Class of '62
May 2000

Dear ’62 Classmates,

Thirty-eight years ago…How can that be? Time puts me in a flabbergasted state. Thanks to many classmates who are helping write this letter. I do love to hear from each of you, and it is wonderful for everyone to read other’s thoughts, news and biographical reviews. Please keep your words coming in any way you can and as often as possible.

Thirty-nine years ago, Maggie Swenson Miller, Jan Helgeson Olson and I traveled throughout Europe together with the BEST tour from Gustavus. We had a marvelous time cementing a friendship that time can’t diminish. When Maggie told us she had terminal cancer, I started my grieving process. Her faithful friendliness and humor could seldom be matched, and all those exciting and many hilarious experiences we shared together cannot be forgotten. There is a close attachment to our friends of youth, and it is difficult to come to the realization that time takes its toll on all of us. Best of all from college years are those friendships that can be renewed on any moment’s notice. Even for years of not seeing each other, one can move right into where one last left off. That is why I am still grieving. I want those best of friendships to always be there.

From Ben Leadholm:

Maggie Swenson Miller died of ovarian cancer on March 14, 2000. With strength of character she shared her last thoughts, and said her last goodbye to her family, and then slipped quietly away.

I’ve known Maggie all my life. As cousins gathering at family get-togethers, we’d play games and race about until called to dinner. Maggie was always fun. We married within a year of each other and went our separate ways. Our family later moved to Denver and our two families of young children would picnic, camp, and share birthdays and holidays. Maggie would direct them in the children’s choir on Sundays. As our children grew and needed us less and less, we spent more time as two couples, camping, canoeing, and traveling. Maggie was an unabashed Francophile who enjoyed travel in Italy, Spain, and Portugal as well. Maggie was always fun.

No one knows when their time is required of them, but Maggie lived life well. Of her many roles, delightful daughter, encouraging sister, loving wife, devoted mother, wonderful cousin, I’ll remember her as a treasured friend.

Lord only knows, Maggie, how badly we miss you.

From Linda Johnson Blanding:

We recently had a GAC alumni gathering with only three from our class attending—Judy Flom Shoemaker-Hill, Karen Anderson and me. Karen has a new job in real estate development, and she finds she can utilize her skills from her past art gallery career even though it is in an unrelated field. She still thinks of herself as a young person, by the way. It’s great to be around her as some of that youthful vigor rubs off just talking to her. Judy is continuing her writing, but has moved her sights to a different market, that of Christian youth. I am volunteering in the art and music field as a docent in the classroom, and am part of a singing group that goes to hospitals and nursing homes to bring some live music to their day. I had a recent visit from Joan Rahm Roy and husband, Bob. This was their fourth winter in Maine, and it was harsher than the others, so they were most eager for their California vacation. They love their new life on Deer Isle in Maine. Joan has achieved status of Master Gardener. Because Bob is a native, they’ve been welcomed into the fold back there. Audrey Kylander Kramer’s son, Steve, paid us a visit recently. We had the pleasure of hosting him at Squaw Valley and tearing up the ski slopes together. On Monday morning he put on his ‘accountant’s uniform' (white shirt and tie) and headed out for his audit assignment near Reno. It’s fun to see these kids grow up and relate to them as adults.

From Kermit Swanson:

As you may or may not recall, Jan and I moved to St. Peter from Clara City almost three years ago to ease into retirement in this community that we learned to love so many years ago as students at Gustavus.

    I have some observations of Gustavus and St. Peter from a little different perspective now than I did in the past, and I would like to share them with our classmates.

    Over the years while living out our lives, running a business, raising kids and trying to keep ahead of the game, we would be thrilled over the prospect of our occasional visits back to the Gustavus campus, and always went home with fond memories of our visits and the memories recalled of our years at Gustavus. I'm sure many of you had similar experiences as you came back to Gustavus either as parents of students or for an occasional trip back for a class reunion or other visit.

    After settling into St. Peter, and after short excursions elsewhere, we still are thrilled to return home to the valley and see the spire of Christ Chapel off in the distance. That hasn't changed and I hope it never does.

    What has changed is the image that I once had of our profs and those who were connected to the college, and those real life images I now know and have become reacquainted with.

