Maiden and Last Name: Ferraris Mihalyo
Address: 13314 SE Angus St.
State: Washington 98683
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT WORK STATUS?
Retired 10 years__
Other: Significant volunteer work especially CASA (representing the child in court)
ARE YOU STILL IN TOUCH WITH SOME OF YOUR NBHS FRIENDS? Yes
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR LEISURE TIME?
Volunteer Work: Court Appointed Special Advocate, League of Women Voters
Exercise/Active Sports: For health and fitness
Attend Movies: Big Netflix fan. Self directed movie buff, vintage films, foreign films, art films
Go to concerts/plays/museums: Support and enjoy great high school and college
Support and attend art shows and significant cultural events wherever
Visit Family/Grandchildren: Oh Yes!
Home improvement projects: Just finished a new kitchen
Travel: Lots! Boat, plane, train, and automobile - also boots
DO YOU USE ANY TECHNOLOGIES? Computer, cell phone, camera - does TV remote count?
SUMMARIZE YOUR CAREER/PERSONAL PATH OVER THE LAST FIFTY YEARS. Spent career
years as a nurse, working in a variety of fields,
especially in critical care areas including emergency and triage. Collaborated on a protocol manual for Consulting Nurses and another describing
pediatric well baby development. Later, I managed to earn a BA in Art History and dabbled in the art world for awhile.
Married in 1963 to John Mihalyo and together had 3 children. We have 2 sons,
one an artist and the other an architect/designer, and a daughter who is also
and mother of 3 girls. We've made the Seattle/Portland area our home these 40+ years and have enjoyed the challenges and developments in this amazing part of the country.
WHAT PERSONAL EVENTS IMPACTED YOU THE MOST? Moving to Seattle was a pretty
big deal. The Northwest in the 60's was still pretty raw,
but the opportunities were infinite. The years were a challenge and a joy.
WHAT ARE YOUR GREATEST HOPES AND CONCERNS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS? A lot has
happened both domestically and internationally in these 50 years.
We didn't think we could surmount some of the difficulties we faced, but we did. I believe, if we did our job in life faithfully and with heart, our children and those who
come after us will also find solutions to the trying issues of the day.
WHAT ARE YOUR SPECIAL OR MOST OUTSTANDING MEMORIES FROM OUR YEARS AT NBHS?
What a wonderful way to transition adolescence we had, with teachers
and parents who cared about us and provided opportunities to explore the greater world. There were varied activities at school we could choose. Remember the field trips to
New York for an opera (Carmen), Stratford to Shakespeare plays, Saturday football games, hot chocolate at the Homestead, study dates at the library, music club productions.
It was such fun!