When Elma had the Elma Chronicle several people said they should rename it the Rapp Chronicle since our sons and daughter were in it every week. That was a few years ago. Since they are all in their 50's, I decided to bring you up to the present and a little about what they are doing now.
Shirley and I moved to Elma in 1966. I bought into the Lucke Insurance agency and Shirley, who is an RN, worked part time on the Special Duty registry in Tacoma. After we moved to Elma, Shirley taught a CNA class that Mrs. Huttula was teaching and she needed to leave because Janice had a serious auto accident. Shirley also worked at Oakhurst and Cable Wolverton's nursing home but only on a part time basis.
John, our oldest son was Student Body President and Valedictorian. He is now an attorney in Seattle and works for a firm called Smith Hennessey. He lived in Singapore and worked for Baker McKenzie in Chicago. He has done a lot of teaching in his career.
Bill has been a teaching tennis professional in California for 30 years. He now lives in Nampa, Idaho and will soon have a new career.
Katrina Kay, our only daughter has a new profession. She is teaching people who are experiencing memory loss. Music touches every part of our brains.
Bob now lives in Portugal and manages the cloud for VM Companies for Europe. He has been traveling all his business life and has now flown over 6 million miles.
He worked for Microsoft for 17 years and has been a business software expert for many years.
We have lived on Strawberry Hill since 1967. I had been a claims adjuster before moving to Elma. When I became a partner in Lucke Insurance, I became an insurance broker and enjoyed selling insurance for 28 years. The most fun was insuring towns and cities all over Western Washington. I had a fabulous staff in Elma, and Raymond. I love our communities, our people and the people who make things work in this area. I am proud of the publishers of Grays Harbor Herald and Willapa Harbor Herald. They demonstrate that hard work will make you successful.