Barbara Lossing Zarnke

Profile Updated: February 25, 2010
Where do you live now? London, ON Canada
Are you married, single,? Single
Do you have children? If so how many. Tell us about them. Two children. Andrew (27) lives in Newfoundland and Michelle (26) lives in Vancouver moving to NewZealand More…and a grandson, Benjamin (1 yr)
What do you do for a living? Or are you lucky enough to be retired? Legal Assistant
Do you like the idea of our NDHS web site? View Website
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Yes! Attending Reunion
Do you have any memories of your high school years? Tell us!

I was the secretary on the first all girl Student Counsel. Pretty cool. I was at NDHS the first years the girls could wear "pants". Much better that those scimpy short skirts we all wore.
I always remember the Shepherd's Pie in the cafeteria. Boy that was good. We also ate lunch or snacked at Robinson's across the highway from the school. Hanging out at the coke machine. Pretty cool.
Another funny memory was of Mr. Gorman doing traffic duty at the main intersection in front of the office. He directed the student traffic.

Do you still have family around Norwich?

Since both my parents passed away there is no Lossings left in Norwich. Since Peter Lossing was the first settler in Norwich in 1810 there have been Lossing in Norwich. This year is also Norwich's 200th anniversary. Sad there is no Lossing left in town. Lots of history tho.
My cousin Neil Ward still lives in Norwich.

How often do you get back to Norwich?

I don't get to Norwich much. Mostly funerals.

What do you do now?

I am still a Legal Assistant in London.

How old do you feel?

I feel like I am 18. My kids remind me I am older.

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

I had grey hair once. Not ready for grey hair yet.

Did you have any nicknames in school?

Barbie. (Bob Stubbs called me Barbie)

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

Don't think I could do things any different. I hated studying and still do. I should have paid more attention in Home Ec but Ms. Royal wasn't that inspiring.

Favorite Drinks?

Black russians, rum and coke, cold cold beer (about once a year)

Favorite Food?

The cafeteria's shepherd's pie. Still love it because it reminds me of the "good old days". I remember coney fries at A & W in Tillsonburg. Boy they were good.
I love a good steak now.

Favorite Movies?

Must admit I am a Star Trek fan and a Harry Potter fan.

Favorite Music?

I like Folk, Blues and Classical

Ever gone on a blind date?

Once. He took me on the ferris wheel at the Western Fair with the promise he wouldn't rock it. Well he rocked it. I nearly passed out. Never saw him again.

Ever helped a stranger?

Sure lots of times. A stranger is only a friend you haven't met yet.

Cried yourself to sleep?

Yes. Many times.

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

yes many times. You haven't lived until you have laughed like that.

Danced your heart out?

Yes and now my knees are pooched. I love to dance like no one is watching. I will again once I have new knees.

Been kissed under the mistletoe?


Watched the sunrise with someone?

Yes, at Long Point where else.

Blown bubbles?

Yes. Once I had one of those pipe bubble blowers. Well stupid me sucked on it. My god that was horrible. Clean mouth tho.

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:55 AM
This is me at work.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:55 AM
That is my two children on the left and Andrew's girlfriend on the right.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:55 AM
This is my beautiful grand baby Ben.