- Fishing for Bear Strange encounters, Doo Wop daddies, and tea dancing Russian style.
Strange encounters, Doo Wop daddies, and tea dancing Russian style.
By Donna Shor
BEAR-ING UP WELL
Lynda Webster and her long-time fishing buddy, retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, were startled at a placid trout stream this summer when a bear burst out of the woods and headed right for them. “After the first shock, we realized he wasn’t after us,” Lynda said. “He was after the trout on her line.” After a tense moment, the pair headed him off, and kept both their fish and their cool.
Lynda kicked off the fall season once again with her morning get-together at the Chevy Chase Club. Spotted: Alma Powell, Barbie Allbritton, Esther Coopersmith, ever-soignée Alexine Jackson (who had just celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary, and found that hard to believe. So do we.) Others included Kathy Bushkin, the UN Foundation’s chief operating officer; Pam Kessler, who told us her author husband Ron is hard at work on a book about the FBI; Gail West; Shaista Mahmood; arts patron Judith Terra; designer Ann Kenkel; Judy Esfandiary; and Ruth Frenzel. Wives of four ambassadors were there: Laurel Colles Lintu (Finland); Shamin Jawad (Afghanistan), Fabiola Gallegos (Ecuador), Margarete Alvarez (Venezuela), and from the embassy of Japan, aide Kiyomi Buker.