|KEENE STATE TODAY||VOLUME XVIII NUMBER 1 Fall 2002|
Elizabeth "Betty" Baird Brown of Sun City, Ariz., loved "the great write-up of the seven ‘girls' who have kept a round robin letter going since 1940!" The story was in the Fall 2001 issue of Keene State Today and Betty is one of the letter writers. "We're still writing!" she says.
Alta M. Saunders of Plainville, Conn., writes, "I am still painting and writing poetry to please my friends."
IN MEMORIAM: Victor Lundgren '42 died June 3, 2002, in Pensacola, Fla., at the age of 85. He retired from civil service at Naval Air Station Pensacola as a program designer. Victor was a member of Alpha Pi Tau fraternity and a veteran of World War II. His wife, Ruthe Hanson Lundgren '41, died in 1991.
I have been pleased to be able to keep in touch with classmates through the Internet. Barbara Brown Charbonneau emailed that she would not be able to attend the 2002 Reunion but is looking forward to the August wedding of her daughter. Rita Sughrue emailed that she wouldn't be able to come to KSC in 2002. Evelyn "Twissie" Woollett emailed me that she has been very sick and wouldn't be able to attend this Reunion. We wish her a complete recovery.
Robin and Dick Sargent report, "Our sixth great-grandchild was born in April 1999 and adopted in March 2001. Named Patrick David Favreau, he is very special."
IN MEMORIAM: Shirley Carriel Lund '44 passed away March 26, 2002, in Middlebury, Vt. She taught in Marlborough, N.H., and in Ridgefield and Wilton, Conn., before moving to Brandon, Vt. She was also active in Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Campfire Girls. Survivors include her husband, Barlett Lund '43.
Myrtie Flanders Kullgren writes, "I feel fortunate to have been able to spend the past 18 winters in Florida and then be able to travel back to beautiful New Hampshire in the spring. I loved my 38 years of teaching New Hampshire's primary-grade children. Who could ask for more in life? Thanks, Keene Teachers College."
Phyllis '49 and Zeke Curtiss have interesting experiences. Here is the latest from Zeke: "We spent the entire month of February in ‘paradise' - New Zealand, that is. We spent the first 10 days visiting at homes where we had stayed in two previous trips there. What a beautiful county! The people are even more wonderful. The Brownlie family will be with us again at the International Tattoo in Halifax, Nova Scotia, during the first week of July. Then they will come back to New London with us until they fly back to New Zealand. We stayed with them in Napier, which is a lovely city on Hawkes Bay. The rest of the time we were in NZ, we traveled around the South Island to places we had not visited before. I will NOT try to drive on the LEFT side of the road, so we got a travel pass that allowed us to go on busses and the ferry between the North and South Islands." Zeke's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
IN MEMORIAM: Robert LaBonte '49 died in 1999. He had been a resident of Cavendish, Vt.
IN MEMORIAM: Virginia Sargent Young '49 of Bennington, N.H., died in Peterborough. A graduate of Plymouth State College, she earned a master's degree at KSC. She was an elementary teacher in Claremont, Sunapee, and Bennington, N.H., from 1963 to 1990. She was a library trustee and member of the New Hampshire Retired Teachers Association.
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