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IN MEMORIAM: Bertha W. Saltzgiver
September 17, 2011


Remember Reunion! June 1-3, 2012

Marjorie Clark celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends. She is recovering from a fall that did damage to her pelvic bone. Norma Wright Walker '51 presented her with a certificate signed by Dr. Helen Giles-Gee, president of Keene State, along with a bouquet of red and white carnations.

From Norma Walker '51: "Olive Ames Edmunds always sends beautiful holiday cards. We have missed Olive at the Golden Circle luncheons."


From Norma Walker '51: "Kari, the granddaughter of Ida Thompson Skinner, enclosed a delightful picture of the two of them and Ida's cats Edmund and Caspian. Last summer, they took a three-week trip to New Hampshire. Kari was delighted to meet and hear about relatives she doesn't see very often. Next August, Ida will be 100 and they are starting to plan how to celebrate that special day.

"Holiday cards were received from Ruth Nelson Towle and my good friend Doris McQuade Rebidure who lives in Milford, NH."


Bernice "Bunny" Adams Michael writes: "Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant is the one nearest and so I do try to join in the Golden Circle there each year."


From Norma Walker '51: "Velma Peirce Smith will be 96 in June. Her home is in Upsala, ON, but she is still living with her daughter Martha Campbell '65 in Bradford, ME, since she fell and broke her hip. We wish her well.
"Lovely cards arrived from Ferne Coffin Fogg and Trudy Emerson Carmichael. They are two faithful alumnae."


Remember Reunion! June 1-3, 2012


From Norma Walker '51: "Marion Thorell Sabin recently broke her wrist so was unable to write her usual message. We wish her a speedy recovery so she can use her hand again soon.
"Blanche 'Scottie' Bean Smith was planning a quiet holiday because of the recent death of her husband. We understand how you feel, Scottie.
"Audrey Wells Curren writes that she enjoys reading the articles in Keene State Today, especially the one about the Owl with its picture. [Ed. Note: You can find this story in the Winter 2012 issue of Keene State Today or online at] She would like to attend some of the Golden Circle luncheons but due to health problems is unable to. She sent her e-mail address so now we can keep in close contact
with her.
"Gertrude 'Trudy' Emerson Carmichael missed only one Golden Circle luncheon this summer. We are all looking forward to having her with us in 2012. We would like to thank her son for bringing her to each of the luncheons.
"At the annual Golden Circle luncheon held at Havenwood/Heritage Heights it was wonderful to have two very faithful Keene Normal School alumni present. They were Doris Dekware Piper and Blanche 'Scottie' Bean Smith. Scottie had recently been interviewed by Mark Reynolds, writer for Keene State Today. Doris is one of the stars of Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve: The First Hundred Years of Keene State College."


The ever-effervescent Ruth Berry Dodge joined other Keene teachers and Keene Normal School alumni for lunch at Havenwood/Heritage Heights, Concord, NH. Also present was Louise Whitten Perkins '43, whose husband was a member of the class of '39.

IN MEMORIAM: Barbara A. Parker
October 12, 2011

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