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Nancy McDonald Legat

Barbara Barry of Marlborough, Mass., has grown daughters Pamela, a computer games graphic designer, and Elisa, a speech therapist. Each is married and has a child, Samara Mae and Jaxon Kai. Barbara, a software engineering manager for Raytheon Company, loves literature, especially fiction. She’s an avid gardener and is active with her condominium association.

Rebecca Linda Raymond Ellison retired in 2001 after 35 years as a newspaper reporter and editor. She began at The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, got a master’s in journalism from Columbia University, and went to Louisville, Ky., as a reporter for the old Louisville Times. When the Times folded, she moved to The Courier-Journal, where she was an editor and was public editor (ombudsman) when she retired. She and Bill Ellison, a retired Courier- Journal editor, have been married 28 years. Daughter Susan Ellison is pursuing a Ph.D. in anthropology at Brown University. Since Linda retired, she’s done what she intended to do when she was at Mary Washington – teach. An adjunct at Bellarmine University, she teaches about writing and the First Amendment, and she and her husband do some writing together.

Nancy Legat, who writes and gardens, and husband Dan of Lexington, S.C., are retired and active in their church. They have seven grandchildren and five “granddogs.” They were expecting their first great-grandchild in May.