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Winter 2021-22 Class Notes by Judy Harte


Hopefully, everyone has enjoyed Thanksgiving and all the winter holidays with family and friends, healthy and happy.  Now the omicron variant has appeared.  I wonder “what next?”

Sadly, I report the death of our classmate, Patricia Murphy Magnell, on September 10th. Sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Dr. Rosalind Greenberg Shorenstein, MD, was awarded the 2020 Physician Leadership Award by the Santa Cruz Medical Society for exemplifying the highest standards of the medical profession and for her leadership in organized medicine for the benefit of the County Medical Society, its membership, and the California Medical Association. Roz has been a dedicated member and Past President of that organization and delegate to the California Medical Association for more than 40 years. She and her husband, Dr. Michael Shorenstein, established an internal medicine private practice in 1979.  Also, she has been awarded the Golden Dinosaur award from the CMA Solo and Small Group Practice Forum and the Charlie Parkhurst Award for her outstanding work in the community from the Santa Cruz County Women’s Commission. Also! They have been hosting their younger daughter, son-in-law, and 2- and 4-year-old granddaughters, who left Manhattan last spring. 

Nancy-Ann Card Feren, Nancy Orear Bixby, Jane Plummer Fenn and Lynn Chornyei Thurber participated in Wellesley’s Walktober.  Named “The Three-Quarter Centenarians” with a motto “One foot in front of the other” they came in 88th out of 423 teams.  Lynn reports “Top quartile-not bad for a bunch of 75-year-olds!   The Walktober motivated me to go out and walk everyday!   I would love to know if others from ‘68 participated but I could not figure out anyway to check that.”  Classmates, report back, please.

Nancy-Ann and her husband added to their national park adventures with a camping trip following the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail from Missouri to the Pacific Ocean in August. They spent several days with Lynn Chornyei Thurber and her husband in the Bitterroot Mountains where Lewis and Clark had traveled. They viewed working replicas of the keelboat and pirogues used on the expedition, walked the trail to the location of the village where Sacagawea had lived and toured a reproduction of an earth lodge at the Knife River Indian Villages. Her favorite interpretation center was at Giant Spring State Park in Great Falls, Montana. “It had a life-size diorama showing men portaging a loaded canoe up a hill and around one of the five waterfalls. The men had to spend a month constructing wagons to haul the boats and supplies 18 miles. We visited reproductions of Fort Mandan where the men spent the winter of 1804-05 and Fort Clatsop where they spent the winter of 1805-06. At Cannon Beach we saw a replica of the rock cairn where they boiled salt water and collected 28 gallons of salt for their return trip. It was wonderful to be camping again and we learned so much.” –Nancy-Ann

Take care, classmates and please send me input and notes.  I would really appreciate it.