When Alene Kate was born to Mr. & Mrs. Brown and Roxie Stewart, ninety-nine years ago on July 27, 1915, earth received a gift of brain, brawn and beauty. Alene Kate was born with no “silver spoon in her mouth” but with brain; i.e. a strong mental capacity with a constant high IQ. She never suffered from dementia or Alzheimer’s. She went to Myers Street Elementary School at five years of age, graduated from Second Ward High School at 15 years of age after completing the limited eleventh grade. She graduated from North Carolina College for Negroes, now NC Central University where she was an honor student. All of her life, Alene has been brilliant and bright.
Alene is a gift of brawn, i.e. strength of character and is a credit to her race. She had five brothers whom she helped to educate; helped to liquidate a mortgage on the family’s farm; was married to the late Paris P. McCorkle and is the mother of her caregiver daughter, Elizabeth Rose Kitterman.
For 99 years, Alene Kate Stewart McCorkle has been a beauty, both physically and internally. (See pictures attached)
She taught Mathematics at Second Ward High School in Charlotte, North Carolina for many years and was the faculty advisor for the 79 members of the class of ’47 for two years.
It is for these reasons that we call upon all of you, to help pour “showers of blessings” upon one who is approaching the 100 mark!
Whether or not you have met Mrs. McCorkle, you are asked to send her a birthday card today or before July 27, 2014, with $9.00 enclosed. (Remember your 99th birthday is coming)
Mrs. Alene S. McCorkle
1139 Mulberry Street
Charlotte, NC 28216
And a copy to me for publication.
You will be glad that you did!
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