Diana Thomas Rooney

Profile Updated: September 22, 2014
Diana Thomas
Residing In: El Centro, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Fred
Occupation: Retired Educator
Children: Randall Warren Smith,born 1968
Shannon Elaine Smith Twining, born 1971
Yes! Attending Reunion
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I married after graduating from Texas Tech in '67. Moved to California. Taught school for 37 years. Retired in 2004, and my husband and I became "Sun Birds." We flee the wicked summer heat in El Centro, CA, and spend three months in the Pacific Northwest: visiting Montana, Idaho, and Washington. The past 45 years have lent me a wealth of travelling experiences and good times.

As well as a good life in CA, I still have my dad living in SA in the same house that we lived in while I attended Highlands. My dad is a WWII Vet, and was 36 years with Southwestern Bell/AT&T.

My son is a plumber in El Centro, and my daughter is a Registered Dietitician at Sharp Hospital in San Diego, CA. My son has a 15 year old daughter and my daughter has a son, Thomas, who is a 6 years old and a new baby girl, Cameron Elisabeth, 14 days old. My daughter is married to a wonderful guy, Mike Twining, who is an engineer.

There is so much to share. Consider this a work in progress. Love this website and hope to visit again soon. As you can see, my visits are few and far between. Aye?

School Story:

Some of my fondest memories are brigade, the routines that I could manage to forget my exit line, and travelling to football games.

I remember my favorite skit pictured in the annual where I wore the blonde wig and heaven knows what I was saying.

Your Favorite Teacher(s):

Mrs. Lundeen by far stands out in my mind. I have never forgotten the lessons on DNA, and now all of the forensic evidence is based on DNA. I can even remember what the acronym stands for, but not sure I can spell it without the old dictionary.

The other teacher that really stands out in my mind is Mr. Bramble. He is probably still around. I'll never forget the day of Nov. 23rd, 1963,fall of our senior year, when Kennedy was shot and Mr. Bramble wheeled the TV into typing class so that we could watch the events transpire. The thoughts of that day bring tears to my eyes. My mom had gone to the airport the day before to see JFK.

There were many others, Mrs. Winnick, my homeroom teacher, and of course, Mrs. Lord. Lordy, Lordy, she was the Lord of the girl's gym.

45th Reunion Attendee Comments

Had a ball with the cronies: Cheryl, Sandy, Liz and Johnny Eubanks. Of course, Berta, Nancy, and many others. Saw David Wright for the first time in 45 years.

It has been great fun seeing many of our friends at the HHS luncheons, once a month.

Attending 50th Reunion Mixer (10/17/14)

Yes

Attending Saturday Dinner (10/18/14)

Yes

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Sep 11, 2018 at 10:58 AM

Happy Birthday!

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Sep 11, 2017 at 1:12 PM

Happy Birthday, Diana! Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

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Happy birthday!!!

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Sep 22, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Of course, I am still crazy. I moved to California. Looking forward to seeing you.

Sep 22, 2014 at 9:59 PM

So sorry that you won't make the reunion. Maybe we will meet sometime in SA. I fly in frequently to check on my dad since Mama died.

Sep 22, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Happy Birthday on Thursday. My birthday was a great one, for my daughter just had my 3rd grandchild. Looking forward to seeing you at the reunion.

Sep 22, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Wow! I was so surprised when all of these messages came through from classmates. Frankl, I am looking forward to seeing you again. Yes, I see your wife at the luncheons, and Vivian and I have had lots of laughter duriong our recent get togethers. Till October.

Sep 12, 2014 at 3:53 AM

Happy Birthday, Diana!!

Aug 20, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Hi Diana! Just a note to tell you I won't be able to get to the Reunion. I've just been diagnosed with breast cancer and will have major surgery on Sept 19. Don't think I'll be up to the trip a month later. Have fun! God Bless!

May 16, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Happy Birthday, Diane. Hope to see you at the reunion.

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May 09, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Posted on: May 09, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Hope you got my message. You are looking great! See you at the reunion.