H. (John) Hansborough

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H. (John) Hansborough
Residing In: Columbus, NC USA
Spouse/Partner: Debra Lee
Occupation: Printing Industry Commercial, DOD, DON, DIA Currently still a NC Real Estate broker in Land sales
Children: Michael John lives in Ohio
Eric Von 1968 (born in Italy) (now resides in SC)
Ginger Marie 1974 More…(now resides in GA)
Their Mother: Donna Amendolair who attended Laraine High School (Now also resides in GA.)
Two step children Michael Ray (deceased 2014) Diana (moved to Tampa FL.) I Re-married, a Georgia Peach, 36 years go. Thank God for this woman who can still put-up with me. She will always be my" brown eyed girl".
Military Service: Civilian support NATO headquarters in Naples Italy  
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Since our senior year -when I worked two part-time jobs (ABC Drive-Inn and at the Bolling field AFB mess hall with former classmate Donnie McCullah I've worked as: a carpet installer; assistant mgr at a downtown Washington restaurant located in the Federal Bar building" a union electrician's Helper;
an indoor Movie usher (at the old Anocostia Theatre); a commercial printing press operator (letterpress press), Part-time Furniture mover-in a furniture warehouse in D.C;while there, I unfortunately turned-down an apprenticeship (10cents less per hour) at the Government Printing Office in D.C.; then, accepted a job for better benefits as an apprentice Offset printing press operator at the Pentagon where I got to work with former classmates Jim kirkpatrick and Larry James. Back then, took night classes in Business management thru MU and some individual printing related classes like professional photography, at Washington Metropolitan School of Printing. I later was selected for a position with the Dept. of the Navy on a support assignment and attached to a NATO facility in Naples, Italy on a three year contract. My young family Donna (of Italian decent) and our baby boy Michael John got to accompany me of course. We lived in Naples overlooking the bay of Naples and Vesuvius the volcano across the Bay in a glamorous marble walled and floored Apartment building. I later re-up'ed for an additional two years. Have many very memorable experiences and made lots of friends. Joined a Military Masonic Lodge, Harry S. Truman #649 F&AM (still a member today). During the two year extension, Donna and I, then with our TWO children moved to a country villa on a lake named Lago Patria, between Naples and Rome from where I commuted to work. When I returned stateside we lived in an apartment on Palmer Rd. Near the old ABC drive-in. Spoke with OHHS classmate Mary Hambright on bus one morning when commuting to work a couple of mornings.
I returned to work at the Pentagon with Defense Printing Service in lieu of staying with DON but only for a short time. Worked at L'enfonte Plaza near the Smithsonian museum near to where my Grandmother had lived in an old row house back n' the day. Finally, got to ride the Metro to and from work. I later resigned from DPS though and went to work at the Defense Intelligence Agency in Arlington, Va. for a raise in paygrade and where I had the pleasure of working with Jim Kirkpatrick once again, and his older brother Tom. After just one month there, I received an offer to return to the DON at the Washinton Navy Yard and was finally, offered a trainning position in Printing Management at the Charleston Naval Base in Charleston, S.C where I briefly hooked-up with another OHHS classmate & friend Frank Shelly who worked at the Naval Shipyard on the Naval Base.; But Frank and I never got to spend ANY time together. Frank was assigned to the Nuclear Engineering department at that time. I never got to see him nor saw him at any class reunions either come to think of it.. Later accepted a management position as Deputy Director in New Orleans where I managed the Printing management dept. and was responsible for printing Acquisitions for the Navy, Naval Reserve, and Marine Corps Printing Contract personnel in six different states. After 13 yrs. there took an early retirement at just 48 yrs. old and moved to Marietta Ga. where Debra (my new bride) returned to work with her prior fed. Agency, the Government Printing Office. From there we moved to NC where we presently live and where I began a second career in real estate. I still work in Real Estate mostly by referrals only and specialize in Government foreclosures and raw tracts of Land. Enjoy reading the website. Missed couple of last class reunions Not planning to attend the 70th Birthday bash, But wish all former friends and classmates a great time in Ocean City MD. Happy Birthday to each of you reading this update and wishing you the best of health, prosperity and God's blessings through our duration.

