In 1990, the members of the 25th reunion committee asked members of the Madison Central High School Class of 1965 to respond to a questionnaire that asked them to indicate, among other things, the name of their favorite teacher. Several names recurred with with astonishing (or predictable) frequency. Sadly, most of these teachers are no longer with us.
But not all our teachers are listed in the teacher obituary section on the right hand side of this blog. Some are alive and well -- and one -- Mr. Streator -- is flying to South America today.
I recently located Mr. Streator and sent him an email. His reply was prompt and enthusiastic, and it's printed below:
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 15:58:53 -0500
Yes, I am the culprit. I did teach at Central. I looked at the blog and saw some very familiar faces! It certainly would be fun to see these people again! I really enjoyed my years at Central.
I received a PhD from Purdue University and taught chemistry at Manchester College (40 miles due west of Fort Wayne and about 55 miles south-southeast from South Bend) for 35 years. I am married, have two sons and 3 grandchildren. I retired from teaching in 2000. Since then, my wife and I have traveled and I acted as a "project shepherd" (coordinator between faculty and builders) for the building of a new $17 million science center
at the college. In 2004, I went to the 50th anniversary of my high school graduation in Appleton, WI.
Currently, we live in the country on a 13 acre site with a 1 acre pond and love it. The day after tomorrow, we will be flying out to South America where we will spend a week in the mountains (12,000 feet or more) and a week in the jungle (200 feet or less).
I would love to hear about the 1965 class. If you published anything for your 40th anniversary, please let me know how I can get a copy.
Thanks for writing.
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