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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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Jul 15, 2024 at 10:30 AM

Happy Birthday, Rick! Enjoy your special day - - - Doug

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Happy Birthday, Linda. Hope you enjoy your special day. ------ Doug

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Happy Birthday, Sandy! I remember you sitting behind me in Joe Barber's 8th grade Civics (?) class. At least we could all be scared together. Enjoy your special day. ----- Doug

Jul 29, 2022 at 9:35 AM

Happy Birthday, Paul! What a great friend you have been. Good to have grown up with you, and thanks for some of the best laughs ever. ----- Doug

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Happy Birthday to my HHS and Foreman School classmate! Hope you enjoy your special day -------- Doug

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Happy Birthday, Blanche !! The time with you in Branson was great fun, and something I still think about. Enjoy your special day today ==== Doug

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Oct 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Enjoy your special day, Shirley! ---- Doug

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Happy birthday, Carol! And thanks for all you do for our class.

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Happy Birthday, Sue! Enjoy your special day ----- Doug

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