School Story:

Patterson Elementary in D.C. near the MD state line and then Oxon Hill elementary beginning in 4th grade., John Hanson Junior High then onto OHSH with Frank Shelly and another best friend, Eddie Grigsby where I got to meet another best friend, Bob Grant and so many others like Jim Laffley, George Veasy, Archie Weatheral (s.p.) Bob Misdom Jimmy Ryan, Michael Striker and Billy Stark- not to mention some really fine girls. Additionally, got to re-meet Cyrus Crevlin (a childhood friend from my first neighborhood) up above Eastover shopping center (near the Hot Shoppe),

Remember our Senior bench at OHSH and some fun times out in the court-yard. Aquasco speedway on weekends, our old cars and the night life, slot machines and steamed crabs in Waldorf MD and great buffets..

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Posted on: Nov 27, 2017 at 3:04 PM

Hey Dick, weren't you an usher at the ABC Drive-in on Indian Head Hwy ? I remember when we were young and very foolish and game for just about anything. You challenged me to play Chicken with our cars on the service Road. Remember . . .

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Elwood. I still think of you and your Cadilac at car shows. Just attended one in Forest City NC last weekend. Over a hundred cars in a very quaint little town. No statues being torn down or "legally' taken down here in theBuckle of the Bible Belt in the south.

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Jan 23, 2017 at 10:14 AM

Happy Birthday Bob. Glad to see you made it. Best regards, John Hansborough

Dec 06, 2016 at 4:56 PM

Hello William, are you the same person who went by Leslie Miller in High School. If so, I'm so glad to hear something about you. Often wondered if you became a great man in business or engineering perhaps. Home you have a GREAT Birthday.

Dec 03, 2016 at 7:54 AM

Hey Dick -hope you can remember me and my 52' green and white dodge. We played chicken at your request down at the old ABC Drive-in theatre on the service road. That black coop with the white dash board was a really nice ride- bet you wish you still had it.
Happy Birthday Guy ! drop me a line sometime.

Dec 03, 2016 at 7:44 AM

Well, you've now made it into a whole new decade. Hope and pray you're doing well.
Haven't heard from you in quite a while. Hope you have a GREAT birthday today !

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Jan 15, 2016 at 2:23 PM

Hey Bob, you look really great in your classmate Photo for a man NOW in his 70's. Glad you made it ! and hope I will too. Anyway, Happy belated Birthday wishes ! I always looked for you in the crowd at reunions - seemed like we both equally shared a really good friend and you were one of his closest friends - so it's kind of like the three of us clowning around -when you and I get together.. Ever talk to Linda, Eddies wife or meet his daughter forgot to ask you last time we talked? Guess she'd be 48 or 49 by now. I got to go visit with Linda the last time I went to a reunion in Oxon Hill or maybe it was the one at Andrew's AFB. Linda showed me a very nice photo of their daughter-I thought she favored him a lot. Do you know if the Grigsby's (Edide's parents) still alive ? I know now you're in WV. Have a great life and Take care I'll look forward to seeing you "around the next corner in life. P.S. Bob Grant and I did find Jimmy Ryan from Southlawn.. He lived off Indianhead Hwy where you would turn-Right - just past the ABC drive inn- Like ifif you were going to the bar on the right hand side. Think the bar was the Sunnybrook ? bar. Bob nor I could ever interest Jimmy to attend a class reunion. He had actually changed from MOPAR to CHEVY- had an older model vet in his garage. Hope he finally did get to a reunion since the last time I visited him at his house. Later, John Hansborough

Jan 05, 2016 at 4:19 PM

Hey Tim glad your still among the living. Enjoyed talking with you at one of the past reunions. Happy Birthday fella from John Hansborough

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Hello Bob and Diane, Do hope your whole family had a blessed Thanksgiving. Saw the name Frank Farrell listed as one of your children- that's a real coincidence seeing how one of my good friends and a most respected guy I knew in SC who lived next door had the same name. His full name was Frank Gary Farrell and spelling (which I understood from he and his wife Carilyn was a particular spelling unlike most of the people with that last name. Thanks for sharing your update to the OHSH web site I do enjoy it.. Still your Pal John Hansborough