David F. Mills

Profile Updated: September 16, 2014
David F. Mills
Residing In: Florence, OR USA
Spouse/Partner: Imaginary characters of indeterminant origin
Occupation: Semi retired owner/operator of a small business
Children: None that I'm aware of, although Abigail has been calling me "Daddy" for about 40 years now.
Yes! Attending Reunion
E-mail Address:

davidmills@oregonfast.net

Comments:

Praise/curses be to Allen Johnson for reminding me that I actually went to H.S.
Since I never expected to live past 40 (Sex, drugs, & rock &roll w/o all that much of the first one, with multiple nasty near death experiences falling off cliffs, motorcycles, & race car crashes, etc.), my preparations for fossildom leave much to be desired.
Today, 7/5/10 I'm busy cleaning up the mess from a knock down-drag out party, I'll just mention a few of the high/low lights of this journey called life.

H.S., Bible College, lost virginity/marriage, degree @ C.S.U. Hayward, V.I.S.T.A. Volunteer on a reservation in AZ, conscientious objector counseling troubled youth in OR, divorce, serial monogamy, drive race cars in IMSA, truck driver, Archeaology @ UNM, hydrocarbon analyst for oil companies in awful places, math @ UT Austin, inventory management for a distribution company in Santa Cruz, CA, more racing in karts, bought a tiny business in Florence, build houses w/Habitat for Humanity & various do-gooder stuff, & still racing a Miata in Auto-X and shooting/editing video/stills. Whew.

As the founder & only member of S.P.I. (Society for the Politically Incorrect), I have much more of import to say, but you'll just have to wait for it with baited breath.

School Story:

A lot of my interest in this event stems from formative interactions with childhood playmates like Claudia Wanamaker, Carol Maxon, and Janet Cruzen. In H.S. I became a towny, entered geekdom, hated The Beatles (got over myself later with some pharmaceutical assistance), and hung out with the likes of Ken Meyer, Eric Fisher, Nick Kolby, Jim Allen, and other equally maladjusted personalities, none of whom appear to be coming.

The two standout experiences of my senior year were
1. Physics with Jim Ezell and,
2. The strange and confusing experience of having a steady girlfriend.

I understand #1 much better than I did in 1964. #2 is still as confusing as ever.

Attending Reunion

Yes

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Mar 26, 2016 at 9:26 PM

I don't know how it's come to this, but congrats on yet another millstone (Sp). When I'm swinging a pick at a Habitat job site the 20 somethings marvel at the very idea of a 70 something keeping up with them. What they don't see is how long it takes me to get out of bed the next morning. So keep swingin, and don't tell em everything.

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Mar 24, 2015 at 3:57 PM

Doug. Sorry that we couldn't connect @ the reunion, but congratulations on yet another trail marker on your relentless march toward fossildom. I seem to have arrived already.

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Nov 29, 2015 at 11:04 AM

Posted on: Dec 06, 2014 at 1:38 PM

As usual, this B.D. greeting is belated. My excuse this time is that we are in the final week of rehearsals for The Messiah concerts, and we're having serious timing issues with 'Worthy is the Lamb!' It would have been much less stressful to just do another 'Happy Birthday to you/me.' Hope it was a good one.

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Sep 26, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Posted on: Sep 26, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Lynda, Abigail and I had fun on the deck with you and your entourage when we first got into town on friday. It took off some of the edge I was feeling about the prospect of meeting al these strangers. Even your tongue in cheek comments after my dancing debacle was helpful. Hope to see you again someday.

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Sep 24, 2014 at 1:00 PM

We didn't hang out together all that much in H.S., but I enjoyed comparing notes w/you about what we were seeing geologically on the little hike up Badger. My biologist daughter, Abigail, was mainly engrossed in tracking lizards, etc., but she had a good time, too. As always with these affairs, there is never enough time for everyone, but I think everybody had a pleasantly memorable experience. We even saw Bighorn sheep in the Columbia Gorge on the way back to the coast!

