Fred Marston Mayes, Jr.

Profile Updated: August 3, 2016
Fred Marston Mayes, Jr.
Fred Marston Mayes, Jr.

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Fred Marston Mayes, Jr.

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Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In Upper Marlboro, MD USA
Spouse/Partner Dorothy
Occupation Manager, renewable energy analysis
Children Marina -- 27 -- attorney

Vitaly -- 22 -- graduate acting program
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I have worked for the Federal government since I graduated from U. of Okla. in 1970. I got married 6 days after I graduated to the same wonderful girl I'm married to today. We adopted 2 children from Russia in 1992 and 1998, and they have been blessings. It's a good thing that I keep in good physical shape, because kids don't know you're older when they ask you to play baseball or tennis! I still enjoy sports, but my main avocation is music--singing, instruments, directing, and a bit of composition. I have lived in Maryland ever since I started working for the Federal gov't., but I never lost my love for Texas. I was privileged to be selected for the Bethel Bible 2-year teacher training program, and it really opened my eyes to understanding what the Bible really means. I have no plans to retire because I enjoy my work, but when I do, I hope it's to Kiawah Island, SC.

School Story

My favorite school story involves one of our beloved teachers, Gloria Snyder. One day in the spring of 1966, I got wind of a plan some guys had set up to have a "Grub Day" and come to school looking grungy. I thought this was pretty stupid, so on the Friday of "Grub Day" I dressed up to the nines and put a sign on my back saying, "Support Grub Day." Satire, right? Well, everyone did--except Gloria Snyder. She confiscated my sign and gave it to Mr. Jeter. Eventually I wound up in his office trying to explain the unexplainable out of context. Jeter gave me 2 detentions for "UNACCEPTABLE ADVERTISING!" It didn't really matter, but I was really annoyed and held a grudge for many years. Then a few years ago when I was visiting a classmate in McKinney, I told his dad the story. His dad, who was 94 at the time, said, "Well, I bet it's hurting you a lot more than it is her." I realized that he was right and that Mrs. Snyder was just trying to do her job the best she could figure. So now I can laugh about it.

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Jan 13, 2023 at 9:31 AM

Hey, Ken--

Dorry we've lost touch; that's on me. Hope you're having success with your transportation projects. Best for your birthday!

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Vicki, Hope to see you at a reunion . Happy birthday!

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Cheryl,

All the best on your nativity!

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Jun 28, 2022 at 9:03 PM

Hey, Greg! 3/4 of a century is not bad!

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May 23, 2022 at 5:57 AM

Apologies for missing your big day. Hope you enjoyed it!

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Mar 03, 2022 at 8:46 PM

Hey, Dennis! Hope they have the 55th before we get too old to run a few football plays! Happy birthday!

Jan 20, 2022 at 10:36 AM

Ken,. Blessings to you on your (73rd?) Birthday!

Jan 16, 2022 at 3:32 PM

All the best to you today, Al!

Jan 11, 2022 at 9:05 AM

I apologize for having forgotten to include this remark previously: As a math/science major, greek letters are frequently used to represent various quantities. But I have never seen "omicron" used anywhere except in your sorority name!

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Kathy,. Happy birthday, and hope to see you at the 55th!

Sep 05, 2021 at 8:10 AM

I lived at 532 Northill for a short time and got to know Jerry. My sympathies and best wishes to his family

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