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Dale Welch

Profile Updated: July 3, 2015
Dale Welch
Residing In:
Alexandria, VA USA
nurse practitioner - Primary Care Provider - retired
Alexander born 1991
Yes! Attending Reunion



Left Lima in 1974, rode my Triumph Bonneville cross country for a few months. Eventually moved to Arkansas, bought 40 acres of land, built a cabin. Worked in the log woods, drove a cross country truck, worked in a turkey plant. Had multiple adventures. I eventually got a scholarship and went to U of Arkansas, got a bachelors in nursing and worked in various ICUs. In 1984 I married a lawyer I met in undergraduate school and we moved to the Washington DC area so she could get a post doc at Georgetown. I got a masters from George Mason U as a nurse practitioner in 1991. I have held adjunct professor positons at the graduate level at GMU and Georgetown U and love teaching. Divorced since 2002, working full time for Kaiser Permanente as a primary care provider for 20 years and recently retired. My son, Alex has a degree in biochemisty and is a research scientist for a pharmaceutical co. in Richmond, VA

School Story:

I'll have to think about this. Mr Richards and choir certainly comes quickly to mind. Why was he teaching us shmucks? He was some kinda musical genius who was educated in London? I remember Mr Heffner in 10th grade biology making me write my name in 2 inch letters in the upper left corner. I remember being made to set next to Jackie White, in that same biology class, who, even in those days was delightfully top heavy, and I had to (sigh) lean over her to help her with her assignment. Lord have mercy. I remember Mr Maxwell telling us "President Kennedy is dead" in Physics.

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Where else have you lived?

In my cabin in the Ozark Mountains, Arkansas 1974-1987. Moved to the big city of Little Rock to complete undergraduate degree. Bill Clinton used to wave as he jogged by on his way to discuss state politics with Gennifer Flowers, who was well known for her various positions.

Do you still see/talk to/hang out with any classmates? Who?

Terry Hill and Dave Seitz and spouses.

What would we be surprised to know about you?

Still get a chill whenever I hear "How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place".

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Read, travel, hang with my son, read, play guitar and sing to myself till I get wary sweepy.

Places you would like to visit

Still have many places in eastern and western Europe I haven't experienced.

Favorite place to visit

Just got back from Barcelona.

Favorite movies

I mostly watch documentaries, but I appreciate the amazing graphics of the modern Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks studios. Usually I just call Rent a Kid if my son's not available.

Any words of wisdom?

Stay healthy, be mindful of each moment, be kind to others at each opportunity, and enjoy other's trenchant words of wisdom.

The thing that you would do differently if you went back to LSHS.

I guess I would like to have been less shy with all the girls I was secretly in love with (there were, like, 50 of you). As the crab says: "just kiss the girl".

Any vices?


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Mike was my best friend when my family first moved one block down from the Moores in 1956.  At that time he was a humble singing sensation after his appearance on the Arthur Godfrey show. His mom, dad and little sister, Laurie were just a delight to know.  Ray smoked a pipe and seemed to me to be a wise iteration of Will Rodgers, puffing thougtfully before putting his thoughts into words.  Mike loved nature as much as I did, and we knew the woods behind Karen Pope's house like the back of our hands.  There was a a hobo camp back by the Pennsylvania railroad tracks next to Elida Road and we would bravely spy on it, scared to death we would be caught. That woods became Westgate and mercifully a few of those ancient virgin trees remain.  I look them up whenever I get back to Lima. When we were 11-12 yo, my dad dropped us off in the Hocking Forest in SE Ohio for a few days of camping.  It was Mike, me, Terry Hill and David Fledderjohann.  It's almost unfathonable today that any parent would drop their kids off in the woods 200 miles from home and say "see you in a few days".  We were completely comfortable though and had a great adventure.  Mike would shine a flashlight under his chin when we gathered around the campfire at night and spin scary stories from his alter ego, "Dr Sardonicus". 

Mike was God's gift to all of us who knew him and he is in my thoughts and prayers.


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Aug 02, 2016 at 8:33 AM

Dave was a true friend and a generous gentle spirit.  My sympathies to his grieving family, and, thanks, Dave for being part of my life.

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Dear Arta Sue, This is what you wrote in my yearbook: "Always keep your cheerful attitude (if that's what it's called) and may the very best be yours. Never forget our little French venture (or do you want to forget it?) Maybe you'll be lucky enough to have me in your French class next year. No, seriously. Always stay so nice."

Soo...what did you mean by "have me in your French class?"

Just kidding...again. I think there is some context here that we have both forgotten?

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Haha! In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.

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