After graduation I attended University of Oklahoma for my freshman year; I was intending to get a degree in nursing. That summer I worked at St. Mary’s Hospital in the addmission office. I found I was not a nurse candidate – too much empathy. A chance to be a Flight Attendant with TWA appeared – I decided to try. I flew for two and a half years until Phil and I married in 1964. It was great fun! I think the experience was very good training for my real career as a wife of a pilot. I knew about crazy schedules, time zones, strange hotels, working holidays(no extra pay), spaceavailable travel, and the “care and feeding” of the crew – the most important passengers on your plane. Friends would ask me, “Where’s Phil?”, I didn’t always know, but I did know when he should arrive home.
We have two children. A daughter, Annette, graduated from University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing . She worked in Open-heart ICU until she married and had a son, Charlie (age 15); and a daughter, Abigail (age 13). Now, Annette is a Jr. High School nurse.(Remember Jr. High?)
Our son, David, is also a Longhorn graduate with an MBA. He is a Manager of Training with Fannie Mae. He is married and has a son, Michael(age 17); and a daughter, Rachel (age 15).