Margie Scott Beckett

On St. Kitts with a very long-haired friend

Thanks to our great Reunion committee for planning the event and encouraging all of us to communicate via the 40th Reunion Booklet. I won’t be able to be at the Reunion as I have another event that weekend that is essential too. I’m sure you’ll have a marvelous time, and I’m hoping that some of you will fill me in on the details.

Here’s my rundown. I feel so grateful for a wonderful life and family and part of that gratitude includes my years at Pomona, the blessings of an education in the humanities, the depth of understanding which that has brought to me, and the joy of knowing many of you at Pomona and in the years since then.

I have worn a number of hats since graduation: taught elementary school while Dave, my husband of 37 years, attended graduate school at UCLA; shared raising four kids with all of the fun, hard work, and joy of parenthood with Dave; moved around a lot as his work is in the high tech area---and finally settled in Lake Oswego, Oregon, in 1984.

After a stint of substitute teaching mostly high school English and History, I began selling real estate for Prudential NW Properties 9 years ago—a career which I have found challenging, rewarding, and lots of fun! I plan to keep active in real estate for the foreseeable future.

My spare time (is there really such a thing?) activities have included needlework, quilting, knitting, reading, gardening, cooking, swimming, and hiking. We love our church activities, home and spending time with family and friends. Travel is high on our list too, and we had a special trip to Italy and another on a tall sailing ship in the Caribbean in recent years. My newest activity has been joining an a capella chorus (Sweet Adelines) called Pride of Portland. We sing four-part harmony for community events and also compete from time to time placing 10th in International competition last fall. The contest was held here in Portland just one month after September 11th, and it was extremely inspiring to speak with women of courage from around the world who faced their fears and flew here to sing and inspire with thoughts of peace and harmony at that challenging moment in history.

My best wishes to all of you, and have great Class of 62 party!

The beach at Newport, Oregon with two youngest children