“I have just reached my 87th birthday and am still going strong. They hope to visit their children in Washington, Virginia and New York this summer. Thomas, still splitting time between Naples, Florida, and Winnetka, Illinois, experienced an impromptu mini-reunion before a round of golf at Hole-in-the-Wall Country Club in early March: “While waiting for my guest, Scott A. “I’m not going gentle into that good night.” Philip H. Polk II is overcoming anemia, kidney failure and dehydration and now returning to good health with the goal of resuming competitive tennis. “Kenyon College administration and faculty repeatedly emphasized that a good liberal education would serve you well during retirement years. Graham “blew an Achilles tendon while cavorting with my grandchildren” last summer, he writes, but his work with his wife, Karen, helping refugees assimilate to the Buffalo, New York, community continues.
Of course there are a few bumps in the road, but I am succeeding to surpass these. Pitney made the most of his 2017 weekends away from Philly to Greenwich: “We see my late brother Peyt’s girls quite often; they hail from Gettysburg and San Francisco. Rhodes Sr., Silver Spring, Maryland, welcomed John L. With their spouses they enjoyed several plays at the Mertz Theater and supper with Nancy Leach, widow of Lewis C. “Thus far, these golden years are not as uplifting as advertised,” Charlie writes. Thirty-one years after retiring from active medical practice, I can affirm Kenyon’s promise. “These wonderful people who arrived from camps in Thailand to which they escaped from Burma face an overwhelming array of complexities with paperwork, dietary adjustment and translation.” He and Ann will take their classic Cape Dory 25 out for day sailing on Lake Erie, and Andy just completed 30 years of main sheet trimming as a crew member on a Pearson Flyer in the Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club weekly races. Neuman has now lived over six months in Blue Hill, Maine, thoroughly enjoying life among new friends at his independent living community there.
(Which is the new 77.) This fall — while on a yearlong leave of absence — I taught at Semester at Sea, my third voyage on the floating university.
Then, after a month in Hawaii, I returned to Gambier, where I read and write and plan travels: Berlin in May, Austria in July.
He felt a compelling obligation to make our society better.
Now more than ever, I propose we continue that work.” Col. Alford and his wife, Judy, celebrated their Golden Anniversary with a trip to east Africa, where their daughter, Karen, is a nurse practitioner in the refugee settlements of Uganda.
Next up: 53rd wedding anniversary, two high-school graduations, a granddaughter wedding, all 27 of his clan for Christmas — and northern India next January. Rubin, Mill Valley, California, muses: “Maybe it’s the California water and sunshine — or plain curiosity about how we will get through these curious times — that keeps us reluctant seniors active.“Over 2 million refugees from six neighboring countries are in Uganda, with about 1,000 more arriving per day,” Les describes.Following their visit, Les and Judy went on safari in Tanzania and Kenya, a highlight of which was a celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary in a traditional Maasai ceremony. Mayer, Millsboro, Delaware, writes: “The only thing that would keep me away from our 55th reunion is the need to celebrate Jane’s 75th birthday on April 12.We have not missed being together on each of our birthdays for 55 years! You all know that.” Neal still practices law and makes business and pleasure trips, this year including a planned Venice-to-Rome cruise in August for their 55th anniversary.I hope you all had a terrific visit and that we will all get together at the next one. Although his four oldest grandchildren did not choose Kenyon, the next in line, a high-school junior, visited campus with his mother, Amy Mayer ’92, so Neal still has hope. Woods received a lifetime achievement award from the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition.