Jennifer Ascher ’93 (holding Elinor) and Larry Handlin
’93 (holding Beatrice) got reacquainted during a 1999
alumni event in St. Louis. They are now married with twin
Larry Handlin ’93 and Jennifer Ascher ’93 were friends
in college but never romantically linked. Five years after graduation
they returned separately for their reunion.
“I was living in St. Louis and he was going to Washington
University, and a couple of different people were telling us we
both lived there,” Ascher recalls. “We did the phone number
exchange and said we should get together. But we didn’t.”
Ascher kept Handlin’s number, however, and looked it up
when she received an invitation to an alumni event at the
home of Jeanne Lamear Luther ’74 and Kim Luther ’72.
“I called Larry up and we went to a party that one of his
friends was having and then went to the Cornell alumni party.
We were engaged six months later and married one year later.”
The twins, Elinor and Beatrice, arrived on Sept. 26, shortly
before the couple’s second anniversary.
Ascher says she never would have predicted it: “Dating definitely
was not the intention when we got together to go to the