Welcome to the Smith Class of 1955 Website

Hello Classmates:

Welcome back to our updated Class of 1955 website! Just came across this Helen Hokinson (I think) cartoon–it says it all, right? Winter days are here so we can imagine ourselves back on the Smith campus, clad no doubt in our camel hair coats and perhaps knee socks and plaid Bermuda shorts. Who thought of tights back then? Skating on Paradise Pond and trekking through the snow to our classes.  How young we were then with our lives all before us with its many happy and sad  times yet to come.

72 years ago we showed up in Northampton eager to begin our freshman year at Smith College. Our 65th Reunion has come and gone! (Time to think of our 70th !!) Actually over 90 classmates “attended” the Virtual Reunion in May.  The On-Line Reunion Webinar is still available to all!  Many thanks to Sally Greeley Bailey  & Sally Gooch Paynter,  1955 Class Officers, and the 1955 Reunion Committee who made our On-Line 65th Reunion such a success.

The “Sallys” are now Co-Presidents, Katie Cowen Weldon is Class Secretary, Jan Carlson Oresman is Planned Giving Chair, Alice Wayland Cruikshank is Memorial Chair, and Special Gift Fundraisers are Edie Stenhouse Bingham, Barbara Stein Scott, and Linda Ekstrom Stanley.  We no longer require a Treasurer, House Reps Chair or Annual Giving Chair.

All living classmates have received a bright green 1955 Directory.  Names were current as of 2020 — serendipitously there’s a reverse list of classmates with maiden names! Plus we still have our terrific 50th Reunion Yearbook compiled and edited by Sally Gooch Paynter in 2005.  Wonderful memories abound!

Stay well and Carpe Diem!

Mary Rose (Pattee) Caldwell Schlatter

January,  2023

Smith 1955 Reunion