Marti Early Tanner

Profile Updated: March 7, 2018
Residing In: Mabank, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Pete
Children/Grandchildren: Harley Henderson, born 1976
Meleah, born 2004
Trinity, born 2009
Sara Henderson, born More…1984
Cadence, born 2008
Casey, born 2011

I moved with my family to the Dallas area the summer after our graduation. Although I HATE the Texas summers I guess I've adjusted over the years and now it's home. After graduating from the University of Texas in '72 I spent about 10 years managing school cafeterias for the Dallas ISD before switching gears. I went back to school to learn computer programming and spent the next 20 plus years as a mainframe programmer for the Dallas Police Department. I retired several years ago but still did 'consulting' one day a week until June of 2014. I'm now fully retired and my 'work' involves various area clubs, church activity and spending time with my Grandchildren.

My son, Harley moved back to the area from Seattle in October 2015. His family, including wife and 2 daughters live about 80 miles North of us. We see them at least every few months. My daughter Sara is a neonatal ICU nurse at a local Dallas hospital. She lives near Dallas with her fiancé, daughter and son.

My husband and I moved to the country about 50 miles southeast of Dallas in 2011 and play at farming on 5 acres.
Life is treating me pretty good.

I wish I could have kept in touch better through the years and actually attended some of the functions, but it just wasn't in the cards. It's been great fun to reconnect after all this time.

School Story:

My favorite school memories are of my involvement in the Drama department. I loved it. We had a great group. I especially enjoyed The Wizard of OZ. I even majored in drama for a semester in college before realizing that I probably should major in something that could guarantee employment. I've enjoyed seeing reminiscences from others on this site about our drama group as well.

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Sep 06, 2017 at 9:43 PM

Hi Becky. It's nice to see you've joined this site. Do you do Facebook? There are a lot of us on Facebook. Mardie Canham posted a picture of the 1968 MYFers in our Caps & Gowns in front of Bells. Several years ago I was looking for anything about Bells and came across your Mother's obituary. I have not been back to the area in many years but it's interesting to look back. Joan Caruth Snyder is also on Facebook a lot. Maybe you could join us. I certainly agree with Mardie's comment on your family. That's a lot of Grands & Great Grands. I too hope you're doing well.

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Posted on: Jan 24, 2017 at 11:19 AM

Welcome to the site John. Our class is very active on Facebook also. There are several Crossland groups that you might want to join also. It's fun to see what our classmates are doing. We are all over the world.

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May 21, 2015 at 11:36 AM

Welcome to the site Sharon. We also have an active group on Face Book.

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Posted on: Apr 01, 2015 at 11:48 AM

I remember the Tin Man in Wizard of Oz. Retirement is wonderful. You can get back to what you enjoy doing, despite the fact that you can't really earn a good living doing it. I know you're going to enjoy it.

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Posted on: May 27, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Hey Pam. It's great to see you on this site. Do you do Facebook? There are a lot of us from Crossland Class of 68 on Facebook. It's a great way to keep up with everyone.

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