|Josh, Nicole and Ben
|| Works in San Diego designing web sites for
professional people. He is working on his MBA.
||Lives in Seattle as an architect designing
schools and hospitals. She will transfer this winter to San Francisco.
||He is in the Air Force, four and half years, and
is currently in Afganistan. He works on the A-10s and is stationed on an army
After graduation from the U of I, I was a teacher in Oregon
for six years. I then met my husband who was flying Vertol helicopters
and logging with them. After flying and moving around for a couple of
years, we then bought a farm in Grand Coulee, WA and lived there for 10 years.
Our three beautiful children were born there. After that we moved to
Cheney, WA. for four years. My husband then became a division manager for
a company called Waste Management. From Cheney we moved to Dallas, TX,
to San Diego, CA, back to Dallas, to Little Rock, AR. and then to Omaha, NE.
We decided we wanted to move back to the west coast. So four years ago we
packed up everything and moved to Corvallis, OR where he works for the same
kind of company here. I along the way have mostly been in the
educational field. I have taught everything from preschool to community
college. I mostly taught middle school which is a tremendous training
ground for any kind of work. At the present I am a substitute teacher
and just finished a long term sub job for a year.
|Me, Fred and Nicole at Bill Bailey's daughter's wedding
|My mother (still going strong), Me and Nicole
I have always believed there is a reason for everything that
happens to us in life, be it good or bad. Just after we moved here my
husband was diagnosed with kidney cancer. It was just a total fluke that
the doctor found it. There are no symptoms or signs of the disease until
it is too late. So after battling the disease for two years and going
through a treatment called Interleukin II he has been clean for two years.
We feel so lucky and so blessed that this doctor just happened into our
We just celebrated our 30th anniversary last year. We plan
to retire someday soon but until then he plays handball and golf and, I sew,
read, garden and play golf. We are so enjoying being out west again as
our families are scattered in the northwest. I am not sure if I will be
able to attend the reunion this year but I have really enjoyed the web site.
Thank you Bill for the great job.