Received May 27, 2010

 

Husband - John Binder
Step-sons - Josh and John Henry (John's two sons).
Four Granddaughters.

Brother - Charles (Wisconsin High, 1964) lives In Shorewood with his wife Mary.  His son Alex lives with us in Los Angeles 

 

I'm still working and have a company, Windfall Management, which represents writers, filmmakers, books, and journalists to the film and television business.  I've been doing this for 19 years following many years of film production work.  Both John and I spend time reading newspapers and political websites.  We are active in our community, a long canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains, which has quality of life issues such as over-development and city vs. wildlife. 

 

We are "stay-at-home" people, traveling some but not world-wide, although Mom and I went to Norway in 1999.  I tried to find our AFS student Elsa Michelet during the trip, but failed. We ski in the winter at June Lake, CA and still find our way to Aspen on occasion.  We hike with our dogs, garden, swim, and have friends up to the house for pool parties and bar-b-cues.  I discovered years ago that I love to cook and sew, housewifely duties that surprised me, so those are my hobbies.  I also take photographs.  I used to do a lot of actors' headshots, but now concentrate on nature and travel, which is not as opinionated.

 

My memories of Wisconsin High: I liked the small classes and the attention they afforded.  My strongest classroom memory was of Ms. Arveson who began to teach a Russian History course and she showed us Eisenstein movies.  When I started working in the movie business I was amazed that we had seen some of these great films as high school students and it underlined how special our school was.  We had the space to be individualistic. You could explore the unfolding world without being labeled a "geek" or whatever judgment labels so many kids get.  I remember Barbara Lemon who we all know had the driest wit in the class. I loved hanging out with her because of the jokes she would come up with spontaneously. She was really quick and her delivery was droll.  My one big restaurant memory was going to Lombardino's after a sophomore dance.  I'd never had pizza before (now there's a sign of the times - what young kid today hasn't had pizza by the time she's 2 or 3??) and when it came I took a big slice, bit into it and burned my mouth so badly on the cheese that I could barely speak.  Another memory was going on the basketball team bus to a game in Monroe when the weather was so bad, Coach Metzen knew nobody would travel there.  I was the only cheerleader there and we got to the school early for the team warm up, so I went to visit my grandmother who lived in the town.  It was so cold out, she gave me  glass of sherry.  When I left her house to walk back to the school, I realized I was half-drunk. I never cheered so loud in my life.

 

I was in Chicago for a wedding about some years ago and saw Ann Haberman Armstrong.  John and I went out to Oak Park and visited their lovely home.  Ann and Gene are now our annual guests when they come to California to see their son Matt.  I was in Florida visiting my parents who were renting a condo down there and we drove over to Jupiter to visit Carolyn and George.  We left their wonderful canal-side home on their boat and traveled along the Intercoastal Waterway.

 

My brother, Charles, and his wife Mary still live in Shorewood Hills so I visit them each year.  They come here to see us and their son, Alex, a budding film producer, who currently lives with us in Los Angeles.

Franz & Karen Altpeter, Jeanne, John

Wisconsin High School

55th Reunion – July 24 – 25, 2015

 

BIO:        Jeanne Field

Received:  July 2, 2015

 

 

Husband - John Binder
Step-sons - Josh and John Henry (John's two sons). Four Granddaughters.

Brother - Charles (Wisconsin High, 1964) lives In Shorewood with his wife Mary.  His son Alex lives in Los Angeles.

 

I'm still working and have a company, Windfall Management, which represents writers, filmmakers, books, and journalists to the film and television business.  I've been doing this for 25 years following many years of film production work.  Some of the films I worked on are "Woodstock", "The Last Waltz", films and videos with Neil Young and Joni Mitchell and many independent films.  Currently, John and I made three short films which can be seen on a Direct TV channel.

 

John and I are active in our community, a long canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains, which has quality of life issues such as over-development and city vs. wildlife.  We hike with our dog, garden, swim, and have friends up to the house for pool parties and bar-b-cues.  I discovered years ago that I love to cook and sew, housewifely duties that surprised me, so those are my hobbies.  I also take photographs concentrating on nature, people and travel.

 

I'm continually thankful that I grew up in Madison.  It gave me a strong beginning which prepared me for all the changes we have seen in our lifetime, those that I've willing participated in, some which can still shock me and others that I begrudgingly accept.