Wesley Bishop

Profile Updated: July 14, 2015
Residing In: Ashland, OR USA
Spouse/Partner: Elizabeth
Occupation: Television writer
Children: Kelly (31) Travis (28) Micaela (25)
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Had no idea what to do after h.s. So transferred seven times as a college undergrad. Got my degree (finally) from Southern Oregon Univ. Managed to convince 5 Marylanders to come to Oregon for school. Went to Catholic Univ and got my MFA. Became a professional actor. Gave it up when I had kids and became a writer. Miracle of miracles I made a living at it. Sweated through eleven years in LA then moved to Oregon. Ashland is home to the Tony award winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival. If you come this way, we'll put you up.

School Story:

As I related to Diane McChesney, I remember the two of us getting into a huge shouting match right after Eisenhower won the election. We were obviously on separate sides and doubtless still are (plse don't tell anyone in LA. I'll never work again). I thought when Diane was screaming at me "Gee, she sure is pretty." She still is!

And I remember on the last day of school playing kick ball, I managed to break a window. A major highlight.

Oh, and I think it was in Miss Shane's class that she got angry with us and locked us all in some kind of closet. Very intense at the time but exciting.

To the best of your memory, who were your teachers?

Miss Shane, Miss Keller...I transferred into Rosemary in 4th grade I believe....I "think" I had Mrs. Newman.

What school did you attend (or what community did you live in) immediately before Rosemary? If you want to explain how your family happened to come to Chevy Chase, please do.

My father grew up in Chevy Chase. In fact, he lived in same house on Oakridge Ave that we did when we moved to Chevy Chase when I was in 4th grade. My father also went to Leland and BCC.

What school did you attend (or what community did you live in) immediately after Rosemary? Please give the grade as well. If you want to go into any detail, please do.

After Rosemary I attended Leland Jr. High.

What high school did you graduate from and in what year?

Went to BCC for 10th and 11th grade then attended a small religious school my senior year--Canyonville Christian Academy

Please list any other siblings or relatives who attended Rosemary before or after you.

none

What was the street and house number (they changed the house numbering system about 1954, so please put down the new house numbers if you remember).

We lived at 7303 Oakridge Ave which was directly across the street from Leland. Buddy Wood lived around the corner.

When you were at Rosemary, what scouting group were you in?

not in scouting

Do you have a CLASS PHOTO of Mrs. Phillips class (grade 4)? This is the only photo we are are still missing.

No class photo

How did you find out about the website?

Class member

Do you have any other photos from your time at Rosemary, like birthday parties, graduation, plays, scouts, sports or individual photos that you could send to us electronically so that we could include them in the yearbook?

no

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I remember going to Kent's farm in sixth grade. We got to shoot 22's, throw cherry bombs in the creek, play baseball in the yard. It was a wonderful place. Apparently it stayed in the family. Good. Am glad Kent got to enjoy it in his adult years. He certainly lived an interesting life; a man who wore many hats. I would have loved to have heard his stories.

 

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Beautifully said, Shirley

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