Profile Updated: July 2, 2019
Class Year: 1967
Residing In: Katy, TX USA
Occupation: Supervisor, Facility Operations
Yes! Attending Reunion
What elementary school(s)did you attend?

I attended Burbank for the first grade and then transferred to DeChaumes.

What Jr High (s) did you attend?


What street(s) did you grow up on?

East Sunnyside

Do you or your family still live or own your house that you grew up in?


Do you see or hang out with any class mates? Who?

No - I wish I could - I lost track of just about everyone when I graduated early (mid-term). I was originally set to graduate in June but I had all my credits in and graduated in January instead.

What would we be surprised to know about you?

That I like to ice skate - I took Ice Dancing for years - never could roller skate worth a darn but ice skating was a lot of fun.

Where was your favorite HS hangout?

I don't think I ever had one - I didn't have a car so my movements were pretty limited.

List your siblings and year.

Allen Dale Taylor (Class of 69- deceased)
Jamie Dee Taylor (she went to Aldine - we moved after I graduated from SH)
Mary Frances Taylor (deceased)
John Glenn Taylor

School Story:

Graduated in January, 1967. Attended Business School for a year and then began working in the Oil & Gas Industry (where I am today).

What did you want to do or think you were going to do when you finished high school?

I knew I wanted to work in the Oil & Gas field - just didn't know what or why..

What and where was your 1st job? Do you remember how much you were paid?

As a telephone solicitor - can't remember but it wasn't a lot.

Favorite Quote

Never regret, if it's good, it's wonderful; if it's bad, it's experience.

Famous or interesting people you've met?

Richard Nixon, Pat Nixon, John Wayne, Sammie Davis Jr.

Ever been on TV? Tell us all about it.

When I met a special friend coming back from Viet Nam who had been a prisoner of war - the media was there.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I enjoy reading mostly or crocheting - keeps my hands and mind busy.

Name something you dearly love. and why?

Reading - it's like watching a movie without the commercials. You learn things (whether you wanted to or not).


I have worked in the Oil & Gas Industry since 1968 - in a variety of positions. I have enjoyed it through thick and thin. I married late (33) and was married for many years to the same man. We did some traveling and enjoyed the time we had. My husband passed away in 2017. It is a little lonely right now but time will heal. I am getting ready to retire (finally) in February 2020. Looking forward to not getting up before dawn (maybe) and just doing what comes naturally each day.

LAWANDA's Recent Comments

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Oct 10, 2019 at 4:01 PM

Finally retiring on December 2, 2019 after 37 years with the same company. I didn't think it would get here. I have enjoyed what I do but it is definitely time to let go and do something else - like relax a little. I have my hobbies to keep my mind and hands busy and my dog for company so I think I will be fine. It's a little scary giving up the paycheck for fixed income but it had to happen some day.

RANDY TOLMAN New comment added.
Dec 27, 2017 at 3:53 PM

Posted on: Dec 23, 2017 at 8:26 AM

Happy Birthday to you Lawanda!