Nancy Linda January:  

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McLain High SchoolClass of 1970
Tulsa, OK
Tahlequah, OK
Tulsa, OK
Tulsa, OK

Nancy Linda's Story

After high school I moved around quite a bit. Worked for a vet and learned dog grooming. While looking for work, I got tired explaining that nobody called me by my first name. Everyone called me "Linda." Finally, I just gave up (all the applications asked for my first name) and started using "Nancy." So nearly everyone calls me "Nancy" now.Almost everyone I knew before '79 still calls me "Linda." In '73 I graduated from Trinity Bible College in Tulsa (diploma--no degree), married a classmate there, moved to Arkansas, then Louisiana, had two children, divorced, and finally moved back to Tulsa with the kids. Married Donnie January from Jay in 1980. I've been married to my wonderful husband twenty-nine years. We have three children (two in graduate school and one is a Master Carpenter) and eleven grandchildren (The Grands). Five years ago, we bought a cabin in Delaware County and are quite content. The Grands are close enough to see regularly, but far enough away that coming to visit is a special event. We've tried to spoil them, but The Grands spoiled us first. We've figured out that being grandparents is not about spoiling The Grands, but about making meaningful memories with them. Among other things, we do this by taking each Grand on a 3 to 4 day road trip in the year he/she turns twelve. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for all of us. I didn't attend "real" college until '86. Went to TJC, then NSU. Graduated in '90 with a BA in Secondary English Education. I taught English and Journalism at Big Cabin then Adult Basic Education for the Department of Corrections. It was a short run. Disability forced my retirement from the classroom in '96. I a...Expand for more
lso owned a small newspaper between teaching jobs. Thanks to the Internet, I've returned to school and will be graduating from Jones International University in a few months with my M.Ed. in Adult Education and Administration with a specialization in eLearning Technology and Design. I am already using this coursework to collaborate with other people and organizations to create an online program of studies in Universal Biblical Ethics. I've had some articles published in local newspapers, a few poems in anthologies, and a small book that is more often downloaded than sold in print. I've edited two books and have just completed the first draft of my first novel. And I'm learning to play the Native American Flute. My next plan is to earn a Doctorate at Northeastern University in Boston. Why? Well, I'm in a competition with my daughter and youngest son who are both in graduate school (we've placed bets on who will complete the doctorate first), I want to set an example for my grandchildren to follow (if an old lady in a wheelchair can do it, they have no excuse not to), and it will keep my brain from rusting. In March 2010 I was finally diagnosed with Cushing's Syndrome (which explains the excessive weight gain and muscle weakness). It is caused by a tumor, but the doctors are undecided about the best treatment, so I'm in limbo. But life is great! I've got a great family, good friends, a strong faith, terrific experiences, good education, comfortable home, and too much to do to get it all done in one lifetime. Yeah, I'm spoiled! I have two blogs. One about my life in general and one about living with Cushing's. Can't put the URL's on here, though.
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1990 NSU Graduation
McLain Graduation
8th Grade
1990 High School Grad

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