Class of 1952 Summer 2020 Class Note

Al Cole

Al Pease

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We were delighted to hear from Ray Feasey:
“Sue and I celebrated our 60th anniversary in September, 2019. We have been living at Cloverwood Senior Living for a year after downsizing from a patio home just a couple of miles away. We continue to work with our local U of Maine alumni group in putting on an annual lobster picnic. We remain in pretty good health for our age (I turned 90 last November and Sue had an 86th birthday in March). Like so many other places we are pretty much in a lockdown mode at the moment with all activities cancelled. However, we are still able to get out to the grocery store and medical locations. We have a daughter locally, who is a nurse and is getting a master’s at the age of 53. Our son and daughter-in-law recently bought a 1784 house in Shelbourne Falls, MA, and our other daughter has a landscaping business in Red Hook, NY. We have three granddaughters. Claire is a senior at Hofstra with a major in publishing. Lyra is a first-year student at the Savannah School of Art and Design. Our youngest is a senior in high school in Rhinebeck, NY. “I’m afraid we are a bit too old to be able to travel to Maine, unfortunately, but we do get Yankee and Down East to keep informed. For several years I went to the Woodenboat School in Brooklin, ME, and have built a few small wooden boats. I have given all my boatbuilding equipment to the Finger Lakes Boating Museum, which is located south of Hammondsport, NY, in the Finger Lakes region.”

During the most recent academic year, our Class of ’52 scholarship was awarded to Courtney Reddish, a junior. Courtney is the great-granddaughter of Ruby Bryant Higgins. As of January 31, 2020, the principal of the class scholarship was $152,941.76. The market value as of January 31 was $165,126.15.

That is all the news for this issue.