Open Road Leads Back to Princeton

December 5th, 2016 / Gift Planning
Ken and Garie

R. Kenneth Perry ’50 and Margaret (Garie) Perry beside their stalwart 1993 Buick Century.

The travels of R. Kenneth Perry ’50 and Margaret (Garie) Perry have taken them to China, Australia, Kenya, England, Majorca—and all 32 Princetons in the United States.

Ken Perry recently published Breakfast in Princeton, USA, recounting in words and snapshots the couple’s 1996 odyssey from home base in St. Louis to 30 states visiting places named similarly to Ken’s alma mater (California and Georgia each have two Princetons).

“The only University Princetonians we met were in Potlatch, Idaho,” according to Ken. They spotted the PhD diploma of the bed and breakfast owners’ son on the wall during their stay.

Ken established the Margaret B. and R. Kenneth Perry ’50 Scholarship Fund through a life income gift in 2011. “You can never tell where life will lead you,” says Ken, who was the first in his family to complete college and benefited from scholarship aid at Princeton.