Thursday, July 25, 2013

Note from Kathleen Carey-McNeal

Dear Sisters,
I was saddened to hear of the loss of our beloved sister Anne.  Anne was the epitome of what is special about our sisterhood.  Her tireless devotion and good nature served us well.   Anne and I met as students at GSU.  We shared a couple of classes and a lot of great memories as students.  Fortunately, our friendship continued after graduation.  I will always remember her beautiful simle and  caring gracious manner.  I believe many MPE sisters can remember Anne's kindness for them personally during the sad times as well as her celebrations of the good.
All my best to all my MPE sisters,
 Kathleen Carey-McNeal 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Information from LaVerne

Greetings Sisters -
There are two ways to make a contribution to the Mu Rho Sigma Sorority Scholarship Endowment, In Memory of Anne Larcom.

1. Make a check payable to the GSU Foundation – Mu Rho Sigma Sorority Scholarship Endowment. Then note it is In Memory of Anne Larcom. 

Mail the check to the GSU Foundation, PO Box 3983, Atlanta, GA 30302 

2. Make a gift online at: Change the Designation box to “Other”, and it will bring up a new box that you type in “Mu Rho Sigma Sorority Scholarship Endowment”. 

Then click on “add donation”, and this will bring up additional information, including a section at the bottom of the page for “Tribute Information”, and you can indicate that it is In Memory of Anne Larcom.
 If you have questions, please contact me at 404-434-7565 or
 Best regards,  LaVerne M. Miller

Saturday, July 20, 2013

From LaVerne Miller

MRS Sisters,
 I will notify Walter Massey at Georgia State of Anne's death and obtain exact instructions for individual donations to be made in her memory.
That information will be posted to the blog.
Sisters forever,
                                                LaVerne Miller

Anne Larcom Obituary

Please click on the link below to go to the The AJC Article on Anne:
Here is the link to the Roswell United Methodist Church:

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Update on Anne Larcom

Hi MRS Sisters,
Anne Larcom had a multiple stroke about 2 weeks ago.  She is presently in Manor Care in Marietta on Johnson Ferry Rd. Cards to the house will be very much appreciated.  I will send out any updates.  Anne's addess is:
Mrs. Anne Larcom
244 Riverview Trail
Roswell, Ga.  30075-4867

Friday, June 7, 2013

Note from Anne

Thank you, Judy for your message of remembrance for Faye Hall.  It was not my privilege to know her very well, but I did know about the bridge lessons.  And, yes, it was in the paper, the AJC and was in one of the scrapbooks that I inherited when I began research for "A History of Mu Rho Sigma."  Those scrapbooks and all memorabilia, anything having to do with Mu Rho Sigma Sorority is on file in the Woman's Division within the Georgia State University Library.  We were pleased when they wanted ALL of our records because we were unique among sororities and probably unique in having a sister who was a champion bridge player!  Also, it is significant that from those lessons, a long time partnership grew between Faye and Mary Childs, also deceased.  Again, thanks, Anne Larcom    

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Comment from Judy Baer on the loss of Faye

Faye used to teach bridge lessons to us in the MRS room during the 10:00 to 10:30 break.  We'd sit on the floor (we didn't have much furniture) while she instructed us and commented on our play.  She was an excellent and inspiring instructor.  The Atlanta Constitution did an article on her teaching us and even put a large picture with it.  That was my favorite way to spend those 30 minutes.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Faye Thomas Hall

Hi MRS Girls,

Caroline called with the sad news of the passing of Faye Hall.  Here is the information which was copied and pasted from the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

