Pamela Fogel (McKee)
Bopmck@kc.rr.com Fairway KS Buyer/Manager SPO Gift Shop at RMC N/A Married 3 Eight One Went to Parsons College, Fairfield, Iowa. Married to Bill for 45 years. Three Children, eight grandchildren, all live in K.C. Active community volunteer. Chair, Johnson County Library, Board of Directors American Red Cross, Chair of S.A.S.S.Y. Ladies Club, BOTAR Organization, Ball Chairman, President, Volunteer Coordinator and Barbecue Contest Coordinator, American Royal Assn, Junior Warden St Andrews Episcopal Church. Junior League of K.C Mo. Active in childrens' schools. Love to travel, garden and play with our grandchildren. It was all good, except for having to have chewing gum for the actives when I was a Theta pledge. Especially loved synchronized swimming.
Betty Francisco (Browne)
Overland Park KS Retired Widowed 2 none 1 I moved to Overland Park from Wichita in 2000. In 2001 I was diagnosed with MS.
I joined the Heritage United Methodist Church and worked with children. I am still active in the Women's Group.
I reside at the Tallgrass Independent Living Retirement Community in Overland Park. Best memory - The Senior Talent Show in which a group of girls performed a soft shoe modern dance number using canes, and wearing straw hats, white shirts, shorts, and tennis shoes. The girls took modern dance for a year to prepare for the show.
Worst memory - I disliked my 8th grade math teacher.
Richard (Rico) Franklyn
Kansas City MO Married I have been enjoying life!
I live and work with my wife, Laura, in Kansas City, Mexico and Guatemala. We buy in Guatemala, process our lumber in Missouri (it takes years) and ship parts for marimba and xylophone manufacture to factories in the USA and all over the world . . . mostly China now.
I will be out of the country in late September, but, just in case, I'm sending my $20 for the Friday night event.
Hope you all have fun -- Rico
Fran Fredrichs (Gentry)
email@example.com Seabrook TX Retired Married 2 3 1 After marrying in Kansas City we moved to Texas, about 21 miles southeast of Houston where Johnson Space Center is located. I taught 7th grade Language Arts for 18 years to astronauts' children as well as those who never lived to the age of 21. It was an exciting time. We were raising our 2 children as well. The University of Houston opened a branch in our area, UHCL. After staying home with young children I earned my Master's Degree before returning to teach. Now both children are married and have children of their own. After teaching, I spent several years involved with a community service organization. Now I have settled down to have some fun. We have been traveling as much as possible, lately to Egypt and St Petersburg, Russia.
firstname.lastname@example.org Seattle WA Attorney (retired) Married 3 2 1 After Southwest, I worked a year before attending Central Missouri State (still a loyal Theta Chi after all these years). I then went to law school at MU. Along the way, I did my military service in the Naval Air Reserve.
I met my wife Sandi while at MU. She was starting a PhD program after graduating from Lindenwood College and the University of Florida. Unfortunately, three children in five years put an end to the PhD.
I have always loved Kansas City and chose law school, in part, so that I would be in a field where I could spend my full career living there. However, as they say, life is what happens while you are planning something else. So, of course, I haven't lived in Kansas City since I passed the bar. Sandi and I taught at Inter-American University in Puerto Rico for 2 years. From there, I went with the Federal Goverment with worksites in Washington, D.C., St. Louis, San Francisco, Atlanta, and (after 1985) Seattle. Virtually my entire career was as an administrative judge hearing employment law cases (a more interesting field than you might think).
Jon Ronnie Frey
email@example.com Overland Park KS Retired Married 1 3 4 Jon Ronnie Frey
I was born a poor black boy in Iowa…where a little boy grew up to be a…little boy. It was not until I was enrolled at Border Star that my parents broke the news that I was actually a white boy…and in fact, could not jump. That meant, of course, that I could in fact eat French fries at the Katz counter…I was elated.
