WAYNE GRANTHAM

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WAYNE GRANTHAM
WAYNE GRANTHAM

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WAYNE GRANTHAM

Now

WAYNE GRANTHAM

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Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In: Sherman Oaks, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Debra Grantham
Homepage: http://www.colhogan.blogspot.com
Occupation: Retired, Writer
Children: Jim, born 1966, and Nathan, born 1975
Military Service: Navy  
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After the Navy, I did what I would've done had I not joined up: I embarked on a construction career. I've been a surveyor, a soil and materials test technician, a soils laboratory manager, and now, a construction inspector. I'll retire when I get tired of it--ok, I finally got tired of it! Retired now and writing. Assuming ultimate success, I must thank the late (and sorely missed) Mrs Steen.

I've been a biker--long distance m/c touring--and have over 300k miles on various motorcycles. I'm a hot rodder and an old car enthusiast, with never enough money to do it right. I played amateur ice hockey for 15 years. I still ice skate occasionally.

I've published a speculative fiction novel through Amazon. For a good read, find the book at https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Freestate+California

School Story:

Jerome Broderson, whom I considered my best friend in school, and I had several interesting adventures. We double dated a number of times, he with Joyce Vold and I with Linda Kanz.

Although I've always been a reader, I could never get behind the idea of spending a lot of time learning English, composition and grammar. As was the case in many of my classes, I tended to slough it off and do just enough work to pass. That ended in my Senior year with Mrs Steen's class. I don't recall exactly what she did to turn me around, but it worked.

What few college classes I've taken since were in composition and literature, largely. Since graduation from Central. I'm rarely seen without a book on my person, and am reading almost anytime I can take a minute or two. I try to find time to do a little writing, as ideas present themselves.

Thanks, Mrs Steen!

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Aug 23, 2020 at 11:08 PM

I met Beth at West School when we were in third grade. I was drawn to her and after a silly third grade prank, we became friends. Sometimes we went to her home after school and played or read together. In high school, we dated a little but I began to feel inferior becaus she was so much smarter than I. She was into academics; I was into fun. I lost track of her when she went to university and I joined the Navy.

In the many years since, I thought of her often, sometimes even trying to find her via the internet. I found her only by finding her obituary in the Herald. Believe me, I cried. I still think of her often, but alas. too late. I found out she worked for CATO, an organization I revere deeply. All that, like many other things, is in the past. She's dead, and I'm old. I wonder what might have been. 

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Aug 21, 2020 at 7:45 AM

Happy Birthday Wayne!

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Aug 13, 2020 at 6:51 PM

I had a literature class under Mr Bergen in my junior year at Central. We kind of made fun of him for some of his mannerisms, but he was an excellent teacher and ultimately, along with Mrs Steen, helped me develop my love of reading and writing. We can only hope that the great ones have taught us to take their places.

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Jun 16, 2020 at 9:08 PM

Posted on: Jun 16, 2020 at 5:21 PM

Happy birthday, Diane! I hope you're coping well in the other City by the Bay!

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May 14, 2020 at 4:37 PM

Happy birthday, Lois! Please stay healthy and well.

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Apr 30, 2020 at 7:56 PM

Happy birthday, Olivia. BTW, Do you remember Mrs Steen from Central? She turned out to be a major influence in my (mature) life.

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Feb 23, 2020 at 3:23 PM

Happy birthday, Judy! Winter's almost over!

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Feb 07, 2020 at 4:36 PM

Happy birthday, Ron! From the flatlands of Kansas, can you see Grand Forks from your back porch?

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Jan 01, 2020 at 8:39 PM

Happy birthday, Larry. And Happy New Year!

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Dec 11, 2019 at 12:25 PM

Happy birthday, Sandra! Best to you in the future!

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Dec 07, 2019 at 1:28 PM

Happy birthday, Roger!

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Happy birthday. Dick! Your Senior Master Sergeant is standing alone in the drill field!

Aug 21, 2019 at 8:30 AM

Happy Birthday!

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Happy Birthday Wayne!

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