Dennis Alen Sidmore
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Yes 2013-12-02 23:26:33
Marlene Siegel (Anthony)
Travel Consultant 2018-03-08 11:56:02
Retired Married 5 2014-03-22 15:00:09
Ellen May Silva
Retired psychotherapist Divorced 3 No 2019-02-28 18:01:32
Melissa Jane Silverman (Willaby)
Teacher, 4th Grade Committed Relationship 1 2014-07-19 19:39:03
Don't forget the grandchildren: I have three, and enjoy them. Also have a stepson who is a Navy submariner in Guam. Feeling fortunate that my daughter lives very close to my home.
Next year is my last year of full-time teaching, K-6, (2014-2015)...past time to retire! I really enjoy the kids, but not the administrative paperwork, of course. For the most part, I've always worked with kids who have had socio-economic challenges, and I prefer to work with them. The students do help keep me younger and active!
My second job is chauffeur for my almost-14-year-old granddaughter, Aurora, for competitive soccer and summer volunteer job. Also drive Raina and Paul, 5 and 6, to swim lessons, daily, in the summer. Saturday baby-sitting in addition these days, while Mom and Dad work.
My excercise is walking for 1/2 hour each day that I can. Couple of times per year get to trail-ride on horse-back. I'm a compulsive reader, mostly fiction, and mostly what I can get at the library. But newspapers, magazines and anything I can get my hands on will do. My honey, Dave, and I like to watch Netflix DVD's when we can (Homeland and Mad Men have been favorites), and enjoy restauranting.
Love to eat plain and not-so-plain good food and love to do so with friends and family, in or out.
Usually keep one museum membership going per year. Last year and this one, it's the S.F. Exploratorium.
Anyone know how to get ahold of Lynn Greenfield? I would love to talk with her!
Clare Ruth Simpson
Yes 2018-03-09 00:26:49
Pharmacist 2014-05-20 18:51:10May 7, 2014
Skyline High School
12250 Skyline Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619
To The Principal and the Administration, but mostly to the Student Body (ASB) President and
All the Students, especially the Seniors
Graduation approaches. Fifty, yes 50 years ago this spring I was ASB president.
I woke up suddenly this morning due a nightmare I had about a classmate and I – someone I’d known for years. He was a great athlete, a great friend and a wonderful person. It was just a nightmare – something that never really happened, but it brought back the incredible importance of high school.
I immediately got up to find and look at my yearbook, which I will gladly donate to the school, should it so desire.
I started there the year it opened, in 1962, in the 10th grade. Back then, it had only 3 grades, and we were the first class to complete those 3 years, in 1964. Each grade had over 700 students.
As president, I had the great fortune to know the majority of those 2,000+ students and to be able to call them friends.
As I look through the yearbook pictures, I realize now what I didn’t know then: how blessed I was to have the teachers, coaches and other school leaders, as well as the many talented students I had around me.
One quick joke: Our principal was Dr. Bliss. And the ongoing joke around school was that “ignorance is Bliss”! He knew it, and he took it in stride.
If I could tell the seniors one thing, it would for you to hold on to your yearbooks for 50 years like I have. You have been through times and made friends you will never, ever forget. You may lose addresses and phone numbers, but never the memories.
I write this through tears in my eyes. I am so grateful for the experiences I had here.
You will all go on to do many different, wonderful things in your lives, but it all began here, at Skyline.
I had the good fortune to go to Cal and then the U.C. San Francisco School of Pharmacy, where I got my doctorate.
When I graduated from college, this country was in the throes of the Vietnam War, and I was drafted. I’d never fired a gun in my life and had no desire to do so. Thanks to the basic values I’d learned at Skyline, I was an honors student in pharmacy school and managed to become a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), the only non-military uniformed service. (All Surgeon Generals are member of the USPHS.) I served my country for three years in that capacity, helping treat wounded American soldiers.
But this letter is not about me, it is about you and the potential you all hold. More than ever, the world is your oyster, and I hope you find a pearl in your oyster.
My hat is off to you for making it this far, and I encourage you to keep trying, keep going.
Never stop learning. I never have, and that’s what keeps me alive today.
You should be so proud of yourselves. You deserve to be.
And your lives will only get better – if you work for it. I know you can, and so, I know your lives will get better.
You’ve achieved a lot.
Now go out and take your part in making this world a better place.
(Dr. Thomas R Simpson III)
Louise Claire Siudy
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Yes 2013-12-02 23:27:48
Pamella Jayne Skinner (Thompson)