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Lauri Carrick

Profile Updated: December 2, 2021
Lauri Carrick
Lauri Carrick

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Lauri Carrick

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Lauri Carrick

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Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In:
Westford, MA USA
Occupation:
retired school counselor
Children:
Nicholas, born 1981
Julia, 1984
Comments:

I moved to Massachusetts with my late husband in 1980 looking for a short term adventure. Here I am still! My husband (Bela Csikesz, class of 1971, Woodside Priory) died of a brain tumor in 2011. I worked in schools as a school psychologist or school counselor for 34 years. I retired in 2014. Now I do what I used to like to do more often. I ride a road bike, hike, read, travel, and take advantage of the cultural opportunities in Boston (Boston Ballet, Handel & Haydn, MFA, etc.).

I also have four grandchildren, all of whom are living in Massachusetts so I guess I am here for the duration, but I sure miss California.

School Story:

My family moved to Palo Alto from Santa Barbara at the beginning of my second semester of my junior year. It was not an easy time to move, but I met some really wonderful people and appreciate the experiences I had for the short time I was at Paly.

John Abrams was really friendly and supportive. My French background was not commensurate with what was needed in the French class at Paly and John tried to help me out. I persevered though and still love the language.

I remember AP English with Mr. Vittetoe the most. He seemed both world weary (or at least weary of teaching teenagers) but to be interested in getting us to think.

Do you want to NEVER hear from a Paly Reunion again?

No

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Posted on: Jun 10, 2022 at 6:02 AM

The view from your AirBnB looks wonderful. I hope it has a decent kitchen so you aren't too frustrated when cooking. I'm glad to hear you are taking the moving challenges in stride. It's a lot to deal with.

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Happy Birthday! It must be fun to have a shared birthday. Enjoy your special day!

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Posted on: Feb 04, 2022 at 6:15 AM

How fortunate you are to be traveling to Kauai in the company of your son's family. Hawaii is a wonderful place and to enjoy it with family is going to be the best.

I have one recommendation (besides reef safe sun screen). I was going to go on a star gazing tour to the top of Mauna Kea on the Big Island but regretfully canceled because it involved being in a van with 14 other people. They claimed to have a strict mask policy but I just was feeling too nervous about the possibility of catching omicron. I did however, have an opportunity for marvelous star gazing while walking to the lava viewing site at night in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. I don't know what kind of star gazing opportunities there are in Kauai but look for a good place. I learned that you can see more stars in Hawaii than anywhere else in the United States. You can see not only the Northern Hemisphere stars but some of the Southern Hemisphere stars. I also learned (afterwards) that you should have a flashlight with a red filter when viewing stars as your eyes acclimate better to the dark. So if it's not too late to acquire a small flashlight with a red filter, tuck one into your suitcase. Have a wonderful time!

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Posted on: Jan 15, 2022 at 8:13 AM

I sure did! Armed with N95s and a negative Covid test , I braved the security line with the sloppy mask wearers and the airplane with the hostile man behind me who thought he would
take his mask down (we exchanged words-FYI during check in, you have to sign a statement saying you will wear a mask at all times unless taking a sip of water or a bite of food but will pull mask up between bites/sips). Plans have changed as friends and family have different levels of risk assessment. Most of my visits will be outside which is not a hardship when it’s 4 degrees in Massachusetts and you are in the Monterey Bay Area and Big Sur. I usually stay with friends but am staying in motels instead. Now there is a tsunami warning! I’ll be cautious on my morning walk to Capitola Beach. Thank you for asking.

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Roger and Ann, I am just stunned. How sad and tragic and heartbreaking for all of you. I know you are strong people and will find a way to go forward but grief can be overwhelming. Thinking of Mason losing his mother at such a tender age is so sad. It’s so hard on any child but it may be especially hard for him with the high functioning autism. Take good care of him and of each other.

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What a beautiful photo of your barn. How accommodating of the alpacas to look at the camera!

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Posted on: Oct 11, 2021 at 6:11 AM

Regarding people with red hair and experience of pain, well I am just so surprised. My brother, my sister and her two boys all have red hair so this is relevant information. One never knows what one will learn from the Amphitheater - chat site.

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Thank you for sharing such a touching memory of your sister.

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