Laurel Davies Howdy

Hi West High Class of 1973

It is so nice to be thinking of you talking and dancing and enjoying celebrations at our 50th year Reunion.  This is my Howdy essay-  Thanks Dave.
My name is Lori Davies (Laurel) and I was blessed to go on  the U.N. Tour to New York City in 1972 and meet several of my future classmates (like LeeAnn Shank) before University High School closed, and I became one of your new classmates from U-High in 1972-1973.

I was blessed at West High to be elected to the Student Council, I was on the Newspaper, and I had writing included in the Yearbook.  I went to State (with Mike Singer) in Storytelling and we received top ratings.  It was so nice to meet so many of you that year, and I wish you well now and in our future.

Holly Richardson made a beautiful Homecoming Queen!  I was so happy for her.

50 years later- wishing you all well, but still feeling badly.  I hope that by telling my story to you now, you will know my side!

I would love to talk to many of you again someday in Iowa City.  Like Patty A.!  LeeAnn!  Jennifer!  Sara!  The Hueys!  All of our U-High people!   And so many nice people in our class.  I hope you have enjoyed your life as I have, and I would love to hear your stories.

I loved college, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Art, moved to Seattle, and worked for lawyers in downtown Seattle.  I loved Seattle.

I moved home to I.C. again after my Dad died, took graduate classes at Iowa and was blessed to have a second job creating store window scenes in a store in downtown Iowa City (that you might remember with my sewed-created art clouds in the windows).

Next I moved to Los Angeles, where I worked for Melvin Belli’s law firm in Beverly Hills, and worked for The J. Paul Getty Trust in Santa Monica, CA.  I loved Los Angeles.  

Then at that point I had an offer from my favorite metaphysics books author, who had lost his wife, to work for him on the Jane Roberts Seth Material, and I was able to take my dream job in Elmira, NY.  I inherited these books from Robert Butts, and now am continuing working with The Jane Roberts Seth Books which are published in over 30 countries.

Philosophy was one of my favorite subjects in High School, and still is! 
I appreciate your reading my little Howdy today, and I hope you have a terrific time at the Reunion.  I would love to hear from you if you care to write to me via email?  Dave has kindly listed my email address, and I will be thinking of so many friends during the reunion days,

Very best wishes to you,

Lori (Laurel) Davies