Class Correspondent

“Give that old Brandeis spirit just a little bit of time.” The first Brandeis class gave it 60 years and then gathered for a special Reunion June 8-10. Everyone in the class is at least 80, but memories are still sharp, spirits are high and the favorite class activity — nonstop conversation — is unchanged. Special greetings to those class members who were not able to attend. We missed you, wish you well and will always hold you in our hearts. Now we look forward to our next Reunion.

Joan Botwinick has three daughters (ages 49, 51 and 53) and four granddaughters (ages 17, 19, 21 and 23). Her youngest daughter and son-in-law live two doors away. She writes, “Since I can’t drive anymore, they are a great help. I continue to ride my bike and walk, and am in good health.” After graduation, she earned a master’s degree in social casework from the Columbia University School of Social Work. She worked at Jewish Family Service and 
the Travelers Aid Society. Her husband of 50 years, Jack, a psychology professor at Washington University in St. Louis, died of lung cancer in 2006.
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