Cathy Waldien Schmidt

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Cathy Waldien

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Yes! Attending Reunion
Spouse/Partner: Richard (Dick)
Line of Work: Retired PPS Architectural Archivist; Floral Design
Other Interests: No kids born to me! 6 Step kids, oldest 65, youngest 52. Retired.
About Me and My Life:

Well, what has happened to me during the last 45 years... Nothing noteworthy for the most part.

Married & married, divorced x 2 (same loser twice in one year - isn't "hope" a wonderful motivator?)
Finally, met Dick and we have been together 37 years (married Mr. Right that time!) No children of my own but ended up with 3 step-kids. The oldest is 6 yrs younger than me, the daughter is my sister's age and the youngest is 47 still looking for Ms. Right. Talk about commitment problems....

Careers: worked for Portland Public Schools in their Architectural Dept as the archivist for 15 years. When Measure 5 was passed, I froze my pension and moved on to something I "really, really" liked.

I became a Floral Designer! Finally! Worked for various shops honing my skills. Represented Oregon/Washington in national Teleflora competition at Dallas, TX. Didn't win, didn't expect to (2 yrs experience wasn't quite enough!). But had FUN. Meeting all the other 48 competitors from the US, was really an amazing experience. After 15 more years working, managing and collecting ribbons in competitions, I hung up my knife and scissors. I proved that I was "worthy". (But that is another story....)!

Now, for fun, I design and sell gemstone jewelry on eBay. That started out as therapy.

July 4th, three years ago, I had a stroke. Right side was totally "dead". Perserverance and just plain stubborness restored 98% function. No, you can't tell unless I walk or talk too long.

Which brings us to here and now. We've all gotten older and hopefully wiser. We've made mistakes and learned from them. We've raised our children with love. We belonged to that glorious and terrifying time of the 60's and 70's and still kept going. I won't look back for there is a clock ticking. Still got places to go, people to see and (by golly) THINGS TO DO.

My High School Memory:

Trying to find THE Memory... I was so busy with everything that only the A+ I got from Mr. Redpath for a Shakespear test(?) sticks out. Of course, there was music, dancing, art, performing, trying to pretend I wasn't the tallest girl in school, and all the after school activities. Glad I had two Mutts to keep me in line, thank you Elizabeth and Marcia!

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Happiest of days, Nancy!

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Wishing you a very Happy Day (a little bit early!)

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Thank you

Oct 02, 2017 at 5:35 PM

Happiest of birthdays!!!

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Posted on: Jun 08, 2017 at 10:32 PM

Happy Birthday, Kath!!! Plan on a great day!

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Posted on: Mar 23, 2017 at 12:13 PM

A VERY Happy Birthday to you!

Feb 23, 2017 at 6:51 PM

Happy Birthday!!!!

Feb 21, 2017 at 1:11 PM

An early, "Happy Birthday!"

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Posted on: Feb 02, 2017 at 2:40 PM

Happy Birthday!!!!

Jan 19, 2017 at 10:50 AM

Happy Birthday, John!!!

Jan 16, 2017 at 3:33 PM

An early Happy Birthday! Sorry we didn't have time to chat at the Reunion, but was very glad to see you!





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