I would like to acknowledge all of the hard work done by George and Janet Crawford for keeping the Pepperell Kids reunion going each year. They open their home on the first Saturday in May each year to all of us. This year was especially difficult because of the rain.

Surprisingly, there was a record attendance. The rain did not dampen our spirits!

Several other Pepperell Kids and their spouses go to Lake Martin and help set-up tents and tables for this event.

There is a lot of work preparing for 150 to 200 people.

Jane Worthington is also to be applauded. She has spent countless hours compiling family stories and the history of Pepperell. She has recently finished the final chapter of “A Village Not Forgotten.” Jane’s husband Ted helped her with his support and picture taking. Thank you, Ted.

I hope future generations will read these books and know that Pepperell Kids grew up in the most wonderful village in the most wonderful times.

There were Kids there at the reunion from age 50 to 98.

They came from all over the South – and even from as far away as California and South Korea.

I encourage Pepperell Kids to come and join us on the first Saturday in May 2014 if you’ve never come.


Cora Fullerton Reames

Pepperell Class of 1958