Barbara L. Stemple

Profile Updated: October 12, 2015
Barbara L. Stemple
Residing In: Grand Lake, CO USA
Spouse/Partner: none
Occupation: In limbo....
Children: Joe, born 1970, grand daughter Tatianna born 2007
Yes! Attending Reunion
Where has your life taken you since you graduated?

On a real roller coaster ride! During college I was an exchange student and went to school in Denmark and Austria and spent 3 more months traveling.. After I graduated I went back to Europe and worked and hitch hiked for another 6 months. After I returned I moved to the Colorado mountains where I still live in a little old log cabin on a lake. I have my parents entrepreneurial spirit and have owned a construction company, a sawmill, bed and breakfast, hotel, restaurant and bar. I taught disabled skiing for 16 years and still can't decide what I am going to do when I grow up! Did I mention that I have been an old west gunfighter and can can dancer for about 25 years?
For 9 of the last 10 years I was my mother's primary caregiver. She did quite well except for a few broken bones here and there. I sold my hotel when she was 92 so I could spend some quality time with her. We made several trips to Mexico and toured Norway when she was 96. She made it to almost 100 years and 9 months at home with me and still mentally sharp! I drove her back and forth most every year between Elmhurst for the summer and San Diego for the winter with stops in Colorado and traveling with 3 cats. Yes, we did have some adventures. We sold the Elmhurst house and I cleared out 95 years and 5 generations of memories last fall and now I am in San Diego clearing out the house here. I am telling this because I have finally realized that it is time to start doing things on my bucket list instead of just adding more to it! There is nothing like looking at the past to think about the future.

School Story:

I would have to say my favorite memories would be the slumber parties at my house in our large camping tent, including such activities as skinny dipping in my neighbor's pool, feather pillow fights (they broke), sneaking downtown in shorty pajamas and being brought back to my house by the police, explaining that they were "looking for the dog". My dad said " those poor girls were looking for patches and here she was in with us." And how about the slip and slide? I won't mention any names to protect the innocent, but you know who you are! It was good clean innocent fun!!!

What Grammar School did you attend?

Hawthorne

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Jul 09, 2019 at 12:08 PM

The Happiest of Belated Birthdays. Barb! Hope it was a great one!

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Jul 08, 2018 at 2:57 PM

Belated Happy Birthday wishes Barb! Hope every minute of yesterday was terrific!!

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Dec 31, 2017 at 5:22 PM

Hi everyone, Thank you for all of your kind thoughts and Birthday wishes. I apologize for not being better at responding. My life has been through a lot of changes since being hit by lightning. Along with the adjustments to not being the person I was, I have had to make a lot of changes to my lifestyle. I have been working with a lightning research group and putting together lightning education classes for first responders and have been doing special programs and speaking engagements. It has been a very interesting 3 years. Wishing everyone the best for the new year.

Jul 07, 2017 at 5:56 PM

Happy Birthday, Barb!

Jul 07, 2017 at 11:26 AM

Posted on: Jul 07, 2017 at 10:17 AM

Happy Birthday Barb. Have a spectacular special day.
Please plan a trip back to visit. We all miss seeing you

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Posted on: Jul 07, 2016 at 8:20 PM

Happy Birthday to one of my favorite people. Hope your day is wonderful

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Posted on: Dec 20, 2015 at 10:45 AM

I live in San Diego and if you would like to get together for coffee or a glass of wine, please let me know. We are experiencing cooler weather than normal but it does beat the snow. I have been here over 30 years and love it. Hope to hear from you soon.

Oct 18, 2015 at 11:23 PM

Thank you for the cute message. You should see my new fairy dress. I think I have finally found my calling! There is a photo of my as "The Fairy" on Facebook. Wish I could add a smile to this...

Oct 18, 2015 at 11:18 PM

Hey Jim, Thanks for your nice message. Just to let you know how well I am doing I just sent a note to you and lost it. Either that or it will appear sometime, someplace. Anyway, are you still in touch with your friend that was struck 3 times? I would really like to talk to him. I feel very fortunate to have survived once and don't even want to think about a second time. He might be happy to speak to someone that understands what he has been through and I might learn what else I have to look forward to. 2018 didn't seem so far away before............See you there! Thanks, Barb

Aug 28, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Posted on: Aug 28, 2014 at 12:18 AM

Barb, I'm so sorry to read about your run-in with lightening! You are so, so lucky that you are okay. Take your time getting over this "shock;" I've heard that you might feel the effects for several months. We, your old friends, are thinking of you and praying for your complete recovery. --Linda