52 Sherwood Trail
Sewanee, TN 37375-2166
Eugenia Dickey Caldwell retired on 8/1, imagine that. She and Peter are going back to Peru for another birding expedition, this time to the Rio Tambopata in SE Peru near Bolivia, to see the largest known clay macaw and parrot lick, or ccollpa. She expects almost as many parrots and macaws as mosquitoes. They’ll stop in Cusco on the way home to sightsee. Her new email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alice Virginia Dodd sends greetings but no news.
Sally McCrady Hubbard barely managed to hike 160 mi. with bronchitis from the west to the east coast of England on the Wainwright Trail with her stepdaughter and 2 friends in Aug. A once-in-a-lifetime, humbling event—beautiful, otherworldly, a total distraction from usual concerns. Happy 70th birthday to us all this year!
Gabrielle Fraser Hale is celebrating the Year of the Puppy and the Novel. She has a yellow Lab puppy. Her husband (92) continues to write his column for the Houston Chronicle and run his blog. Her 1st grandchild turned 1 in Sept. Gabrielle writes stories and is working on a 2nd draft of a novel about World War II.
Mary K. Lee McDonald continues to sell real estate, travel and enjoy her 2 grandchildren, but husband John has MDS and hydrocephalus. He is doing much better. All are invited to visit them in Glen Allen, VA.
Susan Strong McDonald started a company called Singing Flower Studio to make botanical soaps and lotions and sell her botanical prints (www.singingflowersstudio.com). She markets in northern WI in summer and Jacksonville, FL, in winter. In summer she tends her garden and fruit trees and paints in watercolor; in winter she paints in oil and encaustic. Her oldest grandchild will be a sophomore at Beloit.
Laura Haskell Phinizy gathered with all the children and grandchildren for a week at Kanuga, where the family has convened in Aug. since 1973. Harriet Houston Shaffer ’64 and Margaret Street Wilson ’64 joined them with their families. Real estate pokes along with technology exploding with possibilities for agents and buyers; it is exciting and trying.
Milbrey Sebring Raney wants to get in touch with Sally Wright Hyde, since she ran into friends of hers at a family wedding on Orcas Island.
Magda Salvesen is teaching a seminar course at NYU in 18th-century British gardens and landscape. She also lectures on landscape designer William Kent to tie in with an exhibition at Bard Graduate Center, “William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain.”
Sally Rasco Thomas’s son Bill’s band, the Styletones, was heard by more than 100 million people in the Super Bowl commercial; the milk ad with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. She looks forward to travel and time with friends in well-earned retirement.