David P Grady

Profile Updated: August 31, 2020
David P Grady
Residing In: Paauilo, HI USA
Occupation: Licensed Professional Counselor
Children: Ben, born 1999
Lucy born 2002
Yes! Attending Reunion

Work... have worked as a professional counselor in Florida and Georgia. I have given up hope regarding Mental Health Licensure in Hawaii. I refuse to return to school and take more hours just to meet their requirements.
Children... a son Benjamin was born 7/11/99 in Pensacola, Fla. He is presently attending the University of Georgia in Athens. Ben is majoring in Entomology (Bugs) and Biology as he is heading toward his Doctorate in that field.
Lucy, a daughter was born 2/1/02 in Pensacola, Fla. She is also attending UGA in Athens with her older brother. Both children receive the Zell Miller Scholarship as they have GPAs of 3.75 +. They obviously get their brains from their mother and my son gets his big mouth from his father. Lucy is a great organizer of time.
They are the joy of my life, as most of our children are. My kids are smart, good-looking, highly motivated children who love life and make their parents proud. I on the other hand am suffering the curse of Life in Hawaii. 30% less pay than the mainland and 30% higher cost of living. Do the math, not hard to figure out that work is a must and retirement will have to be put on hold. My oldest son is now in his Senior year at UGA. His specialty being Entomology makes the pursuit of a Masters and Doctorate doable. Apparently there is such a need for professionals in the field the schools that offer Doctorates employ the student as they go through the program. So I have promised Ben I will move to wherever he decides to go to school and help him if he desires. Life on the Big Island is great however I miss having old friends and the connections that are easy on the mainland. WE'LL SEE.

School Story:

In 1987 I ran into an old classmate at a store in Pensacola. She identified me and told me she knew me. I told her "lady leave me alone, I'm working and have no idea who you are". Now 18 years later I have forgotten her name again.

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David P Grady has left an In Memory comment for Stephen  Meeks Jr.
Jan 25, 2024 at 3:10 PM

I first met Steve at West Jr. H.S. after transferring from North Jr. H.S. to West in the 9th grade. It was the first day of football practice. We all sat in the bleachers and were introduced to Mike Yavorski. Steve was doing his best to scare me about the other guys he hung out with at West. He did a good job as I made a fool of myself by repeating some racial epithets he said. I remember the incident perfectly as his ability to trick me into saying a ridiculous comment was done with perfection. We remained acquaintences throughout high school but never reallly had a friendship. His academic achievements are enviable as he never struck me as guy who would go on to be so successful. The class of 70' will miss you. RIP Steve. 

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Dec 02, 2023 at 2:39 PM

Rick, I don't remember you going to Lincoln elementary school. Brenda, Clyde, Spencer Stewart, John V. and others who later went to AHS were in kindergarten until the 2nd grade, Miss Carr. I remember Miss Lucas and I believe the K teacher was Miss Bock. Maybe? Anyway happy 71 or maybe 72, after 66 I think most of us stop counting. As long as we get our SS check who cares. Happy Birthday, I hope you and Jill are good. Come visit me in Hawaii.

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Mar 06, 2023 at 3:33 AM
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Oct 14, 2022 at 4:30 PM

I lived from 1952 to 1960 on Langdon Street dirctely across the street from Linda and her big brother Mike. I remember sitting on our front steps playing hopscoth on the sidewalk. Linda and I both attended Lincoln Elementary until my family moved to Godfrey in 1960. Unfortuneatly we never ran in the same circles however said "Hi" to each other throughout High School. As children we played with a cast of characters on Langdon and the neighborhood.  A lot of those people continue to be in my life today, some are not. Linda was a sweet and beautiful girl and I'm sure a wonderful woman as an adult. I'll think of her as I do several of our classmates who have passed on. 

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Mar 04, 2022 at 8:02 AM

From the Quarry in Alton. To Godfrey to Florida to the Outskirts of Nashville to places unknown it has been an adventure to witness Clyde's progress the last 65 yers of our lives. Time marches on. HB Clyde.

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Feb 27, 2022 at 9:52 AM

who would have thought that after all these yeaRS we would end up in the same line of work. Happy 70th

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Oct 28, 2021 at 9:58 AM

Martha. Through the past few years you have remained the voice of reason and sanity in this crazy world. It would be nice if some of our classmates and friends would wake up and smell the treason in the air. I hope Joe B. gets a chance to make a difference and replace Republican stubborness with Democratic principals so we can take a breath and give our children a better world than the shithole we got.

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Aug 11, 2021 at 4:56 PM

Pat, Thanks for the thoughts about Greg. If you want to see irony. Both Greg and Bruce G. were tremendous long distance runners. When I was living close to each one of them I would constantly try to get them to run with me. I have become addicted to running, oh well better than the alternative. Neither guy would run, at all. Maybe if they spent more time working out and running they would still be alive. Sorry if that sounds cynical.