    Yesterday we heard that Floyd Martinson had died. Today his obituary ran in the Mankato Free Press telling of all his accomplishments, research and publications. I never did take a course from Professor Martinson while at Gustavus, but got to know Floyd as a member of Trinity Lutheran Church since moving back. We loved to sit and visit with him and his wife, Bea, about not only Gustavus, but about his growing up in the Kerkhoven area, near my hometown of Clara City. We visited about Gustavus sports, the play that was presented on campus, music and more recently about his failing health. He knew I liked to hunt, and although hunting was quite alien to him, he asked me about hunting and was interested in what I had to say. Floyd to me was no longer the professor that many of us may have felt uncomfortable around. He was just Floyd, a lovable man with wit, wisdom and character second to none that I was really beginning to enjoy. I'm saddened that I couldn't continue to gain from his wisdom and wit.

    There are others from our days on campus whom we've gotten reacquainted with like Vic Gustafson. Jan and I rented Vic and Betty Gustafson's basement apartment while staying on at Gustavus for awhile after I graduated. We talk about old times, and fishing and camping trips that he still takes each year.

    We've visited with Rodney Davis about selling his house and moving to an apartment. We visit regularly with Professor Kyle Montague's wife, Doris ’36 (Mickey's mother).

    Rosemary Mickelson was housemother at the new men’s dorm (now Sorenson) when I lived there. Now I sit on a church committee with her, enjoying her company very much.

    We've visited with Chester and Marian (Swanson ’41) Johnson and have been invited to his annual Christmas Yuletide breakfast at Gustavus. We see and greet old-timers like Whitey Skoog, Ellery Peterson ’49, and Claire Johnson at basketball games, in the grocery store and on the street. We worked with Mike ’54 and Jean (Randin ’55) Anderson on a church fund-raising drive. I sit with Mike on the church council.

    They say that age is a great equalizer, and although there is still that age gap between the Floyds, the Vics and the Rodneys, living with them now seems so much sweeter than we knew it back then. These are genuinely fine people; Gustavus is a fine institution, things that all of you can be proud of.

    I wish you could all share with us the lives we now have living among these masters in our everyday lives as part of the Gustavus and St. Peter communities. Come back to Gustavus. Come back often. Relive those memories, and refresh your Gustie spirit.

Regards,

Kermit

From Louise Spong Rodine-Doucette

Here goes my autobiography: My early history began as a PK moving from Yakima,Washington to Gary, Indiana at age 3. While in Gary, I went to a great school which was supplemented by the steel mills. With the opportunities we had I was influenced to consider becoming an elementary teacher. We moved to Brockton, Mass. in my 7th grade year. What a contrast from the Midwest! I had to learn to spell words such as corridor which they pronounced-"carrida." Actually, I loved my Eastern experience, however, my father made a quick decision to move in my senior year to Minneapolis. This caused a tremendous adjustment for me. I ended up with health problems which I have battled most of my life. When I decided to go to Gustavus, I had hoped to establish myself again, as I was sure I'd lost myself with the move. My four years at Gustavus were wonderful for preparing me for life and teaching. I'm still in touch with my cronies from IB sorority via a round robin letter. I also met my first husband, Elward, at that time. I found so many people who had similar ethnic backgrounds and values. I also appreciated the strong spiritual grounding offered with religion classes and chapel. The education classes prepared me well for my five years of teaching.

After graduation I was hired by the Minneapolis schools where I taught 5th grade in the inner city. I also traveled to Europe over the summer of '63. As Elward said, he decided we had to get married in '64 before I found someone else. We moved to Lincoln, NE where I taught and he worked on his Ph.D. in physics. After two years we moved to Dayton, OH where we lived for 15 years. Elward completed his degree and worked for a company that contracted to the government. I taught as a substitute until I was pregnant with our first daughter, Kirsten. I then took off time from work. I was busy not only with my child, but also with church activities and singing. I sang in several groups, took voice lessons, and did solo work as a professional. In 1970, son, Paul, was born. This made Kirsten very happy. I took both of them with me to board meetings and performances. I decided as they were becoming more healthy, as Paul had allergies and asthma, I needed to go back to school. I had been working with people in a nursing home with reality therapy and music therapy, and really enjoyed it, so rather than pursuing a masters in education, I would work with people who were trained?i.e .older adults. I spoke to a professor at Wright State University who suggested I get a B.S. in social work, which I could get a maste'rs in one year, later if I wished. So I went back to college. I was very surprised that I could do so well. I thought my brain had atrophied! I received my degree and had three job offers. I began in Xenia, OH in adult foster care which was a grant program looking at alternatives to institutionalization. After two years, we moved to Rhode Island as Elward had to relocate with his work. I was happy to return to New England. I visited old hangouts and friends as well as finding a position doing foster care in Fall River, MA. I commuted 30 minutes which natives thought was too far. In 1982 I decided it was time for the master´s, so I went back to BU in Boston for a one-year program. It was fantastic and I started my career in home health in Woonsocket, RI. I thought I was in a time warp. I had a hard time as I was seen as professional and not a friend of the area people. Fortunately, I was singing professionally in Providence, so I made my friends in the singing community. The kids also spent time around Rhode Island. Kirsten played cello in the Rhode Island Senior Phiharmonic Orchestra. The friends she made led her to go to Brown and pursue a lot of traveling. She spent her junior year in Paris. Of course I had to visit. When she graduated she went to Georgetown on a full fellowship in foreign services. She was fortunate to have Madeline Albright as her professor and mentor during that time. This led her to spend four years in Prague where she wrote a book and became fluent in Czech. Of course I visited her there as well.

