at an art gallery in
Santa Monica, Calif.
Thanks, classmates, for being who you are.
Lennelle“Lennie”Dougherty McKinnon ’58
Jay Street
Canton, NY 13617
Cell: 315-323-5267
Next Reunion: 55
May 30-June 2, 2013
It is hard for me to believe, but congratulations
to Andy Dufault’59 and Tom Moore, who are
great-grandparents. Great-grandson Jackson
made his debut while his dad was in Iraq, but
grandmother Liz Moore Miller ’82 was his stand-
in. Four Laurentians in the family guarantee that
he is demonstrating brilliance daily. The beaches
of Hilton Head entice the Moores every spring;
this year, home decorating including hardwood
floors and new carpeting filled the gap until they
left for their camp in Indian Lake, N.Y., where they
spend the summer. A celebration there over the
July 4th week brought 20 family members to-
gether for food, fun and frolicking.
It was good to hear of the adventures of the
s. A drive across the country gave Mary
the opportunity for some sightseeing
and family connection. Week-long visits with son
Tom and daughter Donna and her husband, Pete,
in San Diego were a hoot and provided the op-
portunity to see the SEALs training on the beach
at Coronado Island. After California, they spent
a couple of months enjoying the sunshine and
red rocks of Scottsdale and Sedona, Ariz. Even
though theymissed the ocean and the beaches of
their usual retreat to Florida, the perfect weather,
spectacular mountain scenery and lots of golf de-
manded a return visit. Back in Rome, N.Y., they are
preparing for Mary’s son’s wedding next spring.
A great note arrived from
Griggs Irving
claims to be living a relatively modest life in his
little wooden tent” in Seattle. His home is one
of the few remaining 1901 millworker cottages
in the city. He does birding in Bhutan, visits his
granddaughter’s restaurant in Queenstown, New
Zealand, and cheers on the FIRST Robotics com-
Griggs certainly is not leading a sedentary life. He
is working with a nascent vintage aero museum
in the replication of the mystical Hall Springfield
Bulldog, the 1931 pylon racer, preparing and leas-
ing property to one of the farms, and research-
ing and uncovering some lost information on
an obscure Bierstadt painting. He also practices
Food Not Yards” in sharing an all-seasons veggie
garden. He more than earns the nap he claims to
take after lunch. His evenings are filled with an
exquisite variety of oysters, the best of Baroque
and Classical music and more movie houses and
live theater per population than any other city in
the USA. Seattle is certainly in my plans.
Todd Ash
reports that all is well in Cape Cod in
spite of a visit from a male black bear who trav-
eled the area until tranquilized and taken to more
familiar country on the mainland. Son Briton sur-
vived his freshman year at American University,
remained a Republican, and was an instructor at
the Cape Cod Sea Camps over the summer. Todd’s
Orleans Gallery
provides a venue for his paintings. However, he
claims that it is Rebecca’s business that keeps him
in Becks! Todd keeps in touch with ATO brothers
from our era, and escapes the laid-back life of the
Cape with trips to NYC to visit old haunts. Todd
says hello to all.
A high-speed ferry from Fort Myers provided
transportation to a Road Scholar (the new name
for Elderhostel) program which lured Lois and
Bob Lyle
to Key West for six days. They learned
about the fascinating history, geography, pirates
and ship wrecks of the area.
On the way home, they stopped in Naples to
Howie Harper
Lois recently retired from the
Hartford Insurance Group after 26 years, and is
taking on some community volunteer work, join-
ing Bob, who is heavily engaged in community
activities and gardening. I was glad to learn that
they plan to be on campus next spring for our
Interesting to find that another classmate has
visited Bhutan.
Sandra Epstein Conradi
to this spot at the foot of the Himalayas. Also on
her diverse and fascinatingmixture of travel desti-
nations were a Road Scholar tour to NewYork City
to see Wagner’s Ring Cycle at the Metropolitan
Opera (about 12 hours total--not for the faint of
heart) and trips to Israel to celebrate her sister’s
birthday, to Glacier National Park in Montana
for a photo seminar, and to Patagonia in South
Claire McGarrahan Strang
writes that she has
no news since we visited at Moving-Up Day in
April. We had the pleasure of seeing her grand-
son Matt receive the award for male sophomore
student of the year. Matt is studying on the new
St. Lawrence program in Jordan this fall. Word has
reached me that Claire is the champion of grand
slams in her bridge group.
Congratulations to
Rose Selkis Mahan
work was recognized by her church diocese. She
was honored by the bishop of the diocese at a ser-
vice in the Washington Cathedral as a senior who
had made contributions through her volunteer
work. Like me, Rose is trying to master the mys-
teries of a new laptop computer. Tutoring is still
part of her routine, and after 50 years of teaching
she is still finding joy in helping three teenagers
with enrichment, SAT prep and English assign-
ments. Six-year-old grandson Zach is more fun
every year.
Dick Gilbert
attended the General Assembly of
the Unitarian Universalist Association over the
summer as president of the U-U Retired Ministers
and Partners Association in Phoenix, and took
advantage of the trip to spend time with friends
in the mountains. Preaching at Chautauqua gave
Dick and Joyce the pleasure of that idyllic spot for
a fewdays before presenting chapel services at an
institute at Silver Bay, N.Y. Dick has a new book
of meditation out
In the Holy Quiet,
and more in
the works. A microburst at their Seneca Lake cot-
tage generated lots of clean-up work clearing the
three trees it downed. Experiencing 90-mile-an-
hour winds and hail during the storm supplied
empathy for survivors of hurricanes.
Good news from
Judy Lennon Cashman
is 95 percent recovered from his stroke of a
year ago. Last fall, instead of a tour on the queen’s
yacht, the Royal Scotsman train and more, Judy
and Vince were evacuated on a medical flight
from Oban to Oxford for recuperation and thera-
py. Both sons were frequently able to travel over
to help Judy get Vince back on his feet. That per-
mitted Judy to attack the three G’s—golf, garden-
ing, and grandchildren! A trip with some family
to Mexico in the fall is the only immediate travel
plan. Many thanks for the note and the good
news, Judy.
Here is a recommendation for all you travelers
who wander through South Carolina on your way
to Florida. Rolf and
Peggy Steuer Hammer
ited Brookgreen Gardens outside of Myrtle Beach.
It is an old rice plantation with a wildlife refuge
and an enormous sculpture garden with many
pathways and reflecting pools filled with Ameri-
can sculpture. They were particularly interested
in seeing a hawk done by Rolf’s grandfather that
is housed there.
Peggy is still working for the Lake Sunapee Re-
gion VNA and Hospice two days a week. Life at