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Diane Rouda Abell

Profile Updated: June 20, 2009
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Class Year:
1968
Residing In:
Patchogue, NY USA
Occupation:
Landscape Architect/Park Planner
Children:
Joshua, born 1974; Ariel, born 1977,
Grandson, Skylar, born 2001
Yes! Attending Reunion
Comments:

Since BHS, I've attended one semester of Nursing School at Boston University, traveled to and throughout Israel and back, traveled across Canada and back, raised two great kids, went back to school to get my BLA of Landscape Architecture, work for the National Park Service (which I still do). Now, I look very forward to retirement, so I can pursue my photography interests and just play. I've earned it, I think.

I was in Bethel a few years ago, for the first time in approximately 35 years. It amazed me how small everything seemed. As an adult, scales and perceptions have certainly changed.

School Story:

Being one of the Rouda Twins was a distinction, no doubt.

High School was certainly a period of ups and downs, some big, some small. Ups were always being with friends, attending football and basketball games, passing grades, class plays, music, and parties. Let's not forget the parties. :-)

Downs were Vietnam War, loss of classmates to car accidents, my broken legs & crutches, and some miserable classes (American history & Spanish, for me), failing grades.

Interests/Hobbies:

Nature and wildlife photography
Birding
Progressive Politics
Environmental Health

Where else have you lived?

Not in any particular order (I moved a lot):

New York City, NY
San Francisco, CA
Sdot Yam kibbutz, Israel
Indian, AK
Montreal, Canada
Syracuse, NY
Cape Cod, MA
Montclair, NJ

Famous or interesting people you've met?

Where name-dropping is acceptable:

Richard Smith, painter
Charlie Rose, PBS interviewer
Isabella Rosselini, actor

What are some of the more "unique" places you have visited?

Again, not in any particular order:

Marseilles, France
Crossed Canada from Maine to Alaska, stopping to visit Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Regina, Banff Provincial Park, Lake Louis, Whitehorse, and more.
Traveled throughout Israel, inc Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Masada, Golan Heights, Eilat, and more.

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