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Alison Whittaker (Rink)
Married 2 I attended Whitman for 2 years, then moved to NJ and graduated from Ridgewood HS. I met my husband, Tom, during college and we were married in 1969. We lived in South Bend, IN while he finished law school at Notre Dame, then various places until we settled in the Cincinnati area, where we now reside. We are blessed to have 2 sons and 2 granddaughters who live in the area. I spent several years teaching HS math, then was a systems analyst for A.T. &T. Since "retiring", I have been active as a community volunteer. I enjoy playing tennis and paddle tennis, reading, gardening, and travel. Life is good! We had a great class and it was very difficult to leave before our senior year. I have reconnected with some classmates through web searches and thanks to this website. Have a great reunion weekend. I will be with you in spirit! 2015-03-24 13:49:18
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Bonnie Wilcoxon (Ward)
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Voluntary Org. Mgt. Exec. Married My life has been a series of "stages". From 65-75 I was married, widowed, college edu. and a teacher. 75-85 moved to Boston and worked in Organizational Mgmt. 85-current, married to a great guy who is retired from USAF. We live one mile from Microsoft's campus in Redmond WA and 3 miles from Costco's orignial corp. office in Kirkland. I never had children but my husband Dale had 4 children with his deceased wife and we now have 9 grandchildren. I spend a great many hours volunteering. 2015-03-27 20:54:57
My latest “hobby” is genealogy. “Digging up the dead and annoying the living”
This interest started when I became membership chair for a lineage society and has continued.  My greatest thrill is working with DNA and adopted people searching for their missing links.
 
The only thing I can think of that is rather unique to me is this: “The Gold Star Wives pin was created on August 1, 1947 by an Act of Congress”
I received one when my husband David Walsh was killed in Vietnam. What’s unique is my birthday is August 1, 1947. What an omen!
 
I am looking forward to attending the reunion!
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Kathleen Wilson
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Married I graduated from the University of New Hampshire, and since then have lived in DC, Maryland, Alaska, and now Virginia. I love spending time on a quiet lake in Maine. Locally, I enjoy reading, cooking, birding, weekend getaways, time with nearby friends and family, and the simple pleasures of everyday life. I worked a bunch of years in logistics management for nonprofits and NASA, and am wrapping up my career as finance and budget director at a Congressional commission reporting on economic, trade, military and security issues between the US and China. My mom always said that I should get a job with the government, so I finally did. I married my long-time partner in California in 2008. We never anticipated that, in our lifetime, we would be able to marry in Virginia and/or be considered married by the Federal government: thank you, U.S. Supreme Court. Who would have imagined it, back in 1965. I remember the dome, my really smart classmates, Mr. Bryson’s history class, a very special English teacher, Mrs. Ehmann, who took our class to sit on the grassy hill outside the school, playing field hockey and basketball, and driving my friends to school in my grandmother’s ’56 Pontiac senior year. And of course, as we all do, I remember the day JFK was assassinated. 2015-02-26 10:27:52
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Jeremy Winick
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retired physicist Married 2 2015-03-28 18:55:21
Since graduation:
Attended University of Rochester, B.S. Chemistry, 1969. Graduate School Harvard University, (Ph.D. Chemical Physics, 1976) Married Robyn Davis, 1973. Moved to Boulder, Colorado 1974 as my thesis advisor took a job there. Children: Alyssa born 1976. Jared born 1980. Post Doctoral Jobs at University of Colorado, and NOAA Aeronomy Lab, as I transitioned to atmospheric physics and chemistry work. 1982-2010 Research Physicist at Air Force Geophysics Laboratory, which changed names during my tenure (Phillips Laboratory, then Air Force Research Lab). November 2010 - retired and moved to Westminster Colorado as daughter and grandchildren live in Broomfield, and my son in Denver. 3 grandchildren and a fourth due just about the reunion time. My wife and I have always enjoyed the outdoors - hiking and cross country skiing in New England and later taking up kayaking on the lovely slow rivers west of Boston. Cross country skiing is much more difficult at 9000 feet in Colorado than in New England, so we do more snow shoeing here.

