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Bobbie Stout Goforth ’52 has traded views of the Mississippi River

1940-1941 Class Correspondent: Megan Clayton Knox College, Box K-210, 2 East South Street, Galesburg, IL 61401, 309-341-7476, pclayton@knox.edu

1942 We are Knox. You are, too. If you attended Knox for one year, two years, or graduated with honors, you are a Knox alumnus/a. You are the best reflection of Knox College and the education it provides. So, keep us informed. Tell us what you’ve been up to, if you’ve been promoted or honored, or simply say hello. Here’s how: • Contact your Class Correspondent; • If you don’t have a correspondent, e-mail, call, or “snail mail” us directly (see below); • Or have other media sources send us press releases, articles, and publicity. Please send information about births, marriages, and deaths directly to: Alumni Records Knox College, Box K-230 Galesburg, IL 61401-4999 Email: records@knox.edu Send all other updates, correspondence, or questions to: Pam Chozen Class Notes Editor, Knox Magazine Knox College, Box K-233 Galesburg, IL 61401-4999 Email: pachozen@knox.edu Please note that Class Notes may be edited for space and in accordance with the Knox Style Guide.

Of the 13 members of the Class of 1942, only Rosemary Creighton Swise was able to attend Commencement 2017 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of her graduation from Knox College. Special front-row seating was arranged for her and for her family, who also joined the celebration. Two sons, two granddaughters, and a grandson-in-law came with her that day. Rosemary was recognized during the ceremony and presented with a lovely bouquet of flowers by a Tri Delta sister. Rosemary would be quick to say that she hasn’t done anything special, but we think that celebrating 75 years since graduating from Knox is very special! Class Correspondent: Megan Clayton Knox College, Box K-210, 2 East South Street, Galesburg, IL 61401, 309-341-7476, pclayton@knox.edu

1943 Burl George says he doesn’t have much news, though he continues to stay active. He and classmate Art “Jack” Holst talk often and have solved all the world’s problems between them. Burl mentioned that he was specially invited to an airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, this summer because he was a WWII bomber pilot. Maybe he will give us a report in the next issue. Class Correspondent: Megan Clayton Knox College, Box K-210, 2 East South Street, Galesburg, IL 61401, 309-341-7476, pclayton@knox.edu

1944 Barbara Lemke says that her only news is that, at 94, she has given up driving. Fortunately, she has church friends who take her to appointments and some great caregivers who help during the daytime. She doesn’t travel anymore, so we won’t see her at Homecoming or Commencement. She does send her very best regards to all her classmates of 1944. Class Correspondent: Megan Clayton Knox College, Box K-210, 2 East South Street, Galesburg, IL 61401, 309-341-7476, pclayton@knox.edu

1945 Class Correspondent: Megan Clayton Knox College, Box K-210, 2 East South Street, Galesburg, IL 61401, 309-341-7476, pclayton@knox.edu

1946 Pontiac, Illinois, is still home for Jeanne Turck Harris, and she believes she is the last in her group of Siwasher friends in the area. She continues to be active—playing bridge and exercising

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her mind with crossword and cryptograph puzzles. She wishes all her ’46 classmates happiness and good health. Class Correspondent: Megan Clayton Knox College, Box K-210, 2 East South Street, Galesburg, IL 61401, 309-341-7476, pclayton@knox.edu

1947 Class Correspondent: Megan Clayton Knox College, Box K-210, 2 East South Street, Galesburg, IL 61401, 309-341-7476, pclayton@knox.edu

1948 Elizabeth Harler Van Steenwyk writes, “I’ve had a long tour of problems, including an accident at the winery, falling on my head and having to spend time recovering in two different hospitals, the last one in a residence apartment where I live and can leave to visit friends and relatives occasionally. At the same time, my house had to undergo some serious repair work, so I can’t go home yet. It was nice to see Teresa Amott when she toured this part of California last spring. We had a great time, laughing and talking most of one morning here, and she sent me a spectacular book about about Galesburg. In return, I gave her my latest published book, How Kate Warne Saved Abraham Lincoln. It won a major literary award from the American Book Award Association the previous year. There’s more about it in last spring’s Knox Magazine. Thanks Knox, for the wonderful publicity in your school magazine.” ❯ Harry Babbitt writes, “Luis and I are spending several months in Medellín while it is winter in Buenos Aires. We have a three bed-room apartment on the 24th floor with a nice view of the mountains and part of the city. It is an amazing city. I celebrated my 90th birthday on March 2. When I go out, I have to use a walker. We are a five-minute walk from a MEGA MALL (12 stories with more than 300 stores). We often ‘dine’ at KFC, where they have a complete meal for a little over $3. Luis takes good care of me. I’ll probably never be back in the States; however, I am very lucky to be looked after and live in some of the most beautiful cities in Latin America— probably about the only region safe from terrorism these days.” ❯ Jim Moser reports, “At my age there is more to think about from the past than in the future. Ruthie and I traveled a lot, mainly in Europe, and I always wrote long and detailed notes, including important things like the food we had. Along with the many pictures for which Kodak provided unlimited film, those notes have provided me with comforting memories, and, on occasion, my memory still helps me add to them. In addition, because my forebears left many letters and notes and one wrote an autobiography, I self-published a modest-sized one for my family. Also I continue to work with fellow Kodak retirees to recall and document our activities in the now declassified programs of covert Cold War overhead reconnaissance. Two or three days a week at RIT’s Osher Lifelong Learning

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