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When did you attend Priory



What was your nickname at Priory?



How did you locate the Priory website?

My sister Gini discovered it.

Gini Harriman


Who were your most memorable teachers?

Mrs. Nicholson... I broke my wrist and she figured out many ingenious ways for me to continue with my lessons, including using a big, thick "kindergarten" pencil that shamed me to no end.

Mrs. Pearline Nicholson


Who were your best friends at Priory?

I remember hanging out with Maureen Sheeran and Kay ?, Roberta Malcolm, Micke Amshey, Kim Hubbard and her sister, Doris Lancaster and Stevie, Paula and Robin Mize... and many others at parties and after-school-hangouts.  


Maureen Sheeran, Roberta Malcolm, Micke Amshey, Kim Hubbard and Doris Lancaster


Who are you in touch with today?

No-one really...


Who would you like to track down?

I would love to hear from any old pals.



What was the wildest thing you ever did at Priory?

I remember a lot of fun PARTIES at friends' homes, and by swimming pools, occasionally sneaking sips of rum and Red Stripe, and other stuff -- and dancing and playing spin-the-bottle -- all sorts of teen fun.  Those were the days.... And then my sister Gini and I were shipped off to a Quaker boarding school in the U.S. after a couple of great years of this fun -- completely unrelated I'm sure!



What memories/views do you have of Priory?


I loved my wonderful years at Priory.


I vaguely remember the school work, though I did well.  I enjoyed the sports (Princeton House) and patties for snack.  And there were Henry Fowler's famous Good Samaritan stories during our morning gatherings.... that I'm sure balanced out the naughtiness of the "Christian" retreats several of us went on...


I remember walking into school my very first day and seeing Johnny Carroll who had been in my 6th grade class in Buenos Aires, Argentina .... small world... and saying "What are YOU doing here?"  Priory was a very nice mixing pot of people.


John Carroll


I remember participating in a fashion show wearing a hip 1970's outfit with bell-bottom pants and a midriff top in some bold colours.... Groovy.


And I remember sitting under the large mango tree out front waiting for a ride home, protected from the heavy afternoon rains... and I remember closing my eyes, breathing in the damp mist, and realizing how absolutely happy I was.....




Who was the craziest person during your time at Priory?

I think that would have to be Kriste Elrod... I never quite knew what she was going to do next!  I think I remember her introducing me to some of her Rasta friends....


Where do you live and what do you do nowadays?

I live just outside Melbourne, Florida on the Atlantic coast.  I am an advertising account executive.



Tell us about any significant others

John Seybold and I have been married since 1995 (late bloomers!).  We have two children: Victoria (Tori) 10, and Nathan 7. John loves to fly small planes -- me, not so much.


Susan and John

Susan, John, Nathan and Tori

Nathan and Tori


Tell us about your most unusual meeting with a Priory person

I can't remember names now, but there were several times during my college years that it seemed like I couldn't connect planes through Miami Int'l airport without bumping into someone I knew...


What do you think of the Priory Website?

I adore this website and check it weekly.  It is now part of my routine.  I enjoy reading all the interviews, even from people I didn't know.  There is often something to which I can relate.  Thanks so much Stephen!




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Published on the Priory Website Sunday 11 November 2007


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