Milne Alumni December Newsletter
December 15, 2009

by Judy Koblintz Madnick, '61

Dear Milne Alumni and Supporters,

In this issue:

* Faculty Listing 
* Holiday Greeting from Arleen Susser Blackstone, '57
* Class of 1960 50th Reunion
* Class of 1970 40th Reunion
* Sad News


I received an email from Ellen SIEGAL Ossofsky, '52, that provided me with two faculty members' names, Ms.  Florence Raanes (Latin) and Mr. Vincent Popolizio (Art). When I searched for Florence Raanes on the Web, I found a State College News edition that contained information regarding several "new" Milne faculty members, in particular, their educational background. I have added a few links to the Milne Faculty page and would love to find links for other faculty members. But I can't do everything!! Perhaps one or more of you would like to help find links that would allow us to learn more about our Milne supervisors.


When you receive this Christmas 'Card-ey'
We'll be preparing for a Birthday Party.
On January 2, Mom will be among
Those who turn 100 years young!!

We all love to travel, sightsee and such,
Sometimes we're away far too much.
Alabama thrice, Vancouver/Seattle, Santa Fe,
There's still more that we have to say.

We three are members of POWERtalk ITC
Our Conference in Destin by the sea.
Highlight was Ed Hubbard's inspiring speech
"At your lowest depths, upward look and r e a c h!"

Balvens at Eglin for a three day meeting;
A perfect time for reminiscing and eating.
Friendship from Okinawa after many years
Art, Terry & Lyndi began in similar careers.

POWERtalk took us to Vancouver three days;
Met Gerrit then our Alaska cruise got under way.
Startling change of plans, we now think back
To docking in Juneau and Art's heart attack!

We know God was with us every leg of the trip,
Lifelined to Seattle via Juneau from ship.
Bahamas friends prayed us on our way,
Love displayed, more than words can say.

Open heart surgery, hospitalized 13 days, no more;
Nurse escort accompanied us right to our front door.
Rehab and therapy really bringing Art along
God predestined each step - we're where we belong.

Ten weeks later we were off again;
Drive to Biloxi, dinner with friends
Flight to Albuquerque and drive to Santa Fe,
Caracas classmates absent, see them another day.

Art's physical therapy - he's nearing his goal;
At the golf course he hits buckets of balls.
Has played neither nine or eighteen yet,
But he'll do it in 2010, you can bet!

That's a wrap - year Two Thousand and Nine.
Mom will speak to 3rd graders yet another time.
We wish you Blessings and Holidays of mirth.
Celebrate Hanukkah and our Saviour's birth.


The Class of 1960 is currently ramping up for its 50th reunion. Carolyn Lannon is organizing, with help from several other classmates. If any members of the 1960 class see this announcement, please contact Carolyn.


The Class of 1970 is planning a 40th reunion for July 23, 24, and 25. "Stay tuned" for further information. 


Peter Carter, husband of Ann GRAHAM Carter, Class of 1946, passed away on November 21, 2009.

John Hiltz, Class of 1961, passed away on November 26, 2009.

Gary C. Towle, brother of Sharon TOWLE Warejko, passed away on December 7, 2009.

Thanks to all of you for your interest in Milne Alumni activities.

Judy (Koblintz) Madnick, '61

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