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Flora Perkins celebrated her 97th birthday in April. Festivities in her honor were the presentations of many plants, cut flowers, candies, jellies, restaurant gift certificates, and cards from friends and family.


Marjorie Clark in Marlborough was contacted to find out which class gave the clock on Huntress Hall. She said it was hard to remember. She asked Norma Wright Walker '51 to stop by. It was interesting to see the attendance book her mother had kept as a teacher back in 1899. Marjorie had her '31 and '32 Kronicles to share. She shared a description of the bloomers, blouses, and long black stockings they had to wear for gym class. Marjorie gave her bloomers to the Historical Society. It was a delightful visit.

IN MEMORIAM: Pauline L. Preston '32
May 30, 2009
Portsmouth, New Hampshire


Doris Rebidue celebrated her 97th birthday on July 31, 2009. She retired in June 1978 after serving as an elementary school principal for 20 years. She is healthy, enjoys retirement, and travels extensively.

Ruth N. Towle remembers her two years at Keene. She is now 94, living in an independent-living apartment in Holly Hill, FL. She sends best wishes to all.

Ida Livingston Skinner writes: "I live alone. My oldest son visits me a week every month to take me to appointments and necessary shopping, because I can't drive at this age."


Bernice Adams Michaels joined other Keene State Alumni at Hart's Turkey Farm. It was so nice have her with us once again. She was surprised and pleased to see Maurice "Moe" Bowler '50 at the luncheon. They both have homes in Center Sandwich, NH.


Ferne Coffin Fogg lives on a mountain in Roundup, MT. She keeps busy walking the dog, feeding the birds, and helping her daughter Judy with household chores. It was interesting to find out that John Cummings '59, who attended his first Golden Circle Luncheon this summer, taught with Ferne back in Somersworth. It's a small world.


The Alumni Office extends its sympathy to the family of Rose McCaughey Reyor, who passed away this past summer. She led a very active life in Keene and taught school for many years.

A phone call was received from Ruth "Bunny" Berry Dodge to talk about the passing of her sister Helen Berry Haubrich '38. The sisters had attended a lunch at Warren's Lobster House, in Kittery, ME, recently. Bunny always has news about family, classmates, and other alums. She recently had a 90th birthday celebration given to her by her husband, Cap. More than 200 guests showed up!

IN MEMORIAM: Edith C. Foulds '39
September 2, 2009
South Burlington, Vermont

IN MEMORIAM: Rose Reyor '39
August 14, 2009
Keene, New Hampshire

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