It is hard to believe that at this time 50 years ago, we were getting ready to return to campus as seniors and now we are really seniors. Time to come together and celebrate!
I welcome the opportunity to write the “President’s Letter” to all of you as we approach that golden landmark 50th reunion. For inspiration, I turned to our 1970 Silhouette. As I flipped through the pages, I realized what I wanted to say: I miss you and hope you will be there when we gather to celebrate the times we shared, learned, loved, worried, worked, endured, discovered and grew together on a small campus in Decatur. Yes, when I look at Ann Mizell Millar’s smile on page 133, or Caroline Mitchell Smith’s interaction with a mannequin on page 132, or my sweet friend Anne Marquess Camp on the fence on page 126, it lightens my heart and makes me smile. I could go on — particularly about my cottage mates and many more of you who have enriched my life in many ways. Let’s make this a time to share memories as well as our experiences on the many roads we’ve traveled since 1970.
The dates for the 50th reunion are April 17‒19, 2020. You’ll be getting more information from the college, but I encourage you to put the date on your calendar. Since we are the 50th reunion class, we get red carpet treatment by the college. And, we get to march into Convocation being as silly or serious as we want. Mary Wills Hatfield LeCroy and I will be doing a song and interpretive dance once we’re in. (Gotcha! That last sentence is NOT true; but if thinking it so will get you there, we’ll give it some thought!) Remember, if you want to stay in Decatur, now is the time to reserve rooms. A list of Decatur hotel possibilities is enclosed.
Our fund chairs, Cheryl Granade Sullivan and Bryn Couey Daniel, are working hard to contact everyone about donations to the college during this reunion year. We are a class that has seen unbelievable change in our lifetime, and I cannot think of a better way to pay it forward than to contribute to the education of future generations. You can give online now at give.agnesscott.edu.
You’ve come a long way, baby! You are an important part of this class reunion — no one can take your place and no reunion is complete without you. See you in 2020!
Yours in love and laughter,
Lily Comer Keyes ’70