During this time Elward and I mutually decided to divorce, as he was encouraging me to sing and do things alone. He preferred to be alone. Sadly we ended our marriage. Paul was at Gustavus at this time. He ended up in Sweden during his junior year. I had contact with him on the phone and our Swedish relatives also visited. As you have guessed the kids were really enjoying traveling. Kirsten had also worked in Burkina Faso, Africa at the U.S. embassy for a summer. Paul graduated form Gustavus in 1992 so I attended the 30-year reunion and renewed old friendships then. I also brought my second husband, Ed, with me. He and I sang together since moving to Rhode Island in 1980. He also was divorced. In the 11 years we have been married we have been greatly challenged with raising his teenaged children from his first marriage. Both Cate and John came to live with us as their mother was unable to manage. This has created many years of hardship for us. However, both are doing well and are independent and have college educations. Cate tells me I really helped her to understand limits of right and wrong. My husband is now very happy with a job he can concentrate on in the Providence schools doing professional development and curriculum. He is getting his D.Ed. at Johnson and Wales University in Providence on the weekend program. He is also singing opera and choir professionally and getting better all the time.

I have been very active with training of caregivers especially around alzheimers disease. I have spoken all over the state and have done many groups. I've also had a small private clinical practice in our home for caregivers and patients around adjustment issues. I have been active in the national home health social workers network until this year. With the cutbacks in health care I have been very discouraged with the changes for quality patient care and staffing. At one time I was supervising 12 social workers at our homecare in the hospital. Now we have four. People come on and off so we really don't have time to form a helping relationship. I’m sure many Gusties have learned first hand the changes in health care. With that I decided to cut back to 20 hours to be able to survive to retirement. Then after two weeks, I fell on the ice and dislocated my left shoulder. Now I have time to write this biography. I will be returning to work after completing my physical therapy. I am back to singing and am trying to renew activities and friendships. That is, I want to have a life beyond working 55-60 hours a week. I am enjoying seeing my son and his wife, Jennifer '92. He works as a computer engineer at State Street Bank in Boston. Jennifer works for an international health organization and does planned parenthood training in third world countries. She was in Senegal in November to train using the computer for their resources. Paul, of course, had to meet her in Paris. We have visited Kirsten who is pursuing her Ph.D. in Political Science at Berkeley. She really has a neat apartment and loves teaching upper level courses in her area.

So now we are planning for retirement and looking at perhaps buying a place in Maine where we have enjoyed many summers. Travel is also a lure. Hopefully we will see some of our colleagues from Gustavus in the future. My brother, David '64, has moved to Blaine, MN where he is pastor to 3000 members. His kids and grandkids are in the area. They all went to Gustavus more recently {not his grandkids, yet}. My mother has moved to Anoka and lives closer to David. She will be 90 this year and is very happy to be near people she has known all her life. She is in an assisted living apartment.

Well, I think I have covered things at this time. I could mention that today is the anniversary of Elward's death which is hard to believe. He died six weeks after his wife, who had basically refused medical help and he had to help her without much help. He was so overwhelmed he gave up shortly after her death. We learn from our lessons to have hope and see ways to do things even when it seems hopeless. What we must do is allow ourselves to be vulnerable and ask for help. The need for spiritual feeding is also essential to continue throughout life's challenges. I have dealt with death and dying throughout my social work career and continue to learn new things about myself. At this point I know that nurturing myself is necessary to help others. Also to be able to love and receive love is the only way to survive. Fear is the dark side of love and can overshadow our vision, so we have to trust and be open to survive the many lessons in life. This seems to go best when we pray for that gift and trust that it is ours for the asking. I'm sure that we all come to find some answers as we approach our millennium birthdays. I do look forward to hearing what others have to say.

