Where are you now living?Metropolis Illinois
Still working or Retired?Retired
If working: what do you do? -
If retired, what’s your favorite pass time?Crafts
Do you have a spouse?Yes
What is his/her name?Richard
Do you have children? Yes - 2
Children’s Names and Ages
|Jeffrey Alan Holt||44||Happy and Stable in his own home.|
|Lori Rene' Holt Miller||43||Head of Department of Physical Therapy at Massac Memorial Hosp.|
Grandchildren? (Names and ages) Send photos!!
|Kalen Rene' Miller||17 on Oct. 16th||Playing softball/ Swimming|
|Jake Holt Miller||
Turned 12 on July 13th
My dad's birthday!
|Just entered Massac Junior High|
Do you have a project that you have a passion for? YES
Tell me about it!
Richard and I started a support group for people dealing with mental illness. People who are in recovery and their family members are welcome. We also teach a class called "NAMI Family to Family", for family members of people with mental illness. We are so pleased that we were able to play a small part in helping get a new supportive housing project built in Metropolis for people suffering from a mental illness.
* NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness
Tell us something that your classmates probably don’t know about you! (nothing criminal please) Some things you just don’t share!
Our son, Jeff, is challenged by the severe mental illness, "paranoid schizophrenia". He's our hero! After being seriously ill for about 25 years now he is working with a treatment plan and is stable, happy and living in his own home for a year now. He is enjoying having more independence. His outlook is very good. He visits us a couple of weekends a month now.
Any special memories you have of any of your classmates who have passed away? Tell us about them! Can be funny or sad or whatever you’d like to share.
When I think about "Bear Woods", I can't help but smile. He was always fun to be around. He will surely be missed by all of us. There will be a "deep hole" in the upcoming reunion pictures. We have so many classmates who are now gone and they are missed as well. Bear just always stood out (maybe it was the sound of laughter that could always be heard surrounding him). The others who have gone before us were just a bit quieter.
It's really sad to see how many classmates we've lost over the years. Until I set up the page of deceased classmates, it hadn't hit me just how many were gone.
Any special memories of some of those of us who are still plugging away? Tell us about them!Can be funny or sad or whatever you’d like to share.
This is from grade school days, but the funniest thing I remember was about Jackie. My mother enjoyed telling it and she laughed about it for years whenever Jackie's name was mentioned. It was about the "Carrying Charges" on a badmitten set. Be sure to ask her about it! Mother and Jackie's mother shared the same birth date. Mother got a kick out of the cake Jackie and I bought together and gave mother half and Jackie's mom half. (Hey, it was the best we could do!)