Laurene Donaldson Madsen

Profile Updated: April 14, 2010
Laurene Donaldson
Residing In: Kodiak, AK USA
Spouse/Partner: Charles
Occupation: Librarian and Educator
Children: Daughter Liz 31, Sons Scot & Charlie, 28 & 26, Liz has a son, Aiden who is 4. Charlie recently moved More…to Chicago, Liz & Scot both live in Alaska.
Yes! Attending Reunion

My family moved to T.L. from Fairfax in 1962 (5th grade), and although I had to move to Fresno after our 8th grade year at Vallecito, I have many fond memories of the 4 years we lived in TL; the friendships and the laughs. Imagine the shock when my father got transferred to Fresno at the start of the glorious music coming out of SFO! After surviving 5 years there, I headed out to Alaska, following some old TL friends to Kodiak to pursue living in the country. They all left, and I got left behind as I married someone from Kodiak, and the rest is history. I've been in the pursuit of knowledge and happiness ever since. I love to travel and my mantra is, "have suitcase, will travel". Life is short, stay awake!

School Story:

My favorite was the time we had this 80+ year old sub in Eisenberg's class and during a movie we moved everybody's books from the sides of their desks (remember those tiny things that held the extra stuff?) and threw them out the open window; so when the sub told us to get our books out..guess what?
Oh yeah, the time i cracked my head open on a doorknob was pretty hilarious too...

What Grammar School did you attend in Terra Linda?

Don Timoteo Elementary

Which Junior High School did you attend?

Vallecito Jr. High

If you can't attend the reunion, is there a message to old friends and classmates?

I'm unsure, i want to come, but it's tough from Alaska. It's great to read about your lives and what's happened since 1966!