Great to hear back from you. What a memory you have! I did sit in front of you in trig class, and yes, we did get out of class to go to those Rotary luncheons. Who was that cute Canadian girl who sat in the front? What fun times those were.
My brief story after PBHS: graduated from FSU (microbiology), grad school at Princeton (biochemisrty) then MIT (molecular biology). I worked in research for a couple of pharmaceutical companies, then discovered that research was a long, lonely slog of a career, not at all the fun, excitement, and comraderie of grad school. Bummer to spend all that time and effort, only to learn that I was in the wrong careeer. Luckily, I found that I had an aptitude for marketing and went into this, also with a drug company. Since the drug industry is primarily based in NJ, I met and married a Jersey girl along the way. Have two sons :>) but no grandchildren :>( Son #1 is Deputy Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in DC. Son number 2 is still "finding himself" in NC. Anyway, I finally ended up as CEO of a large healthcare consulting company for the last 13 years of my working life. Sold the business about 8 years ago and retired. We have been traveling the world ever since and having a wonderful time. I also play a lot of tournament bridge, and just this past year became a Life Master. Life is good.
Be well and stay in touch.
Hi Paul. We were in the band together, also Mrs. Chaney's geometry class, which I somehow remember with great clarity. Sorry I didn't know about the Class of '59 reunion last year. I would have loved to have seen everyone. Hope you and Olene are enjoying your retirement. I did that a few years ago, and have been having a great time. What did you do before retiring, and how did you end up in sunny California?
Regards, Marc Julius