Carolyn Walker Freeman

Profile Updated: October 14, 2014
Residing In: San Antonio, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Charles Roger Freeman
Occupation: Retired Elementary School Teacher
Children: Our Kids:
Shane, born 1972, Mandy, born 1976

Our Grandkids:

Tyler, Baylie Anne More…and Julianna (Mandy's kids)
Comments:

Roger and I met in the Highlands Band and began dating in our Senior year. I went to San Antonio College one year and graduated from Southwest Texas State (Texas State) with a B.S. in Elementary Education in 1968. Roger and I married after our Junior year at SWT August 26, 1967 in a double wedding ceremony with my twin sister, Marilyn, and her husband Mike Welch. We have lived in San Antonio all but one year of our married life. We were blessed with two children, Shane and Mandy. After four years of teaching, we began our family. I quit my teaching job in Judson and stayed home with my children for ten years finding it so fulfilling being a mom and homemaker. When Shane and Mandy were both in school I went back to teaching. Our church had started a new school, and I had the joy of being part of the foundation. I taught right across the hallway from my twin sister, Marilyn! The bonus was Marilyn was my daughter's Kindergarten teacher! After eight years at Trinity Christian Academy I moved to Judson I.S.D. and taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Reading Recovery. I retired in 2006. Teaching was a wonderful profession, and I would do it all over again! It's so satisfying when you discover what you were created to do. Our family has been part of Trinity Church for over thirty years. Through the years we square danced, had leadership positions in Christian Marriage Encounter, Home Ministry, involved in Child Evangelism, taught Sunday School, Bible School, camp counselor, etc. Both of our children have college degrees...Shane, Engineering from Texas A&M and Mandy, Nursing from Mary Hardin Baylor. Roger and I have been blessed with one grandson and two granddaughters. They are the joy of our lives and certainly the crown of old age! The world would not consider me rich by its standards, but by God's standards I am wealthy and blessed.

School Story:

Marilyn and I, being twins, had always dressed alike all of our lives. Our mother was a wonderful seamstress and made all of our wardrobe. As we began dating in High School and had a steady boyfriend, Mother would sew shirts for the guys to match our dresses. So instead of Marilyn and me being dressed alike, now we had four of us dressed alike. The guys were good sports and went along with it! As the years have passed I find it very humorous picturing all four of us walking down the hallways at Highlands High School.

Your Favorite Teacher(s):

I have very special memories of Mr. Turner, our Band Director. I'll never forget his warm smile and his kind spirit. He was also my church choir director and sang in Roger's and my wedding. We had some wonderful Band Reunions the few years prior to his death. I will always love and miss Mr. Turner. He was such a sweet friend, and he would make me want to be the best that I could be!

Other very special teachers were Miss Siptak who taught English and was our Chiroane sponsor. She was a friend as well as a teacher. Mrs. Eichling (sewing teacher), Mrs. Henderson (American History), Mrs. Camacho (Spanish teacher and sponsor of the Spanish Club), and Mrs. Lundeen (Biology). These teachers gave more to me than just a lesson from a book. In their own special way they gave life lessons from their own experiences. They left lasting impressions in my mind and heart and I am forever grateful.

45th Reunion Attendee Comments

Thank you to all of those who worked so hard to make our 45th Reunion such a success. It was great seeing everyone, but I wish I could have spent more time with each one I saw. There were a few I hadn't seen in 45 years like Nancy Doolittle, Bobby Gonzales and Johnny Eubanks. I'm so glad they were able to attend. A special gift to me was the extra time I got to share with Janie Griswold, Linda Richardson, and Lucy B. Hill. On Saturday morning, Roger, Janie and I drove all around the Southside and walked around Highlands reminiscing over our past. That was very special! My little photo album will help me relive this very memorable 45th Reunion. For all who missed this Reunion I hope to see you on our 50th. Love to all of you dear friends, and may you experience God's blessings until we meet again.

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

Yes

Attending Saturday Dinner (10/18/14)

Yes

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Birthday blessings to you on your very special day! I pray you will walk into a year of good health and God's love and favor!

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Posted on: Nov 03, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Happy Birthday, to my sweet little friend!! Loved seeing you and Dave at our 50th Reunion. Praying for a year of wonderful health! Love you!

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Oct 16, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Roger's and my Alaskan cruise in May 2012.

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Sep 29, 2014 at 10:59 PM

I am so glad to see you will be attending the 50th Class Reunion in a couple of weeks. It's been much too long and you've been missed. You were always such a beautiful young lady inside and out!
See you soon!
Carolyn

Sep 29, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Just wanted to wish you a blessed birthday! Hope to see you and our 50th class reunion.

Oct 26, 2014 at 10:08 AM

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Hi Bobo! It's just me...your Baby Boop!

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:44 PM
Riding the train at Cedar Park with our daughter and her family October, 2008.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:44 PM
It's become a "family tradition" to ride the train on our grandson's birthday!