Meme, Jane’s grandmother – Pop, Jane’s grandfather – in their younger years
Meme was a doting grandmother as well as an influential model andmentor to Jane throughout her life. Meme was a Latin teacher and spent many hours reading to Jane as well as cultivating her love of literature and the social graces of a gently bred southern lady.
Pop was another doting grandparent to Janeand from her stories of him, he was quite the character.
Jane’s parents: Sam and Roy, known formally as Ella Ruth Sanders Sarsfield and DixSarsfield. Sam was enamored of little children and frequently ran a Kindergarten at their church. She was also very active in the PTA at the state level. Roy was the sports editor for The Charlotte Observer and later a reporter/editor for the Associated Press.
The Sarsfield family in Asheville Back row, left to right: Roy, Meme, Jane, SamFront Row: Pat, Jane’s brother; Pop; Anne (Toot), Jane’s sister
Cliff and Jane with Mrs. Berryman who was our next door neighbor in Edenton during the 1960’s. She taught the kids how to knit and we played “I Spy” with her on her front porch. She is 98 years old here.
The ScribblersJane’s writing group, kind of like a book club
Jane accepting English Teacher of the Year award
What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas! Jane with sister Ann
Before the days of computers, Cliff was very precise with documents and put a ruler to great use! The pipe was used as a weaning off process from smokingcigarettes all those years. He swore (well, I never heard him swear) he was not inhaling. I wonder if he knew Bill Clinton…
Jane’s favorite pictures of Bones, the youngest child; born 1963