Name: Susan Smith Maiden: Baker
Personal narrative! (2004)
I'm married to Chuck Smith, we live in
We belong to the Cougar Mountain Snowmobile Club and through them have learned a lot about and have been involved with some of our local environmental issues. We also like to "junk" and go to the Sumter OR. swap meet in the summer.
Personal narrative! (Updated 2009)
It seems that only yesterday that we had our 40th class reunion. Where dose the time go? Since, the last time I submitted a narrative things have changed a great deal for us. My husband has retired from H/P and now subs at the Cascade Id school K-12. We have a home in Cascade that is under construction and my husband is the constructor. The plan is to retire there full time in the very near future. We couldn't be more blessed, the town and it's citizens are the best and the view from our deck is quite lovely. I spend a lot of time sitting out there watching our resident eagle and his buddies riding the up drafts, checking out what's for dinner. Of course dinner is watching out too. The cabin overlooks the Payette river and there is no lacking of wild life, four legged or two. It never ceases to amaze me and the most special treat is sharing it with our friends and family. Cascade is in the central mountains of Idaho on the northern western slope of the Rockies. Our mountains aren't as high as the CO. Rockies but they have their very own beauty. But what truly amazes me, is that we are only at 4500 feet above sea level and we are in the mountains. Loveland is higher than that on the front range. But, we still manage to get lots of snow and rain which is great for the mushrooms and berries. And as for me, I'm still painting and occasionally selling. I am also learning to quilt and if I don't lighten up on collecting stashes of material I going to run out of space to store it all. I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion.
Personal narrative! (Updated August 2012)
It is hard to believe the last time I up-dated my profile was in 2009. And in 2 years we will hopefully meet again in Loveland for our 50th. Who would have thought that we would see so many dynamic changes in those 50 years? Smart phones, lap tops, and cars that talk to us. 50 inch TVs in our own living rooms. Have any of you been playing that game on Face Book that says click here if you remember this. and the item might be something so common to us as a dial telephone? And there is Face Book itself, I don't know how many of you are using it to keep in touch with other class mates and old friends but I do and it's wonderful. I love to see the postings and comments and then there is my addiction, Farm Ville. It keeps my brain busy and out of trouble. In fact it was a comment from one of our class mates that made me decide to up-date my profile here. She said that it would be good to hear from old friends and what they are up too these days. Well now you know one of mine is Face Book and another is news and blogs posted on my computer, but I still like to get out in the fresh air and play with friends. It has been hard to do that this year in Idaho; nature is trying very hard to burn the place down again. When the fires hit Fort Collins this spring I felt horrible because I have been there and done that and am doing it again this summer. So, I hope things will be better in 2014 and we will have a wonderful get together.
A Loveland memory
from 1950/60 era! (2004)
My sister and her friends putting an outhouse on the high school grounds and chaining it to the flag pole. Cruising up