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Rich Palmer
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retired Married 3 2 and still counting 2 I did not graduate from Southwest with our class, as my family moved to New York between my junior and senior years. I did my senior year in Port Washington, NY, and graduated from Colgate University in 1966 - when it was an all-men's school. Southwest was much more fun! After college, I lived in Manhattan in NYC for a year, and then moved to Baltimore, MD. I spent 20 years at T. Rowe Price & Associates managing money, and another 22 years at Alex. Brown Investment Management doing the same thing. I retired in 2011, and now spend time as a board member of the National Museum of Racing (Saratoga Springs, NY)and of McDaniel College in Westminster, MD -- both organizations were former clients. I head to Florida for several months a year, with the balance of my time spent in Baltimore where my 3 children reside. I consider myself very fortunate to see classmates from SWHS who live in and around Washington, DC. My worst memory is having to leave SWHS before I graduated; my fondest memory was being able to spend 4 years there. For me, it was a marvelous time!
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Judy McMahan (Parker)
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retired teacher Married two five one I got married to Roddy Parker in 1963. Mike Reicher and Roddy Parker are one and the same. It's a long story. Kim Judd introduced us at Winsteads. Michael was born in 1964. We lived in Massachusetts for three years while my husband was stationed at LG Hanscom Field. I Attended UMKC while he was in Viet Nam. In 1970 I graduated with a BS in Elementary Education from UCM then went on to receive an MS in Education with an emphasis in math, and continued with 30 graduate hours in math and science. I gave birth to our second son in 1972. I retired in 2005 after teaching in the Warrensburg System for 31 years. We have a home in Holiday Island, Arkansas outside of Eureka Springs that we had planned to retire to, but after I had a stroke in 2009, we have decided to just keep it and use it as a vacation home. We have five grandchildren. Two teenage girls live in Colorado and two boys and a girl under five live in Florida. We enjoy retirement and spend most of our time between Colorado, Florida, Arkansas, and Warrensburg, Mo. However we still enjoy our friends and traveling. We have traveled most of the U.S. and Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, St. Thomas and St. Martin. My bucket list includes Washington Stste, Oregon, British Columbia, Mt.Rushmore, the Bridges of Madison County, The Black Hills and Yosemite. < My best memories of Southwest are music. I really enjoyed the choir, Southwest Singers, and Indian Bells and all the opportunities they gave me, I especially liked the operettas and plays as well as the trips to share our music.
I don't have any worst memories. After all these were the best years of our lives.
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Carroll Parsons
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Barbara Levitch (Paull)
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business owner www.generalbody.com Married 2 5 1 Started college at MU. Did the monkeytime in my prime. Discovered what was behind the green door then transferred & graduated from UT Austin. Settled in Houston, Texas and jumped into the business world. Worked in advertising then got swept away with the women's movement and purchased the family business, General Truck Body. You know, being a woman succeeding in a man's world, etc. seemed like a thrill. It's been quite a ride. Professional highlights include sitting on the rotunda in front of Walter Reed Hospital for ceremonies introducing Patient Evacuation Vehicles built by my company to transport wounded soldiers returning from Afganistan and Iraq. Personal highlights include taking Betty Friedan shopping for clothes prior to her book tour appearance in Houston; staying married to Mark Paull, a wonderfully patient man,for 44 years; and rearing 2 sons: Josh, the heir apparent to GTB and Jonathan, a defense attorney, founder of pushLegal, a mobile app for lawyers. In addition, there are 5 grandchildren and 2 shih tzus to love. Fortunately, all are here in Houston. Talking points are opera in specific and music in general, movies, theater, art-especially studio glass sculpture (which I collect), travel and enjoying life to its fullest.Many thanks to Janet Glass and Shawnee Mission pals Sharon Jagoda and Marilyn Feingold for letting me know you can go home again. Worst: Didn't like Mrs. Wells math class and was dumb enough to write about it for a spelling assignment. That experience taught me that public venting can produce unpleasant consequences. Still challenging to keep my pen and/or mouth still at times. Bests: (1) Practicing for my Bat Mitzvah while walking home on 63rd St. with Judy Moser. Bet she can still recite the blessings. After all, she graduated at mid-term. (2) As difficult as Latin class was, I credit my love of language to having taken that course. (3) Lastly, winning honorable mention in a citywide art contest for my collage of the 1962 KCMO skyline. That picture hangs in my office today. I love being a Texan; but, I'll never forget my roots.
