BECKY YOUNG RICHARDS

Profile Updated: August 15, 2009
Residing In: Salt Lake City, UT
Spouse/Partner: Robert
Occupation: Home maker
Children: Tayor born 11/03/79
Jordan born 7/22/83
Warner born 10/2/85
Eliza born 8/22/88
William More…born 7/6/90
Caitlin(niece)1/7/84
Yes! Attending Reunion
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After those glorious days at East, I went to the U of U and graduated. I went back to school immediately and got my masters in Special Ed. I met Robb at the beginning of college and we were married after I graduated and he had gone off to Dental School at Georgetown University in WDC. We lived there for four years and both worked for Sen. Jake Garn. I did computor entries and he was a senate page everynight after school. He ran the elevators. Way back then they were manual. Way Back Then!!!! I also taught special ed for Fairfax County.
We then joined the Navy and moved to San Diego. One year out of the three we spent in Okinawa, Japan. We had our first born...Taylor, "made in Japan," like everything else.
We finished our last year in San Diego with the Navy and then moved back to Richmond Virginia where Robb specialized in endodontics. (That is brain surgery on a tooth incase that doesn't sound familiar to you)
We spent two years there and had another boy, Jordan. We moved back to Salt Lake in the same neighborhood as Bill Larson and Jim McCullough. We have been here ever since. We had three more children, Warner, Eliza and William.
We also helped raise our great niece Caitlin. It was nice to have two daughters with all those boys around.
We have loved travelling, golfing, biking, boating, skiing, and snowmobiling, which is Robb's greatest passion. I am a good sport cause it is so dang cold!!! Yellowstone is our January trip. Most people go in the summer, but not us. We pack up the winter gear and trailor the snowmobiles up in the dead of winter.
We have five kids and one niece and she is the only one married. Whats wrong with this picture? Either I am too nice and they never want to move out or they are misfits not fitting in?? Go figure. They are great kids. My last just graduated from Highland.
So, now we are gray haired and wrinkly. Isn't it great! I am going to be the oldest grandma...but so much fun....if my kids ever marry.

School Story:

I have such a vivid memory of when Bill Larson moved over to East from Highland his sophomore year. I was in science and he walked in wearing one of those swiss looking cable sweaters, blue. The girls all thought he was "hot" and he was the newest arrival to East...a new face.
I remember the parties at Terry Landa's house. We would dance into the night. Then there were the Ward shows down on 15th. Tubing in the gullly. Sleep overs...we still had them. So we could sneak out at night. Nancy Holt and I use to skip school and buy a pie at the Smiths on 6th avenue. We would drive to the cemetary and eat the whole thing. We knew we wouldn't get caught there.
Remember the mink coats we bought at the D.I. Becky Carr and Carolyn Cannon, Ann Wilkinson and I think Sherrie Sorbonne. We wore those coats around...why I don't know.

Who was your favorite East High Teacher? Why?

I liked my french teacher, what's her name and the science teacher, what's his name. See, I liked them so much that I can't remember their names but they were great teachers.

What is the funnest thing you have done recently?

Everyday there is something fun going on. Just getting out of bed and hearing the cracks is pretty fun. I venture to say I am not alone. You try to keep in shape and age just does a number on you!

If you could have a "do-over" for one year or event in your life, what would it be, and why"

I would love to go back in time when my brothers and sisters were all home and life was normal. My mom, Wilma, would cook something tasty. Some of you remember Wilma and our dog Winston. (Richard Bradley...you named your bassett hound after ours...Churchhill.) Wilma loved to have my friends over and there was always something in the oven, pie, sweet rolls, even left overs were good. She loved my friends. The family room was a happening spot.

How have your priorities changed in the last 10 years?

Relationships are much more important to me now, with my own family members and friends and relatives.
My expectations of what I expect of myself have changed. I can be really hard on myself.
I still wish there were more hours in a day. I am a late nighter and an early riser. There is so much to do in a day and not nearly enough time. Maybe one day when I am older, I will be bored with nothing to do, but not now.

Who would you most like to have lunch with?

Michael Jackson, but it is a little late for that.
Maybe Obama. That could be interesting.
My high school girlfriends...this Saturday. Yea!
And the High School boys...yes of course.

Summarize the most important things you have learned since 1969.

Do not wait 'til life is perfect to enjoy it. Never put off the things you want to do til you're older, because we are older and now it is getting harder.
I try to be accepting of all kinds of people. I try to be positive. That is not always easy.

What question would you like to answer that hasn't been asked? Please answer it.

Who in the heck is running a marathon or doing the Lotoja? My hat is off to you!

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Hppy Birthday Becky!! Hope all is well with you and your family!!!!!

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