It was wonderful seeing so many of you this summer and
I almost made it back for the Christmas party at Jane's this
year--but I'll miss it by a week. We'll be back in Atlanta
Dec. 12-16, and I'm sure more times in the future
to keep up with our grandbaby.
Happy Holidays to all!
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Season's greetings to Mu Rho Sigma Alums and Friends--yes, it's that time again--December and time for our Holiday Luncheon. Jane Yelton is hosting again this year and has set Saturday, December 10th as the date. Gathering time is 10 AM. Jane says she will have coffee available, maybe tea is that's your choice.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Some details about the death of Caroline Wilson's grandson, Hollis (did not think to get the family name, but parents are Elizabeth and John.) Hollis died peacefully on the morning of October 24, 2011, at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston, TX, where he had been in treatment for several weeks. MPE alums were especially saddened because we thought that he had experienced a miraculous healing and, indeed, it appeared that way for a brief period of time. But that healing was for the Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma--and they still had to treat the secondary cancer, leukemia. This treatment was very difficult--triple chemo, five days, 3 on and 2 off. Then they performed a double stem cell transplant (his sister Aria was a perfect match). This left his immune system very low and he developed a strain of pneumonia, which the doctors could not identify or successfully treat. His kidneys began to fail; dialysis was begun but by then his whole system was slowing down and Hollis died.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Skip & I have now joined the ranks of doting grandparents!
Brandon & Ellen were surprised to welcome
Gabriel Joshua White this morning(November 1) at 4:15am.
He was about 4 weeks early but, other than being in shock,
all are doing well.He was 7lbs. 2oz. and 20" long,
so pretty well-done.
We'll travel to Athens when we can be of most help.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Thank you all so much for your prayers for Richard. He is in Stage 4 of Prostate Cancer.
We have just come from his doctor today where he received the first of his injection treatments. He will receive Trelstar every three months and will continue the bicalutamide which he started two weeks ago. These are both hormonal treatments which are supposed to arrest the cancer that predominates the prostate and has spread into his lower spine and lungs. In 90% of the cases where this treatment is used, it is effective.
He will have a PSA test on December 20th, which should answer a lot of questions for us. This test will show if the PSA has decreased as a result of the hormonal treatments or not. If it has, that will be absolutely great. This is the result we are looking for. If it has not, it could indicate more spreading of the cancer. In no case is surgery indicated and chemo and radiation are NOT anticipated.
His life is continuing totally normally. Hasn't lost a beat in his activities. He is convinced, as am I, that God holds the reins to his life. His constitution is strong and his belief in God stronger!
So we continue the waiting game! So very much appreciate your continued prayers.
Financial Aid Assistant
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Anne Says, To update the BLOG, we'll start with happy news--the Yeltons, Jane and Don have a new granddaughter, Royce Elaine, born 9/8 (on Jane's birthday)! Everyone is doing fine including the grandparents. But proudest of all may be big sister Rachel who is three years old and loves chatting about being the big sister.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
All of these members joined in sending good wishes and wanted to be remembered to everyone attending the luncheon:
Alice Young-As you know, Alice is a survivor - she has survived breast cancer, an automobile wreck that almost took her life, balance problems-now uses a walker when needed...had less than successful cataract surgery and does not drive anymore (son Daryl got her mercedes). She stays busy at Park Springs where she has organized a chapter of Senior University, a book club for low-vision people, and another, regular book club. Also, a Great Ideas Club, where she supplies the speaker. On Wednesdays, she and her friend, Rodney, go to Senior U. (held, I think, at Mercer). That is why she could not be here today.
Caroline Wilson-Since her retirement, she has made many trips, some out to Colorado, where daughter, Elizabeth, lives, to help with Elizabeth's surgeries and with her Grandson's diagnosis and treatment for cancer and now leukemia. She got the dates confused, thinking the luncheon was to be on Tuesday, the 5th, then bought her airline ticket for Wed. the 6th. The grandson's chemo left him with leukemia. The doctors concluded that they had done what they could for him. That's when Elizabeth decided to take him to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. That's where Caroline is going; to help out where she can. Should doctors decide on bone marrow transplant, his sister is a perfect match. Caroline continues remarkable strong and healthy--we rejoice in that.
Kathleen Carey-Sent an email right away saying that she still works and that Wednesdays are particularly busy. She still works for the State of Ga--she is Director of Human Resources, Georgia Merit System. (I think she keeps having to absorb additional responsibility.) She is married now--to her long-time friend whose name is not rolling off my tongue---or my finger tips. And they are happy.
