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a renowned harp and konghou teacher and performer, which enables them to travel to China.... Dottie Hutch is a part-time minister at Piedmont (Calif.) Community Church. She keeps in touch with Ron ’59 and Cynthia Horton Cooke, and enjoyed visits with old and new friends at Reunion. “Most people, I think, assume you go to Reunion to recall old times with old friends. I thoroughly enjoyed that aspect, but I also had some good conversations with several classmates I hadn’t known in the ’50s. Reunions are not all about the past,” Dottie said....Norman Jason is pleased with his decision to move to Crystal River, Fla....Kay Howells followed up Reunion with lunch at Marilyn Gildea’s home in California in July. Kay is very active in her P.E.O. chapters in Salt Lake City and Hawaii, and the annual Holladay Interfaith Service, a time of thanksgiving....Coe Huckabee is still coasting on good feelings and connections from Reunion, and lucky enough to return to Maine for the month of August....Alan Kaplan and Nancy enjoy life in a retirement home in Rockville, Md....Art and Gail Baumann Karszes brought a vintage pennant to Reunion. Gail’s photo album will go to the Bates archives....Joan Kennard Michel sometimes joins Romaine Kolesnikoff Abraham at monthly luncheons with Bates friends in Dedham, Mass....Tom King gave Shel Sullaway a book of his sonnets as a consolation prize after their traditional tennis game at Reunion....Jim and Betsey Gray Kirsch keep in touch with Marty Boardman Swift, Gail Larocque Schroder, John and Pat Lysaght Fresina, and Pete and Jane Anderson Post....Marilyn Miller Gildea recommends Walter Isaacson’s Leonardo da Vinci, a Cultch course in one volume....Patricia “Mackie” Miner Munsie values her Bates education and shares her opinions with her elected representatives in Arizona....Peter and Jane Anderson Post enjoyed seeing grandson Tyler Post ’18 graduate in May....Peter Ryers took his family to the ancestral home in Germany to lay Stolpersteine (memorial stones) for his murdered Holocaust paternal grandparents. “The trip was emotional, important to me and my family, and quite positive. Despite the myriad problems of its past, present, and future, Germany now appears to be the moral leader of the world.”...Ann Shultz Keim does volunteer work with several nonprofits and, with Charles, maintains their “gentleman’s farm.”... Wendell Small finished chemo. He also recommends Leonardo da Vinci....Barb Stetson Munkres still enjoys introducing immigrant children from Lowell, Mass., to nature’s wonders at Assabet National Wildlife Refuge. Barb and Jim are on the waiting list of a fine retirement community nearby and already take advantage of its trips and programs. Meanwhile, they pray for a return to science-based and humanitarian wisdom in our national leadership....Shel Sullaway and Carol enjoyed the Reunion’s activities, food, accommodations, perfect weather, and his classmates.


Fall 2018

After losing in tennis with partner Paul Hoffman to Tom King and his wife, Shel is studying the game films and will be ready for the next match in five years....Jo Trogler Reynolds rings handbells and helps with the town gardens and monthly newsletter in Tinmouth, Vt....Jim Wheeler finished his time on the town council but is still living on the Great Sacandaga Lake in Broadalbin, N.Y....Nancy Wickens Taylor enjoyed another summer visit to Monhegan Island with her family.... Bruce Young works with retirees who communicate with Republican congressmen on health insurance, voting rights, climate-change, and environmental matters.

1959 Reunion 2019, June 7–9 class co-secretaries Jack DeGange Mary Ann Houston Hermance class co-presidents Barbara Van Duzer Babin Christian O. Miller Reggie Abbiati Lucas’ many activities include being chair of her condominium association. “I am reminded again and again of the value of Professor Quimby’s debating techniques. Evidence, evidence, evidence!”... Mary-Ellen Crook Gartner ’60 and Pete downsized to a condo in Newry. They remain active in Bethel’s Western Mountains Senior College....As a docent at the Worcester (Mass.) Art Museum, Vicky Daniels Aberhart often presents a program on “Whistler and His Women.” “Doing the research has been fascinating, and it seems to be ongoing. Just one of those attempts to keep brain cells functioning!”...Ross Deacon had a great day of golf with Ralph Posner and Bill Heidel at Ralph’s home course. “Shot my age for the 111th time; golf continues to be a joy. Five months in Wells and seven in Melbourne, Fla., is great fun.”...Fred Drayton is coping with the loss of his wife, Augusta, in 2016 after 53 years of marriage. He has joined his son Arnold and family in south Georgia....Mary Ann Houston Hermance had successful surgery for breast cancer followed by radiation and is doing very well. She enjoyed the trip of a lifetime to Europe with daughter Sue....Jack Keigwin looks forward to the 60th Reunion....Barb Smith McIntosh and Ken are thankful for good health and great family and friends....Chris Miller is busy with volunteer activities in Ridgefield, Conn., belongs to two Exchange Clubs, is in his 24th year as secretary of the Danbury Westerners in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. “I thought I was retired!”...Ronnie Scudder Harrold had a busy spring with Ray’s knee replacement surgery and recuperation. “He came home to his 80-year-old nurse – me! All went well. The grandkids are 5 to almost 17, and keep us young

and busy, as three are local.”...Jay Tanzer had a fairly big role in his Tufts dental class’ 55th reunion. He and Lois plan to be at the 60th at Bates....Cal Wilson published a novel, A Box of Crosses (Wipf and Stock), about a Scottish Presbyterian minister in Albany, N.Y., and the dilemmas he faces. Cal lives in Pittsburgh where he serves as Presbyterian Minister-in-Residence at First Lutheran Church.

