Received June 7, 2010

 

Judith (Rundell) Fawn-Meade

4617 O Connor Court

Irving, Texas 75062

972-717-6706

judithfawnmeade@yahoo.com

 

 

I'm in the midst of an incredible lifelong journey. The last 50 years have been a gift of life’s  wonderful opportunities.

 

After receiving an Associates degree from Christian College, in Columbia, Mo., I returned to Madison and graduated from the UW.  One summer in Europe gave me the desire to see more of the world.  The next 6 years I taught primary and special education as well as traveled whenever I could.

 

My teaching career ended in 1969 when Eric was born. He has a career in telecommunications and lives in Minneapolis.  Courtney joined us in 1970.  She is now a wife and stay-at-home Mom to our 3 bright grandchildren.  They live in Deephaven, Minnesota.

 

In 1979 we moved to Dallas.  Living in a vibrant, growing city gave me the opportunity to develop a successful and fulfilling career in the travel industry. Our family has been able to experience many places in the world, allowing us to enjoy various cultures and giving us perspective on how lucky we are to be Americans. We are living the 'American Dream'.

 

My husband and I retired in 2000. Our wanderlust continues. Dallas is still our home. Four months each year we escape the Texas heat and collect new memories through our travels. This summer we will be in the British Isles and southern Italy.   I count my blessings every day. Life couldn't be better. 

 

Sorry to miss the reunion.  Best to all.

 

Brother Sid,WHS class 53 lives in Big Arm, Montana

Brother Jim, WHS class 59 lives in Madison

Brother John, WHS class 63 lives in Janesville

 

 

June 2015

Wisconsin High School

55th Reunion – July 24 – 25, 2015

 

Judith Rundell Fawn-Meade

4617 O Connor Court

Irving, Texas 75062

c 612-584-8369

judithfawnmeade@icloud.com

 

Our incredible life journey continues..... Ian and I are so grateful for our excellent health, great families and friends.

 

We spend the winter months in Las Colinas, a suburb of Dallas.  An occasional ice storm, which reminds me of the Midwest, is as cold as we can handle.  Four years ago, we bought a home in Wayzata, Minnesota to escape the Texas heat and enjoy the Midwestern summers as well as be near my daughter and her family. 

 

Ian and I have visited 96 countries and enjoyed every moment of our cultural experiences (with lots of laughs).  I must admit, we have eaten some very unusual foods and stayed in less than comfortable accommodations....however, it's all a part of knowing how lucky we are to be living in America.  We continue to travel two months each year, exploring new destinations and revisiting old favorites.  We have met so many wonderful people in our journeys, who have helped us better understand this world we live in.  

 

Eric, my son, lives in Skippack, Pa.  He and his adorable wife, Charlotte, have a very smart 18 month old son.  Eric is Site Acquisition Manager for AT&T Mobility in Philadelphia.   Charlotte is Vice President, Special Markets with EGR International in NYC.

 

Courtney, my daughter, and family live in Deephaven, Minnesota.  Her husband, Scott, is a Principal with Bernstein Global Wealth Management.  They have 3 academically and athletically involved children.  Patrick is 15, Fritz 12 and Catherine 9.  The children scored in the 90+ percentile on all NWEA tests this Spring.  Patrick scored 99% on his math scores.  We are very proud of their achievements.

 

We also have three delightful granddaughters in Dallas.  They keep us busy in the winter months, AND still have time for us 'old folks'..... Maddy, 9, keeps telling us 'we are middle aged'...... Allison is 6. Sophia is 4.  It's such fun to see them growing and changing.

 

Exercise continues to be an important part of our lives.  We are on the elliptical or biking most week days.  We also enjoy gardening and reading.  In the past few years I have become one of Apple's sheep. It gives me great pleasure, attempting to keep up with technology.

 

Best to everyone.  Sorry we will miss the reunion.  We will be on another adventure.

August 2020

Judith Rundell Fawn-Meade

4617 O Connor Court

Irving, Texas 75062

c 612-584-8369

judithfawnmeade@icloud.com

 

 

Greetings everyone, 

 

Life has certainly changed.  In these past few months we have become more adaptable and flexible than ever.  ‘We will get through this’ has become our new mantra.  Exercise and healthy eating have continued to be very important to us.  I have added outdoor yoga classes with my daughter this summer.  It’s a big reward for me.  Ian and I continue to be grateful for our good health, our incredible families and friends. 

 

Our travel plans have definitely changed.  We’ll stay in the western hemisphere until the world is safe for international travel again.  In the meantime, we continue to spend our summers in Wayzata, Mn., near my daughter and family.  Winters we are in a suburb of Dallas, Las Colinas, where the sun shines almost every day.

 

Recently, were able to visit my son, Eric, and his family in Collegeville, Pa.  Eric continues to be with AT&T in the Mobility 5G division for greater Philadelphia.  Charlotte is celebrating 21 years working for EGR International in NYC.  William, our DIY 6 year old grandson will start 1st grade this year.  They have an amazing historic property dating from 1785 with acres of fruit trees and gardens.  It’s heaven to be there.

 

Courtney, my amazing daughter, and her family live Excelsior, a suburb of Minneapolis.  Courtney’s husband, Scott, continues as a Principal with Bernstein Global Wealth Management.  Patrick, my oldest grandson, graduated summa cum laude from Minnetonka High School in 2019.  He will be returning to UW-Madison as a sophomore in the School of Business.  Fritz, 17, will be a senior at MHS, where he will continue e-Learning this fall.  We have high hopes Fritz will be accepted into the UW-Madison School of Engineering. He can fix anything.  Catherine, 14, will be a freshman at MHS.  She is having quite a summer.  Living on Lake Minnetonka, she has mastered wake surfing.  It’s also her first summer to take the boat out by herself.

 

I visited my brother Jim and his wife in Madison this past July.  Seeing them was wonderful despite wearing masks.  As we toured the city, I was shocked at the destruction of State Street and the Square because of the riots.  All of the businesses were boarded up with crude graffiti sprayed on most of the buildings.  Such destruction was awful to see.  I’m also very sad to hear about the gang shootings that seem to be happening a lot.  Certainly not the Madison I remember.  Very sad.

 

Our odyssey continues, focusing on the wonderful life we are living and staying positive.  Stay well.  Best to all.