Mary Ann Rutherford Hidding

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Mary Ann Rutherford
Mary Ann Rutherford

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Mary Ann Rutherford

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Mary Ann Rutherford

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Residing In Crystal Lake, IL USA
Spouse/Partner Mike Hidding
Occupation Retired education consultant
Children Jessica. born 1970, married to Bob Heinke. They have Garrett (20 and Rachel (18) and live in Huntley.
Rudy, More…born 1980, married to Veronica Beatty. They have Margot (11) and Penelope (10) and live in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Mick, born 1982, married Grace in January 2013. They moved to Portland OR. They have a baby born July 4, 2017 named Jayden Liang Hidding .
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I have had more jobs than I can count, from bartender to keno runner to teacher to marketing to writing/editing to teaching teachers best practices in reading instruction. I retired from Scholastic Publishing in 2017 and am keeping busy helping my daughter with her optometric practice in Woodstock. I was playing mahjongg with high school friends weekly, trying to keep fit, and healthy until Covid-19 put a damper on my social life and travel. I should be organizing the house and decluttering, but binge watching TV series that I never dreamed of wasting time on has become addicting!

School Story

Most embarrassing moment was when I was literally running to study hall in the auditorium when I slipped and fell on my funny bone. The minute bell rang. I picked myself up (remember we had to wear skirts so I suppose the hall monitor got an eyefull) and as I stumbled into the auditorium I passed out. The next thing I knew I was in the nurse's office being administered smelling salts to bring me back to consciousness. I don't think the nurse even called my mother. She just sent me back to study hall.

During our annual girls' trip to Green Lake, WI, a bunch of us were talking about manicures. Who doesn't talk about manicures? It reminded me that I used to regularly give myself a manicure in Study Hall 105. I cannot believe that the teacher nor any of the people sitting near me complained! Thank God that I didn't have the nerve to also do a pedicure!

I was lucky to get a job teaching English at CLCHS after graduating from college. I also directed the plays, musicals, and sponsored the Thespian Club. During dress rehearsal for a fall play, I went up to the lighting booth to give the lighting kid some directions. When I popped my head in the door, the smell of weed was overpowering. I was so angry at the kid, and I should have turned him in immediately. However he was the only person who knew the lighting for the show, and if I reported him all the kids would be punished and the show would be cancelled. So I told him, "You are really lucky that I am not going to punish the entire cast and crew due to your poor judgement. DON'T EVER SMOKE DOPE OR ANYTHING ELSE ON SCHOOL PROPERTY." I still feel guilty for not reporting him, but since all the administrators are dead and buried now I guess I can forgive myself.

What is on your bucket list?

Visit son Rudy and his family in Copenhagen, Denmark, while they are living there.

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Wishing you a very happy birthday!

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Happy Birthday! Sharing my granddaughter's cake with you. Hope you have a fun celebration.

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Tom passed away so young. He will be missed. I am grateful to Van for providing his photo and obituary. Mary Ann Rutherford Hidding

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Hope all your birthday wishes come true!! Maybe you can get to our next reunion!

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Randy was always so fun, friendly, and kind.He lived a wonderful, productive life.He will be missed. MA Rutherford

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Hope all your birthday wishes come true!

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Happy Belated Birthday, Harry. I hope all your wishes come true!

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