Pat Brooks Weld
My "been there, done that" list includes:
Single living and working in San Francisco for four years, then married. I have a biological daughter with a Master's Degree (now a counselor) and an adopted son who works when the spirit moves him. He lives on Kauai. Divorced after 25 years of marriage.
I obtained several degrees. Both of my parents taught me when I was a little girl that my job was to take advantage of the opportunity to learn.
I've owned three businesses and had eight houses (not at the same time). I'm especially proud of my volunteer position of 12 years with the Santa Clara County Girl Scout organization. As a member of the Board of Directors I initiated the idea of scholarships for high school graduating seniors in Girl Scouts. It helped retain membership. Other organizations i.e. Boy Scouts, etc. followed suit a year or two later.
My Grandpa left me an inheritance so I bought a Porsche and drove it 27 years.
Now married to Chris Weld (Cap Class of '61) who I met at Old Edgemont Elementary when we were in Kindergarten and first grade and reunited at 46 and 47 years old. Yes, we were high school sweethearts. Chris's passion for motorcycling led me to the pillion seat of his motorcycle for 10 years and over 50,000 miles of traveling our United States and Canada. I married Chris after 13 years of playing house. We make our home in Pacifica and enjoy our summer home in Old Station, CA.
The year 2010 has been a test of my will to live. Diagnosed with cancer in March I met the challenge of seven weeks of radiation and 11 hours of Chemotherapy. I dropped from 150 lbs. to 105 lbs. by June. I am now in remission.
Thank you Lord! I want more time with family and friends and watch my two granddaughters grow.