Marilynn (Georj) Thornburg Grimm

Profile Updated: July 3, 2017
Marilynn (Georj) Thornburg
Class Year: 1964
Residing In: Litchfield, OH USA
Occupation: GRAMMA and Fairy Godmother
Homepage: View Website
Spouse/Partner: Michael Grimm
Children: Jason Michael Grimm 12/14/71
Gretchen Kaylor Grimm 10/22/1974
Yes! Attending Reunion
Which class?


What States have you've lived in other than IL?

New Jersey Ohio

Other Occupation/s:

Retired RN

Where do you work now?

Everywhere but no one pays me

Where have you worked and/or retired from?

Hospitals in NJ and Ohio NAtional Alliance for the Mentaly Ill, Pastry Chef Days of Yore Herb Shoppe

Have you ever been Self-Employed?


If Yes. What is/was the name of your company? What is/was your title? Where is/was it located? Nature of Business.

Ohio Onics/Premier Medical Tech. Inc.

Nuclear Medical Sales/Service
Co/Owner Operator

Marriage Date


Did you marry your High School Sweetheart?


Have you been married more than once?


Grand Children:

Tyler Nicholas Grimm 1/3/07
Parker Kaylor Grimm 5/26/10


Cats, Dogs, Fish, Lizards, Toads, Frogs anything the kids dragged in. Most exotic pet ... Pot Belly Pig named Spud. 5 pounds when I brought him home, lived 14 years, 125 pounds when we had him put to sleep.


Your High School Story:

The summer of '62 I went to summer school @ AHS. I hung out @ The Green Grille after classes. I didn't understand that I wouldn't be welcome there during the regular school year! It was so cool! It was the closest thing to "ARNOLD'S" on happy days next to SKIPS of course!!

I only went to AHS my Jr. & Sr. years. Except for a lot of breaking up (it's hard to do) I have only good memories of HS. Here are a few: The BIG GAME at Soldier's Field, Bye Bye Byrdie,Activity Night, Skips, Montrose Beach, Choir, Lunch, I look at my Yearbooks often and think "I wonder what ever happened to?" We were excited to graduate and start our REAL LIVES but we had no idea what we were facing. If I could do it over, knowing what I know now, would I ? Not on your life.

Did you have a nickname in school? If so, what was it?


What were you in High School?

Singer/Band Member

Who did you have a crush on while in High School? And Why? Did you ever date him/her?

Lots of crushes. I mistook lust for love. To paraphrase Willie Nelson "To all the boys I've loved before I'm glad you came along"

Who was your favorite teacher/s and why?

Agnes Okner... she allowed me to create and did not judge my art.

Vlasta Vedra - I learned a lot of practical life skills in Home Ec.

Pearl Freeman - She taught me how to write a College Term Paper and she made me think for myself.

James Smead... He encouraged my writing & public speaking skills. I knew him from GradE School @ Sumner.

Donald Gianetti -- taught me rudimentary Spanish which has come in very handy throught the years.
Gracias Senor Gianetti

Robert Michaels "He was sooooooooo cute"

Betsy Zapantis.. taught me the Bosa Nova at Activity Night.

Peter Katsiogiannis - he passed me in Chemistry which was a requirement for Nursing school

What teacher/s did you dislike and why?

Some football voach who chastised me at activity night for dresiing like a guy. I was wearing a pink sweatsuit. Loose sweatshirt, tight pants. I had one in gray too !

What committee/s where you on?

Social Planning, Prom

What is your favorite memory or memories of AHS?

Where do I start? I LOVED HIGH SCHOOL

What Elementary School did you attend?

Sumner K-7B Chicago IL May 7A-8A CHicago IL

Your Elementary School Story:

I loved Sumner. I fell down in the mud in theEisenhowerr Expressway construction site on my way to Kindergarten. I remember the Copenhagen Tobacco sign that we could see from the school yard and the wondeful smell of the drying tobacco leaves.

The gravel schoolyard, ruining my shoes digging hopscotch games with my heels. Boys playing a handball game called "Pinners"

Everyone's fear of the school nurse Mrs. Matzen who would scrub your wounds with a brush to get the gravel out before applying iodine and a Band Aid!!! OUCH

Red Feather Day, Tissue Paper Shamrock Day, Taffy Apple Sales. Clean Up Week (Spring Vacation) Halloween Parade, making Valentines maiboxes & cards!! Larning to read.

