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Skip Simonds

Profile Updated: January 27, 2018
Skip Simonds
Skip Simonds

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Newagen, ME USA
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Betsey de Groff
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Consultant - trying to retire but...
Children
Jennifer, Michael, and Leah with 7 grandkids (plus 3 more stepchildren and 6 more step grandchildren)
Military Service
Navy  
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When I graduated from Enloe I went to Northwestern in Chicago, then transferred back to UNC-CH and finally graduated from the University of Southern Maine in Portland with a degree in psychology. Along the way I had three "careers". The first was in the restaurant business where I managed everything from a "mom and pop" to a full service French restaurant, and spent many years with McDonalds. Next I was in the ministry as a lay pastor, founding and pastoring a church in Portland, Maine. Finally I spent almost 40 years (some of it concurrently with pastoring) as a business consultant focusing on absence and disability management (www.simonds-associates.com). I've been married three times and have three fantastic grown kids, three stepchildren and thirteen unbelievable grand and step-grandkids. I'm living on an island in Maine - you can ask Pat and Jack about it - they've visited twice. I am blessed to have family that are more like friends and friends that are more like family...and I count my Enloe classmates in that later group.

School Story

I transferred into Enloe from Daniels Junior High in the 10th grade when we moved from Country Club Hills to New Bern Avenue. I only knew three people: Pat Reaves, Tim Bevacqua, and David Bevacqua, but they all made me feel welcome. My first official date at Enloe was Barbara Atkins, although I had drivers ed with her (and Laura Lewis) the next summer and was sure one of the days she was driving was to be my last! I lived next door to Jim Perry, and on more than a few Friday nights we snuck out and spent the night roaming the neighborhood. My fondest memories were of 5th period lunch. I couldn't finish eating fast enough to get to the study hall across from Mrs. Bevacqua's room to hang out. I remember so much humor during those lunches.

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Gary, do you have any contact with Jim Perry? I lost track of him back in the 80's. I'd love to get ahold of him and invite him to the reunion.

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"Betsy!" *Betsy looks and Skip and Pete Hinton look away*

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