Susan Leathers Burnette moved from her home of 49 years into a condominium building in November 2020. Her daughter, Beth, lives on the third floor, and she is on the second floor. Yes, there is an elevator, although Burnette writes that she uses the steps as often as she can. Her condo is still in the same zip code, she has great neighbors, and is close enough to see former neighbors. Burnette’s son, Zack, his wife, and their wonderful children live about 13 minutes away. On Wednesdays, she still teaches three piano students through FaceTime. Burnette attends Greystone Baptist Church in Raleigh, N.C., and says that they have a wonderful female pastor and several Meredith alumnae, including two classmates from 1963, are members. Burnette is very grateful for her life!
Mary Lou Davis Jackson has recently moved. She loves her house and hasn’t felt stuck during the pandemic. Jackson’s family is doing well. Her oldest grandchild, Taylor, is a senior at the University of North Carolina, sharing a house with seven other women, taking all classes online, and planning to attend nursing school. Her granddaughter, Gracie, is a freshman at Western Carolina University and is also taking all classes online. She made the cheerleading team and their first competition was in December. Jackson’s grandson, Nick, just graduated from Air Force Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. He is now at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, for Tech School. Her grandson, Hunter, is a freshman in high school and is doing his school work at home. He has not been able to play football but is happy to be on two baseball teams, one at school and one travel team. Jackson’s son and daughter-in-law celebrated their eighth anniversary this past year.