Parker Adams, Barbara

Barbara Parker Adams

It’s time to stop procrastinating and get this done — so here goes 50 years.

After graduation I attended OSU and married David Adams (class of ’55). When David graduated in forestry we moved to Idaho where he got another degree and I had a (boring) job on campus. From there we were in Wyoming at the most remote ranger station in the U.S. Our first daughter was born in Cody. Then came Ft. Collins, Colorado (where our second daughter was born), Arcata, California and back to Moscow, Idaho in 1971 where we have lived since.

I have been mostly a “stay at home Mom” but did work for 9 years in the Athletic Department on the Univ. of Idaho campus and continued my education in Child Development. For several years I was a hospital volunteer and a volunteer in grade schools. I currently enjoy my flower garden and Book and Bridge clubs.

David’s position at the University required a lot of travel both in the U.S. and abroad and I have been fortunate to accompany him on many trips. We still enjoy traveling and are seldom at home for very long. We also spend time at our cabin on our forest property.

We have a wonderful family — two daughters and sons-in-law and three very special grandchildren, ages 18, 15 and 5. All of our family live in Boise.

As I have written this I realized how lucky I have been. I have the best of all husbands and a great family. We have lived in many beautiful locations: mountains, the redwoods, on the northern Pacific coast and the lovely steep hills of northern Idaho.

This will be my first Reunion and I am looking forward to seeing friends again.

By the way, if anyone checks the senior pictures in the Quill my name and Jeanine Paris are reversed and the list of activities are combined.