We are looking forward to getting together after so many years...and have enjoyed emailing some of the old gang and making some plans. Glen and I have been married 19 years and live on the outskirts of Los Angeles. We play a lot of golf and hold positions on the men's and women's Boards of Directors, I'm active in the Presbyterian Church, American Association of University Women and various book groups. This year I took up quilting which is great fun. Glen was in sales and marketing for many years but since retirement has become a fine woodworker and computer programmer...a talented guy! My sister lives in Knoxville, Tenn (which is the location of our picture - Gatlinburg, to be specific) and my nieces live in Richmond, Va and the eastern shore of the Chesapeake, Md. so we have many reasons to visit the east coast. Glen's an Alabama native (graduated from Auburn Univ. )
February 17, 1939RetiredWidowedAndrew and StacyKate Scheerer - 12; Jack Scheerer - 10; Matt McKeague - 7; Mason McKeague -5Bridge, reading, and Chairman of Reunion Committee
I am now retired and living in Virginia with my daughter and son-in-law and 2 grandchildren.
I am a lung cancer survivor having had my right lung removed in 2001 and I have been written up in a book by my surgeon from the University of Pennsylvania.
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RetiredDivorcedMarshall, Lynne, Bonnie, PaulRyan - 25, Kyle - 21, Lauren - 11, Andrew - 7, Paul Jr. - 2monthsChurch involvement, Time with family, Sight seeing, Reading, Listening to music.
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Retired, Advertising Compliance AnalystWidowedTom, DebbieTom, 18
Connor, 4Grandchildren, travel, gardening, learning to play golf, watching football and baseball games and cards.
Lived in Westtown for 36 years. After my husband passed away, moved to Limerick in 2002 to be close to my family. Have been enjoying watching my grandchildren play sports. I retired after 30 years working in the insurance business. Happy to be retired.........doing whatever! Send Carol a Message
RetiredMarriedGrace, Kathleen, Peter, Philip, and TimothyFaith age 3 and Angelo age 1With the help of my neighbors and an answer to a lot of prayers, I won election as Township Supervisor in 1999. Without a lot of money, I went door to door and surprised the establishment by winning the election with 60 percent of the vote. This was quite a feat for me being the shy person on the block. I am very proud of the fact that I conducted the election without hurting anyone in
the process. It was quite an experience serving one term as an elected official. I retired the end of 2005. In 2006 I conducted a series of workshops which led to 1,000 customers participating in opposition to a gas utility rate proposal that would have resulted in a surcharge on our gas bills because we were using less gas. The concept goes under the name of "revenue decoupling" and would have set a dangerous precedent in our region and the entire state by forcing customers to pay more for using less. Since retirement I have been writing books. As a rail transit author I have written and published 10 books on light rail systems with the latest book "Suburban Philadelphia Trolleys" released by Arcadia
Publishing Company on August 13, 2007. The 128 page book has 222 illustrations that I have taken over the last 50 years in the Philadelphia region. There is also a chapter on the work residents are doing to preserve the transportation heritage of Darby, Yeadon, Colwyn, and southwestern Philadelphia. This book notes that I graduated from Lansdowne Aldan High School in 1957 and is dedicated to my father Clarence Springirth who was a trolley car operator for the Philadelphia Transportation Company and acknowledges the work of my mother Sallie Springirth who always had dinner ready no matter what dad's work schedule entailed. My wife and I have traveled half way around the world researching, walking, riding, and photographing this unique form of transportation. Information on the 4 books published for me by Arcadia is available under www.arcadiapublishing.com and the book titles are "Greater Erie Trolleys", "Johnstown Trolleys and Incline", "Pittsburgh Streamlined Trolleys" and "Suburban Philadelphia Trolleys". The "Suburban Philadelphia Trolleys" book is available locally at Paoli Pharmacy in Paoli, Philly News Now located in Philadelphia's Suburban Station, Cappelli Hobbies on Market Street, Trappe Book Store in Trappe, PA; Gateway Pharmacy Phoenixville, PA; Temple University Bookstore, University of Pennsylvania Bookstore, Faber Bookstore Suburban Station & 30th Street Station, Souvenir on Arch St in Philadelphia, and Ott's Castor Ave Philadelphia. The last 50 years has been quite a ride. Best wishes to everybody.
