|KEENE STATE TODAY||VOLUME XX NUMBER 2 Winter 2005|
From Gail Spevack Sheldon: "At this time (November), your committee is planning for our 45th. Perley (Jim) Nye has sent a video with movie clips of our graduation and senior banquet. You'll want to see it. I have already received photos from Herb and Louise Petelle (Alton, N.H.), Callie Rand Laverty (Cincinnati, Ohio), and Norma Turcotte McShane (Bennington, Vt.). I am enjoying your comments about travel and retirement.
Nancy Kidder Howe writes, "Since Dottie and I reminisced this past March changes have occurred. The Inclusion Program was defunded and I am back with SV4Cs (a Head Start program). I put in a proposal to do training and they accepted it. I am generating my salary doing what I love most, training others. I cover a four-county area and teach Tuesday and Thursday nights and every other Saturday. Since Ritchie died and all but my daughter scattered I have learned to pass knowledge on to others while you can. I have plenty of room if anyone is driving south, 25 miles west of I-10/I-75, Florida."
Wesley McNair has been selected for a residency in March and April 2005 at the Bellagio Center of the Rockefeller Foundation on Lake Como in northern Italy. This is his second residency at the international retreat for writers, artists, scientists, and scholars. He is also serving on the nominating jury for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in poetry. He will publish an anthology of contemporary fiction and new book of poems in 2005.
Patricia Hannaford Shearon of Mobile, Ala., writes: "Our daughter, Julie, married 1st Lt. Bryan Cadden in a military ceremony at Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla., on Aug. 14, 2004. They are living in Okinawa, Japan, where Bryan is serving in the USMC."
Julia Jakobiec Fudala of Charlottesville, Va., says she hopes to retire in July 2005.
From Muriel Abbott Ingalls: "I am coordinating a grant under NCLB for New Hampshire's Option C for paraeducators under Title I. I have two grandchildren."
From Betsy and Robert Coll '68: "Our oldest daughter, Stacy, has a son born Feb. 7, 2004."
Janet P. Hughgill of Monument Beach, Mass., is enjoying her second year of retirement.
From Barbara A. Hamilton: "I had a post card from Barry Osbourn, once again from Ireland. This year he is exploring the northwest of Ireland. The picture was of Cruit Island in Donegal. Looks beautiful and enticing."
Karen Menswar Bianco recently opened her own private practice, Bianco Child and Family Therapy, in Gilford, N.H. She is a licensed independent clinical social worker and treats children, adolescents, and adults in individual, couples, or family therapy.
Katherine Alexander Horton writes, "I have three grandsons; recently moved to Virginia to enjoy warmer climate and escape New England snowstorms! Still keep in touch with kids by substitute teaching."
Donald A. Boyer of Concord, N.H., reports that he has "four lovely granddaughters."
Louis Brooks Sr. writes that this is his 35th and final year of teaching at Boyertown (Pa.) Junior High West. He taught industrial arts/technology, coached soccer, directed the TV studio, coordinated field trips, and was president of the education association. He and wife JoAnn have three children and seven grandchildren. "We bought our second home in Naples, Fla., last year, which will be our winter retreat away from the cold and snow. Our Pennsylvania home will still be our main residence with all our children and grandchildren living within a three-hour drive."
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