Some updates from Dick Paine: “Classmate and friend Jack “Gator” Wainwright died on February 2, 2018, after a fascinating career as a Washington lawyer.
Also Sally (Coxe) Taylor (Bill Taylor’s widow) sadly died after slipping on ice while walking her dog. She was a great support to Bill during his years as a publisher at the Boston Globe. She had worked on Nelson Rockefeller’s staff during his run for president after graduating from Radcliffe.”
And, in late March, we sadly learned of the death of our form director, George Walcott. He was a great friend.
Peter Stearns checks in with this news: “It was an active fall in New York City: Ludmila and Truman Bidwell were getting ready for another ski season, and Albert Francke was looking well while sporting a cane. Cordelia and I had dinner with Carolyn and Stan Rhinehart. They were in N.Y.C. for a week of theaters and museums. The following day, Stan and I had lunch with the Metropolitan Museum’s celebrated docent, Peter Gates. Fred Hoppin was in town visiting his entrepreneurial son and would love to hear from his formmates. And, in December, we caught up with Shelley and Bill Emery and Sarah and Phil Price. Bill looks great after his shoulder operation and Phil, despite his ups and downs healthwise, has maintained his bountiful graciousness and sense of humor. And, in an e-mail, Hugh Magee regrets that his doctor does not encourage him to take extended trips to the U.S. and sends his best to all of us. One final note: Cordelia and I delayed our return from N.Y.C. to Montecito because of the fires, only to be evacuated from our house due to the mudslides in which 21 persons were killed. Since Montecito had no gas, electricity, or water, we were forced to evacuate. For two and a half weeks, we hotel-hopped from the wine country
of Cambria to Pasadena and back to Santa Barbara. Finally, on January 27, we were ‘repopulated’ to our home.”
In comparing nature’s catastrophes, Bob MacLean wrote the following to our main agent: “Nice job catching us up. Glad you escaped a mudslide. We escaped a Harvey flood by nine houses down the road toward a flooding bayou. While it does not look that way, we are on the high point in our subdivision. Four children are in Duluth, Minn., Longmeadow, Mass., Asheville, N.C., and Gretna, La. Thankfully, they do visit here, and we see all of them and six grandkids in summer at our lake home in Canaan, N.H., near Hanover, where Stan Rhinehart and
Carolyn live. About a 1.25-hour drive from Dave Sinkler in Center Sandwich. Sergey Ourusoff comes up to his family compound in New London, N.H., just 40 minutes away. Audrey has a new hip, which made her good as new. In spite of getting Zostervax, I got shingles, and am still dealing with post herpetic neuralgia. I urge everyone to get the shot as it does prevent or lessen the duration. Our small RV gets us up and back to Canaan with stops along the way. I retired in 1994 as commissioner of the Texas Department of Health after 13 years. Before, I was director of the Houston City Health Department. The time was right, and I’d had enough of politics. I served under three governors and two lieutenant governors. That was enough. I enjoyed my career in public health, as preventing disease in millions was a greater challenge to me than a traditional practice.”
From Ross Macdonald: “Been contacting Bob MacLean, jawing away about families and the Houston floods, which our kids were both in. My son, Chisholm, flooded out but as before he will make a large profit by contracting the repairs himself. He is now the number one-ranked bike racer in his division in Texas. Daughter Cameron is a master pilates teacher in Austin and Laura lives in the Virgin Isles. No grandchildren. I started a new business after selling the gym and first micro current spa. Now have a very successful delivery service bringing all kinds of items from the U.S. to Mexico and in partnership with a doctor of psychology and director of new micro current spa. Actually, during winter season, there are eight or nine Paulies here, and a retired teacher, plus another alum comes from Mexico City. All started by Dick George years ago.”
Ted Taws writes: “My son, John ’84, and grandsons (16, Woodberry Forest School and 17 months) are all doing well. I enjoy hearing news from other formmates.”