Profile Updated: November 26, 2010
Class Year: 1976
Residing In: houston, TX USA
Homepage: duke_57@hotmail.com
Occupation: Receiving, Goodman Mfg Corp.
Children: two daughters, Sohe' 1982 and Giuliana 1988
Yes! Attending Reunion
What elementary school(s)did you attend?

Dechaulmes and Northline

What Jr High (s) did you attend?


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

I see Kevin Stripling who lives around the corner from me. And also Andy who owns tri lumber.

What would we be surprised to know about you?

I have found that thru all the tragedies of my life, the greatest triumphs lay enveleped inside them.After the loss of my mom, My relatoinship with G-d deepened. And after my brother's death in early 2010, I know that G-d along with our love for others, is the only reality that exists. Everything else that exists outside of us is just an illision that we all get caught up in and believe to be true because we mistakenly measure life thru our five senses.G-d never pushes you up in life before he throws you down.And the greater the fall, the higher the rise.When I was young I went to every beer joint and dance hall on Airline I could find.Not to say dancing is bad . I love to dance. But as my life grows shorter I know when I stand before G-d, He's going to ask me What did I do with my life. I want to be able to say I did the best I could with what I was given. What he gave was me was the responsibility to keep my mind on Him and to love others. Also few people know my wife is from Chile South America. We have a home on the Chilean coast, so if hard times hit the U.S., and it will, we'll have a place to go. Also finally the best friends I have had came from Sam Houston. Many people have come and gone in my life, but many of my friends from S.H. will stay for a lifetime.And finally 34 yrs after his death, I still think of Darrell Van Dyke.there are Some friends that leave your life, but they never leave your heart. What a great guy.

Where was your favorite HS hangout?

The back parking lot. We used to cut class just so we could hang out there. One guy, I think his name was Skinner had a 57 cheve bellaire. We would ride up and down Hardy all the time.

List your siblings and year.

Danielle class of 1977 And my brother Derrick

School Story:

I would't do it today or encourage it, And I didn't tell my kids untill after they were out of schooll . We would race down Hardy during lunch. The funnest thing I ever saw was in the Harris county county Fair at Northling Mall prking lot in 1974. We had a group of kids from ag [FFA] that took out steers to show at the fair. Dr. Frankie a judge from Texas A.M. had us walk our steers in a circle around him. There were other kids from the county competing as well. As we all walked in as circle, totaling about 25 steers, Kenin Stripling's steer sat down on his hind legs like a dog three times and the judge never saw it as his back was turned each time. You'll have to ask Kevin about that one

Favorite Quote

"There is not a blade of grass that grows that does not have an angel telling it to grow." Rabbi Yehuda ashlag. Jewish mystic and kabbalist "Is it not I, Hashem. There is no other god besides Me; ther is no other rightous god besides Me and no savior other than me. Isaiah 45:21 Hebrew translation. I am the one who forms light and creates darkness; Who makes peace and creates evil;I am Hashem, Maker of all these. Isaiah 45:7 Hebrew translation