July 30, 1942 Retired and Loving It!!!!!!! Married 2 Yes..the little nibbers that used to kick in my aluminum spun moon discs on my beautuful 1951 Mercury while passing the high school on their way to school. Here is a thumb nail sketch about what we have been doing for the last 50 years. Spring of 1965 was a big year for me: Graduated from College, started my business career and best of all married Liz Ward (class of '62). You may know her father who was the Minister of the Pilgrim Congregational Church in North Weymouth and a very special person.If after 50 years your still above ground
We have two fantastic children: Katherin living in Bethesda, Md. and Brian living in Philadelphia, Pa. and two precocius grand children (aren't they all?) who keep us entertained and amazed.
I was fortunate to work for three growing and profitable companies that moved us around a bit. First to New Providence, NJ where I enjoyed the pace of working in New York City. That transfer, originally for 3 years, lasted for 30 years. My business responsibilities allowed me to travel to most countries in Europe, some in Latin and South America and we lived for a year in London along The Thames River. England is a very civilized place as are their pubs and we almost speak the same language. Sorry to say I became a Yankee Fan and New York Giants fan while living in NJ.
Now we are retired in Williamsburg, Virginia in a lovely spot called Governor's Land which places us closer to our grand children. There is a wealth of history here to enjoy especially about the Civil War and the Revolutionary War. And, although Jamestown, Virginia claims to be the first permanent settlement in North America we all know that honor rests forever with Plymouth, Mass.
Looking forward to seeing you all at the Reunion. 2012-07-12 10:21:41
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! We have lived in interesting times: three wars, three assassinations, man on the moon, our president elected by the Supreme Court, 9/11 tradgedy, drugs, sex and rock n' roll (that wasn't all that bad), Watergate and economic swings in our economy, just to name a few. Who knew that in the innocent and halcyon days of 1960 we would be challenged so frequently. But, we endured and for that lets all take a BIG BOW!!!
If you yearn for those good old days it might have something to do with the cost of living back in 1960. Here's a few:
*New House---$12,675 (no sub-prime loans)
*New Car---$2,610 ( no sudden acceleration!!!)
*Average Income---$5,200 ($100/ week)
*Average Rent---$98 per month
*Tuition at Harvard---$1,250 (Hardly covers the cost of books today)
*Movie Ticket--$1.00 (The Apartment won the Academy Award for best picture)
*Gasoline---25cents a gallon (and everyone in the car chipped in!!!)
*US Postage stamp 4cents each (had to lick them though)
Top songs (how many do you remember?) included :
*The Twist---by Chubby Checker ( song that liberated the dance floor, especially for men)
*Save The Last Dance for Me ---The Drifters
*Stay---Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs
*Stuck on You---Elvis Presley
*Teen Angel--Mark Dinning (my brother sang this song in an Irish Pub and had the crowd in tears mainly because they all had lots and lots and lots of pints)
*Alley-Oop---The Hollywood Argyles
*Are You Lonesome Tonight?---Elvis Presley
*Cathy's Clown---The Everley Brothers
*El Paso---Marty Robbins (can anyone hum a few bars???)
*Georgia on My Mind---Ray Charles
While thumbing through the Yearbook I wondered how many career aspirations cited by our classmates were realized. With little thought, I cited Air Force but never got anywhere close to joining. Also, it is interesting to see how careers for women were focused on just a few areas. That has improved over the years, but more opportunities still need to be extended to women along with compensation levels equivalent to men. End of my comments.
Elizabeth Schauer (Conley)
Office Administration Married Not at this time I have been married to my best friend, Will, for 42 years and have enjoyed living on Cape Cod for 23 of those years. We are not retired and have not yet formulated plans to do so! 2012-07-12 10:25:15
Interior Designer & Stager Single Again 2 Barbara Bourque...Vivian Salachi..everyone Aw Geez........50 years my how time flies!!!
I have one son and one daughter and 2 grandkids. Left Weymouth,married and went to live in Yokusaka, Japan (USN) for 3 years. Returned to States to settle in Dallas Texas.Tried grape growing in Washington State once,didn't work out so, came back to Texas. I am an Interior Designer....pretty much retired but still do some work when someone calls me. I love to travel and do visit Mass. at least once every year. Also have been to Paris and to Germany.
I am widowed and single.
Stiil see Shirley (Randall)she lives in Tucson. My 2 sisters still are in MA.
Looking forward to seeing my old friends again.
Shirley Smith (Waldron)
January 22, 1943 Retired Single Again 2 Henry Godin, Gale Elstob Huddy,Rita Cicchese working, raising a family, enjoying 4 grandsons. 2012-07-12 10:21:27
February 24, 1943 Retired Married 4 Too many to name Graduated from Providence College, served in the Army for 10 years, then worked in various positions at General Motors, retired from there in 2005 after 30 years and did contract work for DNV Certification. Picked up an M.A. and an MBA along the way. 2 children and 2 step-children, 10 grandkids. Currently living in Marana, Arizona. 2020-04-29 14:02:38Looking forward to the 60th. Hope to see many friends there.
May 04, 1942 Retired Married 2 Please update Please Update 2012-07-12 09:24:31
Mary Anne Towle (MacDonald)
July 01, 1942 RN (retired) Married 3 Anne West, Diane Viau, Nancy White, Betty Schauer, Barbara Jameson, Regina Delory, Janet Bronchuck, & Jean White 2012-07-12 10:07:30
Judy Tripp (Quandt)
December 11, 1941 Retired Married 2 Anyone who might be living in SW Florida LOL - Not enough space here. 2020-04-07 11:22:56
Judith Wenmark (Scrymgeour)
September 29, 1942 Semi-retired Divorced 2 Jack McSheffrey, Nancy Wollaston Living life to the fullest. I have taught school, helped run businesses with my husband of 45 years, traveled, volunteered, run fundraisers, raised 2 successful daughters, and have 3 beautiful grandchildren. Still working part time with now ex-husband and enjoying life. 2015-06-13 11:39:08
Dorothy Widdop (Sheppard)
August 04, 1942 Retired Widowed 3 no I have lived in Weymouth most of my life. I retired two years ago from Duncan MacKellar Ins. Agcy after working there for 21 years. I now volunteer two days a week at the So.Shore Hospital in the Friendly Shop. I enjoy it very much. I also love to travel. I have been to Europe, Ireland and hope to take a cruise to Alaska this year. 2012-07-12 10:19:34I have three children, 2 sons and 1 daughter. I aslo have 8 grandsons and 1 granddaughter who lives in Alabama