James Old

Profile Updated: January 8, 2022
Residing In: Maumee, OH USA
Spouse/Partner: If married, how long? Edna, wife of 48 years... in Sept 2021
Occupation: Medical Technologist-Cytotechnologist, CT(ASCP)
Children: Grandchildren: none...many nieces & nephews.
Homepage: theoldfamily.us
Yes! Attending Reunion
Are you aware of any outstanding contributions any of our classmates have made in this world that should be acknowledged?

My wife & I have had the pleasure of enjoying as neighbors (and watching the kids grow up) of both classmates, Jim & Joyce DeLucia and Doug & Evelyn Schroeder.
I think if there is one person from our high school days that no one seems to pay attention to it's the school's administrative treasurer, Gladys Just. Her photo is in the yearbook. Even I paid little attention to her and never said anything to her in my high school years. After my marriage, Gladys Just became our landlord, with us living upstairs in her duplex on Broadway close by the Toledo Zoo.
She became a special friend to us and we grew to love her as family. A remarkable woman in her own right.


I have a whole different Nation of people I've enjoyed these many years and have visited the Philippines myself! Edna is the love of my life; and yes, the Big Big boss...gulp!!
As of June 1, 2014 Edna & I will be completely RETIRED. Time to travel and spend more time in our Maumee, Ohio home and give up the place in Charleston, WV. We miss those magnificent green hill of WV, but it's time to join most of our bowsher64 classmate in RETIREMENT. So far it feels good being "home" & getting acquainted with the walking trails of Toledo's Metro Parks and volunteer as ushers at the Valentine Theatre in downtown Toledo, Ohio. Retirement means I can once again plan for a garden, including my passion for a perennial bed. Windsor chairmaking & Amateur Radio (W8DCT) are still my hobbies.

What is your t-shirt size? S M L XL 2X

still more comfortable with 2X, however I've lost some 30 pounds since we have moved back to Maumee, Ohio.

School Story:

Like so many of our Class of 1964, we have witnessed the "tearing down" of TWO beloved high schools, Bowsher and Libbey. A sad event.
While in college, Toledo University, I got know our high school Physics Teacher, Glenn, Blinn. He continued to teach after high school at the University of Toledo. It was fun knowing this teacher/friend.
I can remember the cafeteria antics, esp those of Mike Dieger. I still enjoy knowing and reading Latin from our teacher, Mr. Wesley Jones. (he also sponsored our Chess Club). He stayed at Bowsher after graduation, I've often wondered what became of him.
Our grand niece is still attending the "new" Bowsher and is a Senior this year (2017). The last two semesters she made the "Principal's list". She found her way after grade school & is enjoying Bowsher.

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These birthdays just keep coming on & on Phil. Happy Birthday anyhow ... and best wishes to you & your family.

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If we remember the beautiful table setting of "our" 50th Bowsher Reunion, these mums were taken home & planted. They have lived on since that night. For some reason they blossom in November every year. It's a nice remembrance of a wonderful time & the work "our" committees did to make it memorable.

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Feb 02, 2018 at 8:49 AM

Las Vegas hey, well that explains why we don't see you running in the park here in Toledo. Our best to you & your family Tim.

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Jan 07, 2017 at 10:25 AM

Sue, welcome to bowsher64' and ALL our classmates (well almost). Those of us that have stayed in the Toledo, Ohio area get together (40+) every 3-4 months. It's great. On the home page of bowsher64.com find are 50th reunion photos. We have not changed a bit, maybe a little older...lol This photo happen this Xmas of 2016 we were at the beautiful home of Karen (Keebler) & Russ Tehan. It was fun & memorable. Maybe are next gathering will be in your "Land of Enchantment"...lol Glad your with us again...Jim Old

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Mar 17, 2015 at 11:06 AM

We have missed you at this site Richard. Glad you found us. Keep in touch, we want to see ya.

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Nov 17, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Welcome to the world of late sixty's...the view is good from up here. Happy Birthday

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Aug 31, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Tim it was great seeing you and your wife, Charlotte yesterday. Catherine Old was one great dame (Catherine the Great, I call her) she did so much to make my dad's life a happy one after my mother's death. They loved their Florida home.
Seeing you make me excited to see our other classmates in the next two weeks.
Many thanks again for saying hello, I would not of recognize you otherwise...gulp
Edna & Jim Old

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Aug 29, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Happy & glad you found us Andrea. So many of us are still "missing".
Our best to you & your family.

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Posted on: Jun 18, 2014 at 9:02 AM

Thanks for the info, Mike. I've been "talking" with Frank Mahrone and your brother Larry lately. My best to you and your family in Panama...wow
Jim Old

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Apr 30, 2014 at 9:57 AM

welcome to your class...gulp after 50 years! It's nice to hear from you Karen.

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