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John Hargrove '72


Retired life continues to work for both Beth and me. The past year was difficult for us as it was for most, but we got through it. As a senior judge on the court, I have recall status (meaning I am allowed to sit and hear cases while retired); however, I have not “worked” in over a year due to the pandemic. That will change in May 2021, as I have accepted assignments for that month. Our daughters continue to thrive in their chosen fields (Sydney is an attorney with a firm in D.C., while Taylor is an assistant professor of sociology at UNC-CH).

I talk with Roger Bowie frequently, and, prior to COVID, he and his wife were frequent house guests of ours when they visited town (a couple of times a year). We are their hotel of choice when they are here! I guess that will resume soon! I had a nice phone conversation with Alan Kaufman recently, and he has me excited about our upcoming 50th reunion next year. Where did the time go?

Most importantly, our family is healthy in these trying times. We have all (Mom, sisters, wife, children) been vaccinated, and we look forward to resuming a “normal” (whatever that is) life in the near future. It goes without saying that Steve is still sorely missed, but his memory is deeply embedded in my heart. His art is displayed throughout my house, so he is never far away.


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