Mary Jo Harger George

Profile Updated: February 21, 2022
Residing In: Tucson, AZ
Children: Jeff, 1967
Laura, 1970
Full name:

Mary Jo Harger George

Number of grandchildren?

3

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Jake, Erin, Sarah

School Story:

Great memories of Monroe Grade School, the wooden floors, the cold bathrooms in the basement, the bell tower, and lots of good friends.

On to junior high and high school. Lots of mischevious fun with Jerry Haines (which we learned from her Mom, I think). 16th birthday slumber party! Basketball games, Football games! summers at Gem Beach with Jane Thompson, Penny Smith, Jean Bigham, Suellen Roberts, Cindy Olds. Dances at HB park, the "Y" after football games, all fond memories.

On to college - 2 years at Ohio State then Sue Roberts and I took a bus trip to California. We both got married within a couple of months there. (I married a guy who visited his sister in Tiffin in 1962 - we had kept in touch). Worked for the phone company in Compton (remember the infamous Watt's Riots) - I was there.

Two children, Jeff & Laura, then back to work at the telephone company for a couple of years. 1979, started at a computer company called DEC, who was eventually bought out by Compaq and then by HP. 26 years later, after a career in Operations and Sales, I retired.

Love the retirement life.

Who was your favorite teacher, coach or staff person? What story about your life since Columbian would you want to tell him or her?

9th grade English teacher - (don't remember her name). I wrote a paper (as we all did) and got a C+ on it! I was humiliated - I thought it was a great paper! And she sent all the A papers into some State writing contest. So, I got the information from her and sent mine in on my own. Guess who got "honorable mention" from the state - the only writing award our class got! Not my favorite teacher to say the least.

Are you retired? If so when did you retire and what now occupies your time and energy?

Retired - 27 years in Operations and Sales in the high tech industry.

Now, it's tennis, bridge, maybe some mahjong, or horseback riding now and then.

Many of us no longer live in Tiffin. If you don't live there any more, what is your most striking memory about Tiffin? If you still live in Tiffin, what are some of the dramatic changes that have occurred?

Monroe Grade School - I loved that old school
Hedges Boyer Park - the dances and swimming
Reed's Farm - horseback riding in the summer
Funderburg's Farm - camping by the creek with family and friends.

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Sep 05, 2022 at 10:44 AM

Have a wonderful birthday Mary Jo

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Aug 29, 2022 at 11:14 AM

Hoping life is well and happy for you and yours. Wishing you an early Happy Birthday and many more

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Sep 05, 2021 at 4:16 PM

Have a great day

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Posted on: Aug 25, 2021 at 6:57 PM

Early wishes for a very special 77 th Birthday. A long way here but hopefully another long way ahead. I am looking at 100 and thinking middle age. Have a Happy Birthday Mary Jo

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Posted on: Sep 05, 2020 at 4:56 PM

Thanks all for the birthday wishes. Much appreciated. Hope everyone is staying healthy and happy!

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Posted on: Aug 29, 2020 at 8:12 AM

Early wishes for a very happy healthy birthday Mary Jo. Time keeps ticking by and the world keeps changing but we keep plugging along. Have a great day and a safe year ahead. Happy Birthday

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Posted on: Sep 05, 2019 at 6:58 AM

ENJOY

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Aug 29, 2019 at 6:50 AM

Early Birthday wishes Enjoy your special day. Have a great 75th year. Who would if thunk.

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Jun 23, 2019 at 4:33 PM

Joy, you were an inspiration to us all to work harder and achieve more by setting the academic standard bar so high.  I remember you most in Latin class and how I wanted to sit in that “first” chair (or even next to you).  May your journey now be full of peace and love. 

 

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Wishing you an early Happy Birthday Mary Jo enjoy your special day

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:18 AM
Laura (daughter), Sarah (granddaughter), Jeff (son), Me

Jake (grandson), Erin, (granddaughter)
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Grandkids, Blake, Niki (dog), and Lindsey
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Jerrie Haines Pryor, Jane Thompson Paige, MJ, Cindy Olds
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Pam, Jane Knauer, Karen Stone, Ruth Sendlebach, Penny Smith, Suellen Roberts, Linda Keith, Me, Peggy Stone.
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Me - Freshman year. Remember when we used "spoolies" to set our hair?