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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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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Aug 18, 2018 at 12:35 AM

Hi John, Happy Birthday a few days early. Coming to our 55th reunion at the end of September?

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Aug 18, 2018 at 12:34 AM

Hi Becky, Happy Birthday to a fellow HHS classmate. Are you coming to our 55th reunion at the end of September?? -- don't recall your having been at previous reunions! Time to take the plunge and have a good time!

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Aug 18, 2018 at 12:32 AM

Hi Dave, I know you've not been in the best health recently, but this comes with BEST wishes for a day of joy and no pain. Happy Birthday to an old friend and WHHS alumni!

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Aug 06, 2018 at 12:45 PM

Hi Tom, we want to have you two come over to Jaffrey for a dinner before the snow starts to fly (end of September for snow??). Happy Birthday to someone whom I have known since our Lynnewood school days. Speaking of which, we have a Lynnewood tour arranged as part of the reunion weekend... that and the Junior High tour. Are you coming down? I wonder if Miss Rose is still at HJHS? She'd have to be about 125 years old. Hi to Stephanie!

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Aug 05, 2018 at 5:05 PM

Hi Dottie, Happy Birthday on your 73rd -- looking forward to seeing you and John at the end of September!

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Aug 06, 2018 at 9:54 AM

Posted on: Aug 05, 2018 at 5:04 PM

Hi Marcia, hope you're planning to come north (it's cooler -- not much, though) for our 55th reunion. Happy 73rd birthday!

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Aug 05, 2018 at 5:03 PM

Hi Harry, another year has gone past... Happy Birthday on your 73rd!

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Aug 06, 2018 at 3:04 PM

Posted on: Aug 05, 2018 at 4:57 PM

Hi Carol, Happy Birthday as you join "Club 73: -- hope to see you (and your flute from HHS Band) at our 55th Reunion!

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Jun 24, 2018 at 12:41 PM

Posted on: Jun 24, 2018 at 7:43 AM

Hi Jay, looking forward to seeing you in another three months when our 55th reunion rolls around. In he meantime, Happy Birthday in a few more days!

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Jun 24, 2018 at 7:41 AM

Hi Wendy... and Happy Birthday, too, as you join "Club 73." As you will be right up the road from the 55th Reunion festivities, you are planning to come to the reunion at the end of September, yes? In the meantime, enjoy your birthday with some good vino!

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Jun 24, 2018 at 7:37 AM

Hi Corky, Happy Birthday and welcome to "Club 74"! Coming to our 55th reunion at the end of September?

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Jun 24, 2018 at 7:35 AM

Hi Barbara, Happy Birthday!! A young 72, too -- you're the baby in our class! As you live in Bala Cynwnd, will we see you at the 55th in September?

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Jun 25, 2018 at 12:19 AM

Posted on: Jun 24, 2018 at 6:56 AM

Happy Birthday, young man and "Leader of the [Reunion Committee] Pack." I look forward to seeing you and Maggie when I come down in August. Perhaps that would be a good time to crack open some Cabernet and celebrate your entry to "Club 73"!

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Jun 14, 2018 at 10:09 PM

Hi Betsy, Happy Birthday a few days early -- didn't want to miss this. Speaking about "missing," hope that won't be the case for our 55th anniversary at the end of September. Make the trek down West Chester Pike to Havertown -- a good time is had by all. In the meantime, have a good time on your special day -- Cabernet or Chardonnay is always a good choice! Happy Birthday!

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