Mariam Pierce Brown, 70, is a retired teacher, administrator (Head of Middle School at Episcopal Day School). She has two daughters, Leslie Taylor, 42 and Amanda Testa 45
One word you would use to describe yourself: Survivor
What qualities do you most admire? Integrity and honesty
Is there an important life lesson you’ve learned? My husband died of early onset Alzheimer’s at 61 and I’m a breast cancer survivor so…love more, laugh more and enjoy each new day!
What would surprise people about you? I play the ukulele.
Best thing about being a mom? Watching my children grow and become outstanding adults… hopefully will see my grandchildren do the same!
Anslie Thorp, 14, is an 8th grade student at Davidson Fine Arts.
If you could have any job, what would you choose? A professional ballet dancer with the Royal Ballet in England
What quality do you most admire?
What’s your favorite food? The Tree Hugger burger from Boll Weevil in downtown Augusta
If you had a super power, what would it be? To be invisible
Is there an important life lesson you’ve learned? To look at the future with an open mind and be open to change
James Edward Hawes II, 32, is a truck driver married to Monica Hawes, who is a registered nurse. They have three children, James, 8, Alaya, 6 and Isaiah, 3.
One word you would use to describe
If you could have any job, what would you choose? NBA Executive
Dream vacation? Jerusalem to visit the holy land
Best thing about being a dad? Seeing my kids smile, watching them sleep peacefully, watching them grow into amazing little people while taking with them the lessons I helped teach.
What are you reading right now? Birds of Pray by Rob Maaddi
This article appears in the June/July 2019 issue of Augusta Family Magazine.
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