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Sep 26, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Posted on: Sep 24, 2014 at 12:45 PM

It was great to see you after all this time, and I must say that the years have been kind to you. Daughter, Abigail, and I also enjoyed the little hike up Badger that you put together. Our recollections of childhood high jinks may have differed slightly, but it was fun to go back in time with you. Also enjoyed my little chat with your sister, Barbara. She was enough ahead of us that I don't remember much in the way of interactions w/her as children.

I may have mentioned this already, but Abigail and I blew off the friday night mixer, took the top down on the Miata, and drove through what used to be the countryside, looking at your and Claudia's houses, etc. Memories such as getting in trouble for shooting telephone insulators @ the bus stop, and sneaking into your back pasture with the whole pack of us joy riding in your Dad's truck came flooding back. We were pretty lucky little kids. Thanks for the memories.

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Sep 24, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Posted on: Sep 24, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Thanks for all you, Allen, and the rest of the crew did to make this event a success. It must have taken a lot of time!

Daughter, Abigail, and I had a hoot. I even enjoyed being bushwhacked by Allen into an improvisational sing-along. We won't mention the fact that the male member of the trio could never dance! Lynda Mangum complimented me on my slick moves, but I'm absolutely certain that she was teasing me.

Anyway, we wouldn't have missed this one for the world, and thanks again.

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Nov 02, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Posted on: Sep 24, 2014 at 11:40 AM

I sat right behind you @ the banquet w/o realizing it until the end! Duh. I drive past Wilsonville every time I visit my brother in Portland, so maybe we could get together for a few minutes on one of those banzai runs from the coast. I have trouble with the word "No," so I always seem to be shooting myself in the foot, time wise.

Oh, and a happy belated birthday. How did we get to be this old?!

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Sep 24, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Posted on: Sep 24, 2014 at 11:23 AM

It was great to see you, but I wish we'd had more time to reminisce about childhood experiences. I would have recognized you anywhere, which is not something I could have said for all of us.

I understand that you've had back surgery recently which probably explains your rapid departure at the end of the banquet? Hope that it wasn't so painful as to spoil the fun for you at the main event.

My daughter, Abigail, and I had a blast on the hike and @ the banquet. Even the unexpected trio performance was fun to do in spite of the fact that, as you may have noticed, I still can't dance. Allen and Co. did a great job putting this shindig together. We even saw two small herds of Bighorn sheep in the gorge as we were bombing back to the Oregon coast in the Miata! I can't post pictures on this website with my old Mac (Couldn't possibly be an old brain problem, right?), but may send one to you via email at some point. Wishing you all the best.

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Sep 18, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Posted on: Sep 18, 2014 at 11:19 AM

It will be good to see you again. You've had an interesting life. I can identify w/your comments about putting yourself in harm's way. I still do, so it's a wonder we're still alive. I'll be the old guy w/big ears and gray hair, although at this age that doesn't narrow it down much.

Sep 17, 2014 at 11:51 PM

I'm surprised at how wrong I've been about many of my classmates. They seem to have turned into intelligent and compassionate adults while I wasn't looking! I thought it was just me. See you on the hike.

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Sep 17, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Looking forward to seeing you on the hike. Although we both went to Baptist colleges, I suspect the outcomes were vastly different? I lead music @ the local Unitarian fellowship which should give you a clue.

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Sep 16, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Posted on: Sep 16, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Looking forward to your little hike on Sat. Maybe we'll have enough breath to reminisce? Just finished a grueling climb of The South Sister 2 weeks ago, so a desert lump shouldn't be a problem. Congratulations on your body renewal project's success.

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Oct 24, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Posted on: Sep 16, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Looking forward to seeing you for the 2nd time in 50 years! Do you remember back in grade school when I sometimes took the bus to your place after school? You were a tomboy, so it was good times for both of us as I recall. Must have been 2nd or 3rd grade? See you soon. I'll be the skinny old guy w/big ears and a bewildered look on his face.

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