Bob Schaumann

Profile Updated: February 20, 2018
Residing In: Jaffrey, NH USA
Spouse/Partner: Diane
Occupation: Sales Training/Marketing Consultant/University Professor
Children: Kerith Noelle (Kerri), born January 1977
Bethany Roanne (Beth), born September 1981

Two More…Grandchildren -- Aubrey Elizabeth (September 2008)
Brennan Martin (January 2011)
Military Service: United States Navy  
Retired?

No Plans to retire! Maybe when I am 85.

Elementary School Attended

Lynnewood

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Hi Everyone!

By way of background, I went to Villanova for undergraduate -- MBA several years later. Met a Prendie girl while at Villanova -- Diane Bensing (some may remember her from Hilltop), who graduated from the Villanova School of Nursing. Against her better judgement, she agreed to "walk down the aisle" and meet me at the altar. We were married on Dec 27, 1969, and lived in Willow Grove for three years. Moved up to NH in 1972, during which time I was in sales, sales training, sales management, and marketing management for three different companies. Two girls -- Kerri and Beth -- and two grandchildren. We have two rescue Brittany spaniels -- Murphy, and Julie -- and live in the small NH town of Jaffrey, following 26 years in Amherst NH.

After thirteen years in the Navy (active duty and active reserve), honorably discharged as a full Commander in 1995. Spent time in the Middle East (it sure was friendlier back then) and my last billet was Executive Officer of a naval combat unit -- yep, M-16's and all that stuff. One Navy Reserve drill weekend, our wardroom had a new officer join us -- I saw the name tag (Foery) on his uniform. He was as surprised to see me as I was surprised to see him -- Nick, who drilled with a sister MIUW unit to mine, was on vacation in New Hampshire and needed to fulfill his monthly reserve drill requirement. Needless to say, we didn't work too hard that weekend -- lots of catching up and reminiscing, as we both were "in love" with Joanne Cave! [By coincidence, I still keep in touch with Joanne -- she and I were married the exact same day in 1969, but were unable to attend each other's wedding. As a further co-incidence, my best friend growing up on Harrington Road - Mark Tieger (he moved to Abington when 13) - got married the exact same date, too. Diane, when she gets mad, suggests that perhaps I should have gone to THOSE weddings...]

Diane and I have been blessed with good health and three communities in NH in which we have both been involved, doing everything from being a firefighter/EMT to elected town moderator (runs the town meeting and elections). It's been a wonderful ride, and I look forward to doing what I have been doing for several years for many more to come, God willing. This also means teaching in the MBA programs at several universities as an adjunct professor, as well as traveling internationally doing consulting work in the area of sales development and communication skills. Retire? Nope! When not doing all the above, I became president of our Rotary Club and serve on two other boards of directors. I am slowly driving Diane nuts!

Speaking of which, I've been blessed with a wonderful wife for 48 years... we hit 49 in December 2018. Diane says that if she ever had known me in high school that she never would have married me! :) Can't say I would have blamed her! She had a good time at the 50th reunion - she lived down the street from Lynn Bent when she was at Prendie, but - as two ships in the night - they never really saw each other. I think we both talked with Lynn on Saturday night longer than I had talked with Lynn during three years at HHS. Who... me? Shy? Yes (back then)!

Life is good -- all are invited to visit if you get up this way! It was wonderful to see everyone at our 50th. For those in our class who wanted to make it to the 50th, but - due to unforeseen circumstances - were unable to join us, our 55th class reunion will be the weekend of September 28-30, 2018, and the reunion committee has been busy with logistics, planning of activities, etc. This time, it is a luncheon at the Llanerch Country Club (11:30am - 3:00pm), with a variety of activities in the morning, including a visit to your local elementary school and walk-through.

Peace to all - and good health! I look forward to seeing many classmates in September!

bob

School Story:

Miss Weiser, after giving me a "5" in 8th grade English in 1958, changed the grade to a "1" in 1990. Drop me a line if you want to know what happened!

