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1998 CHRISTMAS
GREETINGS
from

Zelma and Pat
Laura and Stephen

Pattillo

3821 Spring Valley Road
Birmingham, Alabama 35223 USA
wmp@earthlink.net

 

"For unto us a Child is born . . ."

 
 

Here's some of what we've been up to in 1998:

 

Pat began his third year as North American representative for Hong Kong Baptist University, and served as a consultant to several other organizations including the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond,VA. He traveled widely throughout the U.S. and Canada, and in October was in Hong Kong to visit with the first group of American study-abroad students enrolled under a new 47-school consortium he organized for HKBU in 1997-98. And he dabbled a bit in the Internet, designing a new website for a longtime family friend, author A.C.Gray. Pat's dad, a widower who lives in Vestavia Hills, is now 86 and enjoys his extended Saturday visits with Pat and Zel. To read more about Pat's work, click here.

Stephen entered his fifth year as manager of trade and investment services for the U.S. Business Council of ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) in Washington, DC. He travels to the Asian Pacific several times each year, leading trade groups of CEOs from the 800 American companies who are members of ASEAN. He also annually arranges several ambassadors' tours to key U.S. cities for the ten ASEAN countries. He enjoys lots of golf and adventure travel, and driving his second used Honda, which is safe to park on the streets of the Nation's Capital. You can write Stephen a note at this email address.

 
Zelma found her work expanding into a new arena beyond the hospice program this summer as she was named the first coordinator of spiritual care for Unity Health Management Services, the joint venture of Baptist Health System and St.Vincent's Hospital/Daughters of Charity. She now works with Unity's executive staff, but also continues her chaplain's care to hospice patients. She chaired Unity's Mission and Values Task Force, and spoke to the Shades Valley Rotary Club in Birmingham, among other groups. Sadness came in 1998 with the deaths of her brother, Ross Mullins, in Albuquerque, NM, and her brother-in-law, Frank Allio, in Wise, VA. To read more about Zel's work, click here.

Laura continued teaching undergraduate English at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where she is completing her Ph.D. dissertation in Southern literature. This fall, she began working in the university's well-known oral history center, having also served as a reference librarian in the Baton Rouge Public Library system. She read papers at professional meetings in San Diego and Dallas, visited Los Angeles in the spring, and made a whirlwind visit to Harvard in the fall. She enjoys her occasional work with Baton Rouge Little Theater. You can write Laura a note at this e-mail address.

 
 

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In His coming,
we are
given the promise
of life!