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Northfield Mount Hermon Wendy Swanson-Avirgan wsavirgan@aol.com • Henri Rauschenbach henri.rauschenbach@gmail.com www.northfieldmounthermon65.com From Wendy: Nan Waite wrote, “I’ve camped out at Gail Watson Nozik’s house on several occasions over the last year, allowing me to more easily visit my sister in Wellesley. On one of my trips up from Connecticut, I popped a strut as I sped along the Massachusetts Turnpike, yet managed to get to Gail’s home in Sudbury. Gail and Ray helped me, chauffeuring me around, finding a mechanic, and eventually helping me arrange to donate the car to Dana-Farber. Thanks to a rental car, I still managed to attend the Northeast Clown Institute in Plymouth before heading home. I talk with Janetha Benson every few

weeks. I am always impressed that Janetha continues to sing.” Nan thinks her last New York City Thanksgiving Day parade as a clown was in November. “I’ve said the same thing three years running, but always seem to need to go back for one more round.” • Tanya Trinkaus Glass is busy in the art scene in Naples, Fla., with artworks being accepted regularly into local juried art shows. She had a solo show at the local community center late last year, participated in the Annual Southwest Florida Pastel Society Show in February, and was in another show for the local Thursday Outdoor Painting Group. Tanya and husband Denny have pledged funds to the new NMH Gilder Center for Integrative Math and Science Education, naming a science lab after Tanya’s father, J.P. Trinkaus, an embryologist at Yale University for many years. • Rich Scollay volunteers for Habitat for Humanity as well as working with 3-D printers at a local library. He has also works at the local Junior Science Museum. Judy Mintie Scollay loves teaching her sewing classes and keeps up with her own quilting — her latest is a quilt project for her new daughter-in-law. • Upon reading the last issue of NMH Magazine, Alison Marshall Zanetos wrote, “Glad to read so many of us did the Women’s March. I knitted a pussy hat and marched with friends in downtown Los Angeles. Very inspiring! Time to get active! I’m still working full time for Neil Diamond. He just performed his 50th anniversary tour. I’ve been here for 41 of the years. Liz Spear Graham ’64 and I are still in a book club, still walk every weekend; great friends for many years. Dean and I now have four grandkids.” • “One good piece of news from Hurricane Harvey,” said Ellen Lougee Simmons, “is that my latest grandchild was born on August 25, the day the storm hit Texas. She is a dear little girl! That makes five grandchildren: two boys and three girls for me.” • Pam LeClair-Rogers wrote, “Hurricane Irma paid South Florida a visit, and it was my daughter’s first hurricane experience. She hunkered down with her animals in the bathtub and was very impressed by Mother Nature. Some damage to our house structures, but we were very lucky. My mother is in the at-home hospice program now. Everyone who has been the primary caregiver of a loved one knows how intense it is for us to keep her in her home. Brad Fitzgerald called me yesterday; he is such a sweet soul. Have been communicating with Jon Cole, who was getting ready for a three-month trip to New Zealand. Alison Marshall Zanetos and Pam Street Walton ’64 pop in and say hello frequently.” • Barbara

Lanckton Connors traveled to Scotland last summer, staying in Edinburgh for two weeks with several side trips. She found the church where her great-grandparents met and married. Barbara worked part time at Front Range Community College as the tutor coordinator for seven years, and retired in February. She visited Richmond, Va., to meet her newborn granddaughter. • Great to hear from Beverly Lancaster Lindsey that she and husband Charlie are fine and keeping active. • Deb Kiendl McLaughlin is enjoying her retirement. She had a second shoulder replacement last spring and is completely healed, with her range of motion steadily getting better. • Emily Johnson retired at the end of June 2017 from teaching and serving as the school’s reading specialist for 15 years. “Besides my age, one strong incentive to retire was the birth of my first grandchild,” wrote Emily. “Mackenzie Paige is full of charm and energy. My husband and I spend as much time as possible visiting Mackenzie and her parents in New Jersey. At the same time, my 94-year-old mother still lives in the house where I grew up in Wenham, Mass., so I often visit her. In between, I am slowly decompressing and discovering the joys of life without an alarm clock.” • Ilene Fennoy wrote, “Still working as a pediatric endocrinologist in New York City on the faculty at Columbia University Medical Center. Trying to figure out how to raise money for hospital and university-supported community initiatives. Let’s wipe out childhood obesity. Minority communities are in serious trouble and need all the help we can muster.” • Deborah Crockett Rice still lives on the Cape with her Maine coon cat. She went on a great trip to Scotland and Ireland last September. And she’s still working two jobs at 70! • Robin Burroughs went on “a magical tour across Southeast Asia. I loved the people, the lifestyle, the food, and the people’s love of the land. We met simple people, their families, war heroes, schoolchildren, monks, dancers, artists … it was remarkable.” • Elena Berg Zimmerman and husband Franklin enjoyed a trip to Copenhagen in summer 2017. Elena also enjoyed celebrating her 70th birthday with two cousins; all three of them were born within two weeks of each other. • Sally Atwood Hamilton reported, “Mark and I have decided to become snowbirds and spend the deep winter months in Tarpon Springs, Fla. My sister, Carol Atwood-Lyon ’62, lives there in the winter in the same condo complex, and my brother is a mile or so down the road. My son lives in Tampa, only 45 minutes away, and Tarpon is only 10 miles away from where Mark served his last

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