Dale Harrison Hall

Profile Updated: May 26, 2010
Where do you live now? Bracebridge, ON Canada
Are you married, single,? separated
Do you have children? If so how many. Tell us about them. I have two sons, Jonathan, 38, who is a mason and landscaper, and Nathan 34, who works for TeleTech More…in Orillia.
Jonathan has a son, Gavin, who is 11 years old, and Nathan is engaged to be married.
What do you do for a living? Or are you lucky enough to be retired? I am lucky enough to be retired. Yeah!!
Do you like the idea of our NDHS web site? I love the idea
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Yes! Attending Reunion
Do you have any memories of your high school years? Tell us!

I remember well the day we heard of J.F. Kennedy's assassination. I was sitting in the cafeteria, finishing an exam. When the final bell rang, the radio was put on loudspeaker, telling of the horrendous events. I remember we all sat there in shock.
I remember going to Mrs. Miller's home economics class, and having to stand up in front of her and the class and carrying out a recipe she had chosen. I had forgotten to take the butter out of the fridge, in time, and it was rather hard.
I remember being called into Mr. St. John's office, with all of the other girls of my graduating class, and told that we had 3 choices of careers. Teachers, nurses or secretaries. Even then I didn't believe him. However, I bet a lot of us chose one of these careers. I became an elementary school teacher.
I remember standing in line every day for lunch, which I paid for from my babysitting money. We knew each day of the week what was for lunch. I had one friend who never paid, but only ate free white bread and ketchup sandwiches for lunch.
I remember being embarassed to wear those blue Phys. Ed. bloomers, especially in front of the boys.

Are you looking forward to the reunion?

I would love to come to the reunion, but unfortunately, for the last 22 years I have had a chronic back problem, which limits my sitting. Therefore, I would be unable to drive that distance. I would like to say hello to everyone though, and wish them a very good time.
After high school I went to London Teacher's College. I then taught at Parkview Public School, in Komoka, for 4 years. I taught Special Ed. in Strathroy.
In 1971 I married, and had two sons. I supply taught during that time, and for a total of 20 years.
In 1991, I went back to teaching for 7 years, and retired in 1998.

Do you still have family around Norwich?

Yes, I still have aunts and uncles and cousins in Norwich.

How often do you get back to Norwich?

When our parents were alive, we were down about four times a year. Now that they are gone, I'm only down, for family funerals. Very sad.

What do you do now?

I'm retired, and take part in local musicals, I tutor, go to a women's reource centre, and the rest of the time do whatever I want!

How did you get into that line of work?

I don't work much, but I used to be an elementary teacher.

What did you always want to do that you haven't done yet?

I haven't been to Scotland yet, and would love to go.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love to read, participate in local musicals, take walks ( not in winter), play cards, and spend time with my grandson and other family members, and friends.

How old do you feel?

When my chronic back problem is not bothering me I feel 30.

Any grey hair yet? Women don't have to honestly answer this one:)

I have salt and pepper hair, the same as my mother did. I don't dye it because I'm too lazy, and have never seen any reason to do so.

What would we be surprised to know about you?

I used to be very shy, but am now outspoken at times. I get up on stage for musicals, and sing and dance.

Did you have any nicknames in school?

My nickname was Harri, as my last name was Harrison.

Biggest thing you would do differently if you went back to your time at NDHS?

I would have liked to have been less shy with boys, and maybe had a boyfriend.

Favorite Drinks?

Bailey's with coffee, (decaf), gin and wink ( if you can find it), and hot chocolate and Bailey's.

Favorite sports?

None. If forced to watch any sport, it would be baseball.

Favorite Food?

Salads and fruit, seeds and nuts, and of course, chocolate (dark).

Favorite Movies?

Colour Purple
Brighton Beach Memoirs
Empire of the Sun
Gone With the Wind

Favorite Music?

Rock and Roll

Famous or interesting people you've met?

Christopher Plummer
Cynthia Dale
Nicholas Cage
Eva Olssen (survivor of German prison camps)

Cool things you've done in your life?

Travelled to England, France and Switzerland, Mass. to see my uncle, Wyoming, South Carolina, and four months in Arizona. Loved the red mountains in Arizona, and seeing new places in general.
Was an extra in the movie 'Boy in Blue', starring the above actors, along with my ex and my sons.
Have been in 15 musicals.

Any words of wisdom?

Live in the moment, and live one day at a time. Don't worry about things that are not in your control.

Ever gone on a blind date?

No. Wouldn't want to either.

Ever helped a stranger?

Yes. I helped support a child in Sri Lanka for 8 years.
Helped an elderly woman get up after she fell.

Did you ever skip school?

No. It never entered my mind.

Ever been lost?

Many times. I kept driving around until I saw something familiar, and then went from there.

Swam in the ocean? And where?

Yes, on the coast of France.

Cried yourself to sleep?

Yes.

Ever sang Karaoke?

Yes. This is something I did with local theatre groups after performances.

Done something you told yourself you wouldn't?

Yes, but that's a secret ;)

Made prank phone calls?

No.

Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose?

Yes, not a nice feeling.

Danced your heart out?

Yes. Love to dance to rock and roll.

Been kissed under the mistletoe?

Yes.

Watched the sunrise with someone?

No. I'm not up that early. ;)

Blown bubbles?

Yes, as a youth, and with my grandson.

Been skinny dipping?

No.

Sat outside in the rain?

Yes. I like a nice, warm, gentle rain.

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