|KEENE STATE TODAY||VOLUME XXI NUMBER 3 Spring 2006|
Mildred Curtis Byrne always selects the most beautiful Currier and Ives holiday cards. Thank you, Mildred, for remembering us at Christmas time.
A long letter accompanied the beautiful Christmas card from Margaret Grover Colburn of Weare, N.H. Margaret appreciates her daughter who lives nearby. She often takes her mom shopping, but Margaret says the stores are too large for her to enjoy. Margaret is thankful she can still live in her cozy home and hopes Norma Wright Walker '51 will come by for another visit real soon.
Always good to hear from Imogene Barnum Magison, who is now living in Danvers, Mass. She writes that she enjoys the newsy letters sent from the Alumni Office and written by Norma Wright Walker '51. She likes to read about all the activities happening on campus. Gene is still recovering from a fall and loves to receive mail. Imogene's last letter dealt with the recent and 1936 floods. She was living at home in 1936, and the water was half way up the hill. They were fortunate to have a gas stove and a gas refrigerator. She said the May '06 flood did a lot of damage near her and near the Topsfield Fairgrounds. She hopes we all were spared.
IN MEMORIAM: Several staff members made a holiday call to Elizabeth Welch. We are sad to say Miss Elizabeth passed away in February. She was a friend of Norma's from almost the day Norma was born. Miss Elizabeth will be missed by Norma, her friends, and the Hancock High alumni.
IN MEMORIAM: Marjorie H. Sholes '28 died February 6, 2006, in Franklin, N.H. She had a 43-year career teaching first grade in Franklin.
Kathleen Davison Jackson always sends beautiful cards. It is a joy to hear from her.
Viola Davis Horton spent time in December with her son in Panama City, Fla. She plans to be back with her daughter for the holidays. Viola said they had escaped all the hurricanes. One evening she was left to puppy-sit while her daughter went to Daytona to meet a high school friend. Her daughter brought back photos, and Viola recognized the friend as a student of hers. It's really a small world.
Ethel Langley Partiss celebrated her 100th birthday on November 11, 2005. She was treated to several surprise celebrations, which made it very special. Ethel still lives in her own home in Wolfeboro, N.H., and has a retired teacher who lives with her.
IN MEMORIAM: Louise Curran Murdough '29 passed away February 20, 2006, in Concord, N.H. She was a teacher in Antrim, Washington, and Hillsborough schools for 38 years.
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