Don Harris

Profile Updated: January 18, 2023
Don Harris
Class of 1972
Currently residing In Glendora ., CA USA
Spouse/Partner Becky
Children, Grandchildren none
Occupation Title Att splicing tech and pressure tech, Retired 2022
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Occupation(s), Career Details

Also have my pyrotechnics (fireworks ) license since 1997; part-time Haz-Mat driver for PyroSpectaculars. I teach waterskiing and wakeboarding on the Colorado River in Parker Arizona. I was a National Ski patroller for 40 years; retired. Have two collector cars, a 1965 mustang convertible and a 1957 Chevy Nomad - I restored both! Built Rose Parade Floats and drove in the parade for 35 years; retired.

Further education, training, certification(s) since High School

AA degree from Pasadena City College, attended Cal Poly Pomona (the real Cal Poly).

Other South Pasadena schools I also attended

South Pasadena Junior High
Other Non-SP schools: Langley Way Elementary, Arcadia

Different places I have lived

Arcadia, South Pasadena, Glendale, Montrose, El Sereno, Glendora.

Family history living in South Pasadena


Other SPHS graduates I keep in touch with

Bob Hardcastle
Susie Webb (she's married now)

School Memories

Ray Solaris - Health & Safety classes
John Kabello - Football & drivers education
Mrs. Trazina (sp?) - math
Jeff Cox - cross country & Civics

Organizations, clubs, sports, other groups I've been in at school &/or since

B football, 2 years x country, 3 years varsity Swimming

Milestones & Epiphanies

Went to Cal Poly Pomona , was construction chairman for the 1977 rose parade float "Tons of Fun", worked with Pete Hames (73) and Linda Christensen Hames (74) drove floats for 35 years! Build floats for C.E. Bent (now known as Phoenix Decorating) parade floats. Still have my hair and health and fingers

Pastimes & Hobbies

Skiing both snow and water, boating on the Colorado River, cars, fireworks!

Favorite Music, Songs, Bands

Abba, Eagles, Pink Floyd, Queen, Chicago

Favorite Books, Magazines, Movies, TV, Websites, YouTubes, etc,

NCIS, MASH, Blue Bloods, Chicago Fire

[Date] What's happening in my life now

Retired from AT&T 4-5-22! Working on cars, love to teach skiing. Still doing Fireworks shows, and now driving for PyroSpectaculars!
Building adirondack-style chairs from retired Snow & Water ski's.

One last comment...

Wish I had stayed in contact with old friends both classes of 72 and 73

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