|KEENE STATE TODAY||VOLUME XVIII NUMBER 2 Winter 2003|
IN MEMORIAM: Edith McLeod Clinton '30 died Jan. 3, 2003, in Peterborough, N.H. She taught at Francestown (N.H.) Elementary School and was a member of the Peterborough Historical Society.
An always cheerful Harriet Richardson Ames attended her sixth Golden Circle luncheon at the Cat 'n' Fiddle in Concord, N.H. Because of her perfect attendance at the luncheons, she received a canvas KSC Bookstore bag that she used right away. The gathering wouldn't be the same without Harriet. She is a busy and caring lady, attending the church Ladies Aid meetings and each summer meeting with the Twelve Ts, a group of retired Pittsfield (Mass.) teachers. She also drives friends to various gatherings. Come to find out, Harriet is also a poet. She wrote the following:
Geraline Newell Merriam enjoyed being part of Reunion 2002 through reading her Golden Circle letter. She was sad not to be at Reunion, but health problems required her to stay at her home in Vermont. Gerry was pleased when the hot, humid weather arrived after all the cold and rain.
Isabelle Call Johnson received a miniature red rose plant from Norma Walker '51 while a resident at Langdon Place in Keene. Isabelle is familiar with Hancock, so they have much to share. She celebrated her 93rd birthday in September.
Eighty-three KSC alums and guests welcomed Clarice Zanes Constant to the annual Golden Circle luncheon, held at the Cat 'n' Fiddle in Concord, N.H. It was Clarice's first time with the group, and we hope she will plan to join us again real soon.
Our sympathy goes out to Helen Nelson Conroy, whose husband died on Oct. 24 after a long period of poor health. The celebration of his life was held on Nov. 2 at the Community Church in Goshen, N.H. Helen planned to spend the winter in Florida.
IN MEMORIAM: Stewart D. Thompson '32 passed away July 17, 2002, in Exeter, N.H. He taught various grades in New Hampshire and high school in Bristol, Conn., and worked at Phillips Exeter Academy.
Always a pleasure to see Marion Knuckey Pauling at the Cat 'n' Fiddle luncheon. Her lovely smile always brightens up a room.
IN MEMORIAM: Martin E. Heffernan '33, M'54 died November 2, 2002, in Meredith, N.H. He was president of his class at Keene Teachers College and served in the Pacific Theater in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He taught math in Hanover, N.H., and was superintendent of schools in SAU 2 for 18 years.
Back in 1997 Barbara Auderer Goodridge suggested that a group of KSC alums meet for lunch at the Cat 'n' Fiddle in Concord, N.H. There were 18 alums and guests present. At our sixth gathering in June, 84 alums and guests shared conversations and lunch. Thank you, Barbara, for your idea was the beginning of the new Golden Circle.
IN MEMORIAM: Wesley Earle Dickinson '35 died on August 2, 2002, in Melbourne Beach, Fla., where he was recovering from a broken hip. His wife, Geraldine Davis Dickinson '29, predeceased him. Earle was an early member of Alpha Pi Tau.
How nice it was to have Trudy Carmichael and Bernice Bookstrom Miller with us again at the Cat 'n' Fiddle luncheon. Bernice has attended all six gatherings, and for her perfect attendance she received a canvas KSC Bookstore bag, which she put to use immediately.
From Nellie Platukys Davis: "July was a lovely month for me in my gardens and also quite exciting as Scottie Bean Smith and her husband, Erville, came to see me. Yesterday Carl Bartlett and his wife, Lil, stopped in. Carl saw my garden once before late in the fall. This time there was a huge array of flowers highlighted by many hollyhocks. This year I have had my very best flower garden and my worst vegetable garden due to the cold weather. We even had a frost warning last week and it was only late July. I have decided to act my age (84) and plan to scale back on the huge amount of flowers I raise and have more open space. Seeing Carl and Scottie brought back so many memories of all the folks we knew – especially those with whom I worked daily in the dining hall and serving room and all of my classmates. Since I worked, I didn't get into many activities, but I really did enjoy Keene."
IN MEMORIAM: Catherine "Kay" Adamovich '38 died Aug. 4, 2002, in Claremont, N.H. She was an elementary school teacher for 41 years at West Terrace School, Claremont.
We have been able to visit with Cap and Bunny Dodge. We are pleased to report that Cap is recovering very well from a knee operation.
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