Mary Ann Rutherford Hidding

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Mary Ann Rutherford
Mary Ann Rutherford


Mary Ann Rutherford


Mary Ann Rutherford


Yes! Attending Reunion
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 (18 and Rachel (17) and live in Huntley.
Rudy, More…born 1980, married to Veronica Beatty. They have Margot (10) and Penelope (9) 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 .

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 and substituting in schools. Playing mahjongg with high school friends weekly, trying to keep fit, and healthy.

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 conciousness. I don't think the nurse even called my mother. She just sent me back to study hall.

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Feb 17, 2020 at 10:30 AM
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Feb 16, 2020 at 7:33 PM

At Joe's funeral a remembrance card was given to all the friends and family. On the card is a picture of Joe and the poem below penned by WWII pilot John Gillespie Magee, Jr.  Out of curiosity I researched the history and meaning of the poem. I encourage everyone to go to the link below the poem and gain insight into Joe and his family. It is a remarkable story.

High Flight

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds,—and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of—wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air. . . .

Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark nor ever eagle flew—
And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

Feb 12, 2020 at 8:33 PM

May all your birthday wishes come true!

Feb 09, 2020 at 5:47 PM
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Feb 05, 2020 at 8:44 PM

Wishing you a very happy birthday!

Feb 03, 2020 at 8:33 PM

Van's favorite birthday party cartoon! Sharing with you on your special day! Have a good one! MA

Jan 31, 2020 at 11:57 AM

Glad to read you are enjoying your life! Have fun while you can!

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Jan 24, 2020 at 12:07 AM

Hoping all your birthday wishes come true!

Jan 07, 2020 at 9:51 AM

Thinking of you!

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Posted on: Oct 10, 2019 at 9:14 AM

Happy Birthday, Van! Here's a cake to help you celebrate. My daughter-in-law actually baked and decorated this for my granddaughter. I am sharing with you! MA

Sep 13, 2019 at 9:31 AM
Sep 13, 2019 at 9:17 AM

Hi Mike, You certainly were missed at the reunion! Sorry to hear about all your medical issues, but happy things are getting better. I am still in CL with no plans to move. Semi-retired and working for my daughter as an optician, and substituting in Woodstock Schools for their after school program. My daughter and her family live nearby. My sons and their families live in Denmark and in Portland, OR, so I don't get to see them much except for , FaceTime. I get together weekly (or more) with all the girls who still live here and visit here often--Pam Hart, Meg Greenwell, Nanci Houston, Kathy Morgan, Gig Fues, and some other women from other classes too. We all play mahjongg once a week. It is lots of fun. We all think we are still 16! Gotta go to work. Keep in touch! MA

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