those days when I wake up and have to ask myself, ‘Where am I?’ If my boys needed me sweeping up behind them, I don’t think this would work.” Bill and Alice Harper own a home in the same Ridgeland neighborhood where the Dalys live, and also own a small farm in rural Carroll County, Mississippi. Bill is a physician who practices in Greenwood, Alice teaches Middle School science at St. Andrew’s, and the couple’s son, Angus, is a senior at St. Andrew’s. The Harpers are in their sixth year of living in two cities. “We made the commitment to send Angus to St. Andrew’s when he began seventh grade, and we’ve been traveling back and forth ever since,” Alice Harper says. “I have to admit nine times out of 10, the load is on Bill. Bill has a tough schedule, including a lot of nights and weekends. Angus is very involved with academics and sports at St. Andrew’s, and Bill is here for as many of those events as possible.” Luke and Louise Lampton have also invested in two homes in order to make the St. Andrew’s experience possible for their sons, Crawford, a member of the class of 2015, and Garland, who will graduate in 2016. The Lamptons’ primary home is in Magnolia, Mississippi, where Luke has a medical practice. Louise maintains another home in Jackson where she and the boys spend
the weekdays. Luke typically spends one night per week in Jackson, and the family’s weekend schedule, like the Dalys’, depends on the children’s activities and whether or not Luke is on call. “We keep a good calendar, we have good security systems in both houses, and good neighbors in both neighborhoods,” Louise says. “It’s not really as disruptive as you might think. Luke is busy with work there, and the boys are busy here with homework and sports, but we talk every night. It can be a challenge to keep things running smoothly at both houses. I usually leave cooked food for Luke to eat at the Magnolia house, but running the dishwasher and washing clothes are not his favorite activities.” Miles and Angela Marcus were living in Vicksburg when they enrolled their young sons, Patrick and Sam, in St. Andrew’s. “I remember driving home from school one day when my boys were in pre-K and Kindergarten,” Angela Marcus says. “They slept as I carried them into the house in Vicksburg, dressed them in their soccer gear, loaded them back in the car, and drove them to their soccer game. I had to wake them up to play. After the game, I told Miles that we should consider moving to Jackson. He said he couldn’t believe it took me as long as it did to suggest it.”
“I have to admit nine times out of 10, the load is on Bill. Angus is very involved with academics and sports at St. Andrew’s, and Bill is here for as many of those events as possible.” — Alice Harper Above: Alice, Bill, and Angus Harper
Published on May 22, 2014
Published on May 22, 2014
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