[Oxford63] Reunion

Sandy Garcia sandy_garcia at watkinson.org
Wed Jan 23 09:15:08 MST 2013

Judy - I love the idea of Barbara leading a yoga class;  I know there are
those who will want to do it and who will be glad to sign off on being
responsible for their own bodies. I think we will be surprised at how many
of us have come to yoga or like practices in our lives. I can always ask
for our dance studio here at Watkinson if we would like to be together and
not necessarily in the KO location in the midst of the other goings-on. I
do think there will be a logical time for us to make a strong showing over
there, but my sense is that we want to be together more than we want to
spend time in the arranged events. Let's see if we can choose the one at KO
that makes most sense and then organize ourselves here locally. I have an
extra room at my house for anyone who needs a place to stay in the

On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 1:55 AM, Judith Whitcomb <jwhitcomb at alaska.com>wrote:

> Yo Oxford '63!
>    I wrote a beautiful long letter to the class while I was in Suriname,
> South America, and it disappeared from my computer never to be found again.
> I had just had this wonderful dinner a few days before with Barb and Alan
> Ruckett in Atanta, and came home that night to the find the video of MJ on
> my computer and was so touched. My favorite story of MJ was when she came
> quietly in to the cafeteria at Oxford during the lunch at our 30th reunion,
> nervous about presenting herself back to our class after such a long
> absence. We were all having a great time at lunch and she came up behind me
> and I (and I think many others) thought she was someone waiting on
> tables.Then she said in a little voice-""I…I'm MJ".  And the whole table
> screamed in a most unladylike way  "M.J!!!!" and swallowed her up. What a
> happy memory of her reuniting with us!  I am so looking forward to a time
> of warmth and sharing with all of you, and some skyping with Courtney and
> others who can't make it.
>    After I mentioned to our cyber community the idea of a yoga class with
> Barbara and her Senior Yoga teaching skills, I took it upon myself to see
> if they even had any yoga mats at K/O and if there was any place to have a
> class if enough people were interested. I made an exploratory call to K/O
> and they put me through to Nicolle Kimball who I guess is organizing the
> reunion. She said she'd look into it to see if it was possible. The next
> thing I heard was that there was a place and they would order yoga mats for
> us and how many did we want.  Yikes!  So I told Barb at supper what had
> happened.  Barb knows enough about yoga to know that it could be dangerous
> if people try to do too much in yoga when they are not ready. She takes her
> training and certification seriously, thank heavens, and was a little
> reticent because she felt we would need each of us taking the class to sign
> a release. I stuck my neck out and thought maybe Bonnie could maybe draw
> something up and we could sign something before going out on the floor and
> doing something good for ourselves.  I figure with me and NannyCo there
> would be two doctors in the room (one of whom knows a lot more about yoga
> than the other.) Then I actually said to Barb-  "I can't even do tree!!"
> And she said- "You could if you were holding on to a chair, old lady!"  I
> love her style.  Barb said she is wiling to do a beginning class if there
> is interest  and it fits into our plan. I  have no idea of the K/O reunion
> schedule or what the class  wants to do, but I thought I'd throw back out
>  to the class what I have found out so far and see what the response is. If
> we do it, I think  we should restrict it to members of our Oxford class
> only, and keep it quiet (i.e. not on the general  K/O reunion schedule).
>    OK- I've stuck my neck out far enough. Any thoughts from any of you
> elderly medicare recipients?
>   Yoga or not- I'm really excited about reunion and getting together with
> our class.
>        Judy
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Sandy Garcia
Dean of Faculty
Watkinson School
860-236-5618, ext. 195
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