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Anne Summervold LeDoux

The clock is ticking and we are getting very close to our 50th Class Reunion!  I can’t believe that it will be here in just over one year.  I urge you to come if you are possibly able as it would be great to see each other and to see all of the changes that have been made on campus.  It is amazing what has been done to enhance the looks of our “MWC”!  Our class voted at our last reunion to designate our class gift to benefit the mental health center on campus.   As of this date we have still not met our goal and every donation would be greatly appreciated.

There was not too much news reported to me for this edition.  I think Christmas kind of gets to be a little frantic for many of us and too many people have stopped sending Christmas cards.  However, you can email me anytime with your news!

Donna Accettullo DeNyse is expecting her fourth granddaughter in NY this spring.  Barbara Forgione Tansey is doing well and enjoyed the Outer Banks of NC with her daughter and grandson.  They visited the Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Cape Hatteras.  Lee Howland Hogan has been traveling quite a bit during this last year.  She and Ed visited the Peruvian Amazon and Patagonia and then took a Mediterranean cruise with the family to celebrate their 30th anniversary.     Susan Duffey DiMaina’s daughter graduated from Johns Hopkins Nursing School with her MSN degree and she is presently working in the Cardiac Care unit at INOVA Fairfax Hospital.  Susie’s husband John’s retirement from the International Monetary Fund made it possible for them to have an unparalleled travel experience. They have rented a flat in Florence, Italy for a year and, as of the end of 2018, are only halfway through this excellent adventure. Last June they started out in Greece (Athens and Santorini) then went on to Rome, Positano, and Florence. The art, history, food and people are exceptional in Florence and its central location has made travel to other places in Italy and other European countries quite easy.  Susie is keeping a blog (lots of pictures, not too much writing!) if anyone is interested in their adventure.  In Oct. I took a river cruise from Nice to Paris and enjoyed the wonderful weather and sights.  John and I are planning to move in June to an over 55 community just across the river in Stafford. It is tough to move after living in a house for 39 years!