Friday, January 14, 2011

Ociee Nash to be Honored

My smart, beautiful, and talented grandmother, Ociee Nash Whitman, is going to be inducted into the St. Agnes Academy "Hall of Fame." A 1908 graduate of SAA, she spent many years supporting and saluting our school.

Along with my mother, Mary Catherine Whitman McGraw, and yours truly, Milam McGraw Propst, many Whitman cousins followed in Ociee's footsteps. Some attended the original school on Vance in Memphis, TN, while all of the recent graduates went to the "new" school which opened in 1951. I was in the first 1st grade. Yes, old as dirt am I.

I will write and tell the readers of the Ociee Nash series all about the festivities. For now, just know how happy this news makes Ociee's biographer and her biggest fan. Me.

*I will also be taking additional copies of the five Ociee Nash books to donate to the school library. Wouldn't want any of St. Agnes students having to wait to read about St. Agnes Academy, circa: 1900!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Photo of Skyler

Happy New Year to everyone. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.
Over the holidays, we had an opportunity to visit with Skyler Day and her entire family when they returned from LA for a Christmas visit to Georgia. Naturally we jumped at the chance.

So on Facebook, readers and moviegoers can see how our little Ociee girl from "The Adventures of Ociee Nash" has gotten all grown up; AND HOW! Check out her photograph with me and with our grandson Loftin on my Facebook page.

When Loftin greeted Skyler, he said, "Last time I saw you, I was wearing a dress!"
Yes indeed, our grandson, who has just turned nine played the "baby" in the film. He and his parents (our William and his Abigail) are passengers on the train that carries Ociee to Asheville.

Check out Skyler Day's website, too. She is one busy young lady!

Best wishes for a fruitful and joy-filled 2011, Milam