How wonderful and accepting the kids were when we kids from "The other side of the track" were transferred. The adults, were not so welcoming-- someof the PTA (parents) met us on the steps the first day with arms folded to block our entrance.

As it says in "South Pacific" You have to be taught before it's too late- to hate all the people your relatives hate- you have to be carfefully taught!

Did you go to College?


If Yes, Where and When?

Grant Hospital School of Nursing 3 year RN program

Level of Education

Some College
Associates in Nursing

Did you go to a Technical School?


What have you been up to since you graduated from High School?

I like to write as you can tell from my profile.
I have about 4 journals going right now.

Homemaker, Mom and Gramma my 3 favorite jobs.
Semi Gourmet Cook.
Uncredentialed Activities:
Volunteer for lots of organizations helping the needy.
Youth Director at my church.
K-2 Gym Teacher
High School Newspaper and Yearbook Advisor
Soccer player and boys Jr. High Coach.. still playing.
High School drama Teacher
Strangers who needed a hand up lived with us.
Directed Godspell for our local theatre
Played the Scarecrow in The Wizard of OZ
Played The Mute (my toughest role) in The Fantastiks

Have you ever been on TV?

Yes - speaking as a Lamaze Childbirth Instructor.

Heading up a search for the daughter of friends. A college girl gone missing in 1973.. she is still missing.

6:00 News Interview - my sons bread Company "Little Loafer" when he was 12.

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Dec 13, 2020 at 2:41 PM
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Aug 10, 2020 at 10:40 AM

Oh Ed, just the other evening I was talking to the hubby about my days at AHS. He attended only one HS reunion. Of course I got to football. He played Frosh Soph. As we talked he said I know what’s coming next.....EGAD. He has only heard the story for 53 years. Blessings to you and your family.

Jun 17, 2020 at 10:54 AM

Posted on: Jun 15, 2020 at 10:21 AM

Just saw your degree is in Philosopy. INteresting. WHat turned your heart to horses ?

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Feb 04, 2020 at 7:33 AM

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Robert surprised me with many memories of my father. Dad was very involved in Scouting and the American Legion. After dad passed Robert blessed me with stories of Dad I would not have had but for Roberts willingness to share them with me, It was a beautiful gift and I will always be grateful. In your sorrow may you be comforted with the knowledge of how my life was touched and enriched ny this good man and his memories


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Jan 05, 2019 at 1:19 PM

I hate when the only post you get is HAPPY FREAKIN' BIRTHDAY !

Yes it sucks to have a birthday so close to Christmas. Sometimes it works to your advantage. People feel guilty or sorry for you so you get more stuff.

I remember you from May School. You were one of the guys who delivered milk to the girls side of the lunchroom in the basement ! I always got chocolate ! We had to sit on benches to eat our lunches. May had no cafeteria ! I graduated from May January 1961. Didn't get to Austin H.S. till Sept 1963. Graduated June 1964.

I have a Semper FI sticker on my car. I have a younger cousin who was a career Marine. He has a wife, 4 children (born 5 years apart.) and 1 grandson. A retired Marine asked why I had the sticker. since I had never served in the military. I understand that not just anyone can be a Marine. However, every American should be a patriot ! War IS Hell ! Thank you for your service.

Oct 18, 2019 at 7:19 PM

Posted on: Oct 15, 2018 at 7:07 PM

Paulette, Did you ever go to Sumner School K-8 ? If so we
If so we may have been classmates. I went to AHS my Jr. & Senior years. Graduate June 1964. I am sentimental and saved all my class pictures K-8. Hope to get a response from you.

