Catalina High School, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Ruth Pauliny

    I have been living in Oceanside, CA, since
graduating from the U of A. My husband and I have
done many bicycling trips, including France, New
Zealand, and most recently, Chile and Argentina.
We thoroughly enjoy meeting the people of the
area, and seeing the country up close and
personal, and this seems to be a good way to do it.

    I have 5 children, 4 sons and 1 daughter, who all
live nearby. Three sons are teachers, one son a
fireman/paramedic, and our daughter is a
pediatrician. So far we have 6 grandchildren, 6
years old and younger. So nice to be able to visit
them often and then go home to peace and quiet!

I graduated with a teaching degree and taught 6th
grade for 18 years, taking some time off to raise
my children. Teaching is a tough, but rewarding,
job, and I certainly remember the teachers that
made a difference in my education.

    In my wise "older" age, I have decided to keep a
low profile when it comes to sharing my political
and religious views. It's hard to change minds, and
too easy to make enemies!

    My hobbies/ sports include bicycling and
racquetball, although it's getting harder to find
anyone my age who wants to play anymore! We
took up golf about 3 years ago and love it, despite
the fact that it's very humbling.

    I still think of the time Gloria, Gala, and myself took
my sister's car(without her permission) for a long
ride out to the Desert Museum. We were on a dirt
road and when we rounded the curve the car hit a
soft shoulder and went up an embankment and
refused to go anymore. We got a ride back to
Gala's house from some kind person and Mr.
Crotts had to drive us back with his truck to tow the
car home. Needless to say, I wasn't too popular
when I got home. Gloria and Gala sure thought it
was funny!