Fred Young

Profile Updated: May 26, 2010
Fred Young
Residence: Columbia, MO USA
Spouse/Partner &
Year Married or
Years Together:
(include maiden name
if applicable)
Julie Youmans 8
Occupation: Soil Scientist
Children's Names & Year of Birth: Evan, 1982
Lydia, 1986
Yes! Attending Reunion
Bio:

BS Univ Ca Davis 1976. Worked in soil survey in CA, AK, Pacific Islands (Guam, N. Marianas), now Missouri. PhD in soil science in 1995. My 2nd (and final!) wife is from Hinsdale (Hinsdale!); we are liberal yankee northerners here in the fine, if sometimes misguided, State of Missouri.

Favorite School Memories:

Home room advisor Evan Ellis, prior to the daily rundown of disciplinary actions: "And now for the wayward, errant, and recalcitrant, those boys suspected of running afoul of the school rules..."

Frau Moskos, a fine German teacher in the early years of her career and a stunning Teutonic beauty who rendered certain male adolescent students tongue-tied....

One of our female classmates (whose name escapes me; Dee somebody?), who made a presentation in, perhaps, social studies class, to the effect that women should have equal access to all employment opportunities. The notion was met with general derision from the rest of us. "Women? You mean, like, steelworkers? Welders?" I wish I could say that I grasped her vision of equity at the time, but, alas....

Sharon Ray Bush, an English teacher who's unabashed and unpretentious love for the written word in all its forms has affected me for life....

and finally the philosophy teacher - Sears? Swears? - who started her first class our senior year, who treated us as sentient beings (as opposed to hormone-addled teenagers), and who expected us to think and express ourselves accordingly. I'm still trying to meet those expectations....

Junior High School Attended:

Skokie

High School Attended: (NTE, NTW, or name of another school)

NTE

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:55 AM
Fred w kids Lydia & Evan.
In Winnetka for mom's 90th birthday.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:55 AM
Fred w wife Julie... a Hinsdale girl.
(a diamond in the rough, perhaps?)