I went onward and upward from Border Star to the “Big House” Southwest High, where I lettered Soph B team in football instead of the Varsity Team only because they issued me high top shoes and was half Italian (I was actually faster than Mirikitoni). I considered going into sculpturing to display my feminine side, however the perfect likeness of Gina Lollibridgida in the broad jump pit was destroyed by Upjohn and Brouse doing belly flops on it, so the Art Institute never got to see it.
It was not until my Junior year that I realized that turning F’s into E’s was going to be discovered during teacher staff meetings (if they had such things) and I didn’t want to upstage Melcher. I decided to cover that by enlisting in the Marines which I believed could get me laid. It worked, however the next four years would be a challenge, attempting to stay in Japan and dodge Nam while stealing my drugs out of the rescue kits in my Helicopter. I was given the Congressional Medal of Honor under an assumed name, which I figured would be my road to the Presidency (and get me laid). I figured they paid him pretty good. They took it back when they realized they had already given one to another Audie Murphy.
So I hitchhiked back to KC from North Carolina after my very honorable discharge (leaving my Ferrari behind) only to find that my room had been changed into my dad’s office and sex chamber.
So I became the best bartender In KC and pursued getting laid as often as possible. That worked until I started marrying them. Marriage is only something you want to do if you are drunk…and in Reno (you can get it annulled). So, since we are on that subject, I did it four times, then quit. Don’t get me wrong, they were all really nice people, so maybe it was just me being ME. During the first five years of my current relationship, I was told that if one more kid showed up at the door claiming to be mine…it was over.
I digress. I got into racing only because I figured Juan Manuel Fangio probably got laid a lot. I won the F1 world championship under an assumed name. That worked out pretty good until DNA was discovered. The FIA frowns on web sites claiming F1 championships as Juan De Portago.com. My racing career ended when I crashed at 170 MPH into a wall on purpose because I figured that would get me laid…it did, six months later. I had the fastest Jaguar in all racing…unfortunately it was the ‘only’ Jaguar in all of racing.
I was recruited into real estate by Donald Trump in 1970 (the Donald Trump in Ossawatamie), but was fired when he caught me with Elvira or Natasha (or whatever her name was) in the back seat of his Dually. I decided to bless a local company with my massive expertise in real estate and investments and settled at Kroh (AKA Chrome) Brothers where I would flourish until the CFO caught me in accounting pumping my departments numbers and Elvira or Natasha (or whatever her name was). Since I was now independently wealthy, I started my own real estate company, conning three other patsy’s to put in all the work and money while I pursued a professional gambling career. I was the best card counter in the world until I ran out of fingers.
I became a Master Chef on the side and decided to open a chain of very upscale ‘by invitation only’ restaurants until 120 people at one of my historical dinner parties at Casa Del Frey died of ecoli. I sued Burger King and became the second richest man in the world, but gave it all away to Caesars Palace in attempt to get RF&B.
I was tight with the ‘made’ guys in KC until Tommy and Hobo Morgan caught me with Hobo’s girlfriend Elvira or Natasha (or whatever her name was) and tried to run Travalent and I over in Hobo’s Lincoln in a parking lot. I went into the witness protection program and built the Casa-Del-Frey, a luxurious estate in the vey lavish Overland Park, positioning it within walking distance of a Tanners with awe inspiring views of bypass 69.
I am still available as a consultant as long as the bucks are big and I am not interrupted on the ninth hole or during my Gin Rummy game.
Well I know this is way too short and I’ve left out a lot of important stuff you want to know, because I realize how very important I have been in all of your lives. But I do have a tee time in half an hour at the Club de Overland Park Municipali and my driver is honking the Bentley’s horns to the tune of “My Way.”
It’s good to be ME
Best: Getting laid on the fourth floor after school.
Worst:1: Having Teddy K's cleats up my chest and forehead when I tried to tackle him. 2: Getting the record for most swats as a pledge (Lambda) 3: Record for getting the most swats by coach Kipp's size 18 tennis shoe. 4: Getting caught getting laid on the 4th floor after classes (Moriarty's fault).
