First Name: Nick
Maiden and Last Name: Errede
Address: 50 Colt St
City: New Britain
State: CT 06052
Phone: (860) 229-2179
Email Address: NickErrede@aol.com
WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT WORK STATUS?
Work full-time ? I did, but not now
Work part-time ? I do, part of the time
Retired ? Yes, I retired several times. Its kind of fun.
Years? 1998, 2005, and 2007
Never worked outside the home ? I almost always worked outside the home
ARE YOU STILL IN TOUCH WITH SOME OF YOUR NBHS FRIENDS?
Yes ? Very few.
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR LEISURE TIME? (Check all that apply)
Volunteer Work ? I do some.
Exercise/Active Sports ? Not as much as I should.
Spectator Sports ? Never was my thing
Attend Movies ? I go often. Avatar was spectacular.
Go to concerts/plays/museums ? I really enjoy live entertainment and history so
I go regularly.
Visit Family/Grandchildren ? My family is mostly gone now. I have one son and
one grand daughter and
they live in Florida, so I go there a couple times a year.
Watch TV ? Of course.
Surf the Web/Play computer games ? Too much.
Arts and crafts ? Yes, I like using my hands and I really appreciate creative
Home improvement projects ? I do most of my own work around the house. Its
Travel ? I enjoy travel. I have seen a lot of places. Except for winter, New England
is still best.
Other: I spend a lot of time with my lady, do some teaching, a bit of handyman
work, enjoy little cars and
big motorcycles, like shooting, read a lot, take trips, enjoy a night out regularly,
generally enjoying my
life, and am looking forward to the reunion
DO YOU USE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING TECHNOLOGIES? (Check all that apply)
Computer ? Yes, but I am not really keeping pace with the advances
Cell Phone ? Yes, but its off most of the time.
Text messaging ? I have not mastered that yet.
Smart Phone ( Blackberry/iPhone) ? Nope.
iPod ? I got one but I never used it.
Kindle ? Whats that?
Other: Im getting used to being an old dinosaur.
SUMMARIZE YOUR CAREER/PERSONAL PATH OVER THE LAST FIFTY YEARS.
I wandered around aimlessly for a while (no surprises there). Then I spent 33
years with the military
saving the world from Communism and getting myself educated. Then I worked as
a programmer for a
number of years saving the world from the evil Y2K bug. Now I work an assortment
of part time things
saving myself from boredom. All in all I did OK.
WHICH NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL EVENTS HAVE MOST INFLUENCED/IMPACTED YOU SINCE HIGH
Im not much of a political animal, so if something doesnt hit me personally
I pretty much ignore it, but I
am not happy with big government and events around the world are quite disturbing
to me. However, my
piece of the world is a happy place so I kind of base my life there and enjoy.
WHAT PERSONAL EVENTS IMPACTED YOU THE MOST?
I made a horrible mistake getting married when and to whom I did. Gasp!! - I wont
do that again.
WHAT ARE YOUR GREATEST HOPES AND CONCERNS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS?
I wish they could experience and enjoy the world I knew. You had to live in the
fifties and see a lot of the
rest of the world to know what freedom is really all about. Perhaps one day it
will come back.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO IN YOUR FUTURE?
I look forward to doing just what I am doing right now for as long as possible
and then checking out
smartly and quickly.
WHAT ARE YOUR SPECIAL OR MOST OUTSTANDING MEMORIES FROM OUR YEARS AT NBHS?
Like everyone else, I remember the good times - and there were many. To be honest
I am content to let
the past stay there but I do miss the friendships I managed to have. When I remember
high school, for
the most part I smile they were good years. There is a lot to be said for
being ignorant and