Pure Pleasure

Surely Ruby Lee Norris ’36 is smiling down on you for publishing the lovely piece about her in the Spring 2012 edition of University of Mary Washington Magazine [Remembering Ruby Lee Norris].

Ruby Lee and I became email friends because of our many connections in Middlesex County, Va. My family had a summer home there on the Rappahannock River, and my first teaching job was in the nearby, ancient town of Urbanna. Ruby Lee lived not far away.

Please convey to the magazine staff my great pleasure in reading the feature article [Beat Chick], also in the spring issue. It was as good as any profile I have read in The New Yorker.