Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Update from Anne

There were eight of us MPE alums who met last Saturday at Jane Yelton's Christmas House to celebrate Christmas, renew friendships and to have a VERY GOOD TIME. Looking back, we were not only the oldest (age-wise) and smartest sorority at GSU and KSU, we knew how to enjoy our time together. That achievement continues. We welcomed a long lost member, Kathryn Offenhauer who has returned to Atlanta area and moved in at Park Springs where Alice Young lives. Caroline Wilson, in true sisterly spirit brought them to the brunch since neither of them are driving now.
Another attendee significant to our group was Christy Eckoff, who, in addition to being Director of Planned Giving at GSU, is our liaison with the GSU Foundation for our Mu Rho Sigma Scholarship. Our recipient this year is Ilona Prisacaru who may have set some achievement records in pursuit of becoming a Registered Nurse. She graduates tomorrow, 12/15/10. We congratulate Ilona and wish her well. The amount of her gift was $1,000. With tuition going up, we have hoped to have an award of $1,200. Christy answered our question by saying we would need a balance slightly above $25,000. LaVerne Miller, treasurer reported a balance on hand of close to $5,000. We voted to send $100 now in memory of our two who were deceased during this year, Anna Harrison Lindgren and Mary Childs.
We heard from several of our alums expressing regrets that they could not attend; an email from Kathleen Carey had special news to share--She and Sam are married now!! Kathleen is a person of no extra words so she did not give the date of the marriageCONGRATULATI or Sam's last name. We'll get all that later. They had been dating for quite a while. CONGRATULATIONS!
Each year we think the food can't get any better, and yet it does! There was sliced turkey, casseroles, salads and little quiches and Jane's pistachio cake as well as an assortment of cookies and candy. Most Christmasy thing were two platters of vivid green corn flake/marshmallow candies accented with brilliant red cinnamon candies. They were almost too delectable! The ten dollar gift exchange was a nice surprise--members knew where to snag marked down beautiful merchandise. As a THANK YOU to Jane, we say that every year we find happiness just being with her (and each other) in her home.
Please remember our contributions to Atlanta Day Shelter. Also, remember that we no longer pay dues, so maybe we can be a bit more generous. We are off to a good start, but deadline is December 20. Send a check to Anne Larcom, 244 River View Trail, Roswell, GA 30075.