September 4, 2009
Tioga Jr. High
I loved P.E., but was traumatized the first day of 7th Grade
First, we had to work out in ridiculous blue oompa loompa jumpsuits.
Then came the real shocker! Group Showers ! Sheer Panic !
I mean really, aren't 7th graders self conscious enough
without being required to shower with 3o classmates ?
We got weighed and measured too;
My best friend and I were the same size: 5' 2" and 105 lbs.
Not for long. I grew two inches a year for the next three years.
I loved having class electives to explore new interests.
I took, what I consider to be, one of the most important classes in Jr. High,
homemaking, where I learned to cook and sew.
I sewed dresses for the other most important part of Jr Hi, the dances.
I still use my 7th grade pie crust recipe!
I sewed this suit when I was 18,
It was pale pink knit, with matching pants.
I loved sewing and made most of my clothes until I was 30
By now, I had a major crush on Jim Turner. He liked me too,
or so I thought, until he asked my friend, Shari Reyburn, to go steady.
I loved Mutual!
I had wonderful leaders and role models;
Who were extremely talented women.
It is fun to still see them when we visit Fresno:
Sister Cleveland, Sister Bowen and Sister Hancock are truly great ladies.
Under their direction, we performed elaborate Road Shows and
Dance Festivals; they were loads of fun!
I painted the sets for this one.... wish I had better pictures of it.
Me on the left and Linda (Davis) Freeman on the right......
little did we know, we would one day be sisters-in-law
Sports were important too!
I was on the tennis, track and basketball teams.
I even won a medal in High Jump at the Jr. West Coast Relays.
Jr High was my first opportunity to take classes in Art,
and I fell in love with it..........
Dad had a cute little VW bug in the driveway;
I couldn't wait to get my drivers license
................ and go to High School!
- I married my high school sweetheart 34 years ago in the LDS Temple. I have 4 children (3 married, and a 14 year old) and 6 grandchildren. I lived my entire life in California, until 6 years ago. I now reside in San Antonio, Texas. The most important thing to me is my family; I have invested the most in them and it has paid great dividends. I love doing anything creative that beautifies my surroundings and I love nature. I minored in Art and majored in Interior Design at BYU, yet, my profession is a Tax Preparer.
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