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Rev. 21-Jul-2009 12:03:58

Pictures recovered with help from Matthew Randolph.

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Derek Smith, Tina Smith.
(Saturday 21-Jul-2001)

Tina posts on our message board: "Wow! Great job on the pictures - I just wanted to say what a great job you did." (28-Jul-2001)

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Perri Hoover Johnson, James Johnson. Perri's memory book page says: "I was married in 1995 to a man I met in church. We have one daughter [Cambria]. I quit my vinyl upholstery repair job of 15 yrs. before I became pregnant. Every day is a busy one taking care of my daughter and being a housewife. I still work on Saturdays at my old job when he has extra work. In fact it's the job I started right out of high school."
(Saturday 21-Jul-2001)

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Sherry Pichon, Carson Pichon. Carson's memory page says: ""I fooled around and fell in love" with my wonderful wife, Sherry. We're busy raising our two children, Mitchell and Stephanie. I've been working the last 18 years for the US Postal Service. There's been lots of soccer practice, swimming, lessons and family vacations. Children do keep you busy!"
(Saturday 21-Jul-2001)

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Lissa Barker, Don Spencer.
(Saturday 21-Jul-2001)

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Don Spencer, Michelle Jones. Don's memory page says: "I began a new career a year ago as the VP of Operations for a marketing company. Before that, my wife and I ran our own commercial graphic design and printing company. For the past four years, we have been helping our youngest son [Cody, 6] battle luekemia." [They have another son, Lucas, 9.]
(Saturday 21-Jul-2001)

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Michelle Jones, Sharon Lackey.
(Saturday 21-Jul-2001)

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Vince Moore.
(Saturday 21-Jul-2001)

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Vince Moore, Kelley Moore. Vince's memory book page says they have a baby named Preston, interests include Medieval Recreation.
(Saturday 21-Jul-2001)

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Paul Knipp, Jill Knipp. Paul's memory book page says: "I've been working to build my business up in the construction and pest and termite industry. Still coaching youth sports. Traveled with family across the plains of USA. Really enjoying family life." [Sons Kellen and William.]
(Saturday 21-Jul-2001)

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Karen Rush. Another CMHS girl I remember, dimly.
(Saturday 21-Jul-2001)

I didn't really start having healthy relationships with girls -- girlfriends or just friends -- until after 11th grade. That's mostly because I didn't have a lot of contact with females my age, as I was ensconced in the Orange Coast College Computer Center day and night. (OCC is across the street from CMHS -- I wasn't very far away from the rest of the pack.) Literally. By the end of 9th grade I was routinely leaving the house in the morning and staying all day in the computer lab with the possible exception of attending a college math class, after which I'd come back to the computer center until they closed, at midnight, or until I came home for dinner. When I started earning an income, I could buy myself dinner at the college snack bar.

This resulted in CMHS washing their hands of me, and I spent all my days on the college campus ostensibly taking a full load of classes there. Ipso facto, I didn't see much other people my age, except for the handful of other computer types from our class (or the one behind us, e.g. Conrad) who came to the computer center when they were able. Usually that meant after school -- so, lost in the timelessness of the airconditioned lab, I could tell time by the ebb and flow of people arriving and leaving. When the high schoolers showed up, it meant it was after 3 o'clock.

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