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•   Julee Cornelius (Manahan)  2/27
•   Dale Spangler  2/22
•   Vicki Mixon (Papa)  1/31
•   Jim Walsh  1/26
•   Marsha Groom (Willyard)  1/22
•   Jerry Jones  1/7
•   Beverly Redfield (Kinney)  12/27
•   Rick Holt  12/18
•   Mark Davis  11/30
•   Cyndi Brown (Johnson)  11/23
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  Welcome to the Shawnee Mission West Class of 1966 Website 

 

                

Brent Woffinden, "What do you spend your time doing these days?"

Greetings to the class of ’66. Here is the latest. I retired as a dentist at the VA Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ in 2008. About 6 months after retirement, we spent the next 2 years in the  Washington DC area on a mission for our church where we were able to see many of the government and historical sites.  A year after returning to the Phoenix area we went to the Melbourne, Australia area for another two years. We learned to drive on the wrong side of the road and also learned to speak Australian (“g’day mate”, “no worries”, etc.). A few months after returning from Australia, I had both knees replaced, which in the end turned out great, but the initial recovery was brutal. After  the knees were recuperated, we went on a tour of China, where we did not dare drive on either side of the road and didn’t learn a bit of Chinese even though our guide did his best to teach us. The country is beautiful, the people were wonderful, but some of the time I couldn’t recognize what we were eating (and it is probably a good thing that I didn’t know what I was eating). A couple of years after the China trip, we took a Tour/Cruise to Alaska and the Yukon Territory. I recognized all the food I was served, spoke the language and everyone drove on the correct side of the road. All good.

In between the above activities, we spend a fair amount of time visiting our Children (8) our grandchildren (36, soon to be 37) and great grandchildren (3) that seem to be spread out all over the country. (North Carolina, Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona). The next thing on the list is a Cruise to Alaska with all of our children and their spouses at the end of May for our 50th anniversary. After that I think that we will stay home and rest for a while.

 

Brent