Class of 1958 Winter 2024 Class Note

Hope those of you who were able to attend our 65th Reunion had a great time! Transportation back and forth from the inns to the meetings, tours, etc. was a nice touch. Unfortunately, some of the class had to cancel their plans to attend due to various medical problems, according to sources. You were missed. Class vice president Cyn Rockwell Wright did an excellent job of filling in for Prexy Herb Cohen. The Class of 1958 Scholarship Fund, as of August 31, 2023, has a principal balance of $290,123. Thanks to all of you for your contributions.

A very enjoyable evening was spent at Rosemary Wright Fitzgerald’s home on Friday. Good food, good drinks, and good conversation led to a great night.

Jane Quimby Biscoe took a tumble getting off the train in Brunswick after visiting family in Boston and the Cape this summer. Her right wrist took the brunt of the fall and ended up in a cast. All is well now. Sandra Daley Denman’s grandsons (Reed and Cole) took a hike along the Wind River in Wyoming this past July. The boys had a great time and said the Continental Divide area is spectacular.

Bill Blodgett ’68G was aboard the 250th anniversary parade float for Waldoboro’s parade on June 17, 2023. Bill, Sandy Denman, and Jane Biscoe are all members of the Waldoboro Historical Society as their ancestors were very active in shipbuilding in the area during the 1800s until steamships arrived at the turn of the century.

Doris White Smith can be reached these days at 2403 Shea Boulevard, Massapequa, NY, 11758. This is a short distance from where she and Ed raised their family, making it easy to keep in touch with them.

The Maple Hill Inn in Hallowell did its usual excellent job and the attendees at the Ladies Who Lunch on the Fourth Friday in June had a great time getting ready for our 65th.

Asked Julie if she wanted to send something. This is what she had shared with Karen Kemble:

Julie Rand wrote that her husband, David Rand ’58, ‘64G, died last February. He worked on campus. “I only took several courses at UMO,” she notes, “but David spent his whole career there as a student, an assistant football coach, and finally as director of the Student Union. He created a lasting legacy at UMO and is lovingly remembered by both students and faculty.”