17, 18. CLASSMATES ON THIS PAGE ARE: Jim Cooper and Rick Cooper
Jim and his wife, Laurie, live on Appletree Drive in Gardiner, NY
17. COOPER, Jim
1961 -- with my '61 Chevy convertible
1965 -- with the 3rd Reconnaissance Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Germany
1966 -- Home from the Army at last
1968 -- a wonderful day of fishing with Bud Conklin
1987 -- With my wife, Laurie, her dad (Hal), and her two sisters, Chris and Karen, in Park Ridge NJ.
2000 -- Christmas at Rockefellar Center, NYC
2001 -- Got a BIG BEAUTIFUL guy in my hunt in May
About 2008?? With friends and fellow MPHS classmates at the Outer Banks. Pictured are:
Back row: Dick Eldridge, Rich McLaughlin, Hank Degenaars, me, Jim Fells, & Bill McLaughlin;
Front row: Barbara Hazen Eldridge, Nancy Spoerer Degenaars, Lillian Hanas, my wife Laurie, and Betty Nagelhout.
2009 -- Grilling with Hank Degenaars (MPHS Class of '59, and Nancy Spoerer's husband) in the Outer Banks, NC.
With Laurie at Laurie's home in Snoqualmie, Washington. Mt. Si in the background is the "Twin Peaks" of the famous TV show of same name.
After graduation from MPHS in 1961, started work at International Wire in Midland Park. Then started in the Postal Service in 1962. Entered the US Army in 1963. After a year in South Carolina, served 2 years in Germany with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment.
After the service, I went back to work again in the HoHoKus Post Office, and also went to computer school (PSI in Hackensack) at night '67 to '68.
In 1983, I married Laurie Auletta of Park Ridge, NJ. We first met at a mutual friends house in 1979 in Warwick, NY, at a horseshoe event for the guys. When she showed up with her girlfriend, she picked up a horse shoe and -- unbelievably -- threw a ringer ! I was hooked............ and, she has never thrown a horseshoe again ! We have no children.
Left the Post Office in 1984 to start a new career as a salesman for a Satellite TV Company; and in 1987 started my own Satellite TV Company in Gardiner, NY: Microstar Satellite Sales and Installation. At that time we put up mostly residential systems........ the 10- and 12-foot dishes, and then, later, the small DirecTv dishes. I still do DirecTV dishes part time.
My hobbies: hunting, fishing, snow-mobiling, and going to the Outer Banks with classmates.
18. COOPER, Rick