SHARON DIETEL MUNKDALE
I didn't really graduate with the Cap Class of 1960 because I was one of those who had to leave to attend Mills High School for my junior and senior years. Since I was dating Steve Munkdale--Capuchino Class of 1959--in my sophomore, junior and senior years of high school I still feel like I'm a "Mustang Forever" however! I loved my Capuchino classmates and Steve's classmates and we have kept close ties with many of them over the years.
After graduation I attended the College of San Mateo. In December of 1960 I married Steve Munkdale. I graduated from C.S.M. and went on to attend San Francisco State. In 1963 Steve and I had a son so that interrupted my college education for a short time. When I was able to return to college I completed my degree in elementary education. Following my graduation Steve and I had a daughter born in the fall of 1966. I was lucky enough to be able to be a stay at home mom and loved that. We remained on the Peninsula so our families were close by which was wonderful.
Steve and I have now been married 48 years and even though we were married young we have remained best of friends and are still very much in love. Our son and his wife have given us 3 dear grandchildren to love. They are now 17, 15 and 12. It's amazing to us how fast those children have grown up!
In 1978 our daughter died of aplastic anemia at the age of 11. That was the hardest time of our married life. We faced life after that with the outlook of making the most of every day. Working hard but also taking time for our family, friends and time together. We have traveled quite a bit and we love taking cruises.
I was a volunteer pink lady at Peninsula Hospital for about 12 years.
My Dad passed away at age 89 but I'm lucky that my Mom is still going strong at age 92. Still living in Millbrae, independent and doing great.
Favorite movies---???---Gone With The Wind, Caddy Shack, It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, and most recently...Gran Torino!
I love reading and am in a book club. I enjoy taking walks and exercising at Curves for Women. I play a little golf but just for fun as I don't enjoy going to practice. I love watching sports of all kinds, especially watching our grandsons play baseball.
Retirement years are happy ones for us. We still live on the Peninsula. We have a second home in La Quinta, CA and enjoy going there for the warmer weather, golf and getting together with friends who live there.
We have loved living in the Bay Area and feel we grew up in the best of times! Don't you agree?