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First, sad news of the passing of three good friends: Geraldine “Jerry” White, Elizabeth “Betty” Bennett Ferguson, and Sarah Armstrong Worman Gregg. Our thoughts are with their families.
The Class of 1948 sends little newssince Bette Worsham Dunford stepped down as class agent, Lois Saunier Hornsby wrote, but the class still loves Mary Washington, and their alma mater continues to make them proud. The summer UMW Magazine’s news of the amphitheater restoration brought Lois thoughts of Devil-Goat events welcoming freshmen each year and gratitude that the school is working to restore some of the beautiful places on “old campus.”
Lois sent photos from Reunion Weekend 2008, including one of her with Glenna Graves Shiflett, Muriel Harmon Lake, Jane McCullough Smallwood, and Miriam “Whickey” Whitley Knight at Carlton, the historic Fredericksburg-area home of Glenna’s late parents, Professor Boyd and Mrs. Ruth Graves. Justin Edwards Borland, still a delight telling The Night Before Christmas, moved to Williamsburg with family, Lois said. She reported that Eveline “Bunny” Johnson Wood is in Lynchburg and Carol Byrd Williamson is still in Charlottesville. Lois recently saw Helen Compton Newman in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Ann Gregg Woods at Richmond Woman’s Club.
Lois said she and her classmates talk of having a Mary Washington reunion, and the alumni office has offered to help. Please give her a call with ideas, she said, and “it just might happen. Our friends and days in those years are worth the good thought.”
Jane Smallwood returned in June from a cold, rainy Scandinavian cruise, visiting Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; Visby, Sweden; and St. Petersburg, Russia, where she and daughter Ann saw Swan Lake. They saw 12 hours of sunshine in 12 days, but so far north, night was only five hours long.