........"Class of Summer 59"........

                                                 Mike Sevey    msevey642@yahoo.com



Mike... Summer 59


  Hello....  I am Michael Sevey (S-59).  What a great web site for the 
SGHS alumni.  This makes the last 50 years (almost) melt away!

I was friends with Dennis Tingler, Don Grussing, and Jerry Lay, and 
probably had too much fun and not enough study.  It's so interesting 
to read the bio's of so many of our classmates.  I keep checking 
every now and then for new ones.

After graduation from SGHS, I attended East LA Jr. College and also a 
short time at Cerritos College.  I was in the Navy Reserve, and 
served active duty from 1960 to 1963 as a Sonar technician on a 
destroyer out of Long Beach.  I had one more year of active reserve 
service at Los Alamitos Naval Air Station doing some weekend patrols 
on a Neptune P2V aircraft up and down the coast, and other weekends 
doing mundane paperwork.  I went to work in 1963 for the Pacific 
Telephone Company in the Gardena and Torrance area.  Was transferred 
to Denver Colorado in 1968 and worked for Mountain Bell then AT&T for 
the next 30 years as a PBX installation tech, then as an instructor 
in the training division, and finally as a Tech Support engineer.

I was married in 1961 and had two sons.  Divorced in 1973.  Remarried 
and we have four sons -- two from each of us.  Of course, they all 
have their own families and we now have 5 grandchildren and even one 

We both retired at the end of 1997 and started touring the country 
full time in our RV.  We have a small place in Brownsville Texas 
where we spend most winters (no more snow), but we still travel in 
our motor home from April to October (Fuel prices permitting).  Our 
sons are all over the U.S. so we have a good excuse to hit the road.
  8-16-09 update...
  Now it is August 2009.  We went through Hurricane Dolly in Brownsville 
TX in 2008, and we never want to experience that again.  We came out 
OK with no injuries or much damage, but we won't tempt fate again.  We 
sold our place down there, and moved to Las Cruces New Mexico.  We'll 
still see our friends in TX, but in the winter only.  We like it here 
in the high desert country.  Yes, it gets hot, but no humidity.... 
yea!  It's a great place to be retired!

New E-Mail address:   msevey642@yahoo.com







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