Pat and I are looking forward to our 60th wedding anniversary this coming December. We married while I was getting my MBA at Columbia, and have been in Atlanta since 1962. I spent 15 years in the investment securities business, with The Robinson-Humphrey Company and White, Weld & Co., and the balance of my career in real estate sales, development, property management and syndication. Pat is still painting, and her joyful oils and watercolors are in prominent private collections throughout the South, and in New York and France.
We have five wonderful children and six grandchildren. Our son Emery – whose guide to selling your business, entitled “Turn Your Blood, Sweat & Tears Into Cash,” has just been published – has two sons, Emery and Crosby, both Washington and Lee grads, and a daughter, Burchie, who is at Ole Miss. Our daughter Susan is chairman of the school board where her two daughters, Elizabeth and Erin, attend; and is current President of the Georgia Branch of The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia. Her son Sam is studying engineering, and running track and cross country, at Lipscomb University in Nashville. Our youngest daughter, Ann, is married to the new owner of Grow Best, a fast-acting nutrient for outdoor and indoor flowers and vegetables that really works!
Best wishes to the Class of 1953!