Gini (Lloyd) Downing
Married 1973 to Ben Downing,
still together, 2 kids -- Melissa (25) and David (23). I manage support
personnel in a law office in Century City, still play the piano and
keyboards (classical, new age, rock), am playing weekly in Ventura at a
Christian coffee house called Vineyard House of Praise. Still love to
read and write (thanks to Mrs. Johnson!!) Things change... My best to
Shirley, New York
graduation I joined the Army Air Defense because my draft number was
close and I wanted to have a choice. They stationed me at a missile site
in NY where I remained for 5 years. I met my loving wife of 27 years and
remained in NY. I started to work in the home improvement business with
one of my wife's uncles and then started my own company. Then in 1990 I
had some health problems and the business was very slow so I decided to
do something else. I went to work as a maintenance worker at the
Hospital Health Center. Two years ago I received a promotion to the
position as Facility Manager. I have three children and one grandson who
makes me stay on my toes. I am an EMT-CC and Ex-Chief with the Shirley
Community Ambulance for the past 8 years. Hope to see everyone at the
Silver Spring, MD
I went to UCSC because the air
was clear there and the hills were green -- and they didn't have grades.
I started as a physics major, thinking to be a HS teacher (What Bostrum
did didn't look too hard . . . ) I switched to econ when all the
physicists lost their jobs in '71 (and physics got too hard) --
graduated and went off to Yale, intending to come back to California to
be a professor (saw a John Muir High decal on a car on the Jersey
Turnpike on the way -- highlight of the trip!). Got much of the
way to my Ph.D., got married to a New York girl (who didn't want to come
west), taught econ a few years, got turned down by UCSC for a
professorship, moved to DC and got a job as an environmental economist.
Had a daughter (Julia) in 1983, and a son (Jesse) in 1986. Very
happy as a parent, saving money for college for the kids. I show
them my yearbook frequently, they think Muir was cool, and want to know
what happened to everyone.
Los Angeles, CA
Life after graduation -Updated
of marriage had a few ups and downs, but we're still together. I'm
still at Caltech Public Relations and continue to enjoy working
there. My grandchildren are the love of my life. We are very
close. On my spare time I take dance lessons for the Argentine
tango. It's such a beautiful dance. Last year I bought a 1970
"914" Porsche. It's a work in progress, but I love driving it.
children are now in the working world. Joanna, 29 years old, a
working mother and wife, she graduated last year from USC in the
nursing program. She works in the Oncology dept. at Children's
Hospital, Los Angeles. Everett, 25 years old, graduated at Art
Center of Design in Illustration. He is a graphic designer.
Jessica, 24 years old, works full time at lawyer's office and goes
to school in the evening. My two beautiful grandchildren are now 8
years old and soon to be 6 years old. Early February 2006, I will
have another grandchild.
want to do now is connect with my friends from my childhood to the
present. Going to the 35th reunion made realize how precious each
and everyone of my friends are and I miss them. So, Dora Chan and
Claudia Blakee, I would love to hear from you. No really!
IPCC, then Geophysical Systems, then Univ. of Texas, Permian in
Computers. then Univ. of Vermont, computer engineering then went to work
at AT&T Bell Labs for 19 years, early retirement happens. after 2 months
of playing the stock market, went back for another 7 years at Cox
Enterprises and managed their corporate data center in Atlanta. taking
an independent sabbatical and planning to practice my glider & airplane
instrument flight instructor skills these coming years. My 2 grown boys
are doing well in life. My older son is in electronics, my younger son
sells computer software. Life is good when the kids are doing fine.
Sept. 06, we moved back to Pasadena to be close to family. I am sure
nobody believes me yet, I talked about it for several years.