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THIS NEXT POST IS FROM THE USA.
Susan Matlick (nee Miller)
After graduating TPHS in 1962, I spent the next year at Secretarial College and went to the Public Service Board in 1964. I left the Public Service in 1966 to work at the Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station, which was one of the Moon Landing Stations, leaving in September 1968 to commence ‘travels’ that included a year in Washington DC at the Australian Embassy, a year traveling through Great Britain, Russia, Eastern Europe, Spain, France and Morocco, and a year at the New Zealand Embassy in Washington DC, before marrying my husband (Tom, American) and settling down as a ‘resident alien’ in the US (albeit with regular trips back to Australia).
In 1972 I dabbled in some part time university before going to work in 1973 for a trade association representing the home building industry, and served as Executive VP of the organization until December 2008, doing state and local county lobbying, events management and public relations. It was a great job, intellectually and emotionally fulfilling and also provided tremendous opportunities for travel throughout the US.
In 2008 (age 62) I decided that regardless of how satisfying both the job and the pay check were, it was time to move on and find out how to live a life without a pre-ordained schedule and since then have explored the mysteries of vegetable and rose gardening, studying German, tennis, charity volunteering and traveling.
Personal – Live in Highland, MD midway between Washington DC and Baltimore, MD on six glorious acres with 1 husband, no children, 2 cats, multiple deer and numerous fat squirrels.
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