Sunday, February 21, 2016

Stroke in rear-view mirror, Lacy enjoys concert

Former BJ reporter Lacy McCrary, 83, who had a stroke last December, enjoyed the Glenn Miller Orchestra concert Saturday night in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Life is better for Lacy McCrary
Colleen Christy McCrary was in the mood for enjoying the evening with her father at Alabama Theatre at Barefoot Landing.

Colleen wrote:

“Waiting for the Glenn Miller Orchestra show to start with my Dad. What a treat!”

It was an even bigger treat for Lacy.

Lacy and wife Colleen celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 5 with Colleen in the Vanderbilt mansion, the 255-room Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina.

Lacy had a stroke shortly afterward.

By Dec. 18 he recovered enough to return to Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, where they live.

Murrells Inlet is 18 miles from Pauleys Island, South Carolina, where retired printer Dick Latshaw and his wife Pat live. Dick and Pat live two blocks from BJ business department retiree Harold McElroy’s widow, Linda. Retired printer Sid Sprague, who also lived near them on Pawleys Island, moved to Loveland, Colorado with his new bride several years ago after former Cuyahoga Falls resident Sid’s first wife died.

Lacy is a Kent State graduate involved in some of the BJ’s Pulitzer Prizes.

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