Longtime Jackson Hole residents Marlene and Peter Lang moved to Greensboro, North Carolina, about seven months ago.
Marlene was well-known for her volunteerism in the community. And, without fail, she and Peter skied at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort over 100 times each year. The last winter they were here Peter was 87 and Marlene 79.
I had a report that they are adjusting well to their new home. Marlene has found a bird club and is enjoying a ladies walking group — and, of course, she has found some volunteer opportunities. Marlene likes to work in her yard and is happy their house came with a lot of bushes, flowering trees and some giant trees. It had to be quite an adjustment moving from Jackson to a city with a population of 270,000. Nice to hear that they are doing well.
Susan Chambers was at a social gathering at Barbara and Dick Barker’s home in the late 1960s when John Morgan came up to her and asked if she would like to teach at the Wilson School. She said she would, as long as her children could attend, too. She was hired on the spot, no interview.
Once a week after a hot dog lunch, the staff took the children to Teton Village for ski lessons. On one particular day, the weather was terrible and the tram closed because of the wind. The kindergarten kids were crying, and the teachers were putting skis on the other children when Robert Goulet came along singing, “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever,” which brightened everyone’s day.
Susan’s son, Andy, was a student between 1968 and 1973. In third grade he got mad at his teacher and hitchhiked to town. He told the hunters who picked him up that he did that all of the time.
The Wilson School closed in 1999 because of the unprecedented growth, but it now functions as a community center.
Getting back on my feet
I’m three weeks out after having a hip replacement and some repair work to a large tear in the same area. I had a couple of setbacks and ended up in the intensive care unit for a couple of days. To put it mildly, I have been pathetic. But the care at the hospital was impeccable.
After discharge I chose to go to Legacy Lodge for nine days to recuperate, a wise decision on my part. Every staff member at the assisted living facility in Rafter J was attentive to all of my needs. The meals were outstanding, and I was able to receive physical therapy on the premises.
Through the whole ordeal my friends were with me every step of the way and the regular visits and support meant so much. The pity party is over!