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Debby Slotin Overstreet

Profile Updated: February 3, 2012
Debby Slotin
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Marietta, GA USA
Retired Social Studies Teacher
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Home Address: 3152 Sycamore Lane
Marietta, Georgia 30066

Home Phone Number: 770-977-8067


I earned my degrees at Emory Univ., George Washington Univ., and Georgia State Univ. and taught for 32 years at Sprayberry High School in East Cobb. In 2002, I received the highest honor at Sprayberry High School and had the yearbook dedicated to me with the presentation of the first copy at the Spring Fling Assembly. I've served on three of the Reunion Committees in the past, including the one for this upcoming Fortieth Reunion in 2009. Since retiring from teaching in 2006, I've been chosen President-Elect of the Cobb-Marietta Retired Educators Assoc. and will serve as its President next year during its 40th Anniversary celebration. I am also a docent candidate at the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum so that I may put my education to good use and continue to volunteer in the Atlanta Jewish community. My husband and I have sponsored two students from Taiwan (Emily and Lily Huang) to live with us while continuing their education here in the United States when conditions did not work out with extended family here in the States; we are very proud of them and their success and continue to stay in touch with them.

School Story:

I remember one day in Human Biology Doc Walton went a little crazier than usual. He was always calling us "skunks" and "skunkettes" instead of our names, which he thought was funny. But this particular day he was upset with Marilyn Benbenisty Gower and he was chasing her around the room. Eventually he grabbed her and ripped her blouse and she slapped him in the face! I'll never forget it. She went to Mr. Derthick's office and got a transfer out of the class; I've never understood why Doc Walton wasn't fired for inappropriate behavior for that. Today it would be all over the media! And the cheating that went on in that class!! Oh my goodness, I have never seen so much cheating in all my life! Books in laps being shifted back and forth under the lab tables and cosmetic mirrors left on the tables and moved around for better views of test papers! And Doc Walton was oblivious to all of this! He never caught anyone. Richard Siegel and I may have been among the few actually studying and not cheating. We were amazed by it all.

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Working on the Reunions every ten years has been very rewarding for those of us who have been doing this for a long time now. AND I must say that this last endeavor, our Grady H. S. Class of 1969's 50th Reunion was the BEST we have ever put together, hands down!! The entire committee worked seamlessly to make sure that everything went off without a hitch and we are SO happy and pleased that everyone who attended the events of the weekend had a wonderful time. The Ladies' Luncheon on Friday was delicious and wildly fun and we stayed until 3 P.M. Friday night at Manuel's Tavern was the largest attended Friday night event we have ever planned! It was such a success and the food was very good. The tour of Grady on Saturday morning was very revealing in how much changed has occurred since we last toured the building; it is completely air conditioned and a new 5-story wing is going to be built on what was the practice fields with new parking in front of the school. AND of course, the main event Saturday night was FABULOUS! The buffet was a delicious Italian theme and we did NOT run out of food this year!! The appetizers were a hit!! We had an open bar that was included with the price of admission!! Cool, huh?! The group picture turned out great! Mine arrived this week. All in all, I think the 50th delivered! I think that maybe we will try again in 5 years. 78 seems so old! 73 sounds better and maybe we won't be in assisted living or nursing homes yet and we will still be driving! See y'all in 5 years! Debby Slotin Overstreet

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