Susan Philputt O'Daniel

Profile Updated: August 28, 2009
Susan Philputt
Residing In: Vergennes, VT USA
Spouse/Partner: Mike O'Daniel
Occupation: Instrumental Music Teacher
Children: I have one daughter, Meghan, born in 1991. She is a freshman at UVM, living in Buckham, and majoring More…in Anthropology. My mother is thrilled! At 81, she remembers her own experiences at UVM. She never did get over the fact that I went to BU instead of UVM!!

I have four stepchildren! Jim, the oldest, is 40, and lives with his wife, Lynn in Jackson, Mississippi. Cathy is 38, lives in Framingham, MA, and works in "e-tail" for Smart Nancy is 35, and lives in Wilmington, MA with her husband Mike, four year old twins, Maggie and Burke, and two year old Logan. Sharon, 32, lives with her husband Jason, and 2 year old son Grey. They returned to Vergennes from Boston, and are living in their new (and very cool) house down the road from us! Sharon is due to have grandchild #5 in mid-September!
Yes! Attending Reunion

What have I been doing since 1974? Getting smarter, and enjoying who I am!

I have been the instrumental music teacher at Vergennes Union High School for 30 years - yikes! The various ensembles, music classes and annual musical keeps me very busy. I even teach a World Drumming class, which is great fun. I still play my french horn and trumpet whenever I can.

I love to hang out with my family, travel ( I finally went to Eurpoe two years ago!), quilt, bake, and play with the grandchhildren. I direct the Vergennes City Band on Monday nights on the green in Vergennes. Come to Vergennes and hear a great concert!! My fellow MAUHS band members would be welcome to play with the VCB!!

Being a teacher in a 7 - 12 school, I am often reminded of my wonderful experiences at MAU. High school is still about finding where you fit in with your classmates, but kids (at least in Vergennes) are more accepting of the differences between people. As teachers, we work very hard for kids to embrace diversity. Now I can tell them how wonderful it is to see your classmates at high school reunions!! By the time you get to #35, the playing field is level, and you are just happy to see everyone, hug, share your life stories, and hug some more!

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Happy Birthday Susie, so nice to see you at the reunion!