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Class of 1959
Jack M. Miller
Jack M. Talsky
Richard W. "Rick"
Stephen G. Headley
Jack M. Talsky
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Message to Classmates: You all have a special place in
my heart and memories. Thank you for being part of such a great
time in my life.
School Activities: Not a whole heck of a lot I guess......Track
for 3 years...Cosmopolitan Club, attended school every day. Slept
a lot in most of my classes. Missed a couple of boats somewhere
along the way.
Life Update: Let's see....I went to Long Beach CC first
after graduating. Then rushed headlong into USC's School of Architecture,
amazed to get accepted. Had to promise the school and my parents
I would not ever run again to get in the school. The first day
of registration a kid from Pius X was behind me bragging about
his 9.9 100 in high school. We ended up neighbors in the dorm
and both in school of architecture. He went out for freshman
track and I started working out to just stay healthy. One day
Coach Jesse Mortenson (10 straight NCAA titles) saw me jogging
and said "Hey Kid, come over and run a 220 with these guys."
So I did and I beat two guys who had been State champs in '59.
So the coach said again, "Run another one." And I beat
them both again. They were legendary runners and also NCAA champs
and All Americans that year. That is how I made the USC Track
Team. I never beat them again. Because of my working out I ended
up in trouble in the school of architecture. I made it the first
year ok, but the second year I decided to earn a spot on the
mile relay. USC at that time had the fastest mile relay in the
world. I devoted myself to working out that fall and ended up
with some pretty solid F's in school...At the end of the season
in May I was told I could drop with W's but never come back to
the school of architecture. I switched to history and graduated
in 1964 a 3 year varsity letterman and with a lifetime pass to
all USC athletic events.
When Jack Jakubik was growing up fixing helicopters in France
when Kennedy was shot, I was on my way to my French class that
morning still a child in many respects.
I married my present wife in July of '64, and worked one year
in an effort to get myself back into the School of Architecture.
I had now realized that I had some talent and interest in this
field. I was required by the school to pass a kind of SAT for
architecture and I scored extremely high. They readmitted me
and I graduated again in 1969. On that day, if you can picture
it, my two sons were about 3 feet high or less and were there
to watch me get my degree. As I walked up to the podium, my oldest,
David, was peaking over a fence with his little brother Jeff
next to him, and said, "Hi Daddy". It was really beautiful
and still is right this minute.
I became licensed in 1972, and worked in the field until 1975
when my father died and I became president of his trucking company.
This is where I may have earned my stripes in life....baptism
by fire...in the fires of hell, I must say. I went to the trucking
company for one or two days and stayed there for 18 years until
May of 1993. I won every fight I had with the Teamsters....and
at the same time had the respect and friendship as much as is
possible with my employees.
I finally had grown up.
Closing the trucking company gave me enough money to educate
myself about computers and Computerized design and drafting.
I now teach AutoCAD once in awhile and I am currently working
as a consultant at the Los Angeles World Airports....LAX. Eventually
I will be doing a lot of 3d architectural walk-through type stuff,
but for now I am redrawing all the terminals at the airport..I
have a crew.
Along the way I learned to draw and spent a few years being an
artist. Mostly pencil.
When I was 50 I managed to run pretty well again and was ranked
number 10 at the end of the season in the 400 meters and 20 in
the 100 and 21 in the 200 in the U.S. of A. I was number 2 in
all three in California. I am hoping to get back to it this year
after 10 years of lousy happenings.
That is about it, except you all who knew me as quiet and shy......you
can see here that I like to talk, and I am not shy anymore.....I
still do not dance except if drunk or forced to by a pretty woman.
Hobbies/Fun: I still count running as a
hobby, computer graphics as it relates to architecture, talking
to people, drawing....
Car - Millikan Days: No car....my parents had a 57 Plymouth
Savoy. I took Marty Greenberg onto Studebaker Road one night
about a week after my dad brought it home. I got it up to 100
and about at the rec building in the park...at Wardlow Road I
think, a guy was pulling onto Studebaker...I hit the brakes as
hard as I could and we screamed by that guy at 60 miles per hour......Marty
vowed to never ride with me again. I usually hitched a ride with
Tom Leedom in the 10th grade, before he transferred to Lakewood,
and later in the 12th I got a ride sometimes with Brian Chad.
Tom used to charge us 50 cents a week for gas.
STEPHEN G. HEADLEY
Occupation(s): BUSINESS OWNER - HARBOR SHIP
ELECTRIC CO., WILMINGTON
Web Sites: www.hseco.com
Message to Classmates: I HOPE THE LAST 40 YEARS HAVE BEEN
GOOD TO YOU AND YOU ARE ENJOYING YOUR "GOLDEN" YEARS!!
School Activities: CHASING GIRLS AND CRUSING THE BLVD.
Life Update: PRESENTLY LIVING IN HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA., MARRIED
TO JORDANITE TALLENE CAMPBELL FOR THIRTY YEARS, ONE SON JASON,
29 AND ONE DAUGHTER DEBORAH FROM PREVIOUS MARRIAGE TO JUDI HARDEN,
MILLIKAN CLASS OF 1958. WE OWN AND OPERATE A SMALL ELECTRICAL
WHOLESALE BUSINESS IN WILMINGTON SERVING THE PORTS OF LONG BEACH
AND LOS ANGELES SINCE 1979.
WE ENJOY BOWLING, (at least Tallene does) TRAVELING, ACTIVITIES
WITH OUR CHURCH (CALVARY CHAPEL, COSTA MESA) AND VISITING WITH
OUR GRANDKIDS IN SEATTLE.
Hobbies/Fun: MY HOBBIE IS COLLECTING CUSTOM MADE KNIFES,
BOATING AND MOTOR CYCLING. TALLENE ENJOYS SHOPPING, BOWLING,
SHOPPING, TRAVELING, SHOPPING AND MAKING RESERVATIONS.
Car - Millikan Days: 1949 FORD 4DR.
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