Margaret Freeman
Married Name: Stewart
7488 Old Kings Rd. S.
Jacksonville , FL , 32217


Phone: 904-448-6457

Years in current home: 20
Other locations:
Illinois California Michigan (again) California (again) Florida Michigan (again) Massachusetts Pennsylvania Michigan (again) Virginia Florida (again-whew!)

Marital status: Married
Spouse's Name: Sherman Stewart
How I met my spouse:
At Elk Lake where we spent weekends in the summer - his parents had a cottage at adjoining Mud Lake in 1957.
Years married: 44

Children's Names: LeighAnn , Morene, Nancy Nicole (Nicki)
Children's Ages: 43,40, 37
Information about children:
LeighAnn's husband was career military. They lived in Japan and Spain for several years before Bruce's retirement earlier this year. She has three sons, Micah Sherman, William David Scott(Scotty) and Sean Patrick. Morene married Sean Kelly in 1990, chose to keep her maiden name. She will be graduating from the Univ. of Fl School of Pharmacy in May 2008. She has two daughters, Margaret Ann (Maggie) and Amanda. Nancy Nicole (Nicki) is divorced. She is a referral coordinator at Shands Medical Center. Her children are Krystina, age 16, and JonAnthony (J.A.), age 13.
Infomation about grandchildren:
Micah, 26, has given us our two great-grandchildren, Sarena, 7, and Micah Jr., 4. Scotty, 22 lives in CA, holds three part-time jobs while going to college. Sean, 21, joined the U.S. Navy earlier this year. Maggie, 22, graduated 2001, has worked at Epping Forest Yacht Club since 2000. Amanda, 18, works at Epping Forest Yacht Club since graduation. Krystina, 16, is in 11th grade at a magnet school for law a career. J.A., 13, is in the eighth grade. His passion is skateboarding. He has gone to "quilt camp" for two years and has exhibited three quilts.

Current job:
After being employed several years in several occupations, I am way too busy quilting to work.
Career infomation:
I worked as a keypunch operator for Dow International, data entry for U.S. Government, schools, banks, etc. I attended Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach, taking engineering courses until we moved to Jacksonville where I worked as a CAD operator for consulting and traffic enginering firms. Later I worked as a medical secretary, and Admin. Asst. at University Medical Center. When UMC merged with Methodist Hospital and Shands Medical Center, I was downsized and chose not to return to work.

Since my husband was active duty U.S. Navy for 22 years, we have lived in many states. We were stationed in Midland for three years while my husband was Navy Recuiter for Midland and Gladwin counties. He retired in 1981 when we were living in Virginia Beach, Va. We moved to Jacksonville, FL in 1988. I got to see the country. He got to see the world.

Interests, hobbies, and pastimes:
1. Reading has always been a favorite. It's hard to read when you're quilting, so I get audio books on CD from the library and listen to them when I'm at the sewing machine. I also download audio books from the library, transfer them to my MP3 and listen to them while driving, shopping, or walking. 2. I sew, embroider, knit, crochet, and cross stitch. My passion now is quilting. I and have exhibited quilts in our annual quilt show for the past three years. 3. Genealogy is a close second to quilting. I have documented several lines of my family tree back to the original immigrants and as far back as the early 1700's.

1. I'm proud to have been the wife of a man who, whether in agreement with the passing leadership or not, dedicated his life to protecting our country to make sure our citizens have the freedom to protest the actions of our leaders, defile the symbols of our country, and abuse honorable veterans. 2. I've heard it said you don't know how good a parent you were until you see how your grandchildren turn out. I raised three daughters who are the best mothers I know, so that makes me very proud.

Favorite memory of MHS:
The best thing I remember was when our tumbling/trampoline team performed perfectly and received a standing ovation.

Momento to remind you of 1962:
My yearbook is the only thing I have. My grandmother, Margaret, passed all her graduation momento's to me when I graduated. I have passed everything except my yearbook to my granddaughter, Margaret.

Biggest lesson learned:
Things happen the way they do for a reason. We can work hard and plan ahead, but we are not always in control.

Closest friends in 1962:
My cousin, Gayle Freeman, was my closest friend. I'm still in touch with Gayle, Carol Brown, Louise Sweet through Christmas cards each year.

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