Philip Klemka

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Philip Klemka
Philip Klemka

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Philip Klemka

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Philip Klemka

Yearbook

Yes! Attending Reunion
Where do you live now? Edmonton, AB Canada
Are you married, single,? Judy and I have been married since October 1983
Do you have children? If so how many. Tell us about them. Jenna and James both live in Edmonton, both married. Emma is James' and Julie's daughter. Bruce is James' More…and Julie's son.
What do you do for a living? Or are you lucky enough to be retired? MD practice limited to psychotherapy 3/7 d per wk.
Do you like the idea of our NDHS web site? http://philip.klemkas.com/
Do you have any memories of your high school years? Tell us!

I have many memories relating to Latin class (wearing a toga), football games (center snap), Athletic Rep. (carwash fundraiser was a blast), wrestling meets (the blind guys were most challenging), dating Brenda (hmmm, hmmm), Delhi Belgian Club (getting tanked was part of it) and a lot more when I get a chance to edit.
I still have the yearbooks, and that AA dropout caption under my photo still blows me away.

Are you looking forward to the reunion?

Yes.

Do you still have family around Norwich?

No family around Norwich. One cousin (Randy) lives in Fenwick, Ontario.

How often do you get back to Norwich?

I rarely get back to Norwich. I was at the reunion in 2002.

What do you do now?

I enjoy life, travel with Judy as much as we can, have the kids over for Sunday dinner, play chess online, acting classes, fellowship meetings (12step) and work 3 days per week MD psychotherapy. Granddaughter and Grandson are a lot of joy!!

How did you get into that line of work?

I like talking with people, sorting out unsolveable problems. After a full-range family practice for over 20 years, delivered over 500 babies and taught family medicine 12 years advancing to Associate Professor at University of Alberta, I switched to psychotherapy 2004.

What did you always want to do that you haven't done yet?

Travel to South America, be a grandpa, hmmm, I'll have to think about other choices. So now I am a grandpa!

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Acting lessons for fun,
http://philip.klemkas.com/klemkabio.html
Playground afternoons with grandkids! Swimming, steam, whirlpool, golfing,(no ice-skating since hip replacement June 2018), chess, lumosity.

How old do you feel?

I feel about 15 years below my actual 69.

Any grey hair yet? Women don't have to honestly answer this one:)

Silver.

What would we be surprised to know about you?

Hmmmmm, you might be surprised to know that I am very sensitive, that I go to Evangel Pentacostal Assembly and was submerged in baptism January 2009.

Did you have any nicknames in school?

Flipper, Flip, KlemkaKaddidleHopper.

Biggest thing you would do differently if you went back to your time at NDHS?

Hmmm, I would have been braver in asking girls out.

Favorite Drinks?

Green tea and Ginseng.

Favorite sports?

(no longer since total hip replacement June 2018 Ice skating in winter, which is a lot of the year in Alberta!
-- hmmm, golf when the season finally opens, travelling is my very favourite.

Favorite Food?

Potato pancakes and key-lime pie, not necessarily at the same time.

Favorite Movies?

Anything with Sandra Bullock in it, "Speed" was great and "Blind Side" was a hoot.

Favorite Music?

Bob Dylan, Rock'nRoll.

Famous or interesting people you've met?

Steven Galloway, author of "The Cellist of Sarajevo".
Ozzy Osbourne. Walter Gretsky (father of Wayne Gretsky).

Cool things you've done in your life?

Filling out fun stuff about myself! Taking scuba diving lessons! Unloading tobacco boats pulled by horses as a kid!

Any words of wisdom?

I don't mind what happens, the now is my friend.

Ever gone on a blind date?

Yes.

Ever helped a stranger?

Yes.

Did you ever skip school?

Yes. (cherry brandy, a few of you may remember the brand, something like fokink)

Ever been lost?

Many times. Now we have gps so it only happens when I go for a long walk in the woods.

Swam in the ocean? And where?

Grand Cayman on our honeymoon.

Cried yourself to sleep?

Yes.

Ever sang Karaoke?

Three times, now banned Continent-wide.

Done something you told yourself you wouldn't?

Yes.

Made prank phone calls?

Yes.

Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose?

Yes.

Danced your heart out?

Rarely.

Been kissed under the mistletoe?

Rarely.

Watched the sunrise with someone?

Rarely.

Blown bubbles?

Often. Even more with granddaughter.

Been skinny dipping?

Rarely.

Sat outside in the rain?

Rarely.

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Happy Birthday, Kathy! You beat me to that lucky number with the zero! I will be that age in October! Enjoy your day! Good thing, these birthdays, give an excuse to connect! -- philip

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Happy Birthday, James!!! I am into my 6th before retirement year and enjoyin' 2 grandkids when not restricted by Covid precautions. I hope all is well with you. I still have memories of Expo '67.

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Happy Birthday, Joan! Another day older, but who notices. Young at heart! (it's even in your name!) Enjoy.

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Happy Birthday, Joan. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! -- phil from grade school and high school

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Hey Diane, you are a wonderful person. Keeping the memories alive!! Wonderful. I am celebrating 40 years of my medical class of '77 end of this month.
When will the next celebration of our '69 class be happening, thanks. Phil klemka@shaw.ca

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Happy Birthday 2017!!!! from Phil (Thursday is "grandpa day" in these parts, wagon and all)

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second grandchild of Philip and Judy Klemka (James and Julie are parents and Emma is 2 1/2) expecting delivery May 03, 2016!!!! It's a boy, they are naming him Bruce Bernard Klemka.

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