An Update from Lou Greer ’55

Tom L’Esperance reports of classmate: Lou Greer, ‘The passing of my wife of ten years Dee Shields brought about some other significant changes. I moved from our retirement community in Greenville, SC to the city next door, Greer, SC … yeah, Greer. I’m in a small house in a small city in the upper left corner of South Carolina. As the attached picture, taken at the entrance of the Greer City park, shows … it’s just me, my Brittany Spaniel Nola, and some new friends.
I am pleased that the Greer connection to Deerfield remains, Great Niece Greer Anderson started last year, and her brother will be a freshman next fall. But beyond that, Tom Spater’s granddaughter Whitney started this year as a sophomore at Deerfield. I was flattered to be asked by Tom’s son Gordie to recommend her to our school. Although I no longer run on the lacrosse field, I remain active with the South Carolina Upstate referees, and stay close to the Furman University lacrosse staff, having been a member of the team that established their Division One program. I hope that this shows my belief in the adage, “Growing older is mandatory; growing up is optional.” – Lou Greer

Tom L’Esperance


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