Memories of Whitman:
I remember the brilliant friends at Whitman that prepared me for life in physical sciences. I was definitely socially shy and reluctant to share my true feelings with any but my closest friends then, but you will notice that is no longer the case. I do remember the social upheaval of the 1960s which was accelerating during our High School days, but always thought that the school surely didn't encourage such discussion. I remember being present at Martin Luther King's March on Washington (August 28, 1963) and his "I Have a Dream" speech. The horror of Kennedy's assassination announced as we were in Mrs. Diamond's Chemistry Class. I went to the University of Rochester and studied chemistry and enjoyed the snowy winters. Worked hard enough to get accepted at Harvard for graduate school and then was lucky enough (draft number 36 in the lottery) to get a physical deferment because of a broken bone in my wrist suffered playing basketball my senior year in college. I re-met Robyn Davis in 1971 while a graduate student at Harvard. She had actually been a classmate of mine in a private elementary school in Alexandria, Virginia, and another classmate from there was in Law School at Harvard and mentioned that she was in Boston. That was surely the most fortuitous and happy event of my life. Working as a civilian scientist for the Air Force was an interesting career. I was fortunate enough to work mostly on basic research and got involved in many interesting evolving areas. The Lab at Hanscom AFB in Bedford MA. was unusual for a Defense Laboratory, associated quite tightly with the many academic institutions in the Boston area. The civilian workforce was not the usual "military" type and quite free-thinkers. Thus the Air Force often tried to move the Lab to Kirtland AFB in New Mexico. Senator Ted Kennedy was able to thwart those efforts until the late 2000s. I retired less than a year before the last of the Hanscom contingent was moved.
     
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Pamela Woodson (Brown)
Retired Married 7 2014-11-08 20:19:56
After retiring in 2009 as a Healthcare Analyst, my husband and I have been traveling in our RV across the country and around Virginia.  We have a son in Phoenix so that is our favorite destination!  We sold our home outside of Richmond Virginia and settled into condo life with no outside chores.  We are on a 6000 acre reservoir and enjoy just walking along the shore with our dog Bailey a 6 pound Brussels Griffon who is definitely a momma's dog and thinks she is a big dog's worst nightmare.  Hope we can make the reunion and catch up with everyone on the past 50 years.
Pam and Collin Brown
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Joan Wright (Cross)
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Realtor 2015-03-28 18:57:06
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For starters I was homesick when I left DC and my WWHS friends to attend Rollins College...back in the day that you couldn't call home every day or even every week, or fly home whenever we wanted.... snail mail was the only communication and it was tough to keep up. It didn't take long to adjust to the sand in my shoes, the sun in my face and water everywhere. I remember how awesome it was to wear shorts and shifts to school and everywhere else for that matter. We had grove parties instead of beer parties and cocktail parties. I received a BA and MBA from Rollins in WP Florida and have been here ever since. After 5 years in school here, I was in love with the climate, the lakes and the beaches and not interested in traffic or winter, though we have plenty of traffic here now. I worked for many years in marketing and technical support at IBM and many more in real estate, where I am currently active. I have been married 37 years and have 2 daughters, one in Southern California and the other in Tampa. I work, play, travel, do lots of volunteer work, and spend as much time with family and friends as possible. Small world that it is, guess who else lives in Central Florida? What were the odds about 37 years ago that I would run into Guy Clifton when I was calling on a customer (when I didn't even know he was in Florida) or that 3 years ago I would run into Pam Kemper at a church function. The Clifton and Cross families have been close friends forever and raised our daughters together. Sandy Kuzmuk is also nearby... Who else might there be? Y'all come on down when it gets too cold and gray for you. Next reunion should be a class cruise or a gathering in Florida.
 
Memories of Whitman:
I have fabulous memories of my high school years at Walt Whitman and loved growing up in Bethesda/DC. What fun we had at sporting events and teen dances, climbing the rocks at Great Falls, canoeing down the Potomac to the bandshell to hear the Navy band, Georgetown, Zebra Room and Zephr, the Tombs...senior skip day, Ocean City, MD in the summers and after graduation. We were very blessed and didn't know it with fabulous teachers (math and French were my favorites) and a great student body. My favorite prank memory -- I will never forget the tires down the flagpole and hung on window shades...what a hoot!
 
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