The copy of the Wittenberg Magazine sent a thrill over me with the article on John Thomas Williams and “his choir.” In my childhood in Columbia, S.C., I was associated with a lovely lady who had been in St. Olaf’s choir years before.
I sang in my church’s children’s choir and then adult choir and always wanted to attend St. Olaf or Wittenberg, but I was a Depression youth and was grateful to commute to the University of South Carolina.
After teaching for seven or eight years, I took a leave of absence, and with the help of a dear uncle, I attended Wittenberg for one year and received my M.A. in English and was one of the “whoevers” that squeezed into the Wittenberg Choir!
Not long after that, I renewed acquaintance with Carl Plack, ’38, who was also on the New York choir trip in 1938. We were married in 1940. ...
During my year at Wittenberg, I was greatly blessed with friendships with the Prince sisters and spent much time in their lovely home.