I remember the Friday night "hops" - fifty cents to get in; sodas were a dime. Great times. Two small spotlights high in the ceiling meant that there was a lot of making out going on, given how 'dark' the gym was. George Sosson (who passed away in 2016) spun the records. Then, one night, a chaperone caught someone sniffing glue in a paper bag. That ended THAT dance that night. For the next few weeks, the lights were so bright that you could have landed aircraft in the gym. The various HHS clubs that ran the dances and used the monies for fund-raising complained to the administration because attendance was down. The next week, the administration relented, the lights were again lowered... and Fords once again danced and made out!!

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Feb 16, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Posted on: Feb 16, 2019 at 9:25 AM

Hi Nancy, this comes to you a couple of days early as you cling to the last vestiges of being a young 73 and prepare to join "Club 74"! A Happy Birthday to you, and I look forward to seeing you at the next HHS63 soiree!

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Feb 16, 2019 at 9:23 AM

Hi Dr. Bob... and Happy Birthday! Still have good memories of your mom driving us all over to HHS on those cold winter mornings! Enjoy celebrating your 73rd! By the way, always good to wish birthday tidings to a fellow Navy man!

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Feb 16, 2019 at 9:22 AM

Patti, it's time to welcome you into "Club 74".... hard to believe we are all this YOUNG! Enjoy your day... Chardonnay or Cabernet?? Happy Birthday!

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Feb 09, 2019 at 12:47 PM

Jane, Happy Birthday a few days early. As I shared with Donna Stalker (her birthday is one day before yours), I love "older" women (you beat my coming into the world by seven months!)! Enjoy your day with a Cabernet!

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Posted on: Feb 09, 2019 at 12:45 PM

Donna, I always knew that I liked "older" women -- you beat me by about seven months as I was a September baby. So good to see you this past summer... and at the 55th Reunion, too. Enjoy your birthday!!

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Feb 09, 2019 at 12:43 PM

Ken, I always enjoy reading your classmates' comments relative to our President. Although I may not always agree with them, this is the beauty of our country -- free speech! Happy Birthday!

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Jan 26, 2019 at 9:41 AM

Hi Joyce... born in 1947? You're a young'un! Happy Birthday to one whom I remember playing her violin (viola?) in orchestra. Would you believe the room that was once used for band/orchestra practice is now a weight room? Hope you have a good day!! Celebrate!

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Jan 26, 2019 at 9:38 AM

Hi Greg, Happy Birthday and welcome to "Club 73" -- you're one of the younger ones in our class. Care to trade? Hope you have a good day -- Cabernet is awaiting!

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Jan 03, 2019 at 3:46 PM

Bill, Happy Birthday to you a week early -- disappointed to not see you at the 55th, as we all had a good time! Wishing you the best that 2019 offers. By the way, did you know that they plan to tear down Lynnewood School in a few years (building a new Lynnewood School on the lower field, straddling Lawrence Road?

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Jan 03, 2019 at 3:44 PM

Bob, good to see you and Caroline at the 55th -- Happy Birthday and welcome to "Club 73," which I joined a few months ago. Although I think you said that this might be your last reunion, I hope that is not the case. We plan to go to Year 100... we'll see, we'll see! Happy New Year to you both!

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Dec 12, 2018 at 9:19 AM

Happy Birthday, Claudia -- keep that wine flowing!

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Oct 06, 2018 at 8:13 AM

Posted on: Oct 04, 2018 at 8:31 PM

Hi Margaret, we missed you at the 55th... and the 50th... and the... Why not join us? Happy Birthday and welcome to "Club 73." We live in Jaffrey NH -- do you get up this way? As you worked at Weinberg's "Way back then," it is now an Applebee's!

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Sep 17, 2018 at 3:34 PM

Happy Birthday, young man! See you in a couple of weeks at our 55th.

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Sep 11, 2018 at 7:09 PM

Posted on: Sep 11, 2018 at 6:34 PM

Hi Pat, Happy Birthday a few days early as you begin your march to "74" -- still looking fetching, though! Enjoy a good bottle of vino now that you are old enough to drink!

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Bob, our birthdays are pretty close -- congratulations on another milestone as you begin the trek to "74" and, hopefully, many more to come WITH good health. See you at the reunion!

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