From Evi Gustafson Davenport:

Got the class letter yesterday with all sorts of interesting news...and thought I'd send you a bit of happy news from Galveston, TX where I'm at work right now...but not for long! I'm retiring on April 28 after 25 years in this medical education business. Then I'm being married on May 13...to a delightful, good-looking, witty, intelligent, laughing retired engineer from DuPont Chemical Company. In the style of this age of telecommunications, we met a year ago through a dating service on the Internet...met for coffee one Sunday afternoon (hadn't seen each other or talked with each other...had only read e-mails...so identified ourselves by the cars we would be driving, me in a Teal Toyota Corolla and he in a red Mustang convertible!) and have been dating ever since. What fun it has all been!

So I have sold my house, have family coming from Dallas (two sons there), California (my Marine daughter), and Minnesota (my brother and his wife and my 94 year old mother) to celebrate my 60th birthday this year (do you ever wonder when exactly all those years went by?!?), will be working (as a "lame duck") through the next couple months, and then moving from the southeast side of Houston to the west side of Houston...and going through another shift in life...all of which promises to be most interesting and delightful.

From Dave Auten:

Kids are grown: two married, one getting married in May, 2000. Retired and moved to California's central valley where I purchased a small almond ranch (Almond Gardens). Remarried in October, 1996, and we are both very happy. Have two dogs and a cat. Big house on the ranch. Nearest neighbor approximately half mile away. Taking care of an almond ranch represents a new career for me, and I seem to enjoy every minute. Not only that, my exercise percentage is now at the appropriate level.

We decided to make the very large yard a little garden of Eden. We have naval oranges, seedless tangerine, dwarf lemon, O'Henry peach, Fuji apple, CalRed peach, Fantasia nectarine, Santa Rosa plum, Early burlat and Brooks cherry. And, as the trees get a little older, we will be grafting different varieties to the existing rootstock creating a wide diversity in fruit. Lots of fun.

From Floyd Flowers:

In March I was reminded that two years ago the tornado blew away the famous Gustie nickel coffee, but energized Gusties and transformed the campus for an even better Gustavus. The same tornado took the barn on my home farm, and the machine shed on my brother’s farm. He rebuilt, and one year later another tornado took the shed again. With odds like that, he should play the lottery.

It occurs to me that this is the year that most of our class will hit the big SIX OH, or sixty, or forty-nine. Well, this always being first for everything does have a down side since we have already survived them. Actually, we rather enjoyed them, and Harriet and I both turned 73 this past month. To celebrate, we spent two weeks in Hawaii and had a great time. The nine-hour flight from Chicago is not my favorite pastime.

My Cleveland (that big city 6 miles east of Gustavus) High School class will have its 55th reunion this summer. We have lost only one to the great beyond, and I’ll bet none of you can say that. We have met every five years since graduation, and each time all are present except one. That was and is my second family, Gustavus is my third.

I have such fond memories of Gustavus, especially after I became head resident of Uhler and moved my family into the dorm. I had time to interact with the students and have always been grateful that they accepted "that old man." You were all 18, while I was 31 and had three years in the army. That’s quite an age difference, and, yes, I also was married with three children.

From Jan Eiffert Bucklen-Hoomani:

Carolyn Johnson Mulvihill died Feb. 7 of lung cancer. She had moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas, where her son lives. She was in our class but transferred to the University for her last two years. By some stroke of fate, she was placed in a dorm at the University with my best friend from St. Cloud. That connection brought us together just a couple years ago. By then Carolyn had been treated for cancer and had been given six months to live. She lived almost 18 months beyond the allowance the doctors had given her. Throughout that time I saw Carolyn and spoke with her on the phone frequently. It was a blessing for her to come back into my life at that time because her attitude, her joy in living and her acceptance of death was an amazement and a blessing to me. I will miss her.

I injured my hip on Jan. 2. I didn’t fall; I was on the golf course. I have been in bed, seeing doctors, on meds and going to physical therapy since then. I am on crutches but cannot sit in a chair. I am feeling better, but I definitely am not 100%, but I will be, though, soon!

