Mary (aka Maria) Novelly

Profile Updated: November 9, 2021
Residing In: Stockport, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
Spouse/Partner: Jon Shapiro
Occupation: No longer tied down by a day job
Children: Matt, born 1990
Amy, born 1997

Sorry to hear covid-19 has affected the planned reunion.

I am still in Stockport, UK, having moved here in 1986 because my husband's research took him to the University of Manchester. Had plans to stay for 3 years, and here we still are. In the rain, the Brexit, panic buying of loo roll, etc. Current excitement: apparently there is now sink hole on my street and they are working to repair it.

School Story:

Some really good cast parties and I think I was one of those people who left early, lacking the stamina to pull the all-nighters.

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Nov 18, 2021 at 11:45 AM

Posted on: Nov 09, 2021 at 4:44 PM

I am very sorry that I didn't get organised to come to the reunion happening this weekend. It looks like a marvellous event with lots of chances to meet and catch up. Have a great time! Wish I was there!

Mar 19, 2020 at 4:37 AM
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Sep 22, 2019 at 5:23 PM

Posted on: Sep 21, 2019 at 7:44 PM

Maybe this is it - as reported a cloudy afternoon.

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Sep 22, 2019 at 11:38 AM

Posted on: Sep 21, 2019 at 7:42 PM

Back in June, on a typical cloudy UK, a friend I worked with who also went to a WCHS (in Potomac), visited the village of Churchill in the UK.

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Oct 19, 2015 at 8:41 AM

Posted on: Oct 18, 2015 at 2:22 PM

Just catching with the chatter - the reunion seems like a huge success from what I can make out from look fab and the events sound super and the team effort to make it happen show the Charger spirit still abounds. Hope to make it for the big 5-0. Meanwhile in the UK the Rugby World Cup still can't top that recent 7th inning in Texas.

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Aug 31, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Posted on: Aug 30, 2015 at 12:46 PM

Hello, I hope all who can possibly make it will go along to the reunion. I can't make it this year - and I am sure you will have better weather than what I will have here in the UK. However, but I did see some of the class of '70 in an impromptu mini-reunion back in July. I can report that, for me at least, it is totally delightful to catch up with people I walked the halls with 45 years ago! Joining in was Carolyn Sueltenfuss McLerran, Dan Young, Mary Allyn Watson, Nancy Bryant, and Sylvia Maldonado Colburn (who posted something already, I am just catching up here). We met up at the Blanco BBQ, appropriately close to Churchill and on the doorstep of the old Roaring 20's. Anyway, to those who can make the reunion this year, enjoy!

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Jul 13, 2015 at 9:23 AM
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Jul 13, 2015 at 10:26 AM

Posted on: Jul 07, 2015 at 7:56 PM

Hi, I would love to meet up with anyone who might have the time and inclination to do the same on Monday 13 July 2015, at the Blanco BBQ, 13259 Blanco Road (phone 210-251-2602)
starting at 4:30 pm and probably going on till the places closes (ok, that's 9 pm!)
I appreciate this is short notice, but it would be great if you could fit it into your schedule.
Best wishes
Mary (Maria) Novelly

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Jun 26, 2015 at 10:21 AM

Posted on: Jun 25, 2015 at 2:49 PM

Hello, this is a bit out of the blue, but I will be in SA in July and was wondering if anyone would like to meet up Monday evening 13 July? (I am staying in the Drury Inn near 1604 and 281 so if anyone has any suggestions of where be a good place, that would be great - I suppose there is always the hotel bar...?) It doesn't look like I will be able to make the reunion in October but perhaps a little miniature precursor? X Maria

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Dec 26, 2014 at 3:33 PM

My strongest memory of Ronnie was him as a writer - that story which I remember having the title 'US 47,' especiatly that last stirring line where the narrator, contemplating a future at college and suburbia, decided to leave the freeway and explore the eponymous highway: 'looked into the vibrating rear-view mirror, merged into the right lane, and took the exit.' Fantastic talent with a great heart and so lucky we were to share it.

Dec 23, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Best wishes for a Festive Season - last night of Hanukkah, Christmas Day-2 and onwards to 2015 from Merrie Old England, where the rain doth fall.

Dec 22, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Have a good festive season! .

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