1960 Reunion 2020, June 12–14 class secretary Louise Hjelm Davidson class president Dean Skelley

After visiting Bates for the first time in 23 years, Dave Nelson ’60 recommends “lunch at the Bobcat Den, which serves the best fish chowder I ever tasted.” Chris Bird spent two weeks hiking in Iceland. “I had been there in 1972 and saw lots of changes. I never would have predicted that at age 80 I would still be enjoying this type of activity.”... Jane Braman Allen and Bob split time between Venice, Fla., and Cape Cod. He sings in the Venice Chorale and takes classes at the Venice Art Center in clay sculpture. She attended writing classes and did a fair amount of memoir writing about her family but is now taking lessons in digital photography from sister Barbara ’78, an excellent digital artist. They planned a trip to Italy with sister Marty ’67. They see Bates friends Dave Clarkson and Bruce Jensen in Florida, Laurie Trudel Raccagni and Tore ’55 on the Cape, and the women’s luncheon group....Dianne Curtis Simpson still plays tennis, volunteers at church. and sings in the choir. Ray has not been well, but the kids have helped out a lot. “My sister Jane came and stayed with Ray so I could go to Indiana U for my grandson’s recital for his music degree. It was very exciting and I was so proud.”...Rob Davidson works a half day a week on his son-in-law’s farm in Westhampton, Mass. “Reading, writing, playing the dulcimer, and singing in a chorus occupy much of my time, as well as the never-ending tasks involved with keeping up a house.”... George Deuillet works out, takes care of his rental properties, and is the ruling elder at his Presbyterian church for the third time. “Most importantly spending enjoyable time with my beloved wife Liz, three sons, their wives, and six grandchildren.”...Dave Graham was chosen as Co-Citizen of the Year for 2017 by the Skaneateles

(N.Y.) Chamber of Commerce Foundation. He has served on committees for his church, library, town zoning and planning boards, the Skaneateles Festival, coached, refereed, was a Scoutmaster, “and grew a garden big enough to share with friends, neighbors, and the Presbyterian manor,” his citation said....Louise Hjelm Davidson is busy with Presbyterian Women, knitting, gardening, and reading. She and Alan enjoy visits with children and their families....Stephen Hotchkiss still teaches macro and microeconomics and finance, “with business ethics and emotionally intelligent leadership thrown in.” He and Sally enjoy their eight grandchildren, who turn Sally into one very joyous woman. He became president of Quire Cleveland, an exceptional a cappella choral ensemble....Having retired from teaching in 2010, Bill Mees “spent a year doing some traveling but was really somewhat bored, so I grabbed an opportunity to teach at the Groton (Mass.) School where I have spent seven more years in the classroom. Last June, after 57 years of classroom antics and instruction, I retired permanently. There are no plans, although a bit of travel may be in the offing.”... Dave Nelson returned to Bates for the first time in 23 years to survey the campus and the collection of leisure reading magazines at the Ladd Library. He was impressed with the intelligent design of the campus, especially the new buildings surrounding Prexy’s Puddle. “If you plan to visit Bates, don’t pass up the opportunity to eat lunch at the Bobcat Den, which serves the best fish chowder I ever tasted.”...Gail Richards Dow continues to celebrate living just three miles from campus. She swims in the pool three times a week and gets together with Ruth Leahey and Ruth Slovenski. Last year she had a mini-reunion with Judie Demarco and Janet Baker, and keeps in touch with Martha Brown O’Connell....Sarah Rubin Blanshei edited two books: A Companion to Medieval and Renaissance Bologna (Brill, 2018), and Violence and Justice in Bologna: 1250–1700 (Lexington Books, 2018). She also co-wrote or wrote an essay for each volume and gave an invited lecture in Bologna in 2017 at the presentation of the Italian translation of her 2010 volume on Bolognese history. In March, she and her husband moved into Kingsbridge, an independent senior retirement center in Atlanta....Pete Skelley now directs four labs, two in the Houston area, one in Austin, and one in San Antonio. “I am still active in the local watercolor class, not that I have any talent, but it’s a diversion, if not distraction.”... Nancy Stewart Kipperman loves living in Tennessee. She spent a month in NH visiting family and friends. “Think we have the best of both worlds!”...Jerry Zaltman splits time between Maine and Florida. He recently published a book, Unlocked: Keys to Improve Your Thinking. He keeps busy swimming, biking, and with his company Olson Zaltman Associates.

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Bates Magazine, Fall 2018  

The issue's cover story looks at Bates alumni and their cool Antarctic doings. The photo, by Billy Collins ’14, shows an equipment operator...

Bates Magazine, Fall 2018  

The issue's cover story looks at Bates alumni and their cool Antarctic doings. The photo, by Billy Collins ’14, shows an equipment operator...