From Travis Lamons Hoppe:

So many of us are retiring, or at least looking forward to it. That has not been the case for us. After struggling for six years to make a go of our travel agency, we sold it and Alan ’64 decided to go back to school for some current computer training. The class runs from October to April and then we cross our fingers and hope a good job offer comes our way.

I am still working part-time at a library and love my work. Since we live in Seattle, libraries and bookstores are going strong which makes good job security for me!

I read with interest of Joan Eckberg’s work with Habitat for Humanity. What a varied group of interests our class has! I think each of us, as the big 60 looms before us, looks back on our lives and hopes that each of us has accomplished something of lasting value to our fellow man. I know I have.

I plan to return to Iowa in June for my all-school reunion. That should be interesting, seeing what each of us has accomplished. My sister, who lives in Virginia, will be joining me. I look forward to that event.

From Nancy Moen Loewe:

Four years ago I stopped working to be able to travel, exercise, enjoy San Francisco, do volunteer work—and be a traditional housewife for the first time in my life. It’s been a rewarding time, working at SFMONA, tutoring in an adult literacy program, being on a non-profit board and having time for church, including council membership. Travel has been great on my own and with my husband, Pierre, and my sister, Susan. Last year Sue and I hiked in the Southwest national parks and hit Las Vegas; Pierre and I spent over two weeks in France; and I traveled on my own to Belgium and the Netherlands, particularly focusing on early Nederlandish art and history.

At the moment though I am working part-time, I hope for not long, as business manager for my church, St. Francis Lutheran, while we call a senior pastor. Some of you may know St. Francis as the church that led the movement to ordain gays and lesbians and was kicked out of the ELCA. We’re definitely not a Midwestern small town congregation!

From Bob (L. R.) Johnson:

Just a note to let you know what I have been doing. In May of 1999 I finished my many years of teaching, which included years of teaching at the elementary level and finally finished up at the junior high level in Brainerd, MN. Since retiring I have been enjoying woodworking, hunting, fishing, and riding horses with my wife, Jenny. It would be great to have any of you stop by our home at 1144 Nokay Lake Road N.E., Brainerd, or call us at 218-764-2903.

From Carolann Belmont Hardwick:

1999 has been a very big year both personally, for my family and my company. I became engaged in July to Jim Minor who is retired after 35 years as a high school administrator and math teacher. Our wedding will be May 13, 2000. My older daughter, Deborrah, is a cancer survivor. My company went from near bankruptcy to spectacular profit in 1999. As Director of Global Human Resources I made nine trips to Asia this year to visit three regions—Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

From Gerald Swanson:

The merger has just been completed—Allied Signal became Honeywell. This is the third merger and I still work in the same building as an electrical components engineer. My wife, Julia, works in the Grandview Middle School library. Our oldest son, Matthew, works for Sprint PCS and is now in his first merger in 1½ years of work. Our youngest, Steven, is a sophomore at Truman State University at Kirksville, MO. He worked in a Sprint warehouse last summer. We took trips to Cody, Wyoming; Bartlesville, Oklahoma; and Luck, Wisconsin last summer.

Pastor Lowell Anderson spent most of March in Guatemala as a representative of his church. He called it an awesome experience and would go back at the drop of a hat.

Dr. Ben Leadholm will hang up his scrubs June 30 after 30 years of medicine. Wife, Ruth Ann Johnson Leadholm, will retire from public health in September. They plan to spend more time with their granddaughter and to do more traveling.

Mike Jerabek’s accomplishments as the head basketball coach at Prior Lake High School were numerous—enough to have the gym there named for him. Now he has been recognized again with his induction into Minnesota State High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Congratulations! He and wife, Sharon (Hennek), in retirement, have moved to one of the most beautiful spots on earth—Lutsen, MN.

Dr. Bob Kreiser retired at the end of 1999 after 29 ½ years of anesthesiology at Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls, MN. He and wife, Karen (Swanson ’63), are enjoying life at their farm. They plan on a bow-hunting safari in Zimbabwe, Africa this year. They had a new granddaughter born in 1999.

Pastor Kay Jurgenson retired from Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church in December. She is enjoying her retirement, renewing Gustie friendships, but she’s not sitting still. She is still preaching and teaching at various churches and retreat centers. In June she will lead a tour group to the Mid-east, and next January she will continue her work with a tour company, leading a group to Hawaii for a month’s stay.

