Class of '40
In July, Laura Dustan went to Spokane, Wash., to revisit the Intercollegiate
Center for Nursing Education at Washington State University. Laura
was dean of the Center from 1975 through 1982. She continued her
excursion to northern Idaho, toured the shores of Lake Coeur dAlene,
and visited friends north of Sand Point. Betsy Komlines granddaughter,
Jean, a member of a local childrens chorus, was invited to sing
in an International Childrens Choral Festival in London and York,
England. Betsy and Jeans family rented a flat in London, attended
the concerts, and visited Inverness and Edinburgh. Then followed
two weeks with son Chris 75 and family spent in an old stone
barn, converted into an apartment across the road from Blenheim
Palace in Woodstock. They explored the 2,500-acre estate; hiked
in the Cotswolds; visited Oxford, Cambridge, Stratford-on-Avon,
Marlow-on-Thames; and drove through the countryside where wheat
was being harvested. A boat ride on Loch Ness did not reveal "Nessie,"
the legendary monster.
Class of '41
Edith Reich lost her beloved husband, Larry, in 1994. They had
been married for fifty-one years. Larry was an outstanding figure
in city planning and director of urban planning in Chicago and
Baltimore. She wrote, "His loss, both to me and to our daughters,
is immeasurable." F. Willson Dailey, M.D., is retired from active
practice but maintains his interest in medicine. He volunteers
in the pharmacy at the local Air Force base hospital. He wrote,
"I miss Vermont and all it stands for."
Class of '42
Sadly, I report the death of another classmates husband. Barbara
Brewster Howards husband, Allen, died on August 15, 1998. Our
sympathy goes out to the Howard family for their loss.
Class of '44
Robert Sinclair and his wife traveled to the U.K. in May 1998.
It was part genealogical exploration to northern Scotland, the
Orkney Islands, and Northern Ireland.
Class of '49
Lyndol Palin is happily retired in his hometown of Derby, Vt.,
after having lived and worked in Burlington for thirty-five years.
He keeps busy golfing, bowling, and serving on the Derby Town
Planning Commission. Marie Powers Condon had a great reunion last
year with fellow UVMers from Charleston: Bob and Thelma Perkins,
Harry and Bev Barker Wiggins, and David Claypoole. She also enjoyed
elderhostel in Greece with Gardner and Bev Hopwood. Marie makes
her home in sunny Florida.