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This Site Was Last Updated on Sunday, 21 May 2006

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Remember Allison Bruneman?

Allison and Sadie

When did you attend Priory?


Who is your most unforgettable teacher from Priory?

I swear that even though I got really good grades, I can't remember going to class to save my life. YIKES !

Who were your best friends at school?

This is a hard question because I had a lot of friends and have been so happy to be back in touch with a lot of them. I would have to say Susan Douthwaite, Pam Henry, Jamie Firth, and Sally Humphries were my best friends at school.


Who are you in touch with now?

Susan Thurin lives here in Dallas, too, and we have been in contact since we left Priory through the years until today.

Since Stephen has put together this website, I have been in contact with so many people. To mention a few - Randy Godber, Stephen, of course, Keith Slater, the Brown sisters - I spoke with Debbie at length one day a few weeks ago and she updated me on all three of them, Jamie Firth, Sally Humphries, Pam Henry years ago, Lee Mills and Simon Blake.

My parents are still friends with Randy and Kenny Cargill's parents and although I haven't spoken with Randy and it's been years since I've been in touch with Kenny, my parents keep me kind of updated.

Susan Thurin and I met up with Charles Carroll when he was in Texas from Turkey. He updated us on his brother, too. Suzanne Ince has gotten in touch with me and updated me on a few people. The grapevine being created is awesome. I have probably talked with more people than this and I plan to do more this summer when I have more time. If you are reading this and I left you out, it isn't personal, I just can't pull anymore names up at the moment.

Sue, Charles and Allison at their 'reunion'

Who would you like to trace if we could?

As I mentioned in the last paragraph, I have been in touch with a lot of people. I, along with Hugh Black, would like to get in touch with Chris Sherwood and Susan Thurin and I are both still wondering what happened to David Elrod and Gary Stiles.

What's the wildest thing you ever did at Priory?

I was pretty wild. I don't think there is anything that stands out. All I can remember from high school is swimming, the cays, and parties. Lots of parties. I have a box full of literally hundreds of invitations to SPOTS and other parties. It is so cool to go back and look at them all and remember how we danced, etc. Fun, fun, fun.

Who was the wildest person during your time at Priory?

I don't remember a craziest person. Everyone was fun and we all obviously had a good enough time that we all want to know how everyone is doing today. I think it has been soooooo interesting learning about everyone and being updated like we all are.

Where do you live and what do you do now?

I live in Irving, Texas. It is a small city attached to Dallas. You can't really tell that it is separate from Dallas if you drive through. I am a third grade teacher in a Hispanic neighbourhood of the Dallas Independent School District, one of the largest public school districts in the United States. I have been doing this only three years after a mid-life career change from computer programming in accounting applications (BORING). I love my job now. The kids are 8 - 9 years old. They still like to please the teacher and aren't too big of smart alecks yet.

Tell us about any significant others

I was married briefly out of college but have been single now since 1980. No boyfriend at the moment. I have no children but a wonderful niece, Whitney, who lives in Florida with my sister, Judy, and her family. My parents have retired to Arizona.

Allison and Judy 1970

I have a 15 month old Chihuahua named Princess Sadie Mae. She goes by Sadie and I love her VERY much. I was not a dog person before but now I really look at ALL dogs differently. They are like people, you know.

What do you think of the Priory website?

I LOVE the Priory Website. I think Stephen has done a great job of coordinating all the information everyone has been sharing. What a pleasure it has been to see all the photos and read all the interviews.


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