Donated by Sharon N. Smith
Paver location: 4-E (see map)
My (now) husband (Jim Smith, class of '65 and co-captain of SMU basketball under Coach "Doc" Hayes and Coach Prewitt) and I came to SMU together from Portland, Oregon in 1961. We were high school "sweethearts" and, when we graduated, were planning to go our separate ways. However, that was not to be. My aunt and uncle, who lived in Dallas and had no children, had been encouraging me to come to SMU and, surreptitiously, Jim was granted an SMU basketball scholarship. We ended up having a wonderful SMU experience and were married in June, 1965. (We will soon be celebrating 50 years of "matrimonial bliss!") Then along came our two boys (Jeff - SMU class of "92) and Jamie (SMU class of '94). Both married SMU girls and now we have five grandchildren, all of whom would like to attend SMU, even though most of us are now living in California!!! We are a true SMU family and I wanted all of us to have a lasting presence on the campus we all LOVE!