met the Author
Got their pawtographed copies of LapDog Therapy in Lynchburg
|Winnie and I had a
grand time on a recent trip to Lynchburg where we visited Randolph
Macon Womanís College (which Mom attended many years ago) and
Westminster Canterbury. This venture was a LapDog Therapy
book-promotion trip in which we made two PowerPoint presentations
about therapy dogs and met lots of new people. Our hometown
friend, Nancy Shearer Northam ( Ď46) was our driver/navigator and a
delightful travel companion for the weekend.
Our first stop was Westminster Canterbury where Dr.
William F. Quillian welcomed us warmly and showed us around. Dr.
Quillian was president of RMWC when Mom was a student, and he now
lives at Westminster Canterbury with Mrs. Quillian. Also Denise
Director and Programs Manager, helped us get the lay of the land and
introduced us to some dog-lover residents. When dinner time came
along, Winnie and I helped at the front entrance desk.
Actually, we couldnít have gone in the dining room anyhow because
dogs simply arenít allowed there and we thought weíd try to be
useful in one way or another. It was fun to see the surprised
looks on peopleís faces when they spied two little canines at the
of residents came to the Commons Room after dinner that evening to
meet us and to learn about therapy dogs in our PowerPoint
presentation. In this picture, Iím bringing Mrs. Lurline Bond
up to date on a family friend from our home town. Would you
believe our next door Onancock neighbor happens to be one of Mrs.
Bondís longtime friends?
|Tour of Alumnae House and Lunch
Saturday morning, two of Momís classmates, E. A. Wilson Mayo from
Hampden Sydney and Barbara Bynum Dyer from Danville met us for a tour
of the campus and a look at the new Alumnae House which is named for
Muriel Casey, beloved alumnae director, recently retired. At
lunch, we were joined by two other l956 classmates, Mary Coleman
Tweedy from Rustburg and Jean Nooe Miller
from Swoope, as well as Lynchburgers Sally Ware, Annie Massie, Lynn
Lewis, Karen Pollok and Dolly Cardwell. Incidentally, Dolly made
many of the arrangements for our weekend..
knew the bookshop was a cool place as soon as I poked my nose in the
door and caught whiffs of bakery treats. Upon entering, we were
surrounded by book displays, toys and gifts galore plus a neat
coffeeshop over on one side which was shooting out the tantalizing
aromas. The Bookshop had literally rolled out the red carpet for
us in the center of
the store where we talked about therapy dogs and pawtographed books.
Again we met lots of new people, all of whom were extremely cordial to
us as were the bookshop employees.
leaving the Bookshop, Winnie and I caught sight of a picture on the
front of the RMWC Alumnae Directory which shows what life was like a
hundred years ago when Mom was a student. Now we understand
better what college life was like back then, I love the car in the
illustration, and Winnie thinks it would be fun to swoosh around in
the early 1900's dresses!