LaViire (McCray) Word

La Viire McCrayLaViire McCray

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Plan To Attend 50th Class Reunion?

Spouse's Name: Clyde
Years Married: 36

Where I Live In Now: Pontiac, MI since 1969

Number of Children: 4 Clyde Louis, Lise, James and Amy
Number of Grandchildren: 6
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Work history: I’ve taught elementary school 37 years. The last few years I’ve been a literacy coach. After I retire I plan to keep helping English language learners and reluctant readers in volunteer situations like Library Tutoring Programs.

When retired, plan to move to: Mostly we visit Clyde’s home in Tennessee. He wants to relocate there after we retire.


Have traveled to: Three years ago we took a three-week Atlantic cruise in February. We were able to get off the ship and spend a day in Venezuela. I got to go and study Primary school Reading and Math instruction in the country of New Zealand in 1999, When we were doing a math program called Beginning School Mathematics. (Whoops, run-on sentence: Mrs. Hicks, Senior English) Mostly we visit Clyde’s home in Tennessee.

Of interest to other classmates: If I could be with you all at the reunion, I would try to get each one of you aside and ask you what your plans are for eternity. Do you have Jesus as Savior? I’m embarrassed to admit that I was always ashamed of being a Christian. I didn’t want my classmates to think I was different in school. I felt bad because there were so many things I couldn’t do. Now, years later, I realize that anything worthwhile has standards. I am so glad to be a Christian, to have love and concern for all mankind – especially their souls. I’m thankful to live in America where I can freely practice my beliefs.

Things I remember about Albion High School: Her teachers, especially Mrs Hicks' english class.

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