My family came to Lansdowne from west Philadelphia in 1950. Lansdowne was like the promised land to us. We were working class people, and the Lansdowne public school system was excellent. High school was not easy for me, but I am thankful for the many teachers who helped me. I spent a lot of time studying to master subjects that many classmates grasped quickly, but many of those difficult classes provided tools for the challenges that we all face later in life.
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RETIREDMarriedSam and MikeTaylor, age 11
Carly, age 10
Reese, age 5
All girls belonging to Sam and Missy who are also moving to Va. from Chicago.Crafts, painting and the dog stuff. Vice Pres. of Berks Dog Training, Tester for Therapy Dogs based in Wyoming. Enjoy collecting antiques.
Still totally involved in the dog world, dog-therapy, agility, and teaching puppy k-garten and obedience. We will be moving to Va. within the next year and plan to start a dog school there with lots of land and a couple of horses.
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retired teacherMarriedDebbie, Sharon, JoanTiffany 15, Andreas 14, Kristina 13, Justin 11, Ben 11, Alexandra 4, Sophie 1. I have become a scrapbook person and enjoy taking pictures especially of the family. I am serving as a mentor for a group of mothers of preschool children and am happy helping those in the group who have needs. I also serve as the storyteller for the young children at our church.
After teaching in our local public school and then in the Christian School that Ben and I founded, I am really enjoying retirement. I do volunteer work at the school and then go to our daughter's homeschool to help each day. We enjoy traveling -- especially to see our children in Florida and California and to my dad in Tennessee (age 94). I am looking forward to seeing everyone again so much. Send MARYELLEN a Message
MarriedDawn, Barbara and NicoleBrian is 14I am still a book worm. I spend part of each day in the pool and love to play with crossword puzzles and Sudoku.
Don and I spend each weekend at our mountain house. You can catch me in the spa or working in the pond.
Don and I travel as often as we can. We have not run out of countries.
I am looking forward to renewing old friendships.
Life has been good! My three daughters are alive and well. Don and I still love and respect each other and best of all we have a 14 year old grandson whom we also love and respect.Send Joan a Message
Retired SecretaryMarriedMichelle DeCaro, Sandra (Andrew) Hilferty, Stephen DeCaro (Deceased)Melissa McCoy (26), Diana DeCaro (23), Philip Hilferty (17)Reunion Committee, Part-time student at Delaware County Community College, assist various family members on an "as needed basis", attend Walnut Street Theater and various community theaters
After graduation, I took a stenographic course at Goldey-Beacom, in Wilmington DE. After that I was married and became a stay-at-home mother for ten years. When I turned 30, my three children were old enough for me to take a job at a law firm in downtown Philly. My life was a lot happier after that. I loved my job, and I loved working and shopping downtown.
When I was 35, I divorced my first husband and moved back to Lansdowne with my children. For a couple of years I became a Disco Queen. Then on February 1, 1977, my whole life changed. I was starting a history course given by Delaware County Community College, at Drexel Hill Middle School. It was 6:20 p.m. when I looked up at the door, and my "blessing" walked in. I knew in an instant that I had "found my thrill in Drexel Hill". I got Dom to ask me out, and we dated for about a year. One day I realized that this wonderful man loved me even more than my mother, and maybe I should marry him. I dropped hints, but finally I just told him, "I want to get married". "Well, it's o.k. with me", he said. "But just remember, if it doesn't work out, it was your idea." Well, it has worked out just fine for 30 years.
When I ws 42, I left downtown to work for Wyeth Laboratories, in Radnor. I worked there for over 20 years. When the company decided to move to Collegeville, I retired. I love being retired and am very content with my life at this time.
I will always be grateful that I grew up in Lansdowne and attend achool there in the 40's and 50's. I believe that any success I've had in my life was due to these two advantages.