|Marriage and Family Highlights - In 1958 I got married and moved
to LaRochelle, France to be with my husband, Jack Willis. We returned home
the end of 1959 and had three children; Dan who is 40 and Sue who is 34.
We lost Jeffrey who died at the age of 7 due to a bad heart. Jack and I parted
ways in 1971.
In 1973 I married Mike Bachleda and we have a daughter Kim who is 25. We went upstate to visit our classmate Barbara Graham and liked the area so much that we moved to Scotia in 1974.
We have a grandson Danny - age 16 - who plays hockey all over - he's trying for a Union College Scholarship. We also have a granddaughter Julia - who is 3 and Julia will be having a sister this December. All our children and family live in Scotia.
Homemaker and/or Career Highlights - After graduation I went right to work at Lederle Lab. In 1956 I got to go on a 10-day tour of Europe with a group from Lederle Lab.
I also worked for Jardine Ins Brokers for 15 years. I took an early retirement package from Jardine.
Mike and I opened a Tobacco Shop in Saratoga Springs 6 years ago and our business is growing every year. Cigars are a must at the racetrack. We've done Cigar nights locally and had D. Wayne Lucas (a well known horse trainer) as our guest speaker at a local Holiday Inn. Saratoga is the place to be, so we brought a home near our store to stay in during our busy seasons; but our main home is in Scotia.
Hobbies - I enjoy playing the piano and love to do counted cross-stitch.
Anything at all that you may want to say - If you are ever in Saratoga, please stop in Saratoga Cigar & Pipe on Route 9 in Saratoga Springs and say 'hello'. I'm sorry I can't make the Reunion - we'll be flying in from Aruba late Saturday night into Albany Airport. Hope to see you at the 50th or 55th.