Louise’s Advice

November 1st, 2012

If you had to do it all over again, what would you change?

I regret not finishing college. At the time it was a choice between marrying the man I loved or staying in school. Many changes came about during my adult life but I had no control over them. After 62 years of marriage I have no regrets.

As you approach the later stages of your life and look back on it, what things were most important to you?

Choosing to become a Christian and choosing my husband. We have three wonderful children and two very accomplished granddaughters. They are the center of our lives but we do not attempt to control them or make their decisions.

Mary’s Advice

November 1st, 2012

If you had to do it all over again, what would you change?

My most serious mistake was retiring at age 56. My passion would be much better if I had taught for 4 or more years. My health was alright but I let annoyances with school administrators cloud my thinking. I could have moved to another school district.

As you approach the later stages of your life and look back on it, what things were most important to you?

My Catholic faith, friendships, and self-confidence have all guided me through my life. When I look around and start loosing my friends, the Lord provides a new way to serve and gain new friends and strength.

Camille’s Advice

November 1st, 2012

If you had to do it all over again, what would you change?

I would have dealt with my drinking problem much sooner than I did. I didn’t accept the fact that I am an alcoholic until the age of 50! Thankfully, I’ve been sober for 30 years!

As you approach the later stages of your life and look back on it, what things were most important to you?

The birth of my three children, going back to college at 28 and getting my BA in 1969 and my M.A. in 1979. Also, the publication of my first book.

Betsy’s Advice

November 1st, 2012

If you had to do it all over again, what would you change?

Study harder in elementary school – especially math!

As you approach the later stages of your life and look back on it, what things were most important to you?

Loving parents and relatives and my faith.

Loris’s Advice

November 1st, 2012

If you had to do it all over again, what would you change?

I would save more and spend less. I would also treasure my time with my children and play with them more. Finally, I would have journaled and written down the life stories told to me by my parents and grandparents.

As  you approach the later stages of your life and look back on it, what things were most important to you?

My family and my faith.