David P Grady has left an In Memory comment for Greg L Bode.
Aug 03, 2021 at 7:07 PM

I moved in with Greg in Tempe, Arizona in 1974. Jeff Edgar, Greg and I shared a condo on what was then the outskirts of Tempe. Greg was going to ASU while Jeff and I worked construction. For the next 47 years Greg and I shared all the experiences life had in store for us. We shared so many memories of good and bad times. In 1987 I moved to Florida while Greg moved back to Phoenix after several years in Alton again. We reconnected in 2001 when I went to Phoenix to go down to Tucson to run my first marathon. Greg gave me a hat with the name of the company he was working for. I didn't put the hat on however I held it in my hand the entire race. We stayed in touch until 2017 when he began living in an assisted living center after a vareity of physical maladies plauged him. We would talk on the phone every Sunday during football season as we both rooted for ASU and the Arizona Cardinals, remembering they were in St. Louis before the team relocated to Arizona in 1988. Greg was an engineering genius, building miles of interstate and being the supervisor of some of the biggest jobs in Arizona during the 80's, 90's and 2000's. In 2001 Greg moved to Salt Lake City for a while as he was chosen to build a runway at the Salt Lake Airport in order to facilitate the 2002 Winer Olympics. He has two wonderful children who continue to live in Arizona and took care of him recently. I've missed Greg as his health declined forcing him to live in what he called "an old folks home", the last few years. Greg would complain "I'm the youngest old man here". He was not an old man however he had a lifetime of experiences, loves and life many of us will never have. I'll miss you Greg. dg

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May 06, 2021 at 9:36 AM

Happy 69. You age like fine wine. Downstairs in the wine cellar that empties out to the backroad leading to the pond. Singing the Star Spangled Banner in three part harmony with Chris. We all wake up when we hit that one note that ruminates in our memories for the last 50 years. Only a few of us know what I'm talking about. The main thing is you know. As does " Andrew Johnson". For now I'll just say " See you tomorrow....See you tomorrow. Jack swore and I swore...Friendship for life...See you tomorrow

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Jan 14, 2021 at 1:23 PM

I was not a close friend of Rick however he had an everday presence at the YMCA. I used to go to the YMCA when it was located downtown and for the years after it moved. Rick was always there helping out and making sure everything ran smoothly. He was always a kind and thoughtful person who embraced the orginal purpose of having an institution like the Y. Rick will be missed as he was so personable and easy to like. I regret not maintaining a closer relationship with him after high school.  I am quite sure he touched the lives of many people who came to the Y in Alton. 

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Oct 29, 2021 at 5:50 PM

Posted on: Nov 04, 2020 at 1:40 PM

I can't believe your birthday is the same day we get a brand new president, hopefully. If that happens you, along with 330,000,000 Americans will get the gift of a lifetime. Actually the gift is getting rid of the human waste that occupies that office at present. The last four years have set American back a decade in progress and respect on the World stage. If "the fool on the hill" would have accepted the COVID-19 tests the WHO offered to him back in January, testing would have begun then and thousands of people who died would still be alive. But the asshole decided the U.S. could make their own test, thus no test became available to the public of another month, and that test was subpar. Anyway
enough of that. I hope you can enjoy your birthday along with the promise of a new America.

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Jul 11, 2020 at 12:38 PM

I didn't know John until high school. He was such a classy and friendly guy. A nice dresser and clean, healthy and charming presence. I can't remember a time where John was down or in a bad mood. He had a magnetic personality and attracted others to him. I regret not maintaining a relationship with him after our high school days ended. I will always remember his smile and exceptionial personality. I'll miss you John....rest in peace my brother....

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Dec 19, 2020 at 11:51 PM

Posted on: Jun 27, 2020 at 7:24 PM

Okay I guess I am severely out of the loop. We didn't really talk much after, believe it or not, the 2nd grade. I remember walking to your house from Lincoln Elementary. But not much more after that. I stayed in contact with many of the same people you did but for some reason not you. I thought Carol was one of the funniest and coolest people I've ever known. Her passing is heartbreaking for me. I guess I hold out hope we will all meet again. I'll call you Moreland even though my best memories of you were in Ms. Bock's Lucas and Carr's class. I wish you all the best. I'll miss Carol she was truly a light in the world. I'm sorry I'll just always know you as Beverly. Please tell me that IS your name. If not I'm gonna feel like a fool.

David P Grady has left an In Memory comment for David A Noles.
May 12, 2020 at 3:33 PM

I remember Dave as a soft-spoken guy who didn't stand out in the crowd but was friendly and asserted himself well. He was always nice to me and always had a good word for everyone. I don't think he had any enemies and showed concern for everyone. I wish I could have gotten to know him better. Farewell,, my friend. 

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Mar 07, 2021 at 1:19 PM

Posted on: Mar 07, 2020 at 11:31 AM

Judy, I knew you were a therapist from earlier posts. I'm wondering where you are practicing and what you specialize in. Hope I get to speak to you at the reunion. I have never attended a reunion but the 50th seems like a special one. Hope to see you there. Happy Birthday, see you in August.

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