Charlotte Cole (Wilson)
I had the privilege of being a twirler at Lamar with Mariamil. I remember it took me forever to learn how to spell her name correctly. I always thought that she was a pretty girl and I loved her complexion. I have a picture somewhere of us pretending that we were skating on an ice rink at a performance in the gym. We were wearing ear muffs and mufflers and doing our routine in our sock feet. I distinctly remember dropping my baton after a high throw, but Mariamil caught hers. I was glad that at least one of us looked fairly decent. That was the same afternoon that Mike and Ralph did their ballet to "Running Bear." I'm sure that our twirling routine was long forgotten, but I'm certain the everyone remembers the ballet WELL.
Charlotte Cole Wilson
Margaret Dye (Smiley)
Mariamil and I were in brownies, girl scouts and twirlers at Lamar together. We kept in touch through out her life. I remember many nights of playing cards in our bedrooms during high school and college. We learned to play bridge together. She was there when my first son was born. She was devoted to her mom and moved back to Bryan to be near her when her dad died. We attended the SFA band reunion together. She made sure that I came and everyone had my address. We laughed about her playing the base clarinet and it was such a pain to carry during marching season.
Her mom and mine had a brownie troup together and were best friends. I miss Mariamil and her mom.