August 11, 1945
June 1963 to August 2003…40 years! So many
years, yet it sometimes seems like only yesterday…is our long-term memory
better than our short term?
Well, a long time ago I was a freshman at the “U” where I met my husband
Fred and became a very young bride and mother. We’ve been married 38
years, but suspect I’ll be an “old” grandmother as our three ‘grown’
children are yet to marry.
Karen with Mark Laidig and Steve
Pouliot at the 40th
Fred and Karen
Although I sometimes wish our hectic lives
were more in step to the slower pace of the 50’s and 60’s (our growing up
years), I do relish the
smallness of our world today.
I’ve crossed a lot of water! Places I dreamed of seeing as a schoolgirl, I now
see weekly. Each week I cross the oceans to Europe, Japan or
Hawaii as a flight attendant for American Airlines. On my trips to Paris I
often think of my favorite MHS teacher, Eloise Fick. She was certainly
a ‘learned lady’ from whom I received a very solid base of French…and testimony
to this…more than 35 years after sitting in her classroom, I became “un orateur
de francais” on our French speaking flights.
We were fortunate to have many fine teachers and wonderful community in which
to grow up. And I feel especially blessed to return to my roots. After 9 moves
in 25 years, “you can go home again!”
Scott, Fred, Karen
Jeanne Adsem, Karen Melby,
Kathy Kiskinen, Alice Bristol
With Nan Heathcote - 7th Grade