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Therese Hercher

Profile Updated: July 8, 2017
Residing In
Okemos, MI USA
Occupation
Writer
Children
Only of the feline persuasion: Suzie, about 8 years old, Leo (Big Boy), DOB 11/14/04.
Curriculum

Commercial Art

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My life's continued its richness beyond the Commercial Art curriculum at Cass. I've lived well and loved much, (but laughed NOT OFTEN ENOUGH :o) Have made exciting friendships, adopted sweet, sassy 4-legged rascals (which the IRS won't let me claim as dependents (meeeeowww!). I've been active in Libertarian politics and in my career in general. That career's rich in its own riight, so challenging and diverse (Communications, Media, Medical and Legal venues). Graduated Oakland University 1979 with honors in English B.A.--which, surprise!--turned out to be my true art: writing. I worked nonstop full-time '67 to 2012, when a lay-off silenced my career. The message seems to be: start the next chapter. I'm still figuring out where to begin, but am not hurrying. I told myself I'm through being rushed. It's great to be the boss-of-me.

School Story

What I remember about Cass is endless flights of stairs, endless bus-rides there and back, hallguards, elevator operators, 'ironed" hair, fierce competition; my perfect attendance record; the enigmatic Sam Garfinkel in our Charcoal drawing class, perennially clad in impeccable tweedy suits (vest, tie, white shirt, the works - he never seemed to get charcoal on anything, either); I remember the outdoor drawing sessions where Masonic Temple park and Plum Street became our alternative classroom; the easy friendships of black and white students, the excellent instructors, the affected snobbery of the S&A students :o); the talented Nancy Cuthbert, the wise Mike Stein, the handsome Gary Jones. Overall, I remember the joy of (pinch-me!) just BEING there, being proud telling people what school I attend....

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Posted on: Feb 19, 2018 at 10:23 PM

Thank you Kathy, for posting these 15 pictures to add to those from CT's 40th Reunion.

It was THIS particular reunion (the 40th) that I cherished most, it was for me the sweetest of all reunions. From its warm milieu, to the gabby energy from the front desk sign-in continuing throughout the night, I loved it all, loved reuniting again with the students from my commercial art homeroom, loved the meal and the music, the soft and kind mellow back-lighting.... we all seemed on top of our game, interested and sassy and hot :o). --I remember too that it was probably the last year I could confidently wear stiletto heels without weaving all over the place :o( that I remember well and wistfully)....

So anyway, Kathy, thanks for these 40th reunion pictures, I’ll add them to the others, and enjoy another walk --in flats-- down memory-lane…

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Posted on: Jul 08, 2017 at 7:21 PM

Thank you Mark B. and Mark P. for keeping Joe's memory alive for us, his classmates. His beautiful smiling face is as crystal clear to me as if I had just seen him in Mr. Noyer's art class yesterday.

Thank you for your service. Joe. Rest in peace, dear friend.
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Posted on: Sep 17, 2016 at 10:26 AM

Hi, Richard,
Did you work at Volkswagen? You look familiar - I worked there in Troy from 1980-1983, in Legal dept, then Electrical Engineering
Therese Hercher, Class of '67

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Posted on: Sep 06, 2015 at 7:04 PM

Well, HELLOOOOOOooooo there, Valerie Pelkey! I wondered about you for so long, since losing track of you when I lived in Bloomfield Twp. Remember when we bumped into each other at that flowershop (Jacobsen’s, I think it was called) around the corner – on Long-Lake Road – I lived almost across the street from that area, on Telegraph, I had stopped in to pick up some flowers, and ran smack dab into you working there, and I think you must’ve lived close-by. I truly regret not getting more into a regular connecting with you, because before I knew it, you were gone! – I’ll write more in a direct message to you….

Thanks!
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Posted on: Aug 27, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Hi David,
A fellow Cass Tech grad of yours, here to wish you a Happy Birthday on September 7! I and my twin sister Rose were also born that day -- anyway, I just thought I'd pass the greeting along while I'm on this site that I visit far too little -- I had a great time at our 40th graduation Cass Tech anniversary in Dearborn, if I'm at the 50th, and you are too, I'll stop by your table.

Therese Hercher
(I love that your work for an NPR-related station, it's a favorite news forum of mine, so thoughtful and thorough)

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