Mary Reid Brooks

Profile Updated: December 23, 2020
Residing In: Salem, OR USA
Spouse/Partner: Milo
Occupation: Elem. Teacher, retired.
Children: Julie, born 1966;Laurie, born 1969

Busy with family, music activities, enjoying gardening in Oregon. Wonderful annual trips with family all over the world. I enjoyed my teaching & real estate career and now am retired. 'Love visiting First Pres. in Bellevue.Great church...Our girls' families live in Bellevue, Wash. and Bloomington, Illinois. Our grandchildren are 8,12,&15... very dear and lots of fun for us. We have an adorable little dog named Holly. She is a Havanese..great pet. We've lived at a golf course for the last 25 years...and walk daily...rain or shine. We have a little 6 acre hobby farm near our home that we work at to maintain & harvest the fruit in the fall. Much of it goes to the neighbors & The Food Share Program. We are trying to stay in shape...what a job.

School Story:

St. Olaf College-2 years. transfer to Macalester College and graduated in 1962. further studies at UC Santa Barbara and UCLA. The girls went to Pacific Lutheran U...but visited St.O with me very often when we came to Minn. for family gatherings.

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Jan 10, 2021 at 12:02 PM

Happy Birthday, sweet and thoughtful Barb! You are so appreciated for your thoughtfulness! XOXO

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Dec 26, 2020 at 4:45 PM

Posted on: Dec 26, 2020 at 11:13 AM

Good to see that the Brass section is on it wishing you Happy Birthday. Hope it was a good day!

Dec 23, 2020 at 11:15 AM

Thanks for the Covid Stress Reliever Video. So glad we were raised on dancing/musicals like this. I remember dancing the Lindy in that little rec room on our lunch hour...@8th grade! Happy Holidays to all!

Dec 15, 2020 at 1:34 PM

Thanks Barry for your Chatter Piece. Yes. I can relate. "What did you teach?" Also thanks for sharing memories growing up year in the 40s and 50s in St.L.Pk.Not a bit bad! Happy Holidays!

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Dec 02, 2020 at 10:39 AM

December Birthdays are often lost in the festivities. Not this year..we embrace every reason to lift our spirits. celebrate and find joy especially being alive and well! XOXO Mary

Dec 02, 2020 at 10:21 AM

A big Happy Birthday hug to you today!
So glad I'm having a zoom coffee with you on Fridays.
Enjoy this day in special way! XOXO Mary

Dec 01, 2020 at 6:25 PM

Your birthday is coming up, have a GREAT one!! Just wanted to say "hello" getting through "twilight zone". You have been helpful with educational information, am doing ok coping, lets keep in contact, Donna

Nov 30, 2020 at 11:35 AM

Sue Halleen, our classmate prior to graduation and her husband are in ICU fighting a terrible COVID BATTLE. Prayers for these dear people are requested.

Oct 31, 2020 at 11:08 AM

Barb, Kurt said it so well. Thank you for your kind and thoughtful wishes sent to all of our classmates at Birthday times. I can't wait 'til your Birthday on January 29th to send you my fondest Birthday Wishes. Happy holidays.

Sep 24, 2020 at 10:16 AM

Happy Birthday! Always enjoyed the Hockey games. Your
team always played so hard!

Sep 23, 2020 at 11:08 AM

Welcome to the 80s. Not bad st all. I'm remembering you in the drum section of the band.Am I right? Always looked like more fun than the front row chairs! Happy Birthday, Mike.

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Posted on: Sep 19, 2020 at 11:32 PM

Hi. Hope it's ok. We do go back to that terrible, Miss Blomstad in 5th grade. Right?

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Sep 19, 2020 at 7:13 PM

Posted on: Sep 19, 2020 at 4:48 PM

Danny. So glad we visited at the last reunion. I really enjoy you photos and comments on FB. What a marvelous life of music and travel you have had. Good going! Mary

Sep 19, 2020 at 4:45 PM

Happy Birthday, Pat. So glad we visited at the last reunion
Take good care. Mary

Aug 25, 2020 at 10:52 AM

Love the visual joke..nothing like a grumpy old guy! Haha!

Jul 28, 2020 at 11:04 AM

Happy Birthday, Gloria. I'll always picture playing your beautiful saxophone in Band. Nice memory!

Jul 27, 2020 at 12:02 PM

Happy Birthday to you, dear Bev. I know you will celebrate well at your new home in Santa Fe!

Jul 08, 2020 at 11:11 AM

Thank you Staff for your excellent articles and coverage of the COVID 19 Virus. Good Job! Mary

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Jul 08, 2020 at 8:58 PM

Posted on: Jul 05, 2020 at 10:39 PM

Happy Birthday, Barb. So glad we got together my last few visits. Maybe when this disaster is over, our class will gather again and we'll have another 4hr.lunch. I hope you are well and staying safe from illness. We are very careful
Have a great Birthday! As Ever, Mary

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