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Norval Francis

Profile Updated: November 4, 2018
Norval Francis
Residing In:
Cynthiana, KY USA
Spouse/Partner:
Ruben Palencia
Occupation:
Retired Diplomat now a farmer
Children:
Laura, born 1971
Leslie, born 1973
Norval Francis

Yearbook

Yes! Attending Reunion
High School nickname?

Norv

Are you presently married to a fellow 1965 classmate?

No

Grandchildren?

Aidan Fant, Meagan and Wyatt Sheehan

Comments:

I spent about 40 years working as a diplomat for agricultural affairs. .At 65, I retired to our farm in KY.

Favorite Drinks:

I no longer drink but it was red wine

Which Elementary school did you attend?

Sickman

Favorite Music Genre:

Classical and Jazz

Famous or interesting people you have met.

President George H W Bush and Barbara Bush, President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, President George W Bush, Nobel Prize Winner for Agriculture Norman Borlaug, most US Secretaries of Agriculture from 1971 to 2009, Attorney General Janet Reno, Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, Presidents of France, Peru and Mexico, Prime Ministers of Canada and The Netherlands, Queen of The Netherlands, Liza Minnelli, Olivia de Havilland, Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith, Ministers of Agriculture in Afghanistan and Yemen, many members of Congress,

How far do you live from Baldwin High School?

101-500

States where you have lived.

KY, PA, MD, VA

Are there countries or territories outside of the USA where you have lived?

France, Peru, The Netherlands, Mexico, Canada and Belgium

Ever skipped School?

No

How do you relax?

Life on our farm

Lived one of your dreams?

Lived being a diplomat and seeing the world and a childhood dream of being a farmer

What was the worst snow storm you have experienced

1950 in PA I think it was about 3 feet, winters in Ottawa normally had over 6 feet of snow and it didn't melt until May

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Nov 04, 2018 at 11:37 PM
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Apr 17, 2018 at 4:33 PM

RIP

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Apr 17, 2018 at 4:33 PM

RIP

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Feb 13, 2018 at 3:33 PM

Congratulations to both of you. I'm also happy to hear you are recovering from the surgery

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Dec 31, 2017 at 10:43 AM

Posted on: Dec 28, 2017 at 4:34 AM

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Nov 04, 2018 at 9:45 PM

Posted on: Nov 07, 2016 at 12:40 PM

Hi Norval,
Talk about kismet....you and he in the same place at the same time!!! I am sitting here with my Balthi's trying to sort out who the Phys Ed teacher could have been. They all look so young to have been in WWII. Here are a few names: Elias Karpa, George Matthews, Charles Nanz. They are from our senior year. In our junior year, funnily enough, they were called Health and Safety Faculty. Warner Fritsch + the names above. In our sophomore year, there was a fellow listed as B. Crosby + all the above names. Hope one of them is your guy. When I lived in Caen, France during my college junior year, the family next door to where I lived were also involved in the Resistance. The stories were unbelievable and I wish I had paid more attention then to remember them all now. I am on a quest, at the moment, to find information on a young man who died on the Bataan Death March. It is leading me to all sorts of interesting finds. Hope you are well and enjoying retirement.
Lynda

Norval Francis posted a message.
Apr 25, 2016 at 10:17 AM

HI Bob, It was nice catching up with you at the reunion. My email address is norvalfrancis@yahoo.com I'm also on facebook regards Norval

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