Now for some news from campus:

International House Being Built - Ground was broken during the first week in March for the new international house. The residence hall will house Crossroads, the Swedish House, and the Office of International Education. This new facility will support the mission of bringing an international perspective to the curriculum and preparing students to communicate and compete in the new millennium. The 80-bed, 30,000 square-foot facility is scheduled to open in the fall of 2000. The $5.4 million building is going up west of Olin Hall.

Reunion Weekend for the 50 Year Club (including The War Years), Class of 1950, and V-12/5 is May 26 & 27. A schedule of events and registration materials were sent in mid-April. Homecoming 2000, September 29 & 30, will feature gatherings for anniversary classes from 1955-2000. Class reunions will be in the Twin Cities Friday evening, and events will return to campus on Saturday. A schedule of events and registration material will be mailed in August.

Everyone is invited to an hors d’oeuvres supper and tribute to retiring Chaplain Richard Q. Elvee on Tuesday, May 16, 5:30 p.m. at the Hotel Sofitel in Bloomington. A program will begin at 7:00 p.m. The cost of the event is $25 per person. RSVP to the Alumni Office by May 12, 800-487-8437, e-mail alumni@gustavus.edu, or in Alumni Events at gustavus.edu.

Eckhoff Memorial Sculpture – ORBISC, a Granlund sculpture in memory of Emeritus Vice President for Alumni Affairs Cecil F. Eckhoff ’56, will be dedicated on campus, Saturday, May 27, 3:30 p.m. near Hello Walk.

Forensics Team Earns International Awards ? The College speech and debate team captured two championships and six other awards at the recent International Forensics Association tournament in Paris, France. Both Gustavus debate teams compiled a 3-1win-loss record. The team's strong overall performance earned Gustavus a fourth-place Sweepstakes Award. Gustavus attends international forensic competitions every other year.

Men’s swimming and diving team completed its most successful season in Gustavus history finishing undefeated in both non-conference meets, with a record of 7-0, and conference meets, at 6-0. At the MIAC Championships, Gustavus placed first for the first time since 1960. They beat conference power St. Olaf, who had won 20 consecutive MIAC titles before this year. Earlier in the year, the Gusties also handed the Oles their first conference dual meet loss since 1981, breaking an Ole streak of 96 straight wins. Please read the Spring Quarterly for complete winter sports recaps or visit the athletics site at gustavus.edu.

Upcoming campus and Alumni Association events:

Tribute to Richard Q. Elvee, May 16, Hotel Sofitel, Bloomington, 5:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. program

ORBISC dedication, a Granlund sculpture in memory of Cecil Eckhoff, May 27, 3:30 p.m., Campus

Reunion Weekend for 50-Year Club, Class of 1950, War Years, V-12/5, May 26 & 27, all events held on campus

Homecoming/Reunion Weekend for Anniversary Class 1955-2000, September 29 & 30, Friday night events at the Hotel Sofitel, Bloomington, Saturday events on campus

Gusties in Volunteer Endeavors, October 7, Twin Cities and national chapter locations

For more information contact the Alumni Office at 800-487-8437, e-mail at alumni@gustavus.edu, or gustavus.edu.

Members of the New Millenium: Knowing that we are in a technological age, we want to encourage all alumni to get involved and get online. If you have access to a computer and the Internet, we hope you will check out the Gustavus Alumni Association homepage regularly. We publish information about upcoming events, post class letters, provide information about the Alumni Office, list e-mail addresses of alumni and more. Check us out under the alumni section at gustavus.edu.

We are planning on corresponding on a regular basis with all alumni who have e-mail addresses. Please send a message to alumni@gustavus.edu so we can get you on the list. (Also, be sure to keep us posted on any e-mail address changes.)

Is this letter longer than usual? Thanks to all for feeling guilty and dropping your news and thoughts this way! Now, won’t more of you get the guilt trip and drop me a line? E-mail is janm@kmbltd.com Snail mail address is 7102 Center Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55346. If your name hasn’t been mentioned in the class letter for a year or two, feel guilty now and write!

May 31 is the deadline for this year’s fund. Less than half of the class of ’62 has sent a gift. Will I become famous as the best class agent ever with statistics like that? You have time to redeem us all! Please remember the deadline is soon. Write a check today! General gifts of unrestricted dollars are badly needed. Gustavus live long!

Still anticipating greatness,

Jan Swanberg Mousel