Teresa McLamb Blackmon

Profile Updated: July 17, 2011
Teresa McLamb
Class Year: 1972
Residing In: Benson, NC USA
Spouse/Partner: Eddie Hardin (Husband died in Jan. 2011)
Occupation: Retired English teacher/ librarian; poet
Children: Three stepchildren: Dina, Daniel and Beth Blackmon
Three stepgrandchildren: Barrett Blackmon, More…Emma Westbrook and Gaston Blackmon
Four-legged children (the best kind!): Buddy, Ernie, Tiny, Susie, Ralph and Ruth
Yes! Attending Reunion

I attended NCSU after high school graduation. Cindy Parrish, Barbara Wood and I were roommates. I finished at Campbell University with a BA in English. I began teaching at South Johnston, mostly 9th and 11th grade English. In 1982 I returned to State and earned my MA in English in 1984. I then transferred and taught English and Yearbook Journalism at SSS High for 18 years. After getting married at a very late age, I went back to school for an MLS. I retired from Four Oaks Middle School as a librarian and technology facilitator. Retirement is better than I ever anticipated, despite the fact that my father had a stroke soon after and required 24-hour care. He passed away on June 10, 2009; he was my best friend and nothing seems the same without him. THERE WILL STILL BE A MULE DAY AND MCLAMB RODEO THIS YEAR! I could never let him down. Through the years, one of my greatest joys has been following the Wolfpack football and basketball teams, campaigning for the Democratic party, spending time with my granddaughter Emma and renewing close friendships with Mary Kathryn, Dixie and Anne.

School Story:

As the reunion nears and I'm getting more and more fervent in checking profile updates, I remember how much we younger ones looked up to the older students. I love my classmates, but am most excited to see people from much earlier classes (some who probably won't remember me). I studied yearbooks and kept up with all the upperclassmen--was anyone ever sweeter than Kathryn Hudson, Brookie Dunn or my late cousin June Dale McLamb Johnson? As cute as Cam Bailey, L. B. Clayton, Dempsey Wood, Phil Woodcock, and Jimmy Parker? As talented as Donna Stephenson? Better in a high school play than Cathy, Dan and Hampton were in "My Fair Lady?" There are so many others our little freshman eyes watched and admired! I am excited.

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