Janet Spencer Stallsmith

Profile Updated: August 13, 2018
Residing In: Summerville, SC USA
Spouse/Partner: Fenn Stallsmith
Occupation: Retired
Children: Mary Margaret, born 1962; Paula, born 1964; bonus children, Holly Stallsmith Wyatt; Chuck Stallsmith More…and Rodney Stallsmith

Because some of you have asked that I share the "story" of hubby, Fenn and me I will do so. We were each other's first sweetheart when both of us were residing in the Odd Fellows Home on North Main St. We were both from broken homes living with mothers who were unable to give us the care needed. There were six children in Fenn's family and four in mine. Blessedly, Fenn's mother gained employment in the Home as the Little Boy's Dept. supervisor. Thus, she became my two small brother's "mother". She and I became very close with her giving me guidance, teaching me the love of crafts and giving me hands on lessons in crocheting. My mother returned to Culpeper, VA where my family had lived years before. Fenn graduated from MASH in 1956 at the age of 17 and joined the Marine Corps. I left the Home in the summer of 1958 at the age of 16 to join my mother in VA. I was broken hearted in leaving my beloved MASH and high school friends. The following year I was walking home from my summertime office job and see a young uniformed man coming towards me. It was Fenn, who had hitchhiked from Cherry Point, NC to take me out to dinner and a movie. I told him I had another date and couldn't break it as I wouldn't hurt the other fella's feelings. We never heard from each other for 55 yrs. Christmas eve, 2013, I searched on Facebook for one of the girls who had ben in the Home. Found her and she had married one of Fenn's brothers who had also been in the Home with both of them having graduated from MASH. Fenn was one of her friends on FB so I sent him a note simply saying I hope he had had a wonderful life. He sent me a FB message giving me his email address and phone number and asked for mine. I sent both by email and he called me Christmas day. He had been married for 50 yrs. and was a widower with three grown children. I had been married twice, married 50 yrs. total and widowed with two children. We talked every day for four months and in 2014 decided, sight unseen, 😉 to marry. I owned two homes and a farm. Sold the home I was living in in one day after mentioning to a friend and her hubby I was moving to SC and getting married. Self-financed the second home and the farm and left VA for the low country of SC. Throughout the years most of us think of our "first love" but never dream of marrying the one that got away. Sometimes it feels like we were apart for only a short time as we just simply picked up where we left off and know we have been truly blessed with the fact that we will be sharing our twilight years with each other and that we have come full circle. Had a wonderful visit in Meadville in Aug. 2016 and attended hubby's 60th MASH reunion. Great food at the Italian Civic Club where it was held and met the nicest folks who have remained in Meadville since graduating.

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Feb 23, 2021 at 11:41 AM

Good morning Janet on this special day
with wishes from overseas.
I ask you to remember the good old days
at highschool and if you do, please
remember the times we met and we talked,
our teachers, and classes, the Prom,
and a smile will cover your face all the way
‘the good old times’ haven’t all gone …

Your Dutch AFS classmate Yvonne

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Aug 13, 2018 at 10:45 AM

Happy Birthday, Jeanette. Fenn and I often talk about the good times we had in the Home. Do you still reside in CA?

Apr 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM

I didn't forget your birthday, Phil. Couldn't get my message to go through. Hope you had a great one and will enjoy many, many more.

Feb 23, 2018 at 4:33 AM
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Feb 17, 2017 at 11:48 AM

Sandy, Are you related to Bill Toboz who is married to my cousin, Sue Foster? I always forget to ask him.

Oct 29, 2016 at 11:25 AM
Aug 13, 2016 at 11:49 AM

Happy Birthday, Jeannette. Fenn and I will be in Meadville Aug. 24 thru Aug. 27 for his 60th class reunion. Sure wish you would be there so we could visit and reminisce. Hope all is well and that you have a wonderful next year.

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Posted on: Aug 10, 2016 at 3:56 PM

May this be your best ever year. Happy birthday, dear Barbara. Oh, what wonderful memories I have spending time with you and your family.

Jun 19, 2016 at 7:26 PM

Have a daughter and family who live in Apex. Whenever hubby and I visit them we stay in Cary. Love your nice town.

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Posted on: Jun 03, 2016 at 10:38 AM

Post some pics of your furniture. Would love seeing what you are building.

May 31, 2016 at 11:03 AM

May you have a wonderful birthday and hope you are enjoying life.

May 02, 2016 at 11:20 AM

At Atlantic Beach, NC 2015

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