David F. Mills

Profile Updated: November 9, 2020
Residing In: Florence, OR USA
Spouse/Partner: Joanie Schmidt
Occupation: Retired, but busier than ever!?!
Children: None that I'm aware of, although Abigail has been calling me "Daddy" for about 40 years now.
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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, Archeology @ 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.

I guess I should mention that after being single for 40 years I've stumbled across a soulmate, Joanie Schmidt, that I want to spend the rest of my life with, and who for some reason feels the same way about me! The pairing is highly unlikely since she wasn't looking for anybody like me (large age and theological differences) and I wasn't looking for anybody at all! She's a staff chaplain at our hospital. We've been ENGAGED in a serious relationship for 4 years now, so making wedding plans for April. Feeling undeservedly blessed and grateful that she has terrible judgement in men. :-)

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


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Mar 24, 2021 at 11:22 PM

Happy belated birthday old friend. I can say "old" because you're a whopping three months older than yours truly. Hope all's well with you and yours.

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Dec 02, 2020 at 7:22 PM

Here's wishing you a happy birthday in these trying times. Also a bit of news is that Joanie (Soprano) and I (Bass) are getting married in April at the Presbyterian church, no less. We're not Presbyterians but that's where our concerts are and the minister is a friend. Joanie is a staff chaplain at our little hospital. Grateful for her poor judgement in men. :-) Hoping you and Dave are both well and stay safe.

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Posted on: Aug 22, 2020 at 10:05 PM

Gotta wish my former neighbor a happy (belated) birthday. Hoping that you're still able to hike, etc.?

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Mar 24, 2020 at 5:38 PM

Hope you had a good one, and be safe. Glad we can still (safely?) do stuff like this.

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Dec 03, 2019 at 6:18 PM

Have another happy birthday and a Merry Christmas. We're in the final stretch of rehearsals for our Community Chorus Christmas concerts, and I imagine you're gearing up for doing some Christmas music as well? In any case, have fun.

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Oct 22, 2019 at 5:31 PM

Happy "Belated" BD.

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Dec 19, 2018 at 8:34 PM

As always, late again. Just wishing you a Merry Christmas and a very late Happy Birthday. Hoping you are both doing well. Now to pick a couple of photos

Dec 19, 2018 at 8:16 PM
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Mar 19, 2018 at 7:29 PM

Have a good one, Old Man. I can say that cause I'm a fossil, too. :--)

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Dec 24, 2017 at 3:28 PM

As always, I'm late. The upside is that I've dallied long enough that I can combine a birthday salutation with a Merry Christmas and best wishes for a great 2018. But I feel so guilty that I'll throw in a few recent Pics as a sort of apology.

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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.