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Barbara Sagl (Perry)
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See Below Single 2, 1 living 2 2 Resident of Indianapolis, IN since 1976
After graduation, I married my high school sweetheart. About a year later, our son Tim was born. Four and one half years after that, our daughter Jennifer was born while we were living in Tulsa, OK. When she was two and Tim was six, he was diagnosed with Leukemia. He participated in a research program at M.D. Anderson in Houston, TX, living for 59 days in a sterile environment, like “The Boy in the Bubble”. He lived for six years after his diagnosis; double the expected survival at that time.
Throughout our marriage we were transferred to various cities as my husband climbed the corporate ladder. Although I wasn’t delighted about it at the time, I realized later what a great experience moving around and living in different cities really was. I was a stay at home mom and became interested in landscaping and showing and raising dogs. During our last stay in KC, I was the first woman ever to be elected and serve on the Westwood Hills, Kansas Town Board.
Shortly after Tim’s death, we were transferred again, this time to Indianapolis, IN. After 15 years of marriage, my husband and I divorced. Not wanting to bring more changes to what was an already diminished family, I opted to stay in Indy and raise Jennifer here. My first job in Indy was with a neighborhood association with an area similar to the northern part of the Country Club area in KC. After about a year there, I spent another couple at United Way of Indiana working on annual campaigns and operating a fledgling county-wide emergency food pantry system.
The following eight years, I was the associate director of an inner city nonprofit development corporation. For the first time I actually saw that my work was making a difference for the long term good of a community. My proudest accomplishment was securing funding for the construction of 200 low-cost housing units for the elderly and disabled. Another marriage came and went sometime around here, too.
The next several years took me to Butler University as the Director of Community Affairs and Development for the university’s National Public Radio affiliate where my position enabled Jennifer to attend Butler under very favorable terms. She graduated with a BS in Psychology with a concentration in business in 1989. (She is married to her perfect mate; they have two beautiful red-headed daughters, and live near Chicago.)
When Butler sold the radio station I found myself without work for 9 months. Putting Plan B into operation, I moved to a smaller home, and for the next several years I applied my skills in community and media relations for various nonprofit groups including the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Art Center, and Easter Seals. Most notable probably, were two turns at the Humane Society of Indianapolis that reignited my love affair with animals.
I am a professional pet sitter, an active but peaceful job I have enjoyed for the past 11 years. I look forward to continuing this activity far into the future. My housemates have fur, feathers and a shell; there are a goodly number. I hike nearly every day with my two German Shepherds and continue to advocate for animal welfare and rights as a volunteer.
I have had the pleasure of working with various arts organizations both full and part time. These experiences deeply engendered a love of the arts; visual and performing – No real ability on my part but I am an enthusiastic fan and member of the audience. I also collect Outsider Art.
Both my vocation and avocation (with pets) will likely keep me from attending the reunion.
Personal philosophy:
--Handle every stressful situation like a dog.
If you can't eat it or play with it,
Just pee on it and walk away.--
I would enjoy hearing from anyone who also ended up in Indiana.
What I liked most at Southwest were the activities connected with the “Y” across the street from SW. No one believes me when I tell them about the Teepee Town (?) parades, the string of shiny new convertibles driven by high school students on loan from local car dealers followed by a line of kids that snaked through the Dime Store and other shops at 63rd and Brookside. (That really happened, didn’t it?) I don’t think it would have occurred to anyone to treat these privileges disrespectfully.
I enjoyed having a library in the school building and Miss Mueller for Spanish.
Altho the fraternities and sororities were fun and were the bedrock of social life at SW, what I didn’t like were the distinct social and economic divisions I felt the environment created within the school.
I suppose that socializing eighth graders with high school seniors under one roof is probably not the best plan either.
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Davida Singer (Pessen)
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retired Divorced 1 1 I spent 50 years in the wonderful world of fashion. I have been dating the same gentleman for 30 years. We have had the good fortune to travel all over the world. Now that I am retired I volunteer at several agency that are child related.I am doing all the things I could not do when I was working. I love the arts,gardening,cooking,travel. Excellent Mah Jongg player also!Most important is the fine son I raised.He and his wife live in the city. My life is good. My very best memory was graduation day!Cherry/Rubard pie, and the lunch ladies hairnets!Family living.Steve Wienberg and I had to do a budget.IT WORKED!I thought so much of Miss Varney--I repeated Junior English! Thanks to David Damon I made a passing grade,he let me look over his shoulder, or I would still be taking English!!Making my friends for life was a big priority.Roz Eisman,Phyllis Oliver,Ruthann Fried. And yes I did go to MU.
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Carol Linnartz (Pettit)
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USAirways flight attendant , Retired Committed Relationship 1 2 1
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