HALL, Faye Thomas Ms. Faye Thomas Hall, 74, of Duluth, GA passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013. Faye was born in Dalton, GA, and following graduation from Dalton High School she attended the University of Georgia and then moved to Atlanta, where she finished her Bachelor of Arts degree at Georgia State College. Anyone who knew Faye loved her, and she was well-known for her wit, dedication to her family and sarcastic sense of humor. She loved sports of all kinds, particularly golf, and was a member of the Berkeley Hills Country Club. She also played award-winning bridge, and held the designation of "Life Master." She was a rabid University of Georgia football fan. Per her specific request, no memorial service will be held. Faye leaves behind her father, James Oliver Thomas and his wife Dorothy (Ruddell) Thomas of Calhoun, GA; her mother Carrie Mildred (Ellis) Williams, of Dalton GA; her only daughter, Ashley Hall (Christopher) Mestl of Mount Vernon, NY and her beloved grandchildren: Connor Andrew Mestl and Cameron Avery Mestl of Mount Vernon, NY.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 31, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

News from Deirdre

If you are wondering why a sister who loves MPE as much as I do never seems to make it to any of our events, well, it's because almost every single one seems to be scheduled against one of my ice skating competitions.

I used to skate when I was a kid, but I never placed above 3rd in any competition.  Many of you know that due to multiple knee surgeries, I thought I would never skate again.  Well, I returned to skating when my then 2 year old wanted to skate and it felt so good and right to be back out there that I've hardly stopped skating since.

Now I've been back on the ice for almost 2 years.  Since returning to the ice as an adult, I've been in 17 competition events.  I've placed in the top 6 or better in all of them.  

1 sixth place
1 fifth place
1 fourth place
2 third place (Bronze)
3 second place (Silver)
9 first place (Gold)

I have a wonderful coach (who teaches communications at Georgia State University, by the way) and a very supportive family.  There are three more big competitions coming up this season, one of which is the Showcase (Theatre on Ice) National Event in Massachuettes in August and should be loads of fun.  

Anyway, just wanted to catch up and let ya'll know what's been going on in my life.  It is so important to find something that makes you light up and keep doing it.  No matter what.  Keep at it.  I'm not the best adult skater out there, but skating makes me happy and is keeping me fit and healthy, and that's important.

Love you ladies!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Check to Georgia State

April 26, LaVerne Miller and Anne Larcom returned to Ga State for the purpose of meeting with Mr. Massey and presenting him with a check for $5,126.41.  He was pleased and so were we because this represents all the monies in our combined treasury-the Board of Trustees and the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter.  So we are out of the Treasury/money business, a goal we all shared.  That sum was added to the amount, $25,000, that we already have with the Foundation.  (You do the math...)  It will probably not be reflected in this year's MPE Scholarship Award in that it will not be reflected in the over all investment for the year.  To each one of you:  Thank You for your part you have contributed--in money, yard sales or other forms of fund-raising.  Our scholarship goes back a long way.  We are proud of it and it will insure that the name of Mu Rho Sigma will live as long as there is a Georgia State University.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Get together on Friday, May 17, 2013

Hi Girls,
Our next fun get together will be lunch at the Trackside Grill in Kennesaw.  After lunch we will drive a short distance to the Smith Gilbert Gardens, also in Kennesaw.  Please call Jane Yelton for reservations:  770-427-0533.  Jane will pay for us in advance and we can all reimberse her before the tour.  

Click on the pictures to go to the websites.  Details below......

Date:  Friday, May 17, 2013

Lunch at the Trackside Grill
Time:  11:30
Fee:  buy your own lunch
Garden Tour at the Smith Gilbert Gardens
Time:  1:00
Fee:  $7.00
Please call Jane Yelton for reservations:  770-427-0533

Smith-Gilbert Gardens is 16 acres of serene setting. United by woodland paths, the Gardens consists of separate groupings with individual elements of fascination, including the Bonsai exhibit, camellia garden, tea house and waterfall area, rose garden, and conifer display. Each area is complimented by thoughtfully positioned sculpture.  We will have a guided tour.

The Trackside Grill in Kennesaw features a creative chef driven kitchen serving classic comfort and Southern American Cuisine.  This quaint eatery offers a casual atmosphere adorned with subtle railroad-themed memorabilia which makes for a unique dining experience.