I’ve been finding people online that I haven’t seen or spoken to in several decades. I don’t know of a real way to catch up from all of that other than lengthy conversations in-person, but those aren’t practical in the short-term, so I adapted this from something I put together for my high school reunion last Summer to be better than nothing.
Names and ages of children: Ben Nelson 22.9 (end of February), Emily Nelson 20.8 (end of March), Kaycii Lynn 18
Post High School education: BA in General Studies, History minor, Classical Studies minor, Western Washington University, Dec 2007
Hobbies/Interests: Computers, Scottish Country Dance, English Country Dance, Contradance, Music, Long Distance Running, Facebook
30 Years in bullet points:
- Moved from Mesa, AZ to Laurel, MT Jun-Aug 1980. Returned Aug 1980, Christmas 1983, Feb 1995, Jun 1995, Feb 2006, Apr 2006, Jun-Jul 2006
- Attended Laurel High School, graduating 20 Mar 1984
- Moved from Laurel 15 Jun 1984. Returned Jan 1985, Nov 1997.
- Arrived in Ferndale, WA 29 Dec 1984 (have lived in Whatcom County ever since).
- Married 20 Mar 1986. Separated 15 Apr 1994. Divorce to be filed March 2010.
- Dad died Jan 1998 abruptly.
- Mom died Jul 2006 after fighting cancer for several years.
- Began Whatcom Community College Fall 1990 — Graduated Western Washington University Fall 2007.
Jobs include (times approximate):
Pulping Research Technician, New Fibers International, 2 years
Cashier, Target Stores, 14 years
Math Tutor, 10 years
Volunteer Cofacilitator, Abuse Control Training and Violence Intervention Professionals, 4 years
Author and Webmaster, Blain Nelson’s Abuse Pages, 15 years
Election Worker, 8 years
Child Care Worker, Secret Harbor, and Pioneer Human Services, 6 years (current)
Founded Mount Baker Chapter of the National Space Society
Appeared on local radio talk show 7 times to discuss Space issues
Candidate, Washington State Representative 1994 (withdrew prior to election)
Vice President, Whatcom County Young Republicans
Wrote and lobbied for two bills before Washington State Legislature (didn’t pass)