Mary Louise Hudgins-she continues to be husband Elgie's care-giver. He is cancer-free, (lower lobe of one lung was removed) but has suffered two strokes in the pst few months. There is no paralysis, just a weakness on left side and a problem with balance and with speech. He continues to receive therapy at home for these conditions and Wednesday is the day for therapy so she needed to be at home. Mary Louise continues in fairly good health, though she does have health issues like some of the rest of us.
Pat Robertson-Pat really wanted to attend, but it depended on being able to meet up with Caroline for the rest of the journey, so, since Caroline could not be here, Pat was not able to join us either. She is not comfortable driving in unknown territory. Pat's long-time friend, Jim, was diagnosed some months back with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and has tolerated his chemo treatments very well.
LaVerne Miller-devotes a lot of summer weeks to family reunions and that is where she is this week. Actually, she and Jane Yelton are in a tight race to see how many they can plan in a given year! LaVerne is very family-oriented and willing to take the lead in planning reunions and gatherings, almost always with a theme. The theme for this one is FLAGS.. maybe she will have pictures to show us later. Her family is blessed that her Mother is still living. Quite an incentive for getting together.
Monday, June 20, 2011
GREETINGS TO OUR MPE ALUMNAE SISTERS,
Monday, April 11, 2011
Deirdre Russell; Financial Aid Assistant; Emory University Office of Financial Aid; (404)727-6039 (404)727-6709 (Fax)
What are you doing on Easter Sunday afternoon from 3:00 to 6:00 ?
Hunting for Easter Eggs of course!
At Deirdre Russell’s house (RSVP to email@example.com for the street address)
…um because we think hunting eggs is fun and we want to share the joy
What to bring?
Yourself, Your Family and your Easter Basket(s). Yes, even the grownups get to hunt eggs.
Sunday, April 24th from 3 – 6
There will be light refreshments and beverages available. The Egg Hunt is first, food comes later, so don’t be late or you might miss all the fun!
Looking forward to seeing you there,
p.s. we have two dogs, so anyone with allergies just keep that in mind.
Sunday, April 24 · 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Calling all toddlers, kids (and grown ups who like to hunt eggs)
Bring your basket and bring your thinking caps (Martin knows how to hide eggs REALLY well) and come to our house ready to search and search and search.
okay, and eat, drink and be merry as well
RSVP for directions
see you there,
Deirdre, Martin & Ginny Russell
Deirdre Russell"Time. I've got 24 hours in a day just the same as everyone else. How well will I use it?"
Sunday, April 10, 2011
I'm thrilled to report that Skip and I are going
to be first time grandparents--our son Brandon
and his wife Ellen, who live in Athens, are expecting
a bundle of joy around Thanksgiving. Needless to say,
we are reacquainting ourselves with all the baby and
toy stores! I was planning a trip back to Atlanta this
summer to catch up with many folks and now I have even
more reason to do so. I'll keep in touch and, hopefully,
many of us can get together and "do lunch"! It's so
much more fun catching up in person.
BeBe thank you so much for the work you do on our MRS site. I keep meaning to go to some of the activities. It would be great to see some of the ladies I went to school with. Each time I think I am going to be able to join you, something happens. I fell on ice and broke my back in two places January 2010 then when I was feeling better after surgery, in December, my husband Bob was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. In the meantime I am enjoying reading about everyone with BEBEs help. I am still working and live in Cherokee, NC. If anyone comes up this way, come see me. 88-226-7325.
My husband and I have been traveling, again. We were in Beijing when the earthquake and tsunami happened in Japan. We were supposed to go to Hiroshima, Kobe, and Kyoto, Japan, but our cruise line added some days in other places and a new port in Taiwan to compensate. It was wonderful. I have learned to admire the Korean, Chinese, and Taiwanese people and their accomplishments.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Please join us for our MRS outing.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
A Note from Nela Humphries
Hopefully I can attend as I've been wanting to go there...just haven't had time.
btw... If anyone is intersted, the KSU Choral community will be performing a concert in the Bailey Performance Hall at Apr. 16 8:00 pm.: http://www.ksucac.org/
Not sure how late everyone is staying at the museum, but the concert might be a good closing for the day.
I've recently 'retired' so feel free to pass that on to our sisters if you want to.
Here's more information on the concert:
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011
Start Time: 8:00 pm
(Time Zone: US/Eastern)
Location: Performance Hall, Bailey Performance Center - http://www.kennesaw.edu/music/bpc/about.shtml
More Info: https://ticketing.kennesaw.edu/
Performance Hall, Bailey Performance Center
1000 Chastain Road, Bldg. 30
Kennesaw Georgia 30144 USA
Location Contact: Box Office
Location Phone: 770-423-6650
Have a nice day!