1960 Class Notes for 2019

Red Class of 1960


One day this year members of the Class of 1960 awoke to the unbelievable fact that they were now 80 years old!  Not possible!  Over the years, from marriages, births, deaths, illness and loss we have not only survived but, as they say, we have prevailed.  With that in mind, we asked our classmates what “Words of Wisdom” had helped them weather the ups and downs of life.  Most of the class replied.  Here are their thoughtful answers.

Maggie Reid Raffa: As to a saying, “Whatever doesn’t get done today can be done tomorrow, and tomorrow and tomorrow.”

Regina Ryan: My word of wisdom?  Onward!  (That’s at the moment. Who knows about tomorrow!)

Nancy Phelan Wallace:  It’s better to be kind than to be right.

Ann Davidge Smith: “It’s always something” and “Sometimes it seems like one damn thing after another.”

Peggy Moffatt Gilman: As for our philosophy – we just keep on keeping on.

Mary Whaley: We must never forget all the blessings we’ve been given; hold on tight to your sense of humor; and whatever happens, just keep going … never stop.

Barbara Glennon Miles: Be flexible. God only asks you to bear what you are capable of handling (at times you wonder??)

Kathy Mulhern Tattan: Carpe diem as we just keep going with life.

Natalie Tholl Ganley:  Take one day at a time.  Remember there is no playbook for this (widowhood).  Keep making those lists and crossing them off.

Marie Lalor Rozan:  My motto is: Do the best you can with what you’ve got!


Agnes McGuire Clarizio: My joy each day is spending time in prayer followed by daily Mass.

Betty Trail Neubauer: God has blessed me many times over and I am grateful.

Brenda Daley Carr: Our neurologist said as he came into the exam room: Verticality!

Molly Scanlan Kelly: I am very grateful to God for His love, His strength that He showers on me and His endless mercy.

Adele Jones Calcavecchio: The Serenity Prayer – “God give me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

Ro Murphy Dinnhaupt: My motto would be “Be grateful for each day.”

Margit Glantz Culfield: Adapt, don’t be cranky and above all, the Golden Rule.

Judy Murphy Leheny: The beginning of St. Theresa’s Bookmark: Let nothing disturb thee, nothing affright thee, all things are passing, God never changeth.

Denise Maloney O’Hearn: Words of wisdom:  Do it today as there may not be a tomorrow!!

Marie Meng Caffrey: Serve one another with the gifts you have been given (1 Peter vs. 4)

Gloria Hicks Garvin: If you have a choice between right and being kind, pick kind.

Kathleen Lobo Magill: We have been blessed in so many ways that it is important to just stop and say “Thank you, Lord” daily – even more than once a day.

Angela Musetto Imhoff: Cultivate young friends. The volunteer gets more out of it than those you help.

Noel Burke Cosby: The prayer of St. Francis, “Lord make me an instrument of your peace.” Also, “Bloom where you are planted” and “Life is too short to drink bad wine.”

Mary Clare Parkin Auger: The opening line of the Magnificat that I say every morning: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and my spirit exults in God my Savior because He has looked upon this lowly handmaid.”

Our deepest thanks go to all of you for taking the time in your busy lives to give us your thoughts.

Remember our motto: “Sixty in twenty!” (Class of 1960 in 2020). See you at Reunion next year!

Betty and Judy