|KEENE STATE TODAY||VOLUME XX NUMBER 2 Winter 2005|
Mildred Curtis Byrne sent several interesting articles for the Alumni Archives. One item was a napkin from her senior banquet, held on June 5, 1926, at the Masonic Hall in Keene. On it is a photo advertising Astor House coffee, sold at the Abbott Grocery Company in Keene. Also included was a place card for the banquet, a ticket to the KNS dinner from the Triennial Reunion of the Alumni Association, a copy of the reunion program with the dedication of Alumni Gate, and a commencement program with a complete schedule of events for June 12-19, 1926. On June 18, the Harriet Lane Huntress dormitory was dedicated and commencement exercises were held at the Colonial Theatre. Mildred is a diehard Red Sox fan and was so excited when they won the World Series last fall. Her dad played for the Wilton town team and she played at Keene Normal School. She always looks forward to the arrival of Keene State Today.
Rosetta Brown Lowe enjoyed a visit from Norma Wright Walker '51. They have become close friends over the years, exchanging letters several times a month. Rosetta sent Norma home with three varieties of cookies to share with Mike Maher '72, alumni director.
IN MEMORIAM: Madeline Nudd '27 of Haverhill, Mass., died Jan. 10, 2004.
Good to hear from Viola Davis Horton who lives in Crescent City, Fla. She wrote about the family going up to Panama City to escape Charlie, Frances, and Ivan. Her daughter and husband took Viola to safety at her son's home. Viola said all the neighbors pulled together helping each other get back to normalcy. She has 15 grandchildren and is very proud of their accomplishments.
From Scott Belanger '89: "I read your recent note regarding Marion Nelson in Keene State Today. I'm sorry to inform you that she passed away April 6, 2004. My wife Ellie and I lived three doors down from her, and my mother was her next-door neighbor for many years in Ocean Park, Maine. My two-year-old daughter Gabrielle adored her, and Marion often got a hoot out of watching her stomping in the mud puddles or chasing the cats from her front yard. Miss Nelson (as I always referred to her) had a true love of life and appreciated a good laugh. When relatives were cleaning up the house, they found a birthday card for my daughter from Marion - it was a warm surprise. Marion was a much-loved member of our neighborhood, community, and her parish. She instilled into many of us the beliefs and joys that she was blessed with."
IN MEMORIAM: Kathryn "Kay" McCarthy '29 died in January 2003. After graduation, she went to New York for further education and a career in business. When she retired from Wall Street, she returned to New Hampshire to teach.
IN MEMORIAM: Marion Nelson '29 of Ocean Park, Maine, passed away April 6, 2004.
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