Despite high cheekbones, perfect posture and an incredible track record, Joel Allison isn’t perfect and on Tuesday, November 10, he continued to fall short. The man can simply not accept a compliment.
But on this night he begrudgingly was trying his best to accept the congratulations on being named the recipient of The Senior Source’s Spirit of Generations Award at the event’s patron party in Barbara Hunt Crow’s marvelous residence. It’s the kind of home that one imagines would be the setting of the perfect Thanksgiving come rain, shine or snow. Barbara laughed and said it was truly lived in thanks to her kids.
Baylor grad/Baylor Scott & White CEO Joel sloughed off accolades saying he would be accepting the award on Monday, November 23, at the Hilton Anatole, on behalf of the Baylor Scott & White staffers with wife Diane Allison looking on.
He then told the crowd that underwriting Co-Chair/Old Baylor friends Elaine and David Nelson had told him that they really wished he would retire, so they could stop giving money.
Then Joel said that the organizers should have given the award to TSS President/CEO Molly Bogen, who will be relinquishing her position after 40 years in January.
Then TSS Chairman of the Board Gregg Ballew told the group including Luncheon Chair Elizabeth Gambrell, Debbie and Nickey Oates, Emilynn and Claude Wilson, Nancy Carter, Carolyn Miller, Sharon and Mike McCullough and Robin Robinson to enjoy the rest of the evening. While Christie Carter headed to her first Tate Lecture Series, Carolyn Rose Hunt (Barbara’s aunt) was in a sunroom. She pointed to a picture of an adorable youngster with curls and just the hint of a smile. The 92-year-old Carolyn smiled and said it was her brother Herbert Hunt (aka Barbara’s father). She then told how it crushed her mother when her father took young Herbert to the barber to cut off his curls.