I will be in town at Ronnie Cardiel’s house for the weekend. Don’t know if we will make the dinner however. Hopefully we will make it to some of the festivities. 50 years is so long, a lifetime for some! So sad to see the names of those that have left us.
After high school, I bummed around some and was sent an invitation to be in the army. I promptly joined the Air Force, spent time in Las Vegas, Texas and finally Guam during the Vietnam Nam war. While on Guam I found my Montana girl, Charmaine and in 3 months we were married. Turned out to be the best move I ever made. Went through an apprenticeship in Santa Ana and became a union electrician.In the early 70’s we moved to Arroyo Grande, California, split 10 acres of land with Bobbie Bunch and we both built our homes and raised our families (Bobbie and Jenine had 2 girls and we had a girl and a boy).
I worked on Nuclear power plants,solar plants,installed many traffic signals and spent the last 16 years of employment at Cal Poly as the Electrical Supervisor,retired in 2013.
My life was almost ideal until 2014 when we lost our beautiful and talented daughter Danielle to Cancer. I still am dealing with it and most likely always will.
My son Darin and his wife and 2 1/2 kids( another soon) now live in San Diego where he is CTO at Sony.
Char and I still live on 5 acres in Arroyo Grande where she raises club calves for 4 H projects and I play with my old cars.
Everyone’s post is so interesting. What an amazing, talented class of 1965.
After high school I worked for the Postal Service for 44 years (only suppose to be for the summer while i went to school). I had an office in San Bruno, Washington DC and Santa Ana while working as the Director of Marketing.
I have two grown children and 2 grandchildren. My husband and I just celebrated our 43rd wedding anniversary. We raised our family in Huntington Beach and I’m fortunate to have my children close by.
Since I’ve been retired I’ve spent time traveling throughout the world. Love it! Just returned from Machu Picchu and Galapagos. Never was one for physical activity in High School but now enjoy many outdoor sports/activities.
I have kept in touch with Gale Grall Moore and Rosalynda Ortiz Harrison, Ronnie Cardiel and until he passed away Bobby Bunch. One of my dear friends in HS who I would like to see is Pam Crozier.
While I don’t like to share my personal life on social media I am on Facebook and have been fortunate to connect with several of our classmates. I’m Blessed to have had such a wonderful healthy life and look forward to seeing everyone in a few weeks!
Florinda Islas Bailey
Catch up with your classmates in SAHS class of 1965!