Harriot Hagedorn Harriot Hagedorn

Harriot Hagedorn


Mailing Address:

     4131 Carothers Road
     Pullman, WA 99163

Phone: 509 332-1989
Harriot Hagedorn
hhagedorn@pullman.com
   
 
Kids:
Jeff Lannigan  
Tim Lannigan  
Sean Lannigan  

9 Grandchildren

In the fall of 1965 I went off to the University of Denver. After two school years there, I returned to the Palouse and graduated from WSU. In June 1969 I graduated from college, married, and moved to Spokane. The next fall I started teaching seventh graders at Argonne Junior High in the Spokane Valley. I continued to teach until the imminent arrival of son #1 (Jeffrey) in 1973 and continued to be an at-home mom through the addition of sons #2 (Timothy) in 1975 and #3 (Sean) in 1976, not returning to teaching until 1985. Then, for the next 19 years, Shaw Middle School in Spokane became my home away from home. I never got out of the seventh grade, but I enjoyed the antics and weirdness of thirteen-year-olds, which seem to match mine.

In 1988 I became a single mom, remarried in 1991, and was relieved to again be a single mom in 1995. The boys reached adulthood and independence and began to add daughters-in-law and grandchildren to my life. Jeff, his wife Heather, and their two sons Nathan and Cade live in the house I grew up in.  Tim, still lives in Spokane with his girlfriend Patty and her son Bennett, his son Ian, and their daughter Ruby.  Sean, who lives in Tennessee, has four children: Emma, Daniel, Charlotte and Roseanna.

Leonard has been my companion, friend, and "significant other" since 2000. He is a retired WSU professor who loves the outdoors and living in the country. We enjoy fly-fishing and camping, hard work followed by good relaxation, and watching the sun set over the Palouse.

In 2004 I bought four acres west of Pullman and took a leave of absence from teaching in order to build a house. The two of us did almost all the work, begging a little assistance from family, and hiring only strong young backs for some of the heavy lifting, a good plumber, and willing drywallers. It has been my return “home” to a rural lifestyle and the most beautiful view in the world.

I resigned from my teaching job in 2005 and find retirement busier than full time employment.  My activities include quilting, knitting, gardening, and spending time with friends and family, and being a Latah County Historical Society volunteer and board member, member of Patchin’ People of Pullman and our neighborhood quilt group Wawawai Women, and a member of Palouse Patchers, as well as Moscow P.E.O. Chapter AI.

What a delight it was to see so many of my old friends at our 50th class reunion.

 


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