Brian McGihon

Profile Updated: March 11, 2017
Residing In: Redding, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Cindy
Occupation: retired elementary school teacher
Children: Stepdaughter Anya born 1989
Leonard born 1997

26 years of teaching first graders drove me crazy. I now tend the garden, cook, clean, drive children and take guitar lessons and forget what I am doing each time I enter a different room.

I attended Humboldt State from 1968 through 1973 where I majored in Theater Arts. Perhaps you have caught me in my only professional acting job in a movie called "A Death In Canaan." The title says it all about the film. It used to come on TV late at night. I am in 2 scenes and speak about 30 words. I have also been a part of a community theater when I lived in Arcata. Thanks to Mr. Frobe for encouraging me.

I have lived in Arcata, Ashland Ore. and now Redding, where it is 104 degrees today. I told you I was crazy!

Besides teaching I have pumped gas, washed dishes, remodeled houses, made cabinets, and manufactured bee hives. Since a substantial portion of the investments I planned to use to supplement the retirement bucks have gone away in the recent economic downturn I may be adding to the list soon.

I married ,for the first time, in 1995. It has been great! My family keeps me young.

Until a few years ago I did alot of sail boat racing. I have crewed on a Moore 24 and skippered an El Toro. I just don't want to go out, scare myself, and get cold and wet anymore. If you have never seen the Bay Area from the water you should get out there some pleasant evening. It'spectacular.

I am back to work. I work 3 hours a day four days a week teaching primary students reading. I work more or less as a intervention teacher helping those kids who need to do a bit of catching up. I love it. Working with just 3 or 4 students at a time is great. I have rediscovered my love of teaching!

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I have many memories of the theater productions I stage crewed for. Bob Johnson and I had a great time making the masks for "The Rhinoceros".

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Posted on: Jul 02, 2015 at 3:23 PM

Dennis, I have so often wondered where you were and was so glad to see you here. You were my best friend. I didn't know we were not popular. We were very cool. I have a picture of you wearing your cool hat. We were walking around SF near Jose's place with my sister taking pictures.
I had heard that you were a machinist in Oregon but that was the last I knew of you.
You may have looked at my profile so you know the essentials. I married for the only time at age 45 and had a son at 48. He just graduated from high school. My wife Cindy is a second grade teacher.
I have kept in touch with Carol, Les, And Wayne though I haven't seen them in a while.

Love to hear from you

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 8:43 PM
Elly, my friend and retirement companion.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 8:43 PM
Yes I really was a teacher!
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 8:43 PM
Another hot day in Redding.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 8:43 PM
Back in Humboldt County where the air is cool and you roast weenys with old buddies.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 8:43 PM
You are never to old to learn. She's a beauty aint she.