About-Baker: Played clarinet with the band - the band's participation in the Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C.; nominated for the 10th or 11th grade Valentine's Court - my date with "Wayne B________? baseball team"; junior/senior prom Always being called to Mr. Boyles office for chewing gum during German Class; my 30 minute conference with Dr. Kirby, who really cared about the students at Baker High and personally got involved in our lives when necessary; Tried out for Junior Varsity Cheerleading and lost out because of "bad grades" (how did I manage to graduate with honors from Barry University????) Kept losing to "Vera Gordon" everytime our class had to elect someone for something (whatever happened to Vera?????)
After-Baker: For my senior year, I ended up at New Smyrna Beach Senior High, in New Smyrna Beach, Florida - small seaside community 20 minutes south of Daytona Beach - town my military father retired too. At New Smyrna Beach High I was again a band member, made Majorette, Homecoming Court, A Senior Superlative,(why I didn't do that at Baker High - my "favorite" of all schools???) Got married at 19, had 2 daughters (Kim and Keri); got my Batchelors Degree "late" 1987. My husband John Melanson passed away at an early age and I was forced into the corporate arena after being a stay at home wife and mother for 12 years. Had several small "acting" parts with Columbia Pictures. . . whom I worked with in the music print division for 8 years here in Florida. . . sang with a club date band. Realized I needed to "grow up" got my business degree, then a paralegal degree, considered "law school" decided I didn't want to work that hard anymore. My passions now are my two show dogs: Sgt. Pepper Poo and Lil Bit of Vixen Still waiting for "grandchildren" although both daughters have graduated from college and have been married for a number of years. Ambition now??? To hit the Florida Lottery and travel!!! The "army brat" in me never really left!
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