Paul Hendrick

Profile Updated: May 13, 2021
Residing In: cincinnati, OH USA
Spouse/Partner: marcia
Occupation: retired english teacher
Military Service: Mass. National Guard 6 mos @ Ft. Dix  
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Marcia and I are doing well, beginning to experience some of the pitfalls of aging. I had surgery on a herniated disc October 2010 - it took a lot longer to heal at 75 than it did when I had a similar operation in 1970. One downside was that I had to miss your 45th reunion, but I'll try to make the 50th! It is always good to hear from some of you over the years. In 1976 I left WHS for St. Xavier High School, which was very like your high school experience when school was a fun place to be. I taught there for 21 years and retired in June 1997. Since then Marcia and I volunteer in several capacities - meals on wheels, communion distributors at Good Sam, etc. I became a docent at Cincinnati Art Museum in 2002 after a year of intense training in art history. Four years ago I became the first and only man to be elected chairman of the docent corps in its now 50 year history with a three year term - vice-chair, chair, past-chair. It's challenging to be tackling such a new field and is always good to be back in my comfort zone teaching English each fall for OLLI (formerly ILR) - Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - on the UC Campus. Mostly I teach the things I taught you and the guys at St. X. We still live in our small house in the woods of North Clifton, although the deer and the coyotes, an occasional fox or wild turkey, are beginning to return and claim their land. Cheers to you all! I still wear the watch you gave me on Class Day 1965. A customer at UNF a couple years ago admired my "vintage watch". I guess it is but it seems as alive and up to date today as much as all of you are. To save you the math, I was 30 in 1965!

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Jun 13, 2021 at 1:01 PM

Posted on: Jun 12, 2021 at 10:17 AM

Happy Birthday, Linda. I still remember the quiet conversation with you and Ellis after the last retreat. I hope all goes well. Marcia and I are in Llanfair in College Hill near. La Boiteaux woods where she worked as a naturalist for many years. Unfortunately, soon after we moved into our independent living apt., her Parkinson disease necessitated her move into dependent living where she gets the care she needs and I am able to visit her there unless they have another lock down because of the Covid. Stay young!!!

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May 19, 2021 at 8:55 AM

Happy Birthday, Marv. I have been counting on you for all these years since we checked out places for the senior picnic. Hope you and Rella have a great celebratory day. Paul

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Posted on: May 13, 2021 at 9:41 AM

Happy Birthday, Barb -Hope to see you again at some '65 reunion. You were an important person contributing to the spirit and accomplishments of that class. All best wishes!

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May 01, 2021 at 7:46 AM

Happy belated birthday - I enjoyed scrolling down and reading all the wishes there. Are all of my kids really turning 75 this year? For me it's going to be 86. I guess the older we get the more we become contemporaries.

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Posted on: Mar 07, 2021 at 3:56 PM

Hope you've had a good birthday. Someday I'll have to tell you about Yellow Cat who came up from the woods to live with us - got neutered on the kitchen table by a house-call vet - ended up costing a fortune with his feline aids, but how we did love him! Here in the old folks home, our floor kind of shares in visits from Cinder a neighbor's beautiful totally black cat. It's almost like having a pet but knowing I won't have to hold him on my lap and pet him as his life leaves him as I did with our last two cats at home in Clifton - sisters we adopted and never let out so they lived a healthy, happy life with us for almost 20 years. No shots even until their final ones on my lap. It's been fun reading all your messages from '65 era. I've added two new books by former students (to Emily Myers's) to my authors I have taught shelf - Herbie Dietz's and Ron Crutcher's. Talk to you soon - next time I need help with the computer.

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Mar 04, 2021 at 10:34 AM

Your book arrived on "the shelf" outside my apartment yesterday evening. I've already skimmed through and find it fascinating. Your remembrance of Ann Davis stirs up many memories of my next door WHS neighbor - She was a fiercely independent woman. Today is set aside for organizing tax stuff and then I can tell you many stories of her strengths and biases. Do you have my e-mail - paulhendrick@fuse.net -?

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Posted on: Feb 20, 2021 at 10:58 AM

Happy Birthday, Mark - so many memories, all of the good.

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Posted on: Feb 18, 2021 at 9:42 AM

Happy Birthday former Class of 65 advisee and then a great across the hall faculty fiend. (Oops - I think I dropped an r in there. Many memories. LP

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Feb 12, 2021 at 10:54 AM

I LOVED WHAT ROBIN SAID IN HER TRIBUTE TO DOTTIE: It saddens all of us Bulldogs when one of us passes. STAY SAFE ALL OF YOU BULLDOGS!!!

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Posted on: Nov 30, 2020 at 10:08 AM

Happy Birthday, Bob. So many memories of your friendship and support. You became a veterinarian, didn't you? And it seems I remember reading your mother died recently. If I'm wrong about these, forgive me - I AM 85 after all.

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Nov 22, 2020 at 9:52 AM

Happy Birthday, Carol - many memories of and from your class and classroom. I remember how obnoxiously I used to pronounce your last name -- K--noop. Paul

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Nov 19, 2020 at 9:23 AM

Happy Birthday, Portia - I remember you well - a key tile in the Class of 65 mosaic. Paul

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Nov 14, 2020 at 9:32 AM

Seeing that smile and remembering that height brings back wonderful memories of Mike.  I'm saddened to know about his recent health problems.  He was a good man.  Seeing his name and Cleon's linked with that wonderful story of his snow clearing makes me miss them both.

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Nov 12, 2020 at 2:29 PM

Posted on: Nov 08, 2020 at 10:03 AM

Happy upcoming birthday, Phyllis. Many memories of those years at WHS. I like the career you followed and Jennifer's success. On the eve of your birthday I'll be presiding over a group I began here at Llanfair in College Hill - bi-weekly "Poetry Night". We'll be sharing poems about war and honor for veterans. All best -Paul

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Nov 02, 2020 at 4:15 PM

Posted on: Nov 02, 2020 at 9:31 AM

Happy Birthday, Fred. I so enjoyed being a docent with your sister at CAM. She did the most thoughtful and attractive floral arrangements during bi-annual Art in Bloom. Hope all goes well.

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