Former queens of the Mystic Club celebrate annual luncheon
Former queens of the Mystic Club gathered for luncheon at the home of Mrs. John G. Weinmann, a co-hostess along with Mmes. William B. Conway, Walter C. Flower III and Ronald J. French. In attendance were Mmes. Morrell F. Trimble, George R. Montgomery, Louis M. Freeman (Judy), Richard L. Simmons (who reigned as Mrs. Donald J. Nalty), R. King Milling (Anne), John D. Charbonnet, Sue Peters, Howard A. Nelson, George G. Villere, Louis L. Frierson, Paul M. Haygood, D. Blair Favrot, A. Peyton Bush, Nathaniel P. Phillips Jr., Hunter Pierson, David P. Milling (Susan), William F. Grace Jr., Richard L. Strub, William R. Forrester, William Boatner Reily III, Charles Buck Mayer, John P. Laborde, Edgar A.G. Bright III, Thomas D. Westfeldt II, William H. Hines, John M. Eastman, Kenneth H. Beer and Louis M. Freeman Jr. (Courtney), who reigned in 2015. The senior queen, Mrs. Trimble, wore the crown in 1963.
Prior to sitting for the luncheon catered by Epsie Hennesy, the most recent majesty, Courtney Freeman, was hailed by Mr. Vaughan Fitzpatrick, whose late wife, Mary, was queen in 2007. He praised the 2015 queen and dropped a few hints about who her 2016 successor will be.