Son-in-law, Jim Hsu, daughter Ana (31), Wynn,
her mom (90), her mom's husband, son Lyn (28) and his fiancee,
Anne Bilby. |
Wynn and her son, Lyn, as he was leaving for Afghanistan
after Christmas (working on a contract with the United Nations).
Ken DeBevoise and I taught English at the Phitsanulok College of
Education for three years (now Sri Nakarintrawiroth University).
Phitsanulok is a provincial capital halfway between Bangkok and
Chiengmai. Our son, Jan, was born in Mission Hospital, Bangkok,
in December 1970. After completing our three years, we moved to
Guam, then back to Thailand where we continued teaching for a short
time before our daughter, Ana, was born (May 1973). Our younger
son, Lyn, came three years later after we had returned to the States.
After leaving Thailand a second time, we lived in Kamuela Hawaii;
Lafayette, California; Santiago, Chile; and Eugene, Oregon.
Ken and I divorced 20 years ago, but remain connected through our
children and one granddaughter (Simone Hsu).
I married Everett Egginton in 1986, two years after leaving the
University of Oregon for the University of Louisville. Everett is
also a returned PCvolunteer--from Venezuela
Everett and Wynn with his grandchildren, Alexander
Our three children (now ages 28, 31, and 33) attended middle and high
school in Louisville.
Wynn's older son, Jan and his friend Carol
Almost two years ago, Everett accepted the position of Vice Provost
for International & U.S.-Mexico Border Programs at New Mexico
State University in Las Cruces, NM. I am Special
Assistant to the Vice Provost for Research, which means that I
support cross-disciplinary faculty groups interested in pursuing large
federal grants, act as liaison with our congressional offices regarding
Federal Initiatives (aka Pork), write all kinds of capacity statements,
white papers, and anything else that comes up.
Wynn and grandchild, Simone
Mostly, I enjoy what I do, but I also greatly enjoy activities outside
the office, including business and pleasure trips to Mexico, hiking,
tennis, and just being out of doors. I now speak more Spanish than
any of the languages I studied in high school and college, but when
I can’t think of a word, out comes something in Thai.