Donald Dupre's Story Wall

Father and Mother

My mother was from Renton, Pennsylvania, and when they got married in 1920, they moved to the far West. All...

Birth

I was born on September 30th, 1927, at Columbus Ohio at White Cross Hospital.

Norther MI Vacations

Our summer vacations were rather interesting. In 1929, my father and mother purchased a 30 foot cruiser for...

Elementary School to College

I went to elementary school at Clinton Elementary, which is still there. I went to junior high school, which...

Brothers

Well the oldest brother, I wasn't that close to. But the next one, who was three years older than I am, he a...

First Teaching Job

I remember my first payroll teaching in 1949. My contract was for $1,250 a year, which isn't very much. When...

Meeting Sylvia

She was a student at the high school where I was teaching. She didn't know anything about me - well yes she...

Asking For Sylvia's Hand in Marriage

The proposal was really interesting. Sylvia's parents were from Italy and had moved here from Italy to Colum...

Military

After I had taught for a year and a half at Central High School, I was drafted for the Korean War, although...

Beginning a Student Teacher Career

I did my student teaching at Central High School in Columbus, Ohio, in speech. The teacher that was my advis...

The Wedding

The wedding. Well it was June 19th, 1954, and it was at a Catholic church, because Sylvia was raised Catholi...

Honeymoon

I guess one of the most significant things that we haven't even touched on is our honeymoon. Our honeymoon w...

The Houses That Became Homes

Family home after we got married: The first one, and I will say the four basic homes we've lived in, Sylvia...

The Births of Jeff and Betsy

Betsy was born while I was teaching at Central. We had the show one night, and I had to miss that. Jeff...

Traveling in the Tent Trailer

We had a tent trailer. We had borrowed the neighbors tent trailer to try it out. That's one of those things...

High School Teaching

I continued teaching at the same school [after military service], they had to hold my job for me. The teache...

Drama Teacher

I thought I might talk a little bit about some of the plays that I directed as a high school drama teacher....

"Nurse" Sylvia

I mentioned she's had to bandage me. Probably the most exciting time was I had a finger operation and it was...

Watching Kate and Diana

I remember one time in Florida in Islamorada. Your parents were away, and Grandma and I came down to sit wit...

Several Jobs Throughout the Years

I had several jobs, and it dawned on me after I wrote them all down a couple of years ago that my brothers n...

Living at Brentwood Retirement Center

We've been married 64 years, and they've been good years. We were reluctant to leave Columbus, Ohio, because...

Advice to Family

I knew that question was going to come up. I don't believe we've fought as a wedded couple. We've disagreed...