Jessica Smith McGowan

Profile Updated: March 11, 2017
Jessica Smith
Residing In: Lansdowne, PA USA
Spouse/Partner: Frank
Occupation: R.N.
Children: one son born 1989, now a police officer.
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Retired and delighted. Prior to retirement, I made a promise about all the reorganizing and clearing of clutter I was doing to do. I am proud of myself that I am actually doing it.

More on retirement: Really enjoying the holiday season - this is the first time in 36 years that I do not have to worry about a holiday schedule at work. I enjoyed nursing. I liked my job. However, during the holidays you had to consider who wanted what days off, e.g. Christmas or New Years. Also if you had Thanksgiving off last year, you had to work it this year. What a relief not to have to think about that.

It is now 2016 - here is my update: still love being retired. Remember Mad Magazine's motto "what me worry"? Mine is "what me hurry?" I pretty much don't have to but am taking swimming classes, still doing music lessons and added learning to shoot pool. No joke. I thought pool was cool since I was 9 years old. Now I am learning to shoot it. I have a teacher who is very patient.

School Story:

actually was class of '66 but missed that year due to an illness, graduating a year later. Fortunately I knew a lot of people in the '67 class

Here is a favorite story that no one who knew me in school will ever believe about me. I am certified in group exercise with AAAI/ISMA, certified personal trainer with Sara City. Also received my black belt in karate in 1986. I a retired from teaching but I still keep up my certifications.

I did everything I could think of inventing to get out of gym. Another exercise teacher and I used to laugh about our high school years. "if our gym teachers could see us now, they would never believe it was the two of us!"

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May 08, 2019 at 4:33 AM
Dec 31, 2018 at 7:35 AM

Hope it's great in every way. Have a great 2019.

May 08, 2018 at 4:33 AM
Jan 25, 2018 at 8:37 AM

Hello
the caring and reverent comments about our deceased classmate were a wonderful tribute.

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Oct 24, 2017 at 12:33 PM

I did not meet Charlotte until graduation practice.  What a great sense of humor. I wished I had met her sooner during school.  Sorry to hear of her passing.

May 08, 2017 at 4:33 AM
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Mar 11, 2017 at 8:33 AM

I only knew him superficially in one class.  Good looking guy, always pleasant.  Hope his friends and family will be comforted. 

Jessica Smith McGowan has left an In Memory comment for Maury Letven.
Jan 24, 2017 at 4:33 PM

I was in high school with Maury but actually did not become friends with him till freshman year at Temple. He  ad a great sense of  humor (and he was very willing to target himself - he was never mean spirited). But  he  had an even greater heart.  He would never hesitate to do a favor or say kind words.  What a loss!

Jessica Smith McGowan has left an In Memory comment for Jerry Slusarenko.
Jan 17, 2017 at 4:33 PM

I knew him superficially but he was pleasant and polite to anyone who greeted him.  Sorry to loose another nice person.  May his family be comforted.

Dec 31, 2016 at 8:34 AM

Enjoy - you can celebrate double because of New Year's Eve.

Dec 24, 2016 at 8:09 AM

I hope you have a great BD and New Year's celebration. My feelings about December birthdays - no matter if you are Jewish or Christian they steal your thunder! I believe people with December birthdays should get double stuff!! Jan. birthdays - not so good - everybody is dealing with bills and buying more presents is not appealing. Seriously, hope it is great and Happy 2017.

May 08, 2016 at 4:33 AM
Feb 23, 2016 at 8:35 AM

If any of you homies are in the Aldan, Lansdowne, etc area of Delco, hoping you will check out the shows at the Colonial Theater. My husband and I both act in some of the shows, after retiring we found a second career (Brad and Angelina got nothing on us)! Seriously the members do a lot of hard work on the sets and working in the shows. Please check us out if you are local.

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Feb 18, 2016 at 8:33 AM

Sad loss; I was in chemistry lab with him; cool guy, great looking.  I pray that his family will be comforted.  Rest in peace.

Jan 12, 2016 at 8:33 AM

He was a nice, pleasant guy.  I hope his family and friends are comforted by his passing. 

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