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Linda (Lewis) Crossley

Linda Lewis

31 Black Fawn Lane
Westcliffe, CO
Home: 719-783-3347



What song most reminds you of your school days?  
You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
What teacher most influenced you? 
Miss Ogle
Who were your best friends at Central?
Sherry Winfrey, Rose McQueen
What is your most memorable experience at the reunions?
Have only been to the 10 year.  Too long ago to remember.
What is your most memorable experience at Central?
I only went my Jr. & Sr. Years to Central after having moved from my native Texas.  I found everyone very friendly and loads of fun.  Wish I could have gone all my high school years at Central so I could have known everyone better. 
My Life Since Graduation
I am married to Hal Crossley and we have 6 children and 9 grandchildren.  The sixth child being our granddaughter who we legally adopted.  Emily is now 12 and entering the 7th grande. We have 4 boys, all residing in CA with their families, and one daughter in Princeton, MA with her family. Hal & I retired from our jobs in CA and moved to Westcliffe, CO.  It's an absolute gorgeous place and a very well kept secret.
 It's great not working anymore for a huge corporation,(I worked 28 years for the BNSF RR),  but my work is endless with Emily.  She is quiet the athlete and participates in all sports.  Back to our home in Colorado.
The elevation was hard getting use to as our house sits about 8900'.  We can look out our windows at the view of the Sangre de Cristo mountains. And if you want deer and elk, we have it so come and see us.
Hal is also an ordained minister, and over the past 15 years, we have made annual trips to the Philippines.
  We have a bible college in Tacloban Leyte as well as youth centers we support on various islands.  We go every year to check on everything and it always humbles me when I go back.  Americans have it so wonderful and our youth really want for nothing.  I wish all American youth could go to a third world country and stay for a week.
Wish I could make the 45th reunion but am not sure as of yet.  I wish the very best to the very best class alive - the class of '65.