Geez— look how young we were! That was the comment on Jackie Hayes’ wedding photo when I asked her to send it. My post about Susan Parker Easley and about the people in our class who have been married 40 years or more brought forth this message from Jackie:
Thanks for the note about Susie Parker. I knew her in high school and actually attended her wedding all those years ago! I also have been married 40+ years (41 to be exact). My husband Steve and I met at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and were married 2 weeks after graduation in 1972. We raised 3 children (2 boys and a girl in the middle). We have 6 grandchildren (3 boys and 3 girls). Those 6 grandchildren arrived at the rate of 1 each year; the oldest is 7 and the youngest is turning 1 this week. They are the delight of our lives and the best of times are when we can all be together.
We have always lived in the East San Francisco Bay area. I worked 11 years for Jack in the Box restaurants after my youngest child was in high school. It was a great job with a terrific company, but when they offered early retirement, I jumped at the chance! I am enjoying my retirement by spending more time with my grandchildren and my family, traveling with my husband and volunteering at my church and at the Adult Literacy program through our county library.
I’m looking forward to the 45th reunion in a few weeks. Hard to believe it has been that long!