Colleton’s Lifelong Learning Group Hosts ‘Rocket Scientists’

LLG Committee member, Peg Roedel has had a great track record mining the talents of Colleton’s own members as LLG speakers. Learning that ‘Mac’ MacIlroy had written a book that Pat Conroy lauded as “A great book about friendship, growing up in the fifties, and a lost America that will never come again”, Peg and her fellow LLG committee member Gale Stafford worked together to arrange for Mac to share his book and experiences on November 8, 2018 in Colleton’s Nicklaus Ballroom.

LLG Committee members ,Gale Stafford and Peg Roedel, host author, ‘Mac’ MacIlroy.

Not Exactly Rocket Scientists is a collection of stories written by three boyhood friends about their lives in small-town America in the 1950’s; a time when many kids played unsupervised all day and parents didn’t worry because everyone in town was looking out for them. Mac’s childhood was the era between the end of WWII and the evolution of the Vietnam War and the social unrest that marked the decades of the 60’s and 70’s. He read selections from the chapters he wrote and regaled the audience with his experiences during that time.


MacIlroy is retired from his career as an attorney, CEO and adjunct professor.

Members enjoyed a buffet of 1950 food (looking at you deviled eggs!) capped off with angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream and Coke and Root Beer floats.

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