Mfried36@gmail.com Studio City, CA Real Estate Bkr. MichaelFried@TothandAssociates.com Married 1 1 BA from U of Mo. Masters in Social Work from Tulane. I spent 10 years running group homes and residential treatment centers in Illinois, Ohio, and California. In 1978, I needed to make a real income, so I went into real estate. Book is still out on that decision. The smartest thing that I have done since leaving Kansas City was marrying a wonderful woman, who has managed to put up with me for the last 39 years. My best memory was watching Will Czarlinsky sleep while Esther Schroer sat on his desk.
Worst memory was probably doing oral book reports at 8:30 AM on books that I had not read.
JoAnn Fuhrer (Garfinkel)
firstname.lastname@example.org West Palm Beach FL Mathematics Teacher Married 3 12, YES, 12! 1 Since leaving Kansas City in 1973, Larry and I have had the good fortune of living and rearing our family in some of the most unique and special cities in the United States; San Francisco, New Orleans, New York and now Palm Beach, Florida. We are the proud parents of two daughters and one son. We have 12 grandchildren…and they are FABULOUS!
We left Kansas City in 1973 to move to San Francisco. We lived in Marin County, across the Golden Gate Bridge for 23 years. We kept pinching ourselves realizing that we were living in such gorgeous surroundings. I taught at and was Assistant Head of The Branson School, an independent high school. Larry had a business opportunity in New Orleans, so off we went for 4 years. Mardi Gras parades passed by our front door! Next stop: Manhattan to be closer to our daughters. I was Dean of Students at Riverdale Country Day for 4 years. Currently, we are living in Palm Beach, Florida where I am an Algebra teacher at the Jewish Day School. Indeed, Life is Good!
BEST: Sorority/Fraternity functions; Latin Class with Miss Anderson; Meeting Larry at my locker!
WORST:Miss Schroer removed Larry's arm from around my waist!
email@example.com Overland Park KS Retired Married 3 5 1 - 45 years Early years: interior design, paint & wall covering. Last 15 years owned Decks ETC, building custom decks and water gardens. Been retired 2 years and play a lot of golf, tennis and have been doing some traveling. Fraternity life, basketball and football games, north door, stage crew. Southwest was the best and life could not get any better.Met my wife Sharon while we were both at Baker University. We have been married 45 happy years. We have 3 sons and 5 grandchildren, ages 3, 6, 7, 11, and 12 They all live in the area so we are very busy with all their activities; it keeps us feeling younger. It's a great life.
Stefanie Gill (Hatfield)
firstname.lastname@example.org Kansas City MO Retired Married 1 2 1 Ahhh . . . June 1961, let me think . . .
Fall of 1961 I attended CMSU, Warrensburg until June 1962 when I got married to Steve Hatfield. Then, of course, I needed to go to work. I first worked at a yellow pages directory company and then an advertising agency. Our son was born Dec. 25, 1963. My next job was at IRS, followed by financial secretary of the Area office of the Disciples of Christ. Next stop was Director of Christian Education and Youth at Lee’s Summit Christian Church.
Meanwhile, I continued to pursue a college education about every ten years, finally graduating from UMKC in May 1994. Hooray!!! After a respite from church work and a short stint at Disney’s call center, I returned to IRS and was able to retire in 2005, thankfully with a pension and insurance.
Our free time was spent working with church youth groups, our son’s athletic teams, and camping with friends. Now our son is grown and married, and we have wonderful times with our grandchildren. We have especially enjoyed travel with them; our first trip when they were small was to St. Louis and our last was a cruise and land travel to Alaska.
Now, ahhh . . . the golden years: Aqua fitness at the “Y”, AAUW activities, clubs, KU basketball, reading grocery ads, cooking dinner, talking on the phone with friends, spending time with friends, too much TV, local theatre and jazz events, some travel and always hoping for a hearty laugh with a good friend. Oh, and those pesky doctor appointments: meds, teeth, eyes, etc.
Best: friends, dating, working on the set of Brigadoon, Mrs. Sargent.
Worst: Being chewed out by Mr. McKee in front of two classes and Physics class.