Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Lake Park High School Class of 1958 Graduation
We were a class of 80. The first graduating class of Lake Park High School and I was the very first graduate! Not for any special reason, just that my name started with A, but it's still an honor and there will never be another 1st graduate from Lake Park. In the picture on the bottom, showing the processional, I can see my parents and grandmother in the audience. Also, all of the faculty are seated in the front. They were all so young - just a few years older than we were. What a great experience to be in a school where you mattered, and your talents were encouraged and supported. And you knew everyone by their name (both first and last) - no exceptions!
Graduated from Lake Park H S in Medinah, went to secretarial school, worked a few years, married and had 3 great kids. I have 2 grandsons, 4 grand dogs (Griffons)& 2 grand cats (Maine Coon). When my first 2 children were in grade school I was a professional volunteer, active in PTA, Elmhurst Children’s Theatre & Church stuff. I started a small business while expecting my third and have been working ever since. I'm a fibre artist combining cloth, yarn, and photography. Carolee Creations, Inc. is the corporate name - SewSweet Dolls was the first business. Portrait Pillows, Bags and more . . . is my latest venture, started in ‘98, after my husband died. My daughter and I make custom gift items incorporating photographs - purses, coasters, jewelry, ornaments, quilts, etc. I love going to work every day-my studio is full of fun things! I am in a serious relationship with Bob, a retired Psychology prof, since the beginning of the century. We are involved in activities at First Church and in Elmhurst. When we have time we like to travel. I take sewing classes when I can fit them in, recently learned to weave, and would like to draw and paint again someday.