William Wright

Profile Updated: April 9, 2014
Residing In: Jacksonville, NY USA
Spouse/Partner: Tamis Kaplan
Occupation: Residential Contractor
Children: Callie, born 1995
Aidan, born 1997
Yes! Attending Reunion
Name your top five songs during high school.

How can you choose? They were sooo many good songs during that time (unlike now).

Name your favorite teacher(s) at WJ.

Mrs. Wray. She was a science teacher who had the misfortune of trying to teach a truly unruly class of clods and I was impressed with how she kept her composure through it all and as a result I actually learned a lot about science and how to keep your cool under pressure (day after day after day of trying times).

My Story:

Fairly typical. Went to small college in N.C. Graduated and followed girl friend to Ithaca, N.Y. where she went to Cornell. She left to further her academics. I stayed. Hung out and had a mildly wild life for a while till I met my wife and finally settled down (at age 41 !)and had two kids. Now I try to keep up with the never ending schedule of piano lessons, basketball, scouts, guitar and ballet lessons and pretty much love every minute of it (but sleep VERY soundly at night). Oh, and I majored in accounting in college, did a stint as an accountant, hated it, soon became a residential contractor and have been one since.

School Story:

My most significant recollection is of an EVERY Fri. night poker game in the basement of Bill Poppe's house with an ongoing cast of characters. If you lost all your money you could reconcile yourelf with a game of pool with all the rest of the losers while everyone else continued to play poker. All the while everyone drank as much as they could (probably younger than legaly allowed, but who's keeping count). The idea being that at least we weren't driving around drinking and that we all had short rides home (how much trouble can you get in to?). Bill's Mom was extremely generous to allow such late and loud activities every Fri. night and her refrigerator was always well stocked with goodies (chips and dip too). I think all the rest of the parents were glad for a stable & steady outlet for all those raging male hormones (too hung over and tired to get in too much trouble on Sat night). Thanks Mrs. Poppe!(You too, Bill).

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Posted on: Jan 01, 2017 at 9:36 PM

Did you sock those sharks in the nose to keep them at bay? Looks like fun!

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Mar 10, 2016 at 12:32 PM

What a sense of humor she had! She was always busting my tail with that great smile on her face while she did it. Sorry I didn't connect with her at the 40th, but remember her well. She will be sorely missed.

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