Alice Pellow Pember

Profile Updated: June 9, 2010
Where do you live now? Woodstock, ON Canada
Are you married, single,? widow
Do you have children? If so how many. Tell us about them. Joe -1962 - Manager of Oxford County Emergency Medical
Services and Advanced Care Paramedic
Heather More…- 1964 - Cami Automotive - 21 years Diploma in Corporate Training & Development.
Jay - 1970 - Field Supervisor Oxford County EMS
Advanced Care Paramedic
What do you do for a living? Or are you lucky enough to be retired? Retired
Do you like the idea of our NDHS web site? Yes
Yes! Attending Reunion
Do you have any memories of your high school years? Tell us!

The homey atmosphere - Teachers and Students all knew each other and really cared about each other.
The Hot Healthy Cafeteria meals for 25cents- all home cooked - that was very important to those of us who went directly to the arena for figure skating and often did not get home until late.
Cadet Days - I think they should bring them back.
Mr. McSpadden taught me at Holbrook, was shop teacher at Burgessville and when I got to NDHS he was there teaching Shop and Math.
Mrs. Miller would be so proud to know that I even still have my Home Ec apron.
I will never forget the day that Mr. St.John took my "Tale of Two Cities" comic version book - I was shaking in my shoes when I went to the office to retrieve after school.
Helping Mrs. Bucholtz file the student pictures in their respective files except for the Strachan Triplets - we just put them on Mr. Strachan's desk for him to file.
Failing my Grade 12 Chemistry by l mark but going back and taking Special Commercial plus my Chemistry sure paid off when my husband bought his Ambulance Business.

Are you looking forward to the reunion?

Yes - seeing old classmates and if we even recognize them.

Reg.N. - Woodstock General Hospital 1961-1987.

Paramedic - Woodstock Ambulance Ltd. 1963-2000.

AeroMedical Attendant - Flightexec -l989-2000

Grandmother to 5 boys and 1 girl

Do you still have family around Norwich?

My Brother lives in Norwich.

How often do you get back to Norwich?

To visit or go the Bakery.

What do you do now?

Federal & Provincial Elections - work in the ROs' office as Inventory and Shipping Clerk and whatever else they want me to do.

How did you get into that line of work?

Being in the right place at the right time.

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

Nothng really - if something pops up that I think would be interesting i just do it.

Changed my mind - that is allowed - I would love to go to the Kentucky Derby ay Churchill Downs.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Travel
Knit, Crochet, learning to quilt, try to keep an eye on my two youngest grandchildren when their mother is working - ages 13 & 16.
Baseball Spring Training in Dunedin, Florida with my sister in March every year.

How old do you feel?

Not old at all. I'm too busy trying to stay young.

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

No and it is my own.

What would we be surprised to know about you?

Lord only knows.

Did you have any nicknames in school?

Not that I remember.

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

Nothing really. I really enjoyed my time at NDHS

Favorite Drinks?

Coffee with Bailey's
Kuyper's Sloe Gin with Squirt

Favorite sports?

All Winter Sports and Baseball - those Toronto Blue Jays are doing great so far this year.

Favorite Food?

I like almost everything - my mother taught me to eat everything

Favorite Movies?

Gone With the Wind, Oklahoma - remember that operetta that we did at NDHS. El Cid, Titanic, etc.

Favorite Music?

Country, Easy Listening, Certain of the Classics.

Famous or interesting people you've met?

Almost everyone I meet is interesting
Rita McNeil at her Tea Room in Big Pond, NS.

Cool things you've done in your life?

I've worked in many fields - both administrative and physical and have enjoyed every phase.

Any words of wisdom?

Always look at th ings in a positive way - life is too short for any negativity.

Variety is the Spice of Life.

Ever gone on a blind date?

yes

Ever helped a stranger?

Many, many times.

Did you ever skip school?

NO

Ever been lost?

Not really - my sister is my co-pilot and if I am lost then it is her fault.

Swam in the ocean? And where?

Atlantic in Newfoundland and Florida
Pacific in Hawaii and New Zealand

Cried yourself to sleep?

Yes

Ever sang Karaoke?

No - everyone would leave

Done something you told yourself you wouldn't?

Yes - walked a couple of expansion bridges - but it took many years and trips before I could bring myself to do it.

Made prank phone calls?

No

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

No

Danced your heart out?

Yes Yes Yes

Been kissed under the mistletoe?

Yes

Watched the sunrise with someone?

Yes

Blown bubbles?

Yes

Been skinny dipping?

Yes -once

Sat outside in the rain?

Yes

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Posted on: Aug 22, 2014 at 8:02 AM

Hi Alice! Wishing you a Happy 75th Birthday! Have a special day.
Where does the time go?
Love, Ruth Ann

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