Greetings Classmates! From 2 feet of new Reno snow! Sure feels like Christmas here. How about you?
Peter Greenberg writes about a gathering in November at the Cornell v
Columbia Football game with Harry Petchesky (59), Phil Oberlander and Ed Goldman with pictures on a sunny day. Twas Thanksgiving there.
Frances Shapiro Ivker who enjoys sleeping late and comes and goes as she pleases. Two days a month
she keeps office hours (GYN) seeing patients with her for years. She has a pacemaker. She has survived
Covid after attending 45th medical reunion. She has 9 grandchildren, 4 finished college, 1 just starting
GW Univ, 3 in Israel, 2 finished with Army, 1 just starting.
She fmishes with "just an appalled news junkie in an all Red State (hers). The intellectual competence of Congress is going to h... in a bucket led upfront by the representatives from Alabama."
Now going North, classmate Cindy Johnson Pratt has "just moved 5 miles from our home on Lake Minnetonka to the lakeside community ofWayzata where we have an independent living apartment. I have had extensive gardens with 150 varieties ofHosta. They have been my passion since 1989, so many are hugely architectural. I have planted and divide every one myself. All three sons love my
hostas and are happy to dig them up now that I am gone. My husband died in 2010 and a lifelong friend of 50 years now joins me. So much shared history, his wife died in 1997. So all this brings me great joy having Ted in my life as well as having all three sons here within 10 mins and all 5 grandchildren to see each other all the time.
I have now designed and hooked 75 rugs. All just one of a kind. It 's like painting with wool. Very creative and satisfying"
From Chapel Hill, NC we hear from Joan Ware Meade ! . having never written
before she says "this is a big catch up. For the past 20 years after retiring from my architectural career, I have pursued my passion as a professional artist, focusing on realistic landscapes. I am especially drawn to water, rocks and trees in their spectacular variety. I work in sculptural acrylics with texture, color and shapes giving a three-dimensional effect. My landscapes and seascapes are inspired by my travels and enhanced by my imagination. I have had many solo exhibitions in galleries and other venues in the Southeastern US and have participated in a number of juried international, national and regional shows on theยท East and West coasts of the US and many other group shows. I served as Artist in Residence at Acadia National Park in Maine for July 2011. My artworks are in public and private collections across the US, in Canada and abroad. You can visit my website at http://www.
My husband of 57 years and I enjoy life in a retirement community in Chapel Hill, NC, with the benefit of an in home art studio. Our recent travel has been mostly visiting coast cities where I have had artworks in juried exhibitions. The most exciting of these was ArtExpo NY, an international show in Manhattan in October of2021. Back home in Chapel Hill we are fortunate to have our two sons living nearby. We gather often to play croquet!"
Nancy Paul McKeever writes "Life is Good, retired 5 years ago from the faculty of Bank Street
College, NYC. Busy hiking which was great social experience during COVID. Glad to be back to traveling. Surprised to be working hard getting out the vote. My first grand-child began college this fall at Tufts University"
The following note was written by Virginia Barrett, the wife of classmate Charles J. Barrett who passed away May 30, 2022. They were married for 62 years.
Classmate Lorenzo George Wilson fmds himself moving into a continuing care community, purchasing
a condominium on the campus. He cites family keeping him busy in retirement.
Robert K. Wrede never imagined raising a tween and a teen, his children Kendlyn (12) and Kendrick
(13) with his wife Ranlyn.
Robert Gambino and wife Kathy check in from New Milford, CT.