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This Site Was Last Updated on Saturday, 21 July 2007

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Remember Debbie Heyn?


    Debbie 1965

Deb 2006

When did you attend Priory?



Who was your most unforgettable teacher?

The most unforgettable? (They all are  indelible in my mind!) Mrs. Fowler, I'd have to say. Tough, sure, and soft on the inside.

Mrs. Greta Fowler

I don't recall that Mr. Fowler was ever a regular teacher of mine, but he was a favorite presence. I remember my first meeting with him at the age of 5. He was so very tall and grown up and I was certainly quite small, but he talked to me like I was a big, real person and not a tiny, not-quite-yet one!

That made a big impression on me. I always felt comforted, no matter what might have people in a stir, he could step in and make everything all right. And I loved hearing him read the parables in assembly (of the Good Samaritan, the Prodigal Son, the Mustard Seed, etc.). What a foundation he and his associates laid for me at Priory! I will always treasure it.

Mr. Henry Fowler


Who were your best friends at school?

Sue Douthwaite, Lynne Espy, Denise Sleem, Lynn Chase, Linda Townsend, Darlene Ince


                                                      Linda Townsend         DJ Ince                  Lyn Chase         Denise Sleem


Who are you in touch with now?  

Sue Douthwaite

 Who would you like to trace if we could?

Anyone who was in my classes


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

Oh, pity me! I only aspired to be wild!



Who was the craziest person during your time at Priory?

I seem to remember Stephen Coore and Mario Machado always cutting up in one way or another, and then the Chorostecki brothers.


Mario Machado and Stephen Coore


Where do you live and what do you do now?

Since 2002, I live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, having gratefully returned to the (sub)tropics after living in several other places in the States (mostly Washington DC) since 1972. I was in Mexico from 1967-1972, where I finished my British system studies and took my O levels.

I was a telecom consultant specialized in Latin America and the Caribbean for 18 years, but closed my practice in 2002 and now work as a freelance translator and a grantwriter/fundraiser for nonprofits.


Tell us about any significant others

My husband Ken is an international energy economist retired from the US government. We've been married since 1989.


What do you think of the Priory site?

I'm delighted to see the website and will be checking back!

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