This page was inspired by an electronic newsletter that Susan Curran 72 sends out every three months to her classmates in the seventies. It's a great way to find out what has been happening to your friends. With her permission, we have adapted her wonderful concept on this page.
Let us know what is happening in your life. Do you have an animal tale, a wedding, a new grandchild or something to brag about that you would like to share? That's part of the fun. Come on, be creative!! Share your life with us. Contact us today.
• Taxi To The Dark Side won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. This documentary is about prisoners that have died in suspicious circumstances in U.S. custody during the war on terror. John Galligan 67, Istanbul, was involved in the court-martial at Fort Bliss, United States v. Willie Brand. He has two cameo spots in the beginning and end of the film.
This film premiered on HBO on September 29, 2008.
• Martene (Ponder) Stansbery 62, Lucille (Ponder) Hess 66, and Paullin (Ponder) Judin and their families will walk to raise funds for Alzheimer's on October 18, 2008 at Chastain Park. They walk as "Paul's Flight Crew". Donations can be made at 2008 Atlanta/Chastain Memory Walk. If you would like to support the Ponder Family in this pursuit, enter the name "Martene Stansbery" where it says "Sponsor a Participant".
• Marti Hill (Bledsoe) 68 has an art show on November 8, 2008 in Marble Falls, Texas at the JSpace Gallery. She is also showing at the Shy Rabbit Contemporary Gallery in Pagosa Spring, CO. Find out more about Marti in our Brat Booty section.
Janis Lieberman 68 won an audition for Principal French horn with the Israel Chamber Orchestra and has moved to Tel Aviv for a year.
“I came to Israel at the end of August to attend my niece Tallie's wedding (Sandy's daughter). Before I flew over I called some of my old music buds from my former experience in Israel in the early 90's. I told them I was coming for a visit and they said there was an audition and I should bring my horn...and so I did!”
Weddings & Anniversaries
Meg Baughman 69 was married to Jim McCartney on October 6, 2007. This is Meg's first marriage. She attended school in Ankara her Sophomore and half of her Junior year.
Jim and Meg knew each other their senior year in High School in Morgantown, WV. They had not seen each other since they graduated, but were reintroduced in August 2005.
Ankara classmate Wendy Snyder 69 attended the wedding and helped with preparations.
Marti Hill 68 and her husband, Al Bledsoe, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on September 25th. They were married in Ankara in Genclik Park. The civil ceremony was performed in the court house ... all in Turkish.
Al's best man was the Turkish interpreter from his office. Al was an airman. Bob Wylie, a friend of the the family, stood in as Marti's maid of honor, as only a man would do as a witness!
Carlie, daughter of Janice Hengar 75 and husband Mike, is a freshman at Clemson University. Carlie is majoring in Engineering. Carlie's father and maternal grandfather attended Clemson. A family tradition continues.