Loraine Barnim Van Parys

Profile Updated: February 5, 2010
Where do you live now? Courtland, ON Canada
Are you married, single,? married for 18 years
Do you have children? If so how many. Tell us about them. Jesse born 1996
Jeremy born 1999
Jamie born 1999
Emma born 2003
What do you do for a living? Or are you lucky enough to be retired? I have been at home for the past 14 years
Do you like the idea of our NDHS web site? Love it!
Yes! Attending Reunion
Do you have any memories of your high school years? Tell us!

Honestly there are too many to list. Some memories I will gladly forget but those are few and far between.
My years at N.D.H.S. were the best and will live on in my heart forever.

Are you looking forward to the reunion?

I can't wait to see former classmates and the staff that made a difference in my life.

Do you still have family around Norwich?

Most of our family is still in the area.

How often do you get back to Norwich?

Not as much as I would like to. Thankfully I still have family living in Norwich so I do make it back once in a while.

What do you do now?

I have been at home with my children and foster children for the past 14 years.
After graduating from college I worked as a purchasing agent for a local factory.
I am now getting ready to head back out into the working world and I can't wait.
I also raise German Shepherds.

How did you get into that line of work?

I guess it is because I have always liked to spend money and this way I was spending someone else's.

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

Go to Monaco.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I really don't have much spare time.
In the summer we go to our seasonal trailer and sit back on the deck with a cold one.
I do alot of volunteering with the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association.

How old do you feel?

Depends on the kind of day I am having.

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

I think that I own shares in Miss Clariol.

What would we be surprised to know about you?

That suprising enough, I don't weigh much more then I did in high school. I haven't grown any taller either.

Did you have any nicknames in school?

Some that weren't too flattering but the common one was Barny.

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

Not let people walk all over me.

Favorite Drinks?

During high school it was whatever alcohol beverage we could sneek into the dances.
Now it is Timmies and any good mixed drink.

Favorite sports?

Red Bull air racing.

Favorite Food?

Anything chocolate.

Favorite Music?

I must be getting older because now it is country but I do still enjoy the music that I grew up with. It is sad that now that music is considered the "oldies".

Famous or interesting people you've met?

John Denver
Charlie Fox who was a WW2 fighter pilot.

Cool things you've done in your life?

I flew for the first time in my life last year and it was in a World War 2 airplane. An experience I will never forget.

Any words of wisdom?

Live life to the fullest, laugh often and love with all your heart.

Ever gone on a blind date?

Must confess that yes I did.

Ever helped a stranger?

Many times.

Did you ever skip school?

A few times and I'm still not sure if my parents ever found out.

Ever been lost?

Oh yes on the way to see my brother. It should have been a 4 hour trip that turned into 7 hours.

Swam in the ocean? And where?

I have swam in both the Atlantic and Pacific on the coasts of our beautiful country.

Cried yourself to sleep?

Many nights.

Ever sang Karaoke?

Do I really have to admit to it?

Done something you told yourself you wouldn't?

Yes, a couple of times.

Made prank phone calls?

Kathy and I made a few of those growing up.

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


Danced your heart out?

On my wedding night.

Been kissed under the mistletoe?


Watched the sunrise with someone?

Yes, sitting on the deck of the trailer with a fresh coffee.

Blown bubbles?

I have children so of course I have.

Been skinny dipping?


Sat outside in the rain?

Playing outside in a warm rain is the best!

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