We were deeply saddened to learn that Constance Ware, who has written the Southeast Corner column that has been published for decades in The Central Virginian, passed away on Nov. 17.
Many of our readers looked forward to her weekly social column that marked the comings and goings of the people in her segment of the community. Mrs. Ware’s column was the last of its kind, at least locally, and was enjoyed and remarked upon by many newcomers who moved to the county.
Mrs. Ware was never paid for her contributions, and it was something she dedicated herself to until the week before her death. In her later years, her daughter, Mary Anne Barlow, made sure that we received her mother’s column each week via email. And we were grateful to know that we could count on it.
Columns like Southeast Corner were once a prominent feature of small-town newspapers, but have long been relegated to the past. Thumbing through older editions of The Central Virginian, there were once many columns like hers submitted by community correspondents from all over Louisa County.
To read the entire story, see the Nov. 30 edition of The Central Virginian.