Lynne Morehead


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Lynne Morehead

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Hello Marina HS class of 1976! In many ways 30 years has gone by very fast and in other ways it seems like so long ago! I will try and give you a brief update of the last 30 years of my life and I hope to hear from many of you! In February 1977 I entered into what I thought would be a „blissful marriage¾ and a great future. After all, we were certainly going to live „Happily Ever After.¾ We moved to Lodi where I lived for the next 11 years. In March of 1978 our oldest daughter, Jenny, was born and just 18 months later, Sandra was born. I know, what was I thinking? I am now 21, married and I have two children. I didn¼t realize that I was about to embark on the hardest (but necessary) lesson I have ever learned! I was home with my children until Jenny entered first grade and Sandra entered kindergarten. However, during those 7 years I did a lot of babysitting for the neighbors and for 4 years I sold Princess House Crystal in the evenings. I helped out making extra cash for the family plus I enjoyed being home with my kids and having all the neighborhood kids at my house. However, my day was planned around the TV program General Hospital. Yep, when all of you were probably doing what 20 year olds should be doing ‚ I was being a Mom and hooked on a soap opera. People my age talk about the disco dancing and parties of the 80¼s and I remember Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers and Scooby-doo! My marriage crumbled and I had to find a way to support my two young children. I was alone without strong family support to fall back on (remember the Morehead house‚ cops every weekend and not because of the teenagers!), without a college education, no money and no real world work experience in 7 years. I can remember feeling like I was sinking into the earth (depression obviously) and the feeling or sensation of being sucked into a hole. However, because of my love for my two daughters I climbed out of that hole quickly. Thanks to Mr. McNeil¼s 9th grade typing class and my early experience working at Central Bank in the Manor, I found a job within a week. It did get better from here but not without many trials and more necessary life lessons! God knows our needs and thankfully I went through these dark times otherwise I would not be the strong and independent person that I was meant to be! My children and I moved to Sacramento in 1988, I remarried in 1989 and moved to Folsom where we lived for 15 years. I continued to work full-time and I was ready to get my education (kids were now at a good age). I started school part-time in the evenings. My husband was very supportive with the cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc. I still needed time to also attend my daughter¼s volleyball, basketball and cheer events plus be their Mom. I spent 10 years going to school at night until I graduated from CSU, Sacramento with a BA in Communication Studies and minored in Humanities. I did my paralegal studies through UC, Santa Cruz. The hard times of the earlier days gave me the drive to keep going. This woman was not going to ever be dependent on someone else again! Currently, I am a Corporate Paralegal for Sutter Health at their corporate offices in Sacramento. I have worked for Sutter for 18 years and if all goes according to my plans, I will retire from Sutter. We moved to Roseville two years ago to be closer to my husband¼s daughter, husband and 3 children. My husband is retired so he helps run grandkids around. I am their „Grandma Lynne¾ and have been for many years and enjoy them so much. My oldest daughter Jenny (now 28) and husband Eric live in Tacoma, WA. They have my 2 year old granddaughter, Haley Lynne. What a joy she is! I try and see them at least every other month. I sent my daughter up to Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA to attend nursing school and was thrilled for her but now I don¼t get to see her enough! My youngest daughter (Sandra) is at Seattle University (now 26) and will soon be done however is still single and has to travel to France in the fall as part of her curriculum. YES, I am afraid she will fall in love with a man in France and stay! A generational picture of myself, my daughters and granddaughter will be posted on the website and possibly a picture of our blended family if room permits. I love so much about life but in my spare time I like to knit, read, travel, kayak, gardening, exercise, biking, shop, decorate and re-decorate the house. I would like to take tennis and/or golf lessons. Tracy Foster (¼75) and I use to play tennis at Manor Park. Tennis is something I wish I would have kept up. I have always had an interest in dreams, probably because mine are so vivid and insightful. I monitor the public discussion board for the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) as a volunteer ( Once a year we have an on-line conference about dreams and the paranormal and twice I have won the International Telepathic Contest! I am looking forward to the „vibrant¾ years of my 50¼s and there is so much I would like to do before I settle down in that rocking chair, if ever! I hope to see you all in November and I have thoroughly enjoyed planning this reunion with the other great people on the committee! Lynne Morehead-Stangeland

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Lynne 1972


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