School/College Highlights - Barnard College, B.A., New York University, PhD.
Marriage and Family Highlights - Ten years after high school, I bumped into a former classmate (Carl Fabend) at McDermott's Milk Bar in Nyack, and we were married a few months later! (What did they put in those milkshakes?) We had two daughters, Caroline and Lydia, now 33 and 30. Caroline is married with three children of her own, living in the next town to us. She has just started law school. Lydia is single and works in San Francisco as a Marketing Manager for Globe Wireless.
Career Highlights - After college, I worked in book publishing in New York for fourteen years, writing novels on the side, five of which were published between 1968 and 1985. (One of these, The Woman Who Went Away, originally published by Holt in 1981, has recently come back into print as a paperback.) Then after finishing my doctorate, I switched to writing history and have just published my third book about the Dutch in New York and New Jersey (Zion on the Hudson, Rutgers University Press, 2000). I taught briefly, but found it too exciting! I'm much better off staying at home and writing books!
Travel/Vacation Highlights - Carl and I have been fortunate to have traveled a lot, especially in Europe and in the Far East. But then of course we don't have any hobbies, and we don't do sports! (Donny Kastner took care of that at a certain football game in 1954.)
Civic/Church/Political Activities - I spend a certain amount of time trying to do good on assorted committees and boards, including church, League of Women Voters, and various garden clubs and historical societies.
Achievements/Awards/Outstanding Events - My book, 'A Dutch Family
in the Middle Colonies, 1660-1800', won two major awards (New York State
Historical Association Annual Book Award and the Hendricks Prize of the New
Netherland Project). This book, a version of my NYU dissertation about the
Haring Family, originally published in 1991 by Rutgers University Press,
was reprinted in paperback in 1999. (All of the books mentioned can be ordered
on line or through any earthly bookstore.)
Anything at all that you may want to say - I realized when I read the names of our seven departed classmates that my name could easily have been among them. I have had three bizarre, near-fatal medical emergencies over the years, the latest in May 2000, and I can say with all my heart that I feel very happy and very fortunate to be planning to attend our 45th reunion!