Dear Casper the Ghost Fans and Members,
“There is a college campus …” and it’s getting ready for us to come back next April for our 60th class reunion! (Memory: In our 1959 yearbook, the colorful photograph of the open umbrellas in the lobby of Buttrick Hall.) You can polish up your other memories when you come to our 60th reunion (or our second 30th, if you prefer). SAVE THE DATE before you receive the “Save the date” note—April 25–27, 2019.
Next April’s Alumnae Weekend will be a wonderful opportunity to see classmates who have been friends for these many years or to renew old friendships we treasured while we were on campus. Our reunion committee is rarin’ to go. Co-chairs are Helen Culpepper Stacy and Wynn Tabor Hughes. Along with them, Caroline Pruitt Hayes, Lynn Frederick Williamson and I attended the Reunion Boot Camp this past May. We had some lovely surprises there; the folks in the Alumnae Office think that at our 60th, we are venerable enough to warrant some extra benefits, and they have graciously offered us the Anna Young Alumnae House for our dinner! (Memory: Jean Simmons as Catherine Marshal in “A Man Called Peter” was filmed at the Alumnae House as though it were her Agnes Scott dormitory—curving stairway and all!) Our class meeting will be on Saturday morning, with the Alumnae Association luncheon in Evans Dining Hall that afternoon.
Now, for practical considerations, all our events are on campus. There is a parking deck opposite the campus, with golf carts and spunky students waiting to deliver you to various places on campus. If you have special requests, put them on your registration form and send it in. Spouses and significant others are invited to the class dinner, of course.
Good news! Caroline Truitt Hays (Pru to us) has reminded us that the class of 1959 is very generous and very timely in sending in its contributions. In a reunion year, these are especially important. Any contribution will be welcome. Help Caroline by sending in your contribution before she even asks! Casper will be so pleased that he’ll cheer instead of moan!
It is my great honor to have served as your president since the last reunion. A new slate of officers will be elected at our class meeting. Let’s give them a wonderful launch by being there for the weekend to cheer them on. You will be hearing from Helen, Wynn and Pru as we get nearer the event. It will be a true pleasure to see each other again—let’s all be there!
With great anticipation,
(Gertrude Ann Florrid van Luyn)