Rio Linda Senior High School - Rio Linda, CA - Class of 1971
Susan Eckerdt McKinney
Originally written March 16, 2000
Last updated February 20, 2016
I moved to Missouri in 1980 and attended St.Charles County Community
College. I received an Associated Degree(2Yrs) in the Social Service
I was married the first time to ****(who cares). That only lasted a
year and a half. I did have a beautiful daughter Melanie. In 1980 I
moved to Missouri and met my husband on a blind date. That blind date
there was five of us! Him and I, his two children Tanya, and Matt and
my daughter Melanie. We have all been together since. I think we have
the most successful blended family I know(we don't use the word STEP!)
Dwayne and I have been married 20 years. (Dwayne is 7 yrs older than me
and has been gray headed since he was 19. It was dark gray when we met
but is now white.)He says it is because he is so happy, but I heard
stress can do that. I'll go for happy!!
Our 3 children are Tanya 33,
Matt 30, Melanie 26. We have 3 grandchildren Steven, Megan, and Paige.
I did alot of clerical work after high school till I moved to Missouri.
I now teach adults with developmental disabilities and mental
retardation. It is what I was always meant to do. I have learned some
sign language, physical therapy, and most of all alot of patience. The
people I work with have taught me as much or more than I have taught
We love to go camping and ride our bikes . I love to read alot,
especially true crime. We are members of the Methodist church my
husband grew up in and it is like one big family. My Husband loves
Bluegrass music and I too have acquired a taste for it.
My family is of course! And my job. .
I lived in Rio Linda, Elverta and Rancho Cordova till 1975. I lived in
Honolulu, Hawaii where my daughter Melanie was born Back to Sacramento
then out to the midwest I live in OFallon Missouri(about 30 miles west
of St. Louis)
I would love to keep in contact through e-mail with anyone who would
like to do the same.
Things I've Learned
People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
they will never forget how
you made them feel.
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