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To the Editor,

Just received latest issue of Illinois State, which we of course appreciate. I found particular interest in “Driven by a passion” (February 2017).

What drew me to read that first is that while I have a relatively similar circumstance, we have an added perspective. Upon graduation, we purchased off the showroom floor a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette. Some 50-plus years later, we still own that same car.

While the ’63 was our only daily driver for the first six or so years of our marriage, it has been licensed every year since.

As a second career, not unlike Mr. Magers, I also drive and deliver “high-end” automobiles for an automotive store in Springfield.

What may be of interest to some readers and alumni is the 53-year ownership and use of what has become—in addition to an automotive icon—one of the most collectible and sought after vehicles led us to create a museum: The Original 1963 Corvette “split window” Hall of Fame Museum.

Kenneth ’64, M.S. ’66, and Evelyn (Bell) Beenenga ’63

To the Editor,

I just received my ISU alumni magazine. Kate Arthur’s feature on Vickie Lannie was such a beautiful story! (“When every moment matters,” February 2017). What a wonderful woman Vickie is. I want to express my thanks to her for all she does to help people.

I have lost both of my parents, and our experience with the wonderful caregivers of our local hospice helped us in more ways than I can express.

Thank you to Kate Arthur for writing such a beautiful piece and for sharing Vickie with us. She’s a treasure! #proudalum

Jolene (Jordan) Hoover ’86