Cynthia Jane Whitaker Bernier

Profile Updated: February 17, 2009
Residing In: Dayton, TX USA
Occupation: AT&T telephone operator (retired 1998)
Children: Son, Timothy Smith, miscarried, 1964.

Tammy Jean Smith - born Nov 1966, Died Labor Day, Sept More…1970, drowned, Miramar, FL

Jami Lorraine Smith, born Jan 1970

Lillian Patricia (Trish) Smith, born May 1971
Yes! Attending Reunion
Comments:

If it wasn't for Mary Ann Adams-Vanetta, I would never be on this site. She is still like a sister to me, after all of these years!


I did not graduate with the class due to marrying Walter Smith (Skeeter, March, 1962.) He joined the Air Force, left for an 18 month duty in Libya, Africa. I chose marriage over graduation. Dumb move! Hindsight is so much easier to choose! Twenty one years later, divorced. Ralph (Chip) French Jr. was my brother-in-law all of those years but due to divorce, I have lost contact with him. I miss Chip!

I did graduate from the School of Hard Knocks. I have not had the fairy tale of Cinderella like so many of you seem to have to this day. I thought being made fun of most of my life for having so many freckles was horrific. Little did I know what life can bring. I should have a book written on my life so if anyone out there is an author, contact me. I have so many stories, heartaches, drama, trauma, laughter, any and every emotion you will ever find. I still have an uncanny sense of humor and I am a survivor.

I started working for Southern Bell as a telephone operator 1962, North Miami and Hialeah. 1977 while searching for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, I transferred sight unseen to Helena, MT with Mountain Bell. Skeeter followed me 4 months later as a repair tech for the phone company. 1982 Divestiture for Ma Bell came in effect. To keep my job, I was forced to learn computerized technology and transfer to Billings, Mt.

A few years later I transferred, SouthWestern Bell in Waxahachie, TX near Dallas-Fort Worth offices. Retired July 1998 with 30 yrs, 2 months.

Been around the block more times than I care to count. 2004 I lived in Seattle, WA area.

2001 Mary Ann Adams-Vanetta contacted me after being apart for over 38 yrs. She had no idea my Tammy had drowned many years before. I was severly depressed, overwhelmed so it took me awhile to let her know about my life. Today she is like a sister to me! I am so blessed and thankful to God for her love. Today my life is an open book and I hold my head high. I am proud of the woman and person I have become through all of my trials and tribulations. Guess there's something to us old Thoroughbreds after all!

Name changes? You don't even want to know. :)

School Story:

School was never my favorite, yet I do have fond memories of many classmates. Sad to read of those who have passed on.

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