MARJORIE RICHMOND Jacobs

Profile Updated: September 20, 2017
MARJORIE RICHMOND
Residing In: Laguna Vista, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Terry Jacobs (deceased)
Occupation: Marketing and Event Coordinator for the Port Isabel Event and Cultural Center
Children: Tim, born 1982, married to Arely Lopez Jacobs, has one son - Robert (Robbie), all of whom I love dearly. More… Thankfully they also reside here in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
Beth, my step-daughter, is married to an FBI guy, Rick, and has 2 great kids, Abbey and Zack. They reside in Stafford, VA.
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Graduated from Ohio State University 1970
Taught grades 3-6, Westerville City School 1970-1979
Married Terry Jacobs, 1978
Became a travel agent and worked in the industry for over 20 years
Moved to the Rio Grande Valley in 2006.
Worked as a Librarian on South Padre Island, and also as the Economic Development Administrative Assistant and Grant Writer for the City of Port Isabel
My husband passed away in 2012.
I have just been promoted to my current position with Port Isabel.

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Apr 12, 2018 at 4:33 AM
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Mar 07, 2017 at 12:41 PM

Mickey, I found your article so interesting and insightful. It brought back many memories for me, too, but from a different perspective.

My mom and dad grew up in East Cleveland. My dad went to Shaw and my mom went to Collingwood High School. When they married, their first house was on Grosvenor Road in Cleveland Heights where my sister and I were born.
We moved to Wrenford Road (at about the same time that you moved to South Euclid)
when it was a dead-end street. As I recall, there were 16 houses and about 50 kids. We were separated from the rest of the area by what became Bexley Park and the continuation of Wrenford Road. All of our families were Catholic or Protestant. In a sense, we were a segregated neighborhood also, but not on purpose. It just happened that way. What I remember, though, is that I didn't just have 2 parents...I had 16 sets of them. If something happened at the top of the hill, I could be sure that my mom and dad would know it by the time I got to the bottom, where I lived.

I never thought anything about going to Rowland and being in the minority (although I do remember my mother being mortified when I came home from Kindergarten singing the Dreidel Song.) You were all just my friends, and I, like you, never realized we were our own little group until we went to Brush and found out there were different groups with different backgrounds joining us.

I was one of those 5 kids you mentioned that were at school on Jewish holidays. I remember a teacher once asking me what I was doing there. He thought my surname was Richman instead of Richmond, and that I was Jewish. (Ironically, I also married a man by the name of Jacobs, but he wasn't Jewish either.)

The girls (Laura, Lynn Stone, Barbara Berman, others and I) formed a club and would meet at each other's homes. At one meeting I remember Barbara falling down stairs, and we were all quite worried about her.

I remember taking dance lessons when in 6th grade, and dancing with Igor? Can't remember his last name but he was about 6" shorter than I was. I owe him a debt of gratitude, though, as he was a very good dancer and I learned to dance pretty good too. I'm still dancing every chance I get.


I also remember a friend asking me to his Bar Mitzvah. I didn't know what that was so I said I couldn't come. Then I had a talk with my mom who explained what that was, and I was sorry I missed it.

All in all, though, I felt very lucky to grow up where I did. Our little street was a wonderful place to play and we all were like family. We had street picnics, Father-Son baseball games, we would rake leaves together and then everyone would jump in them. We had lemonade stands to make spending money, put on skits for our families, and play Red Rover in the street. In winter we would sled ride into Belvoir Blvd. It was a great place to grow up, and I was blessed to have some really good friends at Rowland and in South Euclid!

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Aug 09, 2016 at 9:21 AM

Hey, Ray! Glad to see I wasn't the only one a little slow coming to the party. How in the world did you wind up in Las Vegas? It's nice to be where it's warm and sunny, isn't it. I'm down here in Texas on opposite sides from Bill Kish.

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Posted on: Sep 06, 2015 at 2:26 PM

Dennis, I came in on this whole thing a bit late, but will be sending a donation towards the remaining funds needed. I should be able to send it out the week of the 14th. Thanks for your expertise on this. Ironically, I thought the school needed a sign back in 1965! Only took 50 more years! Best regards, Margie (Richmond) Jacobs

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Posted on: Jul 19, 2015 at 8:35 AM

To see the "this is me now" pics all y'all can follow me on Facebook. The cover picture is me modeling a bra for our annual Save the Tatas Bra Auction. We raise $ for those who can't afford to have mammograms. My site is under Margie Jacobs.

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Jul 19, 2015 at 8:27 AM

Posted on: Jul 17, 2015 at 9:47 PM

Laura, where do you teach? I taught for 9 years in Westerville in the 70s, and then went on to be a travel agent for over 20 years.

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Aug 03, 2015 at 11:13 AM

Posted on: Jul 17, 2015 at 8:57 PM

I am impressed! I wound up (for the last 9 years) as the Sourh Padre Island "librarian". My only training was running a school library in the 70's, but this library was even smaller than that one. I can't imagine being a medical librarian!

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Jul 17, 2015 at 9:11 PM

Posted on: Jul 16, 2015 at 10:11 PM

Hi Laura, you're another one I never knew was living in Columbus! I had to move away to find all y'all (a Texas phrase...ha)

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Jul 17, 2015 at 10:06 AM

Posted on: Jul 16, 2015 at 10:05 PM

I know you go by Lee now, but I will always know you as Ernie! You can't fool me with a name change.

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Jul 16, 2015 at 10:03 PM
Jul 16, 2015 at 9:52 PM

Hello, Sally and Sandy! Glad to see that you two are still partners in crime. I lost touch, it seems, with everyone after high school. You and I followed similar paths though, until I gVe up on teaching, became a travel agent, and found paradise in South Texas. Hope you are both doing well.

Jul 16, 2015 at 9:49 PM

Hi Bill! How the heck are you and Ernie? I think about you and your dad when I remember growing up in the Rowland "hood."