Melinda (Stultz) Brooking
(Bio submitted July 2007)
Well, it seems like one hundred years since we were all at Shawswick. But then again, it seems like only yesterday. Hasn't time gone fast!!! I've led a full and happy life, not too exciting but just enough to make it interesting.
After high school, I went to Beauty School to become a beautician. I think they call it "hair stylist" now. Then I married my high school sweetheart, Phil, and after 41 years we are still married. I have had several different occupations, beauty shop, mini mart, children's clothing store and dog kennel, along with working at the Transportation Dept of North Lawrence Community Schools. Every year I say I'm going to quit but I always go back. Maybe next year.
We have three children and five grandchildren. Phillip, our son, is a major in the Marines and getting ready to retire. He lives in California. Polly is a nurse at Bloomington Hospital and lives here in Bedford. Jenny, the youngest, is a surgical tech and lives in Alabama.
Phil and I love to travel. Give us a cruise ship, beautiful weather, good food or a casino, and we are there. I love to play golf and believe me, I use the term "play golf" very loosely.
We live basically in the same area where I grew up. A few years ago we decided to sell our house and build a log house back in the woods on my Dad's farm. We love the peacefulness back there.
I've had a number of great years and hope to have many More!!!