Jolinda Kimbrell Conley

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Jolinda Kimbrell
Jolinda Kimbrell

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Residing In: Ashland, KY USA
Spouse/Partner: Steve
Occupation: Retired!!
Children: Shannon (41) is a graduate of UK. She lives in Lexington, KY and works with students at the University More…of KY as a dietitian. Justin (38) graduated from NC State with a PhD in Environmental Toxicology. He is doing research for the EPA and works at Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, NC. He is married to Mary Englund. Justin and Mary made us grandparents with the birth of Jesse Kash Conley on May 4, 2018. He's a cutie pie! They had their 2nd baby in 2020 on July 29....a girl. Her name is Elaine Bea. These two grandbabies have stolen our hearts. Megan (35) is a graduate of UK. She is living in Lexington and working at KDA Office Furniture in Richmond, KY. (Yes, Keith and Leighanne's business) Megan mar
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2018 could not be more jam-packed with everything good! Not only did our youngest daughter get married and our son & daughter-in-law have a baby but we also bought a new house! After 35 years of living on So. 29th St., Steve and I now live on Cogan St

School Story:

Those three years at Blazer were awesome! I'll always remember those great times with my JAM friends (Jill, Jan, Ann, and Michelle)!
It was fun being a Tomcat cheerleader for a year & a half. I tried out my sophomore yr. and didn't make it. (Debbie Barber & Sheila Mullins did). At that time, there were 6 cheerleader (2 from each grade). Towards the end of the football season, Cindy Sang was taken off the squad and I took her place. I had about 2 weeks between football & basketball season to learn all the cheers and sidelines. It was a crazy time!
I also remember running for Sr. Class Vice
President and losing to Mike Lunsford.
Going to the "F", hanging out with friends, spending lots of time at Ann Cunningham's house. Dances...Theta...Pep Club..hanging signs from the roof of the gym...being a gym aid...it was all great!

Grandchildren:

Yes...at last! Jesse Kash Conley was born May 4, 2018. My son, Justin, and daughter-in-law, Mary are the proud parents.

Who was your favorite teacher?

My all time favorite teacher was Mrs. Marting (6th gr. Crabbe). After all these years, we still stay in touch.
At Blazer, Frau Ori (10th gr. German) was a trip! I remember Mrs. Vincent (10th gr. Biology). Nice teacher but tough! Also Miss Britton (10th&11th grs.Gym class) She was always smiling and laughing.
Remember Miss Taylor, Geometry teacher?? That woman is STILL alive!!

What was your first car?

It was a brown Chevy Malibu...no, I bought that after I graduated. I remember driving a Firebird in high school but having to share it with my brother. I remember taking my driver's test in a station wagon!

What is the farthest place you've traveled?

Phoenix, AZ. 1999 My daughter, Shannon, and I attended the New Year's Eve Millenium Concert by The Judd's.
Obviously I'm NOT a world traveler.

Where did you meet your spouse/partner?

At the Continental Inn in Lexington, KY (Summer of 1972) I was in Lexington with my family to watch Steve Curnutte play in the East/West High School football game. A bunch of people from Ashland, including Steve, was also in Lexington to watch the game and we all stayed at the Continental Inn. After the game, everyone was at the hotel and there was Steve...in his Billy Jack hat. He looked so hot in that Billy Jack hat!! We talked for a long time that evening and it would be several months before we saw each again.

What did you think you would be doing after high school?

I was sure that I was going off to college to earn a bachelor's degree. Alas...plans change. An associate's degree from ACC was as far as I got.
But that's okay...everything's worked out just fine!

What was your favorite song during our senior year?

Probably "Stairway to Heaven"by Led Zeppelin. But I loved John Denver's music and Simon & Garfunkel. Also Three Dog Night, James Taylor, The Bee Gees, Neil Diamond and Jim Croce.

What is your favorite song now?

Impossible to say. I listen to "the oldies" on the radio everyday but I also like Josh Groban and Celine Dion.

What is on your Bucket List?

I agree with Jim Anderson....I'm waaayyy tooo young for a bucket list. Check back with me in about 20 years!!!

What is the one thing that has changed about you since high school?

Can't read a darn thing without my glasses!

Ginger or MaryAnn?

Ginger! She had to spend all those years on the island with only evening gowns and high heels!
What a trooper!!!

Did you know???:

Since my retirement I have started researching my family tree. I am now in love with genealogy!!! I have learned so much. I feel like I'm just beginning my research. It is so interesting!

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Happy Labor Day birthday Michelle! It was great spending time with you last weekend.

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It's never too early to register for this year's class reunion! Just sayin'.....

Mar 17, 2015 at 5:44 PM

Happy birthday Cindy Lang Blanton!!!

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Jolinda...what type of job is Megan looking for?

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Happy Birthday Sweet friend, hope your day is as Special as you are!! Love you & so thankful for your friendship, Jan

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Tomcat Fishing Team trip to Mexico Beach, FL. May 2012. Great fun!!!
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With good friends, Rhonda and Marcia. TFT trip to Mexico Beach.
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May 2012, with Steve at my retirement party.
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My retirement party at Bellefonte Country Club. Margaret Stroth, our school librarian, also retired.
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Ocean Isle Beach, NC - June 2009
Shannon, Steve, Megan, and Justin
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With my daughter, Megan, at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY.