Sharon Fukumoto Jones BA ’68

08/11/2023

Sharon Fukumoto Jones BA ’68 writes: “I was so glad to see and talk to everyone during our mini reunion. It brought back so many memories. I was the first person in my immediate family in Hawai’i to choose to go away to “the mainland” for college. It was all an amazing adventure. When I first got to Lewis and Clark, I was so jet lagged! Luckily, everyone was so friendly and helpful. I remember going into someone’s room and trying to smoke a cigarette for the first time. I turned green and had to run to the bathroom. ‘Mother’ Ann Helm BS ’68, in particular, was a presence when I needed advice. I miss her. Ann was the reason I went to Japan my junior year. What a learning experience! Thank you to Dr. Rosalind Hamar BA ’69, MAT ’74 for beginning the Overseas Study Programs. It has been wonderful that Marilyn Lane BS ’68 has been able to keep us together with these mini reunions. Thank you to Roz and Virginia (Hamar) Hammon BA ’70 for opening their home to us all. I am hoping that we can all do this again.”