Profile Updated: July 8, 2022
Residing In: Colorado Springs, CO USA
Spouse/Partner: Ethne Lynn Reuss
Occupation: writer and editor, retired.
Children: Lisa, born 1960, and Jennifer, born 1962 (daughters of the late and much-loved Sandy Harper), and David, More…born 1979. There are five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. One daughter is in Las Vegas, another in Florida; grandkids are all over.
New grandson born Christmas day 2019. Best present ever!
Yes! Attending Reunion

Worked at AMC for ten years; attended U. of Wisconsin; lived in England 25 years, Texas five years, Iowa six years, five years in Pennsylvania, and moved to Colorado Springs in 2014. (I hope it's the last time I have to move - we have a view of Pikes Peak from our yard.)
Ethne and I have been together for 37 years (in 2015); she was born in Milwaukee, and we met in London. That we were both expats was a big thing to have in common.
Just before I left the east I re-established contact with Bill Perry, my oldest friend, who I hadn't seen for about 50 years. We had a never-to-be-forgotten lunch in the lovely little historic town of Lititz, Pennsylvania.

School Story:

I was pretty good at a comic monologue, so Miss Jonas asked me to do it for another one of her classes. Unfortunately that class included a girl I had a terrible crush on, and I was a shambles!

English was always my best subject and my favorite subject; I had Miss Breiseth for Senior English and almost didn't graduate at all. Later I wrote several books.

Rosemary Jonas and Charlotte Moody were the two best teachers I ever had.

Places Travelled?

Canada, Mexico, France, Italy, Germany, Norway, Scotland, Wales, Ireland. I passed through Zurich on a Sunday once but it was closed.

Favorite HS Memory?

Talking about books with Charlotte Moody. Editing a tape recording of ballet music for the football team to dance to, at the suggestion of Rosemary Jonas. Moody and Jonas did the best they could, but I was not prepped to learn anything. From about 2nd grade I was mostly taught that I would never be able to do anything right anyway, so I had to follow my own way. I stumbled a lot.

What are your words of Wisdom?

There is no better way to get to know your own country than to live and work in another country long enough to become a native (reading the papers, watching the TV, paying the taxes), all the while watching your own country from that vantage point. People in other countries know a lot more about us than we know about them.

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We grew up together around 75th Street. In high school we both had 1950 Studebakers, and we knew how to make them backfire! I have always wondered where he went and what happened ro him. He was a good guy and will not be forgotten. Thanks for letting us know, Bill Perry!

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Happy birthday yesterday, Deena! I remember seeing you riding your bike after school around 40th Ave and 74th St...Did you live in Forest Park? That's where all the prettiest girls lived!

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