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Jane then moved to the capital city of Dushanbe for the remaining 22 months, living in a rented a house within a walled family compound on the edge of the city centre, where she slowly insinuated myself into Tajik family life. This travelogue is a series of vignettes describing life in this corner of the former Soviet Union, written originally for a community newspaper based in Eastern Ontario, Canada — The Winchester Press. It is over five years since Jane completed her assignment in Tajikistan, and while many things have changed, many others remain the same.

On the surface the economy in Dushanbe looks richer in , but the reality of life for the poor is little better than it was in and many of the observations here will ring true with travelers and development workers in Central Asia today. Get A Copy. Kindle Edition , 27 pages. More Details Tom Vosteen is also celebrating a 50th—50 years of teaching French at Midwest colleges.

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For a while Tom led kind of a double life. After college he spent 25 years working intermittently as a French-English interpreter under contract with the U.

mamentefilde.tk Department of State, accompanying French-speaking official guests of the international visitor program of the State Department and interpreting for them in their official meetings and unofficially in everyday situations. At the same time Tom taught French at a number of schools—the universities of Iowa and South Dakota and Wartburg, Grinnell and Cornell college—until he finished his Ph.

Take a quick look back to to what certainly must be considered a once-in-a-lifetime class mini-reunion. Our sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Dr. Walter Harrison , a revered pediatrician in Lynn, Massachusetts, for 35 years, who passed away December 9, Bob lent Linda his rain coat and gloves and, well, the rest is history. It was during one of those trips back east that Bob participated in class Homecoming activities on the October weekend highlighted by that historic point comeback win over Yale.

Our award-winning class webmaster, Ben Day , and wife Sharon welcomed their first grandchild, Jason Benjamin, on August It can be found at pinetreewatch. Bill Ramos is still engaged in his Las Vegas ob-gyn practice, although down to every other week, and still flies his Cessna , with support from ace mechanic Mike Busch.

It is with sadness that we report on the recent passing of three classmates— George Bond, Bill Roberts and Rick Worland. We extend our deepest sympathies to their family and friends. Obituaries can be found on the class website and the online alumni magazine. Navy and, later, in his hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts. Now retired in Florida, Blair taught philosophy, created a computer simulation called Choices about the harm of immoral behavior and founded the college success course in his 40 years at MCC.

Oh, yes, he also chaired the fine arts department. Distinguished indeed. Jay spent nearly 40 years in the industrial chemical business, most notably as chairman and president of HallStar.

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Andrea, a fine artist, has a website worth a visit at andreavincent. Terry Ruggles fondly recalls proposing to Vanna in the basement of Alpha Delta. She accepted. The couple celebrated their 50th anniversary on September 2 and greatly enjoy their six grandchildren, ranging in age from 10 to Terry and Vanna, who suffered and thankfully recovered from a stroke about two and a half years ago, started a stroke support group at the local hospital and participate actively.

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We know Chuck Sherman has been Mr. Everything for the class for the better part of 20 years. The hammock will have to wait. More than classmates and 60 spouses and partners came together in two dozen informal mini-reunions from Maine to Hawaii. Beyond 66th Night there was the sixth annual golf mini-reunion in Palm Desert, California, in February. Tim turned right around and hosted the ski mini-reunion in mid-March at Winter Park, Colorado, with Steve Coles, Joff Keane and Peter Tuxen reveling in the sunny skies, degree temperatures, evergreen-lined trails and magnificent sunsets.

According to the Census Bureau about 6 percent of married couples make it to their 50th anniversaries. Let us know, please. Jeannette and Tripp Miller will be toasting their 50th in December. Medical Center in They live on Carnegie Hill in Manhattan and are avid collectors of rugs and textiles and active and longtime members of the Hajji Baba Club, which features monthly lectures by very prominent scholars and curators in the field.

It is with great sadness that we report the recent passing of three classmates: Bill Jevne , proud Marine, Vietnam War vet and teacher; George Robertson , financial analyst and decorated marksman; and Robin Williams , a dedicated and innovative middle school teacher for 35 years. Our sympathies to family and friends. More fulsome obituaries can be found online at dartmouthalumnimagazine. What keeps Bob and wife Grace so spry? It could be keeping up with year-old son Nathaniel. DPK is dedicated to improving the rule of law and justice system management in far-flung locations with new projects underway in El Salvador, Myanmar, Afghanistan and Iraq.

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In the fall of Jane Cooper took a job with an international non-government organization in Tajikistan. She spent the first two months working in the Pamir. Jan 27, In the fall of Jane Cooper took a job with an international non-government organization in Tajikistan. She spent the first two months.

Gene Nattie will be retiring after 42 years as a faculty member at the Geisel School of Medicine. To put that into perspective, in Gene taught the year one cardiovascular and respiratory physiology course at what was then the Dartmouth Medical School. Peter Prichard seconds the motion. He and wife Ann get to see his six frequently during the summer in Massachusetts. Peter is retired, but still pretty busy, serving on the boards of the fabulous Newseum and Freedom Forum.

Peter also now finds more time for painting. Check her charming work out at SherriPaul. It was a first. In fact, two firsts. Highlights of the February weekend in the wilderness were skis, snowshoes and meals, mostly cooked by Dan Nelson, director of outdoor programs, who organized the event. Larry Goss , who earned his M. James Lenfestey has made the transition from business to the arts, and made it very well.

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Phil Wade , and played tennis with Ted Thompson , Hanover resident and regular volunteer and competitor at the fine Boss Tennis Center. Jim also had a chance to lunch with Peter Bien, legendary emeritus professor of English and comparative literature.

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Jim was inspired to contact Professor Bien because of the class questionnaire, which inquired about favorite professors. Because Jim met Susan Williams when she was visiting campus on a blind date from Skidmore College in and they married in September , three months after graduation. Sadly, the flags across campus waved at half-mast and Rollins Chapel was filled with family, friends and colleagues, including at least 14 class members, as the College paid tribute to Dick Birnie , professor emeritus of geology, at a memorial service last November You may, too.

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No small feat. So, not surprisingly, an increasing number of classmates have chosen to make the Hanover area their permanent home, and have made quite an impact. In addition to his many key roles with the class the last five as outstanding president , Al served on the board of trustees of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and is now on the board of a small, local affiliate, Mount Ascutney Hospital, in Windsor, Vermont.

Paul Klee left the world of documentary filmmaking at the United Nations and moved to Lyme, New Hampshire, some years ago. Most rewarding is his interviewing older Lyme residents for an oral history book project.

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