My Story

My ex-husband and I met while I was working at the State of California Department of Employment as a Data Processing System Analyst. He was working for the California Department of Education at the time, and played golf with the person sitting next to me in my office. We were introduced when he came in to pick up a sleeve of golf balls that he had won in a golf tournament.

When we decided to get married, he said that he played golf every weekend, and wanted to continue to do so after we were married. I told him that was fine with me. I then told him that I didn't iron. He said that he would take his shirts to the cleaners. All was well with the world.  Well, it was for almost 35 years anyway...

My ex and I had two children, Jeanne and Curt. When our second child, Curt, was two years old, I decided to quit the job I loved to stay home and take care of the children. I was very happy I made that decision, because our 4 year old daughter, Jeanne, developed chronic glomerulonephritis, and died just before her 5th birthday. I was glad I had that time with her, and miss her to this day, over 30 years later.  I also enjoyed the time I spent driving Curt to soccer practice, baseball practice, etc. and would love to have them back again!  <g>  

CurtCurt has grown into a fine young man (don't tell him I said this, he might get a big head) in spite of dreaming of being a rock star since he was a kid.  He graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition, was the lead guitarist in a rock band (Absent Me) and works for a company that specializes in cross media marketing measurement to pay the bills.  He married Chrissy a few years ago and it's wonderful to see him so happy.  He's even happier now that they have a son, Asher.  They hope to have more someday.

My AncestorsI spend most of my time playing with my computer, playing with my Boston Terriers and reading the Woof board, not necessarily in that order. I worked part time as a webmaster until recently, and now make websites just for fun.  I put a site about my family together that includes some things that my grandfather, Clarence Coppin, remembered about life on the family farm in Pleasant Grove, California during the late 1800's  and early 1900's.  If you aren't all Coppin'd out by now, go to Coppin World. You can find quite a bit of Coppin history there.

 

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