Four times a year, every three months, for 18 years, the William and Mary Lunch Bunch has been getting together. This group of ladies’ lunch is a time to enjoy each other’s company, check up on what has happened during the past three months, and to enjoy what’s cooking. All of them attended the College of William and Mary in the 1950s.
In 1996, 10 of these William and Mary alumni had an organizational gathering at the home of Betty Sheild Scotes and Letty Sheild Bates (twins) in Yorktown. Attending were Cynthia Kimbrough Barlow, Betsy Stafford Elliot, Bobby Fletcher Ray, Ginny Smith Young, Bobbie Ramsey Brooks, Shirley Richardson, Susan Briggs Eley and Mary Talmadge Kaylor. Today, there are between 50 and 60 ladies who call themselves the Lunch Bunch and the original 10 organizers are still active.
“It’s really not an organization,” confided Ginny Young who describes herself as a “pack rat. I have kept all of the notice invitations that I hav...
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