I joined the class of '57 in third grade. Having attended a school in St. Johns, Newfoundland where students were forced to wear uniforms, it was a hoot to be able to wear "real" clothes.
We shall fast forward now to graduating from H.H.S. I refer to my graduation as a miracle, considering I majored in sports and socializing. Upon leaving the hallowed halls of H.H.S., I began my secretarial career at the Army Quartermaster Corps in Natick, MA. where I spent a few years working my way up through the system until I reached the position of secretary to a Division Chief.
In 1959 I became a bride. Whoopee!!! A couple of years later, hubby and I decided to concentrate on having children and I retired. After several surgeries, it was determined bearing children would not be possible. Next step, adoption.
WAKE UP FOLKS. Here comes the bragging!!! My children are brilliant!!!
In 1969 son Todd came to us at the ripe old age of 11 days. He was beautiful, but full of wrinkles. He soon grew out of the wrinkle state, and began to look normal. Whew, was I relieved! Anyway, the kid grew up and is now a man. Now, why would they give me a kid with a contagious wrinkle condition? I'm getting them! I know they came from him because the second kid didn't have any wrinkles. Todd graduated from URI with a degree in Pharmacy, and is now living in Vermont, married to Jennifer whom I adore. He is presently Director of Pharmacy Operations for a division of a supermarket chain in Vermont.
In 1971 son Derrick arrived, age 5 months. Two reasons for "older" child. First, wanted children to be close in age. Second, didn't need the 2 a.m. feeding etc. Been there, done that, got the tee shirt! Derrick was a beautiful child and he did not have that wrinkle disease. He resides in Seattle, WA and is a supervisor at Affinity Publishing Co. Also, publishes his own magazine "LITRAG" which is a literary magazine containing prose and poetry submitted by published and non-published authors. It is definitely for the avant garde!! These authors certainly were not taught by Miss Holmes!!! I have been tempted to submit some of my poetry, however I hate rejection! All of you out there in computer land can check it out at Litrag.com.
I had considered adopting girls but did not want the hassle of raising them. You know what I mean, having to keep them in the attic until age 21. I now have a daughter, Jennifer; all grown up and I didn't have to get any "gray hairs" nor go to jail for child abuse.
Next phase of my life: I call it Mr. Wonderful and THE BIG 'D' After 30 years of marriage to Mr. Wonderful, I became FREE AT LAST! Enough said on that subject. Do I hear someone snoring? Hang in there people, I am almost finished with this diatribe.
My life now (you have permission to sleep through this portion). I live in North Attleboro, MA. in a very nice townhouse which I rent. I am office manager/secretary in a primary care physician's office. Have been with him for 15 years and have turned into a workaholic. Living a very happy and peaceful life. Love my two Siamese cats, Loki and Merlin. Anything else you want to know? I take the 5th!!!
Of course, at this point, taking the 5th is futile since you all know Dave, the Web Master of HHS web site. I appreciate the effort he has put forth to produce an excellent site for all to enjoy.
I suppose I would be remiss if I didn't mention a few memories of years at Hopedale High. So, here goes: Parties, Clark Tourney, Parties, Newspaper drives, parties, field hockey, parties. Did I mention parties? I can still recall my parents literally removing carpeting in the living room and dining room to enable us to dance when we had THE PARTIES!!
Mom just had her 84th birthday in February and is doing well. She sends a big Hello to all.
*Webmaster's Note: Glenis passed away in 2008. The Alumni Association is indebted to her (and Dave) for all the work they did getting the original Alumni website off the ground.
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