To introduce myself, I am Susie – a baby boomer living in suburban St. Louis Missouri. I am a wife of 28+ years to my husband, Jim and mother of two great adult kids – Kate (25) and Brett (22). The four-legged members of the family are Wrigley, the amazing Golden Retriever and Sally, the noisy rescue cat.
During the day I teach middle school Family and Consumer Sciences – some of you may know my class as Home Economics – and yes, it IS alive and well in the curriculum of thousands of schools across the nation. I knew I wanted to teach as a 7th grader at Chinook Junior High in the 70s, nurtured by a wonderful teacher, Elaine Berge Hillyer. My out-of-school time is spent keeping our empty nest organized, trying new recipes, working on my daughter’s high school graduation quilt ( I know, she graduated from high school a few years ago), sewing and trying to get ready for a 5K run this spring and lots of time on Pinterest.
The thrid time reference goes to my first and second attempts at blogging. The posts from my first attempt, Musings of a 70s Middle Schooler are found below. Enjoy – and I look forward to spending some time as a middle schooler of the 20th century with you.