Coker UniversityAlumnus UpdatesClass Rep NewsClass of 1965 News Summer 2020
Class of 1965 News Summer 2020

Class of 1965 News Summer 2020

Judi Shaffer Garrity lives in Greenville, SC, and writes that she and her husband Ed are having no trouble self-isolating since they have so many projects half-done, undone, and on the list to be done at their house. She is grateful to be able to keep up with friends and family on Facebook and FaceTime with great grandchildren in Utah. Judi’s daughter lives in nearby Piedmont.

Liles Richardson Nickerson writes that she has been spending her self-isolation in a fog, but reports anything but. Liles has planted a small, raised garden which she enjoys. She has also
closed down her home Interior Design office of 40 years which was an emotional task: going through hundreds of pounds of beautiful furniture catalogues, fabric swatch books, and paint
swatches. Liles’s career took her to Taiwan, Vancouver, Colorado, Camden, Maine, and all over Georgia.

Joanne Waldrop Thomason normally is very busy enjoying friends, playing bridge, gardening, church activities, and serving on several community boards. During her isolation, she has planted a vegetable garden at church that will provide fresh produce for their food bank and shut-in residents in the community. Joanne has two daughters. Kathryn lives in Largo, Florida, and teaches elementary school. Kathryn’s son is an FSU graduate and lives in Jacksonville, her older daughter is a freshman at the University of Florida, and her younger daughter is a junior in high school. Caroline and her family live on Lake Murray in Chapin, SC. Her daughter is a freshman at Auburn and her son is a sophomore in high school.

Mellie Ertzberger Motes and Mickey Harder have had fun watching our granddaughters play on the same church basketball team in Greenville. Our granddaughters are little fireballs, and we are not shy about pulling for them. Mellie keeps the road hot traveling to see her grandkids, and she often sees multiple games on any one day.

Linda Crews Pearson and husband went to the mountains near Tennessee in mid-March and plan to stay through April. “Y’all take care of yourselves.”

Judy Johnson Walker and husband John had dinner with Byron and Mickey Harder when they came to a Clemson game, and we loved catching up and reminiscing about Coker. Judy writes, “Hartsville continues to grow each year, and we love this little college town. Johnny is beginning to adjust to the idea that there could possibly be no “football season” at Clemson this fall. I don’t know how we can survive without football.”

Mickey Harder – Byron and I are spending part of our isolation on Edisto Island where we boat, crab, and fish at our cottage. Our three grandchildren all play sports, and we miss going to baseball, soccer, and lacrosse games. I continue to love retirement, and I still guest lecture to various performing arts classes. ZOOM has been a new adventure for me.