Barbara Millican

Profile Updated: July 1, 2016
Barbara Millican
Residing In: CHAGRIN FALLS, OH USA
Occupation: Retired
Children: Beth Neumann, born 1969; Grandchildren Macie, Luke & Hannah
Laurel Heater, born 1971; Grandchildren More…Emily & Ryan
Kristen Thalman, born 1975; Grandchildren Hailey & Lincoln
Grandchildren: Macie age 18; Emily age 13; Ryan age 12; Luke age 10; Hannah age 6; and Hailey, age 5; and lastly Lincoln, age 2
Yes! Attending Reunion
Will you be joining us in August?

Yes

Do you still see/talk to/hang out with any classmates? Who?

Fred Weed, Caryl Meyer Jones, Ken Jones, Anne Smith, Julie Brattin, Carrie Sawicki, Greenfield, Orr, Beeson

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Having spent 30 action packed years in the financial planning field, I am now thoroughly enjoying these stress-free years of retirement. This freedom to make my own schedule has afforded me plenty of time to enjoy my three daughters, their husbands, and six grandchildren, all who live right here in Chagrin Falls. Additionally, I love the luxury of time to play bridge, golf, read, antique, and travel.

I remember my dad's 50th Shaker High School reunion, how handsome and fit he looked, and hearing of the fun time he had seeing his childhood friends who were able to attend. Although I am shocked to think that I am now old enough to attend my 50th reunion, I am grateful to still feel so young and healthy. There are so many friends and memories that still warm my heart so it is in great anticipation that I look forward to this July! It will be fun to reminisce about days gone by while at the same time creating new memories with many "new and improved" friends. By this time, we have finally evolved into the person we were meant to be. Like me, let's celebrate being comfortable in our own skin at long last!

School Story:

As I look back over my formative years in Shaker during the 50's, I feel a profound sadness for our loss of innocence. Today, I long for times like ours when we walked to and from elementary school each and every day. We did this, not once but twice, since every day we came home for lunch! At school each morning we stood, placed our hand across our heart and said the Pledge of Allegiance to our flag. Then and only then, our day could begin.

Back then we had 1 car and made 1 trip to the grocery store each week. We had 1 TV with 3 stations, 1 telephone, 1 bathroom, and 1 bed shared with my sister. Proper table manners, etiquette, and grammar were constantly enforced and we were always encouraged to live by the Golden Rule. We were lucky to go out to eat once a month and always made to eat everything on our plate.

In those days, I knew only one working mom - imagine that! I also can't think of any friends' parents who went through a divorce.

The Hillside Dairy man delivered milk to our (unlocked) house every other day! He determined how much we needed of both skim and whole milk and arranged the new delivery in back and made sure the older milk was in front. Imagine that now!

When we stopped for gas, the service man pumped the gas, washed our windshield, and checked the oil and tire pressure - all just part of the service.

I loved the square dancing at school and the ballroom dance lessons with Dick Blake, white gloves and all! Canteen at Plymouth Church and doing the Bop were the best of times. Do you remember the dance cards we had in junior high where the guys signed up to dance with us girls? I still have one!

When did that loss of innocence begin? For me, I am thinking it might have begun with my first boy-girl party at Dick Hackenburg's house in the 6th grade where we played my first game of Spin the Bottle. What do you think? Whenever! Times sure have changed.

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Hi, Harry! I didn't want to miss the opportunity to wish a very Happy & Healthy birthday! I hope your family and friends spoil you rotten and indulge your every wish on your once a day day.

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Very sorry to hear this!  Jon was an elementary classmate of mine from Onaway and a great guy.  I find it tragic to see how many of our Vets have been touched by ALS. RIP

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Hey, Harry! I bet you were your mom's best Mother's Day gift ever!! I'm sure you made her proud every day of her life, well.....most every day! Looking forward to seeing you soon but wishing you a terrific birthday celebration in the meantime!

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It's a great day to celebrate YOU! Hope you are surrounded by those you love best! Please know that the Class of '63 sure does appreciate you and all your hard work keeping us connected!

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Love your email: DrLung.com! It was great seeing you and meeting your wife!

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Happy Happy Birthday Barb.....you look wonderful!

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