|KEENE STATE TODAY||VOLUME XXIV NUMBER 2 WINTER 2008|
Flora Perkins writes: "In response to a Christmas card, I received a short letter from Louise (Marquis) Burbank. She says, 'At this age I don't have much to say but keep on going and going.' She has reached the good old age of 99 but suffers some from arthritis. She would be pleased to hear from classmates and receive a snapshot or two. So would I! My Christmas was very special. There were 16 members of my family who gathered at my daughter Martha Perkins Ramsey's '61 home. Of course, I was the oldest. Then there was baby Elias Gates, who is the youngest. There were too many to set up the dining room table, so we all lunched buffet-style. There was the usual Christmas tree with lots of presents."
IN MEMORIAM: Margaret Chickering '33
Barbara (Auderer) Goodridge writes that she met a waitress at Havenwood, whose grandmother graduated from Keene Normal School in 1911. Barbara always attends the Golden Circle gatherings at Heritage Heights.
Alta (Perkins) Jurso attended nearly all of the Golden Circle gatherings this season.
IN MEMORIAM: Louise T. Bennett '35
Velma Smith lives in Upsala in the summer and returns to Maine in September. She taught school for 60 years, is 92 years old, and walks two miles a day.
Bernie (Bookstrom) Miller joined other KSC alumni for lunch at the Cat 'n' Fiddle and at Heritage Heights in Concord.
Ferne (Coffin) Fogg is busy helping her daughter Judy as she undergoes chemo sessions. Ferne finds plenty to do with housework, feeding the birds, and visiting with an elderly friend in town.
IN MEMORIAM: Helen M. Brett '36
IN MEMORIAM: Evelyn Cleary '36
IN MEMORIAM: Natalie H. Davis '37
Hazeldean "Dean" Smith writes: "Art has been my life, and it is my joy here in assisted living, where I won first prize for my Halloween outfit and also the Christmas door decoration prize. I am currently working on the Christmas door decorations for December 2007. I miss New England - where I worked and played - and Maine lobster. Life has been super for me."
Audrey Curren celebrated her 90th birthday in March 2007. She still reads to children at the Danbury School once a week.
IN MEMORIAM: Carl G. Bartlett '39
IN MEMORIAM: Rowena F. Walsh '39