Class of 1973 Spring 2018 Class Note

Rachel Davenport Dutch

5506 M Street

Sacramento, CA  95819


REUNION October 26-28 at Homecoming


The holidays always bring a few notes from classmates, catching me, and by extension you, up on the exciting things going on in their lives. Linda Murray Murphy sent a nice long email with details of her life. She and Jim (Husson) have retired to Augusta to be near family after living for decades in Blue Hill. She received her master’s in social work from Maine in 1992 and worked for EMMC in the oncology social work department. Jim retired as athletic director from George Stevens Academy, having taught and coached there for many years. Their children and grandchildren are in Maine, Texas, and California. They are traveling and enjoying life. Linda’s roommate, Kathy Poremba Hallett-Moore, also was in touch from her home in Silver Springs, MD. Her children, stepchildren, and grandchildren are all over the world.

Bart and Stephanie Bubar Knight are hard at work restoring Bart’s ancestral home in Limerick. They have three grandsons. Bart has retired and Stephanie teaches in the Falmouth schools and loves what she does. Susan Kessler Chandler sent a note detailing her last 45 years. After teaching in York for six years, she decided to teach internationally, which led to six years teaching in Athens, Greece, and then at the International School in Bangkok for 30 years. She retired three years ago to fulfill her dream of becoming a ski bum, with a home base in South Lake Tahoe, but she still travels extensively. We have word of another honor for Husson’s Gabby Price — Eastern Collegiate Football Conference coach of the year.

Although it seems impossible to me, our 45th Reunion is around the bend in October during Homecoming weekend. To that end, your class officers have been working with the university to pack a weekend with fun and fellowship. We are also hoping to grow the Class of 1973 scholarship fund. You should have received a letter about it. Please consider making a donation to this worthy cause, as we strive to leave a legacy for future generations to raise the steins. Hope that many of us will be able to return in Orono this fall to share the stories of our lives.