Former queens of the Mystic Club gather for luncheon _lowres

Advocate staff photo by DANIEL ERATH -- Mystic Queens Luncheon. Front Row: Mary Hines, Peggy Laborde, Margaret Beer, Harriett Nelson, Linda Westfeldt. Second Row: Susan Milling, Kathy Eastman, Anne Montgomery, Wendy Reily, Virginia Weinmann, Gen Trimble, Courtney Freeman, Bonnie Conway, Flora French, Regan Forrester, Dottie Charbonnet. Back Row: Judy Freeman, Barbara Bush, Cammie Mayer, Sue Peters, Betsy Nalty Simmons, Sandy Haygood, Ella Flower, Cathy Pierson, Ann Strub, Sybil Favrot, Anne Milling, Dee Phillips, Ruthie Frierson, Fran Villere, Kay Rapier, Anne Grace, Ashley Bright

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.