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Janet Fitts Hanson

Profile Updated: June 8, 2020
Residing In:
Lawrenceville, GA USA
Retired from Allstate
3 stepchildren Ashley 28, Derrick 39, Detra 43; 7 grandchildren

Niece Whitney Drillot, 24, More…should have been mine (sorry Karen)
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I owned an Allstate agency for 21 years, recently retired. I already love, love, love retirement. If the economy doesn't recover, I will become a Walmart greeter in the not-too-distant future or a bag lady. My new job is getting my Mom to her senior dances. I can only hope to have her energy when I'm 86. My husband Wayne and I have a farm in Wilkes County (Tignall, GA) and raise cattle. Who knew? Our only baby together is a 14-yr-old Yorkie that we hope we don't outlive (just kidding).

School Story:

Doc Walton's fetal pigs, you Skunkettes. Mrs. Barnes allowing us to skip class to get her Krispy Kremes and her wonderful birthday parties. An ice storm in Southwest Atlanta during a '68 basketball game after which Angela Thompson's car skidded off the road and 6 (or more) very frightened cheerleaders sought refuge at a stranger's home and found guardian angels (an invalid man and his daughter) who opened their home, their hearts, and refrigerator to us. Interviewing Lester Maddox for Mrs. Spears class and rushing with Angela and Tootsie to her apt. to tell her about it. She was a great lady and teacher. Laughing like crazy at Mr. Draa's murdering the English language and Mr. Hilderbrand's aroma.

My first attempt at being a juvenile delinquent was sneaking out with the family car for a joy ride when I was 15, picking up Pat Winters and Marianna Hills and I think we went to the Jr Varsity. Boy did I breathe a sigh of relief when I got the car home in one piece.

I never did quite get the French in Mrs. Golson's class. In Paris once I could ask where the toilet was, but I did not understand the answer. And all I could ask for was ham and eggs for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Enjoyed trying to replace Hinkle's column in the Southerner with the help of Marilyn Benbenisty. Never could do him justice though.

Remember great after-football game parties at Arva's house. What great parents she had!

Remember having great fun with Roy and Connie, Rodney and Cathy, Tootsie and Tony, Susan and Bill. Great picnics, horseback riding, stealing firewood from Roy's neighbors for our campfires (another attempt at juvenile delinquency but only Roy got caught).

Remember getting a traffic ticket for allowing my 14-year-old sister to drive while my parents were out of town. Susan Enloe got her grandfather (a sheriff I think) to go light on me - haha. I thought I'd get a slap on the hand - he made me go to traffic school for weeks and I made Susan go with me for HER punishment.

One of the best things that happened to me at Grady was meeting Joyce Blair in Doc Walton's class and sharing a fetal pig with her. To this day she and Bill Reese are my very best friends. They have shared their children with me (and they are great kids) and now their grandchildren. Little Jacob looks just like Bill!!!!!!

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Apr 29, 2021 at 10:05 PM

Mrs. Taylor was one of my favorite teachers. She was an excellent teacher and she was one of the reasons I thought I wanted to be an English teacher, but I later changed my mind. Thank you, Mrs. Taylor. 

Jan 24, 2021 at 9:04 PM

Happy birthday, Tony!

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Jan 19, 2021 at 6:04 PM

Posted on: Jan 19, 2021 at 10:06 AM

Happy birthday! God bless you!

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Jan 19, 2021 at 8:57 AM

Posted on: Jan 18, 2021 at 12:13 PM

Happy birthday, Pat! Remembering fun times with you, Laura, Marianna and Nina. We were SUCH rebels. Haha. So tame by today's standards.

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Jan 17, 2021 at 12:06 PM

Posted on: Jan 16, 2021 at 5:48 PM

Happy birthday, Susan. Have a wonderful celebration!

Dec 21, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Happy birthday a day late and a dollar short! Love you, Charles. Stay safe.

Dec 02, 2020 at 8:42 AM

Happy birthday a few days late but no less heartfelt. God bless you and keep you and your family.

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Oct 31, 2020 at 4:54 PM

Posted on: Oct 28, 2020 at 10:24 AM

Happy birthday to you! Remembering fun times with you.

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Oct 27, 2020 at 5:50 PM

Posted on: Oct 26, 2020 at 10:25 PM

Happy birthday to you, Sam! Hope it was great.

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Oct 19, 2020 at 4:03 PM

Posted on: Oct 17, 2020 at 9:09 AM

Happy birthday, dear Kathy! Happy birthday to you!

Oct 06, 2020 at 12:21 AM
Janet Fitts Hanson has a birthday today.
Oct 03, 2020 at 4:33 AM
Sep 23, 2020 at 9:36 AM

Looks like I am late to the party. Happy birthday!!!

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Aug 15, 2020 at 8:14 AM

Posted on: Aug 14, 2020 at 7:23 PM

Gail, I was with you in spirit and on Zoom. You did a great job. It was a beautiful testimony to a life well lived. He was a wonderful man.

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Aug 14, 2020 at 7:18 PM

Posted on: Aug 13, 2020 at 9:16 PM

Dear Gail, I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. What fond memories I have of spending time at your home. Your parents were the best! Love you and praying for your family.

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Jul 18, 2020 at 11:06 AM

Posted on: Jul 17, 2020 at 3:11 PM

Welcome. You have been missed.

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Jun 09, 2020 at 1:37 PM

Posted on: Jun 08, 2020 at 6:47 PM

Happy birthday to a very special lady!

Jun 08, 2020 at 6:45 PM

Happy birthday, precious lady!

May 21, 2020 at 8:52 PM

Happy birthday on 5/22. I hope you have a wonderful day. Much love!!

May 13, 2020 at 9:53 PM

Happy birthday! Praying for you every day.

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