Donna Hall Edens

Profile Updated: February 18, 2019
Donna Hall
Name of your Spouse/Partner? How long have you been married/in relationship? If your spouse is deceased, date of death. Widowed; Jack Edens died at age 49 on a business trip in Taiwan (I was home in the states) We were married 17 years when he died in Taiwan
Number of children? Number of grandchildren? Number of great grandchildren? 1 daughter Kathleen, adopted 1979, married Rob Pruett; one grandson, two granddaughters; after Jack More…died, I started another family with dogs, lots of kinds over the years. i had unconditional love from Jack; after his death i got the next best unconditional love: dogs!
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

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!

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 a loooong
time!

What is your greatest regret?

Not going to veterinary school
Not having more confidence in myself
Losing my husband Jack in a car crash in Taiwan and not being there for him in 1994
Not being able to bear children although adoption is less painful

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?

The Florida Keys

Going to Mackinaw Island again (located between the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan)

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.

Any other School Stories you wish to share?

I was a wallflower (or so I felt) in high school, not enough confidence in myself and too shy to join clubs (except for Future Homemakers of America!) I really did want to be a part of all the other clubs but was afraid I wouldn't be accepted. One thing I'll never forget was study hall in the library when Albert "Butch" Prince's hippie beads broke and made a clatter and rolled everywhere. I remember our librarian's real name Eunice Rogers ("Miss Mousy was a nickname I remember. My two older sisters graduated in 1956 and 1959 and she was Miss Mousy then too).
Anyway, Miss Rogers was all in a dither!

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Jan 25, 2019 at 6:53 AM

Have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Ricky! We are all getting old, just don't act old!

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Jan 24, 2019 at 10:20 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BARBARA! You are so lucky to have a long happy marriage and children and grandchildren. Sadly my husband Jack died after only 17 years of marriage (accident on a business trip in Taiwan), but he is still with me in my heart.

Enjoy your day! Do something fun!

Jan 24, 2019 at 10:11 AM

Happy Birthday, Laura! It sounds like you have a wonderful life, despite the Cain Sloane store incident!

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Happy Birthday, Frankie! What an interesting life you have, being a flight attendant and going to all the different places! I hope this day is one special birthday!

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Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 at 6:09 AM

Mike, I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your father. No matter how old we get, we still need our parents. I lost my father in 1997, such a long time ago, my mother this past April. Remember the love they gave you.

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Snickers, my chocolate lab, with her Frisbee.
Jan 16, 2019 at 5:56 AM

Have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Stephen!

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Jan 08, 2019 at 7:52 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BRENDA!

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Jan 01, 2019 at 10:31 AM

Happy Birthday, Sid, and Happy New Year too!

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Dec 25, 2018 at 6:29 AM

Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas, too!

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Dec 24, 2018 at 1:31 PM

I hope your birthday was a good one! I'm sorry it got past me, they come around so quickly these days!

Dec 24, 2018 at 1:28 PM

I hope you had a happy birthday!.I'm sorry it got by me!

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Posted on: Dec 14, 2018 at 12:10 PM

Happy Birthday Judy! They come around so much sooner these days! Have a good time!