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Sandy McDonald '75


“Vanna and I are coming up on 20 years in Richmond. Evidently, our 12th move was the charm. Not really sure what our children and spouses do outside of home, but they are birthing babies like bunnies at home. We are up to seven grandchildren – five in Charlotte and two in Richmond. Oldest ones are twins who just turned nine. Birthday presents? YUP, Two bunny rabbits, Chip and Moon, who were still alive the last time I checked in.”

New generations step up, older ones fall away. Many in our class, especially the former Lower Schoolers, will remember Sandy’s mom, Betsy McDonald, who taught first grade at Gilman for many years. She passed away this year.

“Mom had 87 great years followed by three really tough years due to Alzheimer’s. She was the queen of brownies and chocolate chip cookies. Don’t know what happened to the brownie recipe, but Libby also makes killer chocolate chip cookies.” (I’m pretty sure that’s Sandy’s sister Libby. She was in my Bryn Mawr French class!) 

reported by Joe Hooper '75


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