Cathy Waldien Schmidt

Profile Updated: June 20, 2015
Cathy Waldien
Cathy Waldien


Cathy Waldien


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.
Residing In: Portland,, OR USA
Attending Reunion


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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May 27, 2022 at 1:34 PM

Posted on: May 27, 2022 at 7:49 AM

A belated Happy day! But we're not counting these anymore!

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Happy Birthday!

Feb 21, 2022 at 1:33 AM
Feb 11, 2022 at 2:23 PM

A belated Happy Birthday!!!!

Feb 08, 2022 at 12:12 AM

Have a great birthday, Laura!

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Posted on: Aug 28, 2021 at 4:09 PM

Happy Day!!!

Jun 01, 2021 at 3:11 PM

Keep on sharing. Have wondered over the years where and how you were doing!

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Posted on: May 29, 2021 at 2:29 PM

One of my favorite foals out of my favorite mare!
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Posted on: May 29, 2021 at 2:28 PM

Happy B-Day, Betts! Remember it's only a number!!!

May 26, 2021 at 12:01 AM

Happy B-Day soon, Frank!

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Posted on: Mar 15, 2021 at 12:19 PM

Before I forget...(!) Happy Birthday a few days early! Hope you're hardy and well!

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Jan 22, 2021 at 4:31 PM

Rest in peace, John.  And a Happy Birthday.

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Posted on: Jan 22, 2021 at 11:17 AM

We made it through another year! Yay!!! Have a wonderful birthday!

Jan 22, 2021 at 11:13 AM

oops, Happy B-Day!

Nov 01, 2020 at 12:19 AM

Hey, just checking my email..... Yes, it's several months late(r)! Happy Birthday!!!!!!

Oct 14, 2020 at 11:26 AM

A very Happy birthday, a week early! Enjoy your week!

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Posted on: Oct 01, 2020 at 12:40 AM

Linda, Happiest of birthdays to you! Hope you have the biggest, fattest cake in ID!!!