|KEENE STATE TODAY SUMMER 2008|
IN MEMORIAM: Joseph Oakley '50
Ruth (Bickford) Peck wrote during those long wintery months that she had had enough of the weather. She is planning to attend the Golden Circle gathering at Warren's Lobster House, in Kittery, Maine, and hopes to see other classmates there.
Barbara (Avery) Clark writes from North Woodstock that she often thinks fondly of the friends she made while attending Keene Teachers College. She has a granddaughter going to school in Scotland. Barbara is very proud of her. Barbara often chats with Barbara (Garland) Woods, who lives in Hanover quite near her son.
From Irene (DiMeco) Parent: "I received a nice note from Rachel (Osborne) Kidder from Barnstead, N.H. She mentioned the nice time she had at the alumni spring get-together in 2007. She has been keeping busy gardening with her grandchildren, enjoying activities, visiting the shut-ins at her church, and singing for the folks in the nursing home. She also spends time walking every day. Her daughter and family live next door to her. She is happy about that. Her son and family live on the other side of her and have an alpaca farm. 'They are quiet and enjoyable animals to watch.' Rachel, her husband, and family took a trip to California to attend her sister, Priscilla's, son's wedding. They were there for several days and also spent time sightseeing. She was sorry to hear of Norma Walker's '51 husband's death. She mentioned, 'Norma did so well to continue with the alumni events with his long-term illness.'
From Winifred (Woodbury) Langtry: "I went to Pennsylvania with my son David, his wife Joy, and our granddaughter Alex for the wedding of Gary and Angela on April 12. It was a wonderful weekend as my other son Doug and wife Donna from Cape Cod came with their daughter Cassie. My family has grown considerably with Angela's dear family joining the Langtry clan. They all made me very proud, but the weekend was over far too soon.
IN MEMORIAM: Joseph A. DiMeco '53
From June Hesse Haymon: "Haven't heard from anyone in the class. Hopefully all of you are sending tidbits to Norma Walker '51, so you can be recorded in the anniversary journal marking the 100th year of Keene State College in the year 2009. Let me hear from you. Our class was always active, and I'm sure you are still involved with many things. I, for one, am very proud as my younger son, Kris, is going to become a deacon in the Lutheran Church on June 21, 2008. It has been a two-year process. It's nice when your children succeed ... makes it all worthwhile getting a good education at Keene State and passing it on."
IN MEMORIAM: Laurence Reney '54
Connie Tremblay writes: "On June 1, 2, and 3, 2007, 52 class members, accompanied by spouses, family members, and friends gathered to celebrate a golden milestone - 50 years since graduation from Keene Teachers College. The weather cooperated, and throughout the weekend friendships were renewed, memories were shared, and photography was a major activity. A transformed campus with many new buildings was ours to explore. A welcoming college staff kept all events on schedule. We enjoyed great food and golf cart shuttle service when the distance to various events required a little assistance. We were informed about new college programs and future plans for the new Alumni Center. Most importantly, the past connected with the present in many respects, especially enjoyable conversation.
Connie and Gene Ross joined other alums in Stuart, Fla., and were overwhelmed by all the wonderful happenings at Keene State. President Giles-Gee did a super job explaining everything that is going on with the College. If you get a chance, go listen, learn, and enjoy.
IN MEMORIAM: E. Dan Cappel '57
Harold Nugent and his wife, Susan (Monroe) Nugent '72, live in Gainesville, Fla., after 10 years in the Florida Keys. Harold taught English for 23 years, and Susan taught English for nine at Keene State. If you would like to learn about Susan's Women Conserving the Florida Keys project, please e-mail the couple at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sally (Downs) Welch retired from West High School in 1995. She taught English for 28 years. Before that, she taught biology for two years at St. Marie High School. She also taught two years of English in Vermont.
IN MEMORIAM: Carmelo "Carmen" Cavalieri '59