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The Junk Food King & I – One day in 1963 changed the course of my life

Friday, January 18, 2013

When I was 15, I attended a party and met a COLLEGE GUY. I never knew anyone who had gone to college. In my working class neighborhood it just wasn’t the norm. This guy was studying to be an aerospace engineer. I wasn’t even sure what engineers did although there were a few at my father’s factory. Dad was a welder.

We started dating - Joe and Me in the summer of ’63


He told me that I should take the SATs. Although I was entering my senior year, no one ever mentioned that to me. This was my 3rd high school because of family moves and although I had excellent grades and an academic program, in NYC it was easy to slip through the cracks.

I didn’t know that CUNY (City University of NY) had free tuition.
I didn’t know the state gave “Regents Scholarships” based on test score results.

We married in 67 just before my 20th birthday.

I finished college in 3 years. I REALLY wanted to marry him.

And here we are today, a retired math/computer science teacher and engineer.

Happy 68th Birthday to my DH!
But my mission to reduce the junk food will continue!
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