Recently, I had the pleasure of chatting briefly with Pam Schumacher Gradinger who informed me that some misinformation regarding my existence had been disseminated at the SME Class of '62 50th Reunion (Wish I had been there!!!). Was it Mark Twain who wrote "The news of my demise has been greatly exaggerated!"? After sharing a few chuckles over the matter, Pam thought it might be wise if I set the record straight.
On a very sad note, however, after almost 44 years of marriage, Tom Cunningham died of lung cancer in April of 2006 (He was a non-smoker). Then, just recently my older sister, Jane (SME Class of "60) died of the same dreaded disease (She was a cigarette smoker).
However, in 2009 our very gracious and merciful GOD directed my path to Florence, SC where I met a grieving widower, Don Streett, quite unexpectedly. We were married 8 months later and reside in Effingham, SC. Between the 2 of us we now have 4 children, 9 grands and 2 great-grands with 2 more on the way. Of course, there are challenges and issues with family, aging and an aging parent. Don's delightful mother is 94 and doing quite well, fortunately.
Hopefully, my classmates have been equally blessed over these past 50+ years. I would love to hear from any or all via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or snail-mail: P.O. Box 85 Effingham, SC 29541. Happy Holidays and Fondest Regards--Judy Harber Cunningham-Streett