|KEENE STATE TODAY FALL 2009|
From Dorothy Young Carruthers: "I received a letter from Bertha Owens Dorval, who has moved to Columbus, NC. We are hoping she'll join our Round Robin. As you know, 2010 marks our 70th anniversary. Please contact me with information, so we'll be represented when the new Alumni Center opens. I don't have e-mail."
D. Marion Dennis Thorell writes: "My granddaughter got married in June 2009 at our cottage on Merrymeeting Lake in New Hampshire. She will soon obtain her bachelor's degree. My grandson is starting his doctorate at MIT. I am retired and living at Briston Manor West in Bedford, NH.
Virginia Rollins Flint was given a 90th birthday party by her family. They joined her from Alaska, Texas, California, Maryland, and several New England states. Eleanor Price Johnson and Barbara Jeffery Stimson attended their 72nd reunion from Keene High School. The both also graduated from KTC. Your class secretaries would appreciate news from you.
Ruth C. MacKenzie Lee writes: "I'm in good health. I live in Florida eight or nine months of the year. I spend my summers in Littleton, NH, where I grew up and lived all 43 years of my married life with Roderick MacKenzie. We brought up three children. Rod died in 1986. In 2002, I married Robert Lee. He died in 2006. I am fortunate to walk, drive, see family and friends, and do most tasks myself."
From Caroline Nichols Pregent: "On July 19, 2009, the family of Sarah Pollock Wyman-Mack held a celebration of life at Greenlawn Cemetery in Keene. The program ended with the song 'When the Saints Go Marching In.' Sarah lived for several years in New Orleans and loved being a part of Mardi Gras. Sarah and I corresponded frequently, and I was glad to meet her family.
Joan Hall McCarter is still happy at Havenwood in Concord. She has a great-grandson named A. J.
IN MEMORIAM: Ruth G. Peirce '43
Bernard Corson offers the following advice to current KSC students: "Don't take yourself too seriously and always keep a positive mental attitude (PMA)."
In May 2009, Nancy S. Ashford took a trip to California to visit family.
IN MEMORIAM: Pauline F. Bailey '45
It was special to have three members of the '46 class at the luncheon at Hart's Turkey Farm. They were Thelma Partridge Mitchell, Shirley Colburn Hooker, and Geneva Moore Howe, and they seemed to have a great time catching up with each other as well with as other classmates.
Ruth Blodgett Fisher Washburn and Shirley Rolston Martell attended Reunion and the College's 100th anniversary. They disappointed that no one else from their class came, but they had a great time. With the help of Kay MacLean, they were able to stay in the same room they shared as freshmen. KSC did a wonderful job on the Fiske Hall renovations. The fireworks were fantastic. They hope more of their class will be able to attend the 65th reunion in three years.
From Ellie Smith Butler: "Not much news from the class of 1948 - where is everyone? Jean Harding Maxwell was our only classmate to attend Reunion in June. She tells me she came away with very positive impressions of the campus and especially enjoyed the film (in which she was interviewed) about days gone by at Keene.
Ellie Hughgill Muldoon writes: "I've talked with a few people since Reunion in June. Wanda Hale Brooks is sorry that she missed Reunion, but her hospital stay that weekend left her feeling much better. They took care of a clogged artery, put her on a diet, and, now 15 pounds lighter, she feels like a kid again!