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Posted on: Mar 25, 2018 at 10:50 AM

Melody, Happy birthday. I guess I was so busy celebrating my own birthday I didn't know yours was so close. My 8th grade year @ May School was wonderful because of girls like you. A bunch of us from "The wrong side of the tracks" were transferred to May School I had been at Sumner School K-7the grade. Not everyone at May was happy about this transfer. There were a few Hispanics and some hillbillies. The PTA and some of the teachers made it very difficult for us students. The kids welcomed us with open arms. Well, the girls welcomed me for sure. I remember we had a gift exchange for Christmas in MIss DiMaggio's class. Manuel ??? GOt Barb Kaplan's name. He gave her a heart to wear around herneck with his name engraved on it. She received it politely but boy did we hear about it after school. I went to a Christmas party @ Manuel's house. Some guy, maybe Eric Grebinger had broken up with me. I remember his momma holding me as I cried. In her broken english she said Something like "Oh nina ( little one) you are so jung. There will be many boy friends in your life. This is sad for you but not the end of the world. She was right my heart has been broken many times. Not just by males but by my own children. Our son likes to say, "It will all work out in the end. And if it doesn't work out it's not the end ! " Thank you for being my friend in those wonderful silly giggly adolescent years. I am now crying cleansing nostalgic tears. I hate being in my 70's but I'm not done living yet.

Mar 31, 2018 at 11:47 PM

Posted on: Mar 18, 2018 at 5:44 PM

Darlene What ever happened to your move west ? I just wanted to thank you again for this wonderful website. Some nights when I can't sleep. I get on the computer and take a walk down memory lane. Looking forward to the next reunion in 2020 !

Mar 16, 2020 at 11:09 AM

Posted on: Mar 18, 2018 at 5:35 PM

Top O' the Mornin' to ya' Allan ! When you were a little boy did anyone tell you the Chicago River turned green just because it was your birthday ? The attached is our lovely daughter Gretchen. She turned 43 last October. She is 5' tall and weighs 100 pounds. The Yoga pose was her being silly. She is a college grad but last year, ago asked if I knew that Buddah was once a living human being. UH DUH YEAH ! I guess too much protestant indoctrination in her youth. She and her dad have absolutely NO sense of rhythm. THus she can't dance. Her brother played percussion in High School. He learned to read music. I joked that he had a solo in every concert. At the end of the Star Spangled Banner, the symbols always clanged. Oh, yeah hope your birthday was Jolly ! I'm guessing it is your 71st. Did you do summer school to graduate with the class of '64 ?

Dec 12, 2020 at 7:01 PM

Posted on: Dec 14, 2017 at 3:38 PM

Hello former boyfriend. I see that in 2 days it will be your birthday. Our only son turns 46 today. I have been texting him the hour by hour details of his birth/delivery ! It's not graphic, I had a scheduled C. Section. Kaiserschnitz in German !!! Yesterday the hubby & I rang the bell @ a grocery store for the Salvation Army ! At one point Navy guy walked by the bucket. I said "Merry Christmas Sailor !!!" He was wearing something that said NAVY ! He was in active duty during Desert Storm on a Nuclear Submarine. Mike my hubby was eligible but was never drafted. The hubs lost a good buddy when the Scorpion was lost somewhere near the Azores. The navy guy & Mike talked for over an hour. I smiled, rang the bell and wished everyone a Happy Christmas. The Salvation Army guy came twice during our watch to empty the bucket ! We were there from 5 to 8 pm. Inside the automatic door area !! As Winnie the Pooh would say "Hapy Pappy BUthdah Huthdah ! He got Owl to help him spell ! I just mailed the Pearl necklace you gave me to our daughter in Austin TX. She is an artisan & refurbs all kinds of stuff ! She turned 43 in October. I'm thining this is your 71st am I close ? Happy Birthday Fella'

Oct 27, 2017 at 12:47 PM

Yo BO Check out your private messages ! Georj

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Jul 03, 2017 at 10:13 AM

ESTHER, I used the reply cards from my wedding to copy Mom's recipe's . Just came across the one from your parents. They wrote Mr & Mrs Armand (SP?) Brodsky will be delighted to attend. Next Saturday will be 50 years fo MIke & I. I have used your folks idea on every wedding response I have ever sent. That was such a wonderful, delightful, personal touch. Thinking of you and the fun of our youth.

Jun 02, 2017 at 1:32 PM

Eileen - Ignore the previous message. I was thinking of Eileen Chapman

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K. Getz S. Carlson, my fiance Mike, my husband of 42 years. Student nurses. Trying desperately to pass Chemistry.
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The current love of my life. Tyler Grimm
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