Rockdale,TX Class of 1965
Marilyn Bower     
2149 Homestead Place
Garland, TX  75044
Marilyn Bower
Marilyn Bower and grandchild
This is my very first grandchild and his name is Jacob. He is now 16 months old which, in fact, makes me a little older too! Not bad for 60, eh, guys and gals! HA. He is so beautiful and takes after his Mima! He can even do sign language (more please). Typical for this generation, right, but when he asked so nicely, my heart melts and he can have anything he wants. I have two children who are married. One returned from the Iraq in one piece, served in the Air Force!! While he was in Germany, I got to travel all of Europe with his wife and him. My daughter and her
family live in Highland Village and my 1st born lives in Austin.I spent one year in China as a, you guessed it, ESL teacher at SIAS University of Business and Management. I could not contain in one book all that God did while I was there! I also choreographed a country and western dance routine for the chinese students and staff during Cultural Week. Really got to represent TEXAS! I included the head dance instructor of the university and incorporated some of the teaching staff and chinese students. What a hoot! If you could see the chinese students doing the two step. I also got to travel China, climb the great wall (whew), go down the Yellow river and see the excavation site of the Emperor Shi of Qin Dynasty which I actually saw with my own eyes the buried terracotta warriors. (2000 years ago)! Makes one feel a little insignificant when viewing those warriors in their original state guarding the Emperor's tomb. Not to mention the Chinese Opera (good grief), Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace, Forbidden City, just to mention a few. I got to be the key-note speaker at the International Secretarial Conference in ZhingZheng. Not bad for a "blond" from Rockdale, Texas. I have one poem published and hope to one day have a book published with some of my other poetry. Also, I am working on writing a book ..... ah, but don't know if I will ever complete it. That is in the future.I have traveled the world over for the Lord. (Africa, Mexico, Brazil, and Europe). Sometimes wondering why HE is so gracious to such a sinner as myself. I've looked for love in all the wrong places. BUT, I never give up 'cause this ole gal has a lot to give to some lucky old man.
HA. I still have a great sense of humor and love to laugh and cut up as well. Life is too short and getting shorter all time and I haven't got a day to waste!  Y'all have a great blessed day .............

Graveside services for Jadwiga “Jennie” Bower, 92, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2012, at Rockdale Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Mrs. Bower died Jan. 18 in Garland due to COPD complications. She was born Aug. 8, 1919, in Romanoski.

Mrs. Bower graduated from Massena Central High School in 1937.

She married Homer A. Bower of Cleveland, Ohio, on Nov. 16, 1940, in Massena, New York, at the home of her adoptive parents, Emile and Ksenia Metruck.

Mrs. Bower was a lifelong Alcoa family member through her husband of 58 years, living in Port Lavaca, Rockdale and Sao Paulo, Brazil, prior to moving to the Dallas area.

She enjoyed her family, friends, bridge club, cooking, gardening, swimming, both the Protestant and Catholic Church, along with a cup of coffee.

Mrs. Bower spoke Polish and Portuguese fluently.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a sister, Mary Podgurski; and two brothers, Jerry Metruck and Steven Dow.

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