After graduating from MHS, I attended Jackson College (Tufts University) and graduated in 1964 with a double major in English and French and a minor in Education. At a Halloween mixer during my junior year, I met my future husband, Lewis, who was attending Tufts Dental School. We were married the week after my college graduation and were blessed to celebrate our 53rd anniversary this past June.
I taught junior high school and high school English and French for three years before having children and taking a hiatus to raise them. When I taught at Marblehead Junior High in 1966, I was shocked to see that Miss Hingston and Miss Henderson were probably less than 50 years old. And ten years earlier, when we were students there, I thought that they both were ancient! It is amazing how our perception changes over the years.
When our two daughters were in high school, I became a private tutor for the verbal section of the SAT's and continued to do that part time for 30 years with excellent results. My husband retired from his dental practice eight years ago, and we have been thoroughly enjoying retirement here in beautiful Marblehead. We feel very fortunate that both daughters, their husbands, and our four grandchildren (ages 10-13) live in Swampscott, so we get to spend a lot of quality time together, a definite highlight of our lives. Lew and I enjoy taking walks, meeting friends, dining out, and especially going on ocean cruises ( total of 75 so far.) In fact, we just returned a few days ago from a fabulous cruise with our children and grandchildren on Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas out of Ft. Lauderdale. That is definitely the best of both worlds!
I have enjoyed reading so many interesting biographies and am looking forward to seeing many more. What a great idea Bob Chun had. Thanks!
I'm looking forward to seeing many of you at the Birthday Party Reunion on August 26th. Safe travels!