The blog actually took a walk last night in the quiet neighborhood behind Stratford Road businesses such as Total Wine...the photo is from a non-walking day earlier this week when Susan still had the flu and Jon had leadership training at Graylyn, the home of Bowman Gray, Sr...which is not to imply that the flu and leadership are in any way equivalent... Gray is one of the leading figures in Winston-Salem history. He was the son of the founder of Wachovia Bank and Trust whose first job was as a salesman for the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Of course, by the time Graylyn was built in the late 1920s, Gray was Chairman of the Board of the company.
Jon and Susan are professors at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. Jon is in the Department of Theatre and Dance. He has lived in Winston-Salem for 25+ years. Susan is in Biology, and has lived in Winston-Salem for 5+ years. Jon's neighborhood is Sherwood Forest; Susan's neighborhood is Ashley Forest. Maurice, who lives in the District of Columbia, serves as occasional capital correspondent.
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