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Woolums Larry Woolums 68 and Sue Johnson Woolums ’69

I met Larry in 1964, when I was a freshman at Georgetown.  We met playing trumpet in the college band.  In those days, several band members would meet at the grill for coffee before going to rehearsal. In the Spring of 1966, we were both getting over other relationships. One day in the grill, our director, Jim Moore, joked with Larry that he had dated someone from every section of the band except the trumpet section. I guess this made him start looking around the trumpet section, and he eventually asked me out!

We started dating in April of 1966.  I lived in Rucker Hall.  In those days, men had to “sign out” a woman when he took her on a date.  We also had to be sure he had me back to the dorm before curfew (9PM during the week, and 10:30 on the weekends…unless you got special permission from mom Morris to stay out later).  Larry was a Lambda Chi. I was an independent. We were lavaliered in May, pinned in August, and got engaged in January of 1967.

Larry was from Georgetown. His parents often invited me to have meals with them. It didn’t take me long to realize this was a wonderful family, and I was anxious to become a part of it.  We were members of Georgetown Baptist Church, where Larry had attended all his life, and where his mom served as church secretary.

We married in December of 1967 during the holiday break between semesters. After a brief honeymoon we returned to school in time to start the Spring semester.  Larry graduated in 1968, and I followed in 1969.  Upon graduation, we moved to Harrodsburg and both took jobs in the Mercer County School system.  We enjoyed rewarding careers as teachers before our retirements in the mid-90s.

We are now retired and are enjoying our children and grandchildren. We celebrated our 46th anniversary in December.  We met playing the trumpet, and continue to do so in the community band in Danville.  We were blessed with two wonderful children, Chris, and Rebecca (GC Class of ’98).  We have two grandchildren, and a basset hound named Sousa (named after our favorite brass band composer). They constantly make us proud of the lives they live.

Larry and I are so thankful for our years at Georgetown College and still remember the fond times we had there.

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