Jeanne Adsem, Karen Melby, Kathy
Kiskinen, Alice Bristol
Alice (second from right) at a 6th
Grade Groveland School party hosted by Ken Smith (lower left)
Went to St. Olaf College for my
freshman year, then transferred to the U of M College of Education.
Graduated in 1966 in Elementary Education and then taught at Alice Smith
School in Hopkins for four years, until Kara was born. 18 months later,
Marit was born. Lived in Edina until 1988, when we moved to Scottsdale, AZ.
I now work with my husband in our own business, where we manufacture and
market several products: a fire extinguisher, an odor eliminator, a dental
lubricant and a lubricant for compressors and air tools, My oldest
daughter, Kara, job-shares with me; she has twin four year old boys, Lucas
and Joshua, and I take them Tuesdays and Thursdays while she works. I love
spending time with them! My other daughter, Marit, lives in San Francisco,
works for Glaxo-Smith Kline, and has a five-month-old daughter, Amelia.
Wish I could see her more often! Enough already!!
Memories: In Jr. High, Tina Kelly, Laura Cummings and I all told our
Moms that we were going to spend the night at one of the other’s house, but
really went to Lindsey Dayton’s because she was having a party! Of course,
we got caught by Lindsey’s Mom, who didn’t rat on us, but I got paid back
when my daughter tried the same thing while in high school! She also got
caught---think there is a moral to that story?
Another one: Kathy Kiskenen and I drove our tenth grade biology teacher
farther over the edge (she already was pretty well fried---remember Miss
Lahala?) by taking turns humming like a fly, starting out soft, then
louder, then soft, etc., during class. She could never locate where the
sound was coming from, since when she looked in the direction of one of us,
the other one would hum! Funny thing, she didn’t return after Christmas
break, and we found out (from our Dads) that she was in an “institution”!
Again, enough already! Hope you aren’t bored to tears!