To all my fellow classmates of 1965.
Where have all these years gone, by so quickly. In May of 1971 after a very hard winter. I decided this was enough I needed a change. My close cousin Dick lived down the street from me and his family move to LA CA in 1963. Dick was in the Navy and was finishing his time in San Diego Ca.
I was working in Worcester Mass. in sales. They had a position in SD in sales and I contacted the branch and they hired me. I packed my car and headed out to Ca in 1971 spring time.
I worked at Pacific Data Systems in Friden until 1977.
Then in 1977 I decided to open my own company up in Sales of Office Equipment. It was a difficult task, although I did succeed.
I live in my home with 2 great cats in San Diego. I never did marry and don't have any children.
I am semi retired although I still continue to work on my business part time.
Sorry I couldn't make attend this event. Have a great time, may you all be well.
"I am a part of all that I have met."
After graduation I attended Worcester State for two years, leaving to get married and raise my son and twin daughters. Once they were in school full-time, I kept my promise to Dad and got my BS in Urban Studies. I’ve had fun over the years working in the construction industry, television production and biotech. My children have blessed me with four awesome grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, one step great-grandson, and two grandcats.
In 1999 I moved to the Garden City, Newton, MA, to shorten my commute. I love the convenience of city living 10 minutes from Boston. My current companion is Momma Meow Meow, an all-black, very curious and very active young cat!
In 2010 I got lucky and found a job that I love 6 miles from home. Work keeps me busy during the week and my free time is spent with family or gardening, beading, cooking or walking about the city, usually with a good book playing through my headphones. No thoughts of retirement for a couple more years. Life is good!
"He who dares may hope."
My husband Wayne and I live in Holden.
I am retired from my position as an Administrative Assistant and Office Manager for the Department of Mental Health.
We have two children, and two grandchildren.
My hobbies include working with stained glass and ceramics.
And my favorite place to travel is anywhere in the Caribbean.
"There never was an angel with red hair."
My husband and I just celebrated our 49th wedding anniversary.
I had a career in Sales and Marketing with various companies. I retired in 2010 from Acosta Sales & Marketing after 25+ years.
I have a son Kenneth and a daughter Debra. I have four wonderful grandchildren.
I live in Narragansett RI in the summer and we are residents of Cape Coral Florida the rest of the year.
I enjoy gardening, boating, kayaking, reading, walking and spending time with family and friends. I could do it for another 50 years. I love retirement and free days!
"Be blessed with her -- 'tis spring throughout the year."
In 1969 I graduated from UMass-Amherst & married Earle. During the following years, I worked while Earle attended law school. Thereafter, we returned to Holden, where we raised two wonderful daughters. I was a stay at home Mom, as well as participating in many family, social, and community activities.
For a while during the 1980s, my daughters assisted me in a retail business during our summers in Ogunquit, Maine. We really enjoyed that experience including many family trips around the country & Caribbean meeting many new friends along the way.
Fortunately, I enjoy good health. For the past 20 years, I have been working in jewelry sales, but now on a very part time basis.
Several years ago we moved to Ogunquit, and I continue to live here while we enjoy our family and friends, but most especially my four grandchildren.
"Life is nothing without friendship."
After graduating from Springfield College, I married Steve and, together, we moved out west to teach on the Navaho Indian Reservation. We were there for 4 yrs. and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience! In fact, some of our former Navajo students have stayed in contact with us and one of them is coming out to visit us in July.
Then, we moved to Gettysburg, PA where we taught and Steve coached at Gettysburg High School for 12 yrs. This, too, was a wonderful experience for us. While there, we had 2 girls of our own and took in a 16 yr. old foster student who ended up staying with us. I did my graduate work at Penn State while living in Gettysburg. We had a gentleman's farm (26 acres), an old farm house and a large barn, all on a very pretty creek. We had horses, cows, cats, dogs, and rabbits. It was a great place to raise kids!
We did move back to MA for one year in 1987 to take care of my mother who was sick at the time. When she recuperated, we moved down to Hilton Head Island, SC, where we taught for 10 yrs. Living on the beach was a dream come true. Our work there was very enjoyable as well. As the Island developed and became so crowded, we move to Aiken, SC where we taught another 10 yrs. at South Aiken High School
With our daughters grown and graduated from college and with 2 of them married with children, we retired from teaching and moved back to PA to be near our grandchildren. Being part of a their lives and sharing in all their sports, concerts, and other activities cannot be outdone by anything!.
So, this is what I have been up to for the last 50 yrs!
Hi WRHS'65, I'm sorry I can't make to the reunion. Have fun !
My husband, Dennis Turner, and I live in Dayton, Ohio. We have three children, Sonya, Michael, and Caroline. We have two grandsons.
I retired from teaching high school biology and environmental science and then worked part- time supervising student teachers for the University of Dayton. Now we love to travel , volunteer, and interfere in the lives of our children and grandchildren.