Mary Sue Shade Luetschwager

Profile Updated: July 6, 2009
Mary Sue Shade
Class Year: 1955
Residing In: Griffith, IN USA
Spouse/Partner: Bruce Luetschwager
Occupation: Program Manager of Riders Edge - MSF Instructor
Children: Roger, Tisa, Julia, Angela, Robert & William
Yes! Attending Reunion

I retired from Roadway Express in 2006 and took the Program Manager position at Calumet Harley-Davidson/Buell in Munster, Indiana. I am an Instructor at Lafayette with Abate, ISU at Terre Haute and Munster with Riders Edge. At one time I was "into" Ham Radio but have not been active due to some loss of hearing. My call is WZ9E and was mostly on 2 meters. I was an only child, but unintentionally decided to repopulate the world with 6 children, 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren! I enjoy riding my motorcycles, travel, sewing (when I have time) and cooking, especially on holidays. I used to enjoy skiing, but my knees aren't what they used to be. And, I do enjoy my job/s now, as it involves teaching people to ride. When I was still driving a truck, I entered the truck driving competitions several times and won a few trophies for doing so. My biggest win was at the Illinois State Truck Driving Championships in 2001. That year I won the Grand Champion Trophy and first place in the Twin-Trailers Class. I have also rode my motorcycles in some "rallies" and won some awards for riding through 48 states, riding 1000 miles per day for 10 days in a row, winning sixth place in the 1997 Iron Butt Rally, several 1000 mile days, 1500 mile days and 1500 miles in 36 hours. If this doesn't sound impressive, try it some time! It does cut down on the motel bills if you're traveling coast to coast. I also rode a "50CC", which is coast to coast in less than 50 hours. In 2000, Bruce and I were married and traveled to two Bed & Breakfast Lighthouses in the UP. If you're ever up by Big Bay, Michigan or Copper Harbor, Michigan, visit those lighthouses if you have time. The one that is close to Copper Harbor is actually in Ahmeek and is called the Sandhills Lighthouse. Although it's been nine years since we were there, the lady that owned the place (along with her husband) was an award-winning cook (Pillsbury) and definitely put on a great breakfast spread! My husband is retired from the Navy and we love to visit lighthouses. I regret that I was unable to attend the Reunion this year, but I had booked a class in Lafayette and was unable to find a replacement to fill in for me. I hope to attend the next Reunion as it is always nice to see who shows up. Take care, everyone, stay healthy.

Memories Of RHS:

It's really tough to change schools in high school. I only attended Rockville HS for 2 & 1/2 years, but it definitely was a good education. One I'll never forget. Memories? Stencils! Shorthand! Holmes. Stepping in a "hole" in the football field while playing the trumpet. An infected tooth during graduation. Great dates at both proms! The same dress! My purple quilted full circle skirt. The ivory cords with everything painted on them. Trying to make friends. Cherry phosphates after school. Basketball games. The Class trip to Washington D.C. and climbing to the top of the Washington Monument! The scenery in Pennsylvania (mountains)! No one left behind?

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Posted on: Nov 04, 2017 at 10:16 AM

Larry. Do any of the 55 class attend the reunion in July?

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