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Washington Post: Retire? Not Embry and Joe Howell ’64

Embry and Joe Howell
Embry Martin Howell and Joe Howell ’64

The Washington Post's travel pages recently featured Embry Martin Howell and Joe Howell '64 in a column devoted to readers' "rambles around the world."

The Q&A format covers the who, what, when, where, why and how of the Howells' 17-week trek around the globe in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary and her 70th birthday–including hiking China's Yellow Mountains in the fog and sleeping in a Mongolian ger, or yurt.

Embry Howell, aka "Mimi" in her Davidson days, is the daughter of Davidson President Grier Martin (1958-68). As a student in the early 60s, Joe Howell helped lead fellow Davidson students' involvement with Civil Rights sit-ins with Johnson C. Smith University students. He is the author of Hard Living on Clay Street: Portraits of Working Class Families.

Read the Washington Post article, which also contains a link to the Howell's personal journal and photography blog of their adventures.