Sylvia Roberts

Profile Updated: February 21, 2009
Class Year: 1959
Residing In: Houston, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: John Roch
Occupation: Retired from FDA
Children: Sunni born 1961
Yes! Attending Reunion

Married Jerry Cyree in 1959, except for my beautiful daughter, seems like that never happened. Divorced in 1967. Single for 20 yrs. Had a wonderful career with FDA. Married John Roch in 1987 - worth waiting for. Kept my name this time. Moved to FDA headquarters in MD in 1988 - retired in 1996 and came home to Houston. Have 3 grandchildren, Britni born 1987, Taylor born 1990, Allison born 1993 and 1 great-grandson Brennon born 2008. All live nearby and all were given to me to spoil rotten. These days I am doing geneology and loving it. There is no end to it and I wish I'd had the good sense to ask my parents and grandparents about their lives while they were still around to tell me. I can't believe that I can condense the last 50 yrs into this tiny little box.

School Story:

I was much too shy in high school to do anything that would call attention to myself, but I do recall in senior yr in Mr. Hamner's English class I had my little square plastic battery operated radio with me. Mr. Hamner had stepped out in the hall for something. In 1959 messages from the office came into classrooms via a PA system from a box over the classroom door. Some of the more daring boys in class grabbed my radio, slipped it on top of the PA system box, turned the volume on high and ran back to their seats. Of course, this brought Mr. Hamner scurrying back into the classroom trying to send a student to the office to report the loud music pouring from the PA system while the classroom roared with laughter.

What song reminds you most of your high school years at Sam Houston?

Can't remember the name, but it began, "Up in the morning and off to school, teacher is teaching the golden rule...." by Chuck Berry

Were you in any SHHS clubs or on any SHHS sports teams?

I was in Houstonettes, Co A Drums

Did you have any favorite SHHS teachers?

Carolyn Hynes, English
Rosemary Redditt, PE
Mrs. Whitmore, Dean

What has been your biggest lesson you've learned in life since high school?

I don't worry so much about what other people think.

What, if anything, would you pass on to the future Tigers, and those getting ready to begin their lives after SHHS?

No matter how much you hate math and English, they ARE important and you WILL need them later if you want to be able to support yourself.

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