Ivan, a.k.a. Scott and I met on a blind date orchestrated by my next door neighbor and Scott’s¬†college roommate, Phil Tingle. It was the end of my junior year in high school andthe week¬†before college finals. We had a great time and were amazed at how many things we had in¬†common. Even though he was from Ohio and I was from Ky., we had similar a backgrounds,¬†family size, both from dairy farms, beliefs, and love of music.
The next year, I got to visit Georgetown College and came to love the campus and the people I¬†met. Scott came to many of my high-school ball games and played the trumpet with our pep¬†band. My band director love it.¬†Many letters and much postage later, we became engaged on my first day at Georgetown¬†College as a student, Sept. 9,1966. It was wonderful having my own tour guide, I never had the¬†freshman nerves because I knew what was going to happen. We had many classes in¬†common. We enjoyed PHA and band activities as well as happenings at Rucker, where I lived.¬†We survived engagement initiation and Scott even made the Georgetonian photo shoot of the¬†same.¬†We married after summer school in 1967. We spent 2 wonderful years at Warrendale. You¬†cannot beat $30 a month. We figured it up that we actually saved money being married.¬†Band trips were great fun and student teaching was a true experience.
We have been married 46 years. We have two wonderful children. Our son, Chris is a¬†firefighter/paramedic and our daughter, Dana is a ’95 GC grad who has since become a nurse.¬†They have blessed us with 3 grandsons whom we thoroughly enjoy.¬†Retirement is just starting, Scott taught for 30 years and then continues to drive a school bus,¬†now in his 43rd year. I taught for several years and then went to nursing school. I retired¬†12/31/13 after 29 years in the emergency room.¬†We have many fond memories and great friends from Georgetown College. It is truly a grand¬†establishment and has blessed many with knowledge and sound principals of learning and faith.