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Renee Mendez
 
1986
2006

 

What did you do last night?

Spent the evening with two of my children, awaiting the arrival of my husband and third child from Calif.

What do you usually eat for breakfast?

Breakfast usually isn't a meal of mine, although when I do eat it, I love eggs.

How many hours a night do you sleep?

It's difficult for me to function on any less then 8 hours of sleep a night.

What is your favorite hour of the day/night and why is it your favorite?

Right before bed it tends to be my most relaxing time.

Where do you live now?

Kenosha, WI North of Chicago and south of Milwaukee,WI

Why did you move there?

My spouse got a job with Oceanspray.

Do you like living there? Explain.

The climate and area are nice, however, both of our families still reside in Calif. and well, it's a little far.

What did you do in the years right after high school?

Got married, attended x-ray school.

Tell us about your family? Kids? Spouses? Lovers? Partners? Divorces?

I have a wonderful family, now, our daughter Miranda is 14, Courtney is 10. and Andrew is 8, I have been married going on 9 years in Oct. to a wonderful man named Julio. This wonderful life began after a 9 1/2 year marrage to Gary Porter. It's definitely better the second time around!!!!

Do you have a job outside of your home?

I work FT at a local hospital in the radiology deptartment, do CAT scans. I split my time between 2 sister hospitals here in Kenosha. I also work call for one of the hospitals which certainly cuts into my min. 8 hrs of sleep.

Do you like your job?

I love my job. I get to help people without getting too close like nurses do.

Is it the job you thought you would have when you were back in High School and you contemplated the future?

I always knew this is what I wanted to do.

If you could have any job in the world what would it be?

I would like to own a flower shop. Everyone smiles when you give them flowers.

What was your happiest day last year?

I would call them days. And that would be vacationing w/the whole family in the BVI's.

What is your biggest regret from the last 20 years?

Not being there enough for my father prior to his death.

Do you miss high school? What things do you miss about it?

NO!!

What is one of your favorite memories from high school?

PARTIES!!

What is one of your worst memories from high school?

After the parties

Who were your best friends in high school?

Suzanne Reyes was a good friend, but then I got a boyfriend (Gary), and well, his friend became my friends, at least on the surface. Janet Brown was also a life long good friend. I found that you don't need to hang around them to have them be good friends.

Have you kept in touch with them?

I've kept in touch with Janet

How is your life different than the life you thought you would have after high school?

I never thought that I would get divorced, but then again, things happen for a reason.

Who was your favorite teacher?

I guess I didn't have one, because none of them come to mind.

What was the biggest life lesson you learned in high school?

Trust your parents, they really now what they're talking about.

Why do you want to attend a high school reunion?

Beacuse 20 yrs is a mile stone

Are you nervous about attending your high school reunion? Explain.

Yes, because I've gained a few pounds.

Do you like answering these questions?

No biggy.

Do you have any tattoos? What are they?

No.

What is your favorite food?

Seafood and mexican.

Are your parents still alive? How are they doing?

My Dad died a few years back from cancer and my mother is alive and well. It took her awhile to adjust, but is now coping

Are you happy with the way you look these days? Please explain.

Like most people I've gained a few pounds, but I have com to the conclusion that my husband loves me the way I am, and I think I'm okay with that.

If you won the lottery what would you do with the money?

Give some to the church, secure college and retirement, and travel on the rest.

Are you religious? Spiritual? Agnostic? Is there a God?

There is a God if you are willing to open your heart and mind and believe. I was born and. raised Catholic and still routiney practice the religionI

What do you watch on TV?

We enjoy the crime scene drama

What are your all-time favorite movies?

Chick flicks.

In what ways have you changed the most from high school?

Definitely more responsible emotinally and financially.

Tell us about three of your happiest experiences since leaving high school.

The birth on my children and marring my second husband

Do you talk on your cellphone while driving?

Sometimes.

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I hope I'll be able to make it to the reunion I'll try to send some pics of me and my family

Sincerely,

Renee Plata (Mendez)