Oh thank you, Madelaine, for the wonderful photos of Dona and Scott's wedding - a beautiful bride indeed with her handsome husband! And so good to hear from you as well. Cheers!
I was fortunate enough to be in town and attend Scott & Dona's wedding last Sunday. It was so lovely. I wanted to share these pictures of their special day.
One of these days I will have enough time to write about what I have been doing over the last 40 years.
In the meantime, I am thrilled you started the blog and so many of our class are now staying in touch.
Best, Madelaine (Zelenay) Whiteman
The Newlyweds! Mr. and Mrs. Scott Bruckner
Dona with Michael & Steve walking her down the aisle.
After the wedding Dona and Scott invited everyone over to their home for more celebrating.
Dona & Madelaine
I read your blog today and you really are doing an amazing job of reuniting our class. It’s interesting to find out where our classmates have journeyed to over these past 40 years, even if I don’t remember them personally. I feel there is a bond that we all share growing up in the same place and time.
So just a quick update from me. I have been living in Telluride, Co. for the past 12 years. I came thinking it would be 2 or 3 years and my how the time has flown. I can remember how long the school year was and how short summer was as a kid, but today the days fly by. It is still hard to imagine that I have been out of high school for 40 years. I don’t feel that old. It just can’t be!
After living in California, I love the seasons here. And it is a majestically beautiful spot with huge mountain peaks watching over this small valley. Each season is unique with changing colors and activities. The colors are vibrant. I have been blessed to have lived in some beautiful locations. It is a small town though which can be a very challenging place to live full time. Our year round population is about 2,500.
I have been selling real estate here and more recently went back to school to get a Master’s degree in Psychology. In 2006/2007 I spent time in Palm Desert working in my new field as I finished the curriculum. I am getting close to finishing my thesis so I can finally graduate. I will most likely move back to So. California this spring to start something new.
I have stayed in touch with some of our classmates through the years seeing Patty Ellis, Marcia Johnson, Cathy Overman, and Dona Foy fairly regularly. I had dinner with Donna Luce, Freddy Ortega & Joan Noble when I was in California in November. My longest friendship, Maureen Shapiro (66) and I are still friends after 53 years. I also had the good fortune of living fairly close to Debbie Spaulding, and was blessed to spend time with her before she passed away, traveling with her and her husband to Thailand, Cambodia and Burma and spending many hours at their home in Santa Fe. Her daughter, Kendra, is graduating from nursing school in May and has invited me to her celebration.
All in all life is good and I am blessed.
I do like the memories evoked when I read the blog and listen to our music, the best ever!
Madelaine Zelenay Whiteman
Telluride Properties, Across from the Gondola