Then...       and       Now


My husband Bob and I live in the same home that I grew up in, although it has been updated quite a bit.  We have a daughter, Christine, who works with me at Southern Westchester Board of Cooperative Education Services (SWBOCES).

Much has gone on these past 45 years. (God, where does the time fly?)

My brother David Lemm lived in New City with his wife and two kids.  He died on February 14th 2000.  He somehow had gotten the human equivalent of "Mad Cow Disease".  What a nightmare that was.  The government doesn't want people to know just how many cases there are of this disease in this country, but the number is climbing.

My cousin Ken Lemm and his family lived next door to us, but in the late 80's moved to Virginia.  In 1990, he suffered a heart attack, and died at the age of 45.  Left a wife and two kids, this was the same year we lost my husband's brother. Not a good year at all.

In 2001, my husband was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor growing around his spinal cord.  We went through Hell with this one also.  He had surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, one right after the other.  The tumor has left him with damage to the spinal cord.  Not a pretty sight to see him walk, but hey, he is walking.

Me - I have hung in there, getting involved with jewelry making, arm chair Egyptology, and currently, Astronomy.  Getting ready to retire this time next year.

Have been working in the payroll department of Southern Westchester BOCES for 14 years.  All in all, not a bad job, pay is good, benefits are good, but I still have to cross the TZ bridge every day....Remember when we used to watch them float the pieces of that sucker down the Hudson.  You have a good view from the lunch room......

Sorry I missed our 45th, but was a bit preoccupied at the time.  From what I could see you did one hell of a job.  Way to go Bob.  Had thought of just dropping by that night, but chickened out at the last minute.

Well, my fans await, I must get back to work. Hope to hear from you soon,  would love to see you.

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