Edith Floride Reynolds reports that grandson Alex born on December 15 has now had his heart surgery at MUSC and is doing well. Another grandson, Chandler, had serious surgery in the spring and is doing well. He is in high school and has to take it easy, not lifting anything heavier than five pounds. Granddaughter Bailey is excited about being at Coker as a freshman. Good recruiting Edith!
Carol Phillips Kirven is busy as usual with the farm, church and extended family. Carol’s mother (class of l940) is 97 and still in independent living in a local retirement community. Carol and Larry have one college grandson upstate and one college granddaughter in the midlands. Their youngest granddaughter is a ninth grader at Wilson Hall School. They feel blessed that all four children live nearby.
Lynda Morillo Hord shares that she had a surprise visit from Rainy Wright Flynn and her husband Pat. They are buying a house in the country near High Point for their 11 dogs and 11 cats. A pregnant feral cat chose their property to birth her babies. She is looking for homes for the kittens. Lynda is already encouraging Rainy to come to our 55th reunion.
Ann McCutchen Swasko enjoys hearing about the news of classmates and their families, travels and other news. Now she wants to share! She and husband Tony still live at the Cliffs Valley in the upstate and feel blest to be there for almost 15 years. She has her daughter and three grands in Greenville and her other daughter and four grands are in Connecticut. Anne hopes for a move from Connecticut by her daughter. Personally, Pender County in North Carolina has been flooded. We are on the coastal side of the county on a tidal creek. We were fortunate and had only a small amount of water in our back yard. I was in Jonesborough, Tennessee for the national storytelling festival and had to spend an extra day at Wolf Laurel, N.C. in order to get home on the coast. It was a tense drive home. A lot of our county is swamps and rivers so the children were out of school an entire week.
Our Class Artist, Carol Hooks Pittman, had a solo exhibition in April-June at City Art in Columbia, located in the Vista Area. As of September 19 some work was still there. Carol and Jerry just returned from their 22nd trip to Crete. Maybe they can share the highlights at our next reunion.
Please remember to contribute to our Class of 1963 Endowment Fund.
Kay Elder Williams