LILLIAN SCHAFFHAUSER A/K/A firstname.lastname@example.org
..and Lillian 2002
· 35 years married to Bob
· Lisa Jo, Rip, Becky and Laura
· 4 grandchildren: Aidan, Ellie, Nora and Josie ; 2 on the way.
· My home is in Congers, NY
OCCUPATIONAL/PROFFESSIONAL: A multi-aged, 3/4 elementary school teacher
PET PEEVE: Piles of papers!
MOST IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR TODAY'S YOUTH: When rummaging through memorabilia, I came across a composition written by my daughter, Becky. In it, she writes, "My mother tells me to think unrealistically and don't underestimate yourself. Overestimate your abilities. And never, EVER say "CAN'T".
So, I guess that is what I would advise the youth of today. I always tell my students that the bumblebee was not supposed to fly, but no one told the bumblebee.
Think positively: Live, love, and laugh. Don't worry-be happy! Trust in God. Think of others. Live this time to make memories for the future.
FAV SONGS: I like so many songs. However, the ones that I mention are those that trigger pleasant memories:
"Sentimental Journey", "Misty" and "Moon River" from our high school dances!
"Four Strong Winds"--my college days;
"Touch of Grey" by Grateful Dead-my children played this frequently;
"I Will Survive"-after a painful breakup in sixth grade, my daughter played and sang this song in a talent show and received a standing ovation;
"You Are Wonderful Tonight", "As Time Goes By", "Time Will Tell", and "My Heart Will go On" (Love theme from Titanic)-some of my romantic favorites; and last...
my childhood favorite "The Teddy Bear's Picnic", which I am reacquainting myself with to sing to my grandchildren.
Then ~ I thought I had all the time in the world.
Now ~ Time is precious-use it wisely.
MOST SIGNIFICANT ACCOMPLISHMENT: I grew up four children and a husband.
WOULD LIKE YET TO DO:
· Would like to sell my husband's baseball cards!
· Would like to play tennis.
· Would like to see my grandchildren more often.
· " and as (Sandra Bullock) Miss Congeniality would say, 'I would like to bring about world peace' "
Lillian (Schaffhauser) Patten - 2012
Sitting on the beach, sipping margaritas, watching the sunset. After retiring from teaching in the
Enjoy the journey.
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