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Doug Fitzgerald

Profile Updated: August 15, 2015
Residing In:
Sugar Land, TX USA
Spouse/Partner:
Rhonda (Abba) Fitzgerald
Occupation:
Psychologist (now retired)
Children:
Darla Suzanne; born 5/23/72
Colette Dawn; born 7/27/74
Andrew Douglas; born 3/22/76
Anniversary date:

08/22/70

School Story:

Wish I had some funny stories, but way too serious in high school and college. Knuckled under to well-meaning but overly-strict parents who desperately needed me to "be somebody." Finally loosened up around 30.

Since writing original profile, one story did come to mind. Prior to first period English class on Mondays (and before Mrs. Deal arrived), several of us early arrivals sat there waiting for our friend and classmate, Ken Ruark, to come through the doorway. As Ken entered class, he took his books, held them out like a football, and PUNTED them!! Books and papers flew everywhere. Even though we all knew what was going to happen, we still roared. Great Monday morning ritual!

Comments:

Recently, I was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis, a chronic but not life-threatening muscle weakness disease. Mine is the Generalized Type, affecting the whole body. Unexplained fatigue, double vision when looking to the far right, and a droopy right eyelid were my symptoms. The severity of MG varies widely from patient to patient. For example, I watched a Youtube video of a guy thrilled he was able to put on his shirt without help that day. Other people have milder symptoms, and, with meds, live near-normal lives. So far, I'm in the second category. MG is not a progressive illness where the patient gets worse and worse until he can't do anything. If there is additional loss of function post-diagnosis, it usually occurs within 2-3 years and then levels off. So, we'll see what happens in my case. Always did want an MG, and now I have one. P.S. Having seen classmates at reunion #45, I'd decided that was a good one to end on. How things change. Under the circumstances, I treasure the opportunity to see folks again --- at Branson.

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May 28, 2018 at 11:56 AM

Happy Birthday Mark !! What a great friend you were. I hope you are well, and I send me best wishes to you and yours ----- Doug

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Oct 30, 2016 at 10:13 AM

YEEEE. . . . HAAAA !!!!! Larry, that's Texan for great news! So pleased to hear about your recent encouraging test results.

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Posted on: Oct 16, 2016 at 10:20 AM

Happy Birthday, Shirley!! What fun memories of you in Branson. Hope this year is a good and meaningful one for you ----- Doug

Oct 04, 2016 at 7:25 PM

Happy Birthday Marc !! I still chuckle when I think of your description of your golf game: "Consistently Mediocre ------ Consistently." All of us mediocre players can identify. Hope you were able to get out there today and keep the tradition going.

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Posted on: Sep 23, 2016 at 11:15 AM

Thinking of you today. Have a great birthday ----- Doug

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Jul 26, 2016 at 7:29 AM

Happy Birthday, Jennie! Hope you enjoy your special day. Thanks for all you do for our class.

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Mar 14, 2016 at 9:49 PM

Posted on: Mar 13, 2016 at 1:38 PM

Happy B-Day, Marybeth! It was good to see you in November.
Doug

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Feb 28, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Posted on: Feb 26, 2016 at 7:10 AM

Happy Birthday, Carol! Hope you enjoy your special day.
Doug

Nov 21, 2015 at 7:39 AM

Happy Birthday, Lynn!. Great to see you at the luncheon in Portage.

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Oct 20, 2016 at 12:15 PM

Posted on: Oct 19, 2015 at 6:15 PM

Happy Birthday, Debbie! Hope you are doing well and have many more birthdays to celebrate.

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Oct 15, 2015 at 11:27 PM

Posted on: Oct 15, 2015 at 9:44 AM

Happy Birthday Shirley!! What fun it was to spend time with you in Branson.

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Posted on: Sep 23, 2015 at 10:06 AM

Happy Birthday, Carol! Hope u have a fun day.

Aug 15, 2015 at 9:39 PM
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Posted on: Jun 25, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Happy B-Day Sandie! I could not ask for a better sister-in-law. -- Doug

Jun 12, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Larry, great to see and golf with you last reunion. That's a tough diagnosis but you're a tough guy. Will be pulling and praying for you ---- Doug

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Posted: Apr 06, 2015 at 11:44 AM
June, 1977, soon after moving to Houston; Colette (3), Drew (1), Darla (5)
Posted: Apr 06, 2015 at 11:56 AM
Easter Day, 2015, with grandchildren; Sadie (6), Owen (8), twins Abby & Allison (8). Not pictured is our first grandchild, Molly, who died at birth. We've worn out our copy of Craig Cardiff's song, Smallest Wingless.


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