Sue Proctor Armstrong

Profile Updated: March 13, 2019
Sue Proctor
Residing In: Salem, OR USA
Spouse/Partner: Ron Songer
Occupation: writer/novelist/poet
Children: Wendy, born 1976; David, born 1978; Molly, born 1984; two sons-in-law, Jesse and Jonathan. I have five More…grandchildren: Kian, born in 2003, Courtney born in 2011, Kersey born in 2012, Julianna born on my birthday in 2016, and Gwenevieve, born in 2018.
Yes! Attending Reunion

In March of 2013 I moved to Salem, to a small apartment on Waldo Street, close to my old stomping grounds. A year later, my divorce is final, I'm settling in and life is wonderful. I joined the computer dating world and found a wonderful man to share my weekends with. Never dreamed I would be part of something like that! We now live together in Salem, in my "first" house (purchased on my own!)--a little bungalow on a small cul-de-sac.

Since the reunion I have published my first book of poetry, Chaos, and two novels, ALLEYCAT, which is set in Monmouth in 1971. My sequel novel is YEAR OF THE PIG, also set in Monmouth in 1971. I have a webpage, www.wordsfromsue, and I can be found on Amazon. I'm working on the third book of the Alleycat series.

My father lived at Redwood Heights (assisted living on 12th Street) for a year or so before he died. He shared his table in the dining room (sort of assigned seating) with Del Ramsdell. Mr. Ramsdell (hard for me to call him "Del") dressed up for dinner (or maybe he was always dressed up)--sport jacket and tie. It was interesting to get to know our old VP from a different point of view. He was a very nice man--so kind to my father who was suffering from a stroke complicated by Alzheimer's. He and I had many lively conversations when I shared a meal with the group. His wife was a tiny little woman who appeared to have some kind of dementia like my dad. He was chivalrous and attentive. I was saddened to hear he passed away. He lived into his nineties.

School Story:

I loved the dances--sock hops, Prom, Homecoming, Sno-ball--even when I didn't dance. The absolute best one was Prom my junior year. Great memories!

Miss Henniger--oh! I got called into her office one Monday morning becasue I was seen holding hands with my boyfriend at a Leslie function on a Friday night. You were never safe from her eyes!

Kindest teacher--Mr. Burrell. When I was failing chemistry, he told me that some people just aren't able to understand it--including his own daughter. He recommended a tutor (thank you, Steve Moeck!) and gave me points for trying so hard, and I was able to pass the class. A dear, sweet man.

I loved Spanish class with Mrs. Byers, especially senior year when we had only 12 (?) people in the class. I remember reading parts of Don Quixote in Spanish. I wrote a play for our class to perform (only in class--the last thing I would ever do is act!) about a family's trip to Manzanita (?). I considered majoring in Spanish when I went to college. Why can't I speak it now????

Mr. Foote's English class, junior year--he must have been at South for only a year. Too bad.

Chocolate milkshakes and grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch! The apple machine--how much were those apples? 25 cents? Watching the cross country boys work out on the track before they ran (practice) and waiting for them to get back.

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Sep 18, 2019 at 11:26 PM

Happy Birthday, Denise!

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Sep 13, 2019 at 8:52 PM
Sep 12, 2019 at 1:13 AM

Denise, I really enjoyed seeing you at the 50th. You are so much like I remembered you!

Sep 12, 2019 at 1:08 AM
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Sep 10, 2019 at 2:48 PM

Posted on: Sep 09, 2019 at 10:28 PM

Cora, great reunion! Thanks for changing my name on my profile.

Sep 09, 2019 at 10:26 PM

The 50th reunion was a blast! The committee did a bang-up job of organizing a fun two days. I particularly enjoyed the school tour (who would ever guess that?) but meeting people I hadn't seen in a long time was wonderful. Find me on FB if you want t o stay in touch!

Sep 07, 2019 at 1:16 AM

It was so good to see you at Ritter's. I look forward to the next event Saturday night.

Sep 07, 2019 at 1:15 AM

So good to see you at Ritter's!

Sep 01, 2019 at 4:40 PM

I look forward to seeing you at the reunion!

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Aug 16, 2019 at 9:40 PM
Aug 04, 2019 at 10:47 AM

Are you going to make it to the 50th reunion?

Aug 03, 2019 at 1:35 PM

I'm looking forward to seeing you at the reunion!

Aug 03, 2019 at 1:34 PM

Thanks for all you've done for the reunion this summer. Looking forward to connecting again :)

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Aug 05, 2019 at 2:14 PM

Posted on: Aug 03, 2019 at 1:32 PM

It will be wonderful to see you again after all this time.

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Jun 22, 2019 at 10:26 PM

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Jun 03, 2019 at 12:44 AM

Hi Mary! I hope you and Merv will be at the reunion this summer.

Apr 29, 2019 at 6:14 PM

J, I hope you'll be at the reunion this coming fall--September 7. It'd be wonderful to see you.

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