|KEENE STATE TODAY||VOLUME XXI NUMBER 3 Spring 2006|
From Virginia Rollins Flint: "Barbara Stimson located Eleanor Price Johnson and sent this update. Eleanor left the Class of '41 in her junior year to marry. However, she went back to get a degree in 1969 and taught in Marlborough. Barb had a phone call from Eleanor in Utah where she spent Christmas, and she was very happy to be reunited with the Class of '41. She had surgery in Salt Lake City and then went back home to Marlborough.
Mabel Emerson has a contact person (Janice Howe) in Putney, Vt.
From Connie Swain Donaghey: Pauline Fisher Bailey let us know she won't see us in Keene this year since she will be attending her high school reunion in Lebanon, N.H. She is an enthusiastic "Red Hatter" now and is having fun getting together with other members of her group, The Rambling Red Rowdies.
Priscilla Stevens Hutchison says she still enjoys being secretary of the activities committee in the mobile home park where she lives, as well as being actively involved with her church. She spent the summer with her daughter in Utah. They planned to attend the high school graduations of two of her granddaughters, one in Idaho and one in Nevada.
Thelma Follansbee Lovell recently returned to her home in Connecticut following a five-month stay in Bradenton, Fla. What a surprise to find that our winter homes are only a few miles apart! We had a wonderful phone conversation comparing notes about our favorite beaches and restaurants in the area. We're looking forward to meeting next year for a mini-reunion.
In February, Lois Stevens Howe and her husband were given a very special 60th wedding anniversary party. Their children were supposedly taking them out for a casual meal, but instead drove them to a well-known, elegant restaurant, The 1785 House. Imagine how they felt when they stepped out of the car and were greeted by a large gathering of family and friends. Lois mentioned to me that two of her Keene State classmates, Myrtie Flanders Kullgren and Nancy Scripture Ashford, were bridesmaids at her wedding. Nancy has been especially busy preparing for the sale of her house and moving to her daughter's home in Weare.
From Carolyn Wynott Goodwill: A church member interviewed Ida Parsons Valla and husband, Steve, recently. Ida and Steve met at KSC early in the '40s, following Steve's discharge from military service. The church publication ended with the following lovely tribute: 'When a person visits with Ida and Steve, you sense their easy, gentle manner, their big hearts, their peace of mind and quality of life. As Ida's father counseled her, 'You have to have something to get up for in the morning.'"
Carolyn Lang Jeffrey had heart surgery in the fall of 2005 and is getting along well. Carolyn and Roy's oldest grandson graduated from Syracuse University summa cum laude, and they were planning to attend the ceremony. They observed their 60th anniversary in July. Roy notes that his birthday and Doris DeGagne Bishop's are that same day in June. Doris and husband, Bob, are holding their own.
Greta Meienborn Rule and husband, Lou, drove to Sutton, Canada, to attend an enjoyable Elderhostel related to their interest in duplicate bridge and music. They both remain very active at Havenwood Heritage Heights, their home in Concord, N.H., for 10 years. They take many trips in the vans within the city and out of town. Greta states that it seems incredible they're in their 80s and still having fun!"
Shirley Ring Green of Missoula, Mont., writes: "Max and I celebrated our 60th wedding anniversary on January 20, 2006."
IN MEMORIAM: Leatrice Streeter Seidell '46 passed away February 26, 2006, in Bloomfield, Conn. She taught in Marlborough and Keene, N.H., before moving to Connecticut. She was married to John Seidell '50 for 60 years.
IN MEMORIAM: Lois Black Harriman '48 passed away March 29, 2006, in Concord, N.H. She earned a master's degree at New York University and taught home economics, science, and mathematics in Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and California before becoming director of home economics for the N.H. Department of Education. More recently she was bookkeeper of S. B. Harriman Construction.
IN MEMORIAM: Phyllis Hall Curtiss '49 died April 3, 2006 in New London, N.H. She earned a master's degree in education from the University of Maine in 1965. She was a home economics teacher in New London, taught sewing, and ran an alterations business. She served on the KSC Alumni Board of Directors, was its president in 1979-80, and received the Sprague Drenan Alumni Award in 1982.
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