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Middlebury College graduate returns for her 80th reunion

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Posted on June 12, 2014 |
By Weyland Joyner



Gertrude Lathrop at Midd College reunion CMYK.jpg
101-YEAR-OLD GERTRUDE LATHROP, with Middlebury College President Ron Liebowitz, enjoys recognition from others at Mead Chapel on Saturday during the college’s reunion convocation. She was the only member of her class to attend the 80th reunion. Photo by Todd Balfour

BRISTOL/MIDDLEBURY — As a student at Middlebury College, Gertrude Lathrop helped pay tuition by working as a waitress and house cleaner.

“Jobs were scarce,” she recalled in a recent interview at her home in Bristol.

The state of the job market should not be surprising, since Lathrop attended the college from 1930 to 1934, the height of the Great Depression.

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