“I am a member of Highlands Sewing Circle in Birmingham. We haven’t sewed since the early 1900s when they used to sew for World War 1. We meet once a month and do community work and give to charities. We also adopt families and clothe the children for Easter and Christmas and provide meals for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We go way beyond that. I am at Point Clear for the weekend and getting school supplies for kids we help. I need to leave room in my car for a bushel of corn. I am a corn freak and love fried corn. I also work at Encore Respite Ministry with people who have Alzheimer’s. We play bingo, do puzzles, and play volleyball with balloons. We have art and singing. It is giving a break to the caregiver and the patients something to look forward to.
I grew up in Mobile but live in Mountain Brook. It was hard to watch how much money people spent on Mardi Gras. My husband’s best friend is head of the Mardi Gras Association and made him join the IMs at age 72. My husband is getting his 50-year pin tonight for finishing law school and we are spending the weekend with dear friends. Boots and I have been married for 54 years and went together six years before that. We started going together when I was in the seventh and he was in the sixth grade. When you have been together this long, the honesty is brutal. We love each other and we have fun.”