Good Goddess....40 years...? :sighs...Amazing how time flies when you're
It's amazing that you found me...and I'm truly glad of it!
Well, as you know, I live in a suburb of Buffalo...I know it seems strange
that anyone would WANT to live in Buffalo, but I love it
here...:laughing...I've been here for almost 34 years...
After I graduated from Wisconsin, I kind of went on the road...a hippie kind
of thing back then...lived in Philadelphia, New York City, and Vineland, NJ
for awhile...was on my way to CA when I got to Buffalo and ran out of gas..I
thought maybe it was a sign to quit travelling, so I got an apartment, and
got a teaching position as a Special-Ed teacher, which I am to this day...I
had this great next-door neighbor...he became my best friend...and, since I
couldn't bear the thought of him ever having another "best friend", I
him...and we celebrate our 33rd anniversary in August...we own two flower
shops and 4 monkeys, so we keep busy...:laughing...we were having such a good
time, the years sneaked by, and we never had children...but I have lots of
"kids"...and my nieces are in my back pocket all the time...
Thank you for you condolences about Dad...he had a stroke in October of
and while he lived in the house until about '97, he wasn't able to walk or
speak well, but his mind was good...my mother was failing badly due to
Alzheimer's, and couldn't care for him as he should be, so they both decided
to go to Oakwood...my mother was there only about 6 months when she choked to
death in the Day Room, while left un-attended...That was in October of
'98...and dad wasn't the same...he died in November of last year...
We will be gone for the month of August...:sighs...we are taking a month-long
trip to Jamaica to see some friends there...but do please send me all the
information on the Reunion anyway...It's been SO long since I've seen to
talked to anyone from school...:smiles...and I was thrilled to get your
letter...I'm truly a computer fanatic, so I'm really glad you have an e-mail
Give everyone my love...especially to Karen...she and I go back to first
grade...like you and I...:smiles
I'll send along a picture taken of me taken in October with a friend from
Connecticut...I'm the blonde...who else would call herself Lady Flame in the
Again, thank you for writing me...and write again...
"Here's to you, our maize and blue...Forever, West Side High!"
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