Donna Hall Edens

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Donna Hall
Name of your Spouse/Partner? How long have you been married/in relationship? If your spouse is deceased, date of death. Jack Edens, deceased 25 years; we were married 17 years
Number of children? Number of grandchildren? Number of great grandchildren? 1 daughter, Kathleen
3 grandchildren
Yes! Attending Reunion
Are you retired? If not, what is your occupation? If so, how do you spend your spare time?

Retired from City of Franklin Deputy Court Clerk Office

I spend my spare time enjoying the South Florida sunshine!

What items remain on your bucket list? Which items have you checked off?

To have a meeting with the Pope, even though I am Episcopalian

Try to maintain my size 6

Going to the Kentucky Derby, the Preaktness, and the Belmont Stakes

What is your greatest achievement?

Meeting Jack Edens and marrying him

Having an article published in a magazine

Going to Brazil and Paris

What is your greatest reward in life?

My older sister, Shirley and my daughter and grandchildren and my dogs. And for 17 years, Jack (I've been a widow for 25 years as of 9/27/19).

What is your greatest regret?

Death of my husband.
Not going to veterinary school.
Not having enough self-confidence.
Not being able to bear a child (but we adopted, the love is the same)

What are some of your healthy habits?

Walking the dogs!

What words of wisdom would you like to pass on to us?

In times of strife, remember "This too shall pass"

What is your dream vacation destination?

Visiting Mackinac Island again (located between the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan.

I'd like to see New England.

Share your most embarrassing or your funniest high school memory:

When I was a freshman and fell down the stairs and 3 or 4 boys saw me. (they laughed instead of helping me up!). Also Mrs. Eakin just humiliated me one day in class. That certainly didn't help my lack of self-confidence....

Any other School Stories you wish to share?

Everybody knew Butch Prince (did everybody know his real first name was Albert?). We had study hall at the same time and one day his "hippie" beads broke and clattered all over the place. it was hard to keep from laughing. Miss Rogers, librarian, was just beside herself! She seemed to tiptoe all the time. I have 2 older sisters who graduated in 1956 and 1959 and Miss Rogers was Miss Mousy then, too.

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