Barrie Carter Gibby

Profile Updated: October 3, 2016
Residing In Rockford, IL USA
Spouse/Partner Alan W Gibby
Occupation Educator; theater director; Recently left as Exec Director of a Performing Arts Center; Events Designer; Labyrinth Facilitator nationwide
Children Adam , born 1982
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A belated addition to the collection of profiles! I have had a full life of many moves, houses, and re-entries into new places and establishing new friends. Transitions and living in limbo are a theme! I married Alan Gibby who has spent his professional life in independent education as headmaster of several schools throughout the country, a male-dominated field that stereotypes "the wife" as the automatic hostess, which I always did on some level! I majored in English/Education and taught middle/high school in Kansas City, Pennsylvania, Texas, South Carolina areas. My graduate work was in theater and design, and I headed a school theater department, then directed and choreographed a couple dozen productions, all of which I passionately loved. I taught as an adjunct on the University level in Texas, a total joy. Many moves and having a son altered the late night theater focus, and I started a special events business in South Carolina, which proved a huge success and intense work. I directed a performing arts center for awhile where we live. All of these experiences have morphed into a growing spiritual life, into which I weave my teaching and arts background. I have taught retreats and workshops related to the LABYRINTH as a vehicle for contemplative movement prayer. It's a wonderful and deep journey. I am traveling a lot, experiencing pilgrimages abroad and embarking on some writing projects. I just returned from biking in eastern Spain - Catalonia, an amazing experience. I'm off to Greece next week for a writers workshop. All full and good!

School Story

Favorite memories are Concert Choir with Carter Manning and English classes with the wonderful teacher who taught us how to write in Shakespearean iambic pentameter!! Redskin Revels and the musicals are favorite memories - especially remembering David Bean and his constant smile. The literary societies (Sappho) were a very fond memory. I won a gold and a silver a couple of years!! I also remember that our class was especially and wonderfully supportive of each other, respectful of each others' achievements, and intent on making a collective statement as a community group. I've always felt that energy and how lovely and unusual that is.

How likely is it that you will attend the reunion? We are trying to estimate the attendance, particularly for the Saturday evening event.

I'll be there for both. Any plans for Saturday day? Nelson? Gardens? Plaza? River action? Lunch?
Hotel recommendations ?

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After speaking with Bill cater and his wife, Susan, I was reminded of this picture from the Basketball dance our senior year. Familiar faces?
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So glad to have hugged you Friday night but regret not having a longer conversation. I know you and your family were celebrating Roger's life with all of the emotions, sadness, and joy that are part of those times. Prayers to you. I send you love and wish you well.

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So wonderful to see you fleetingly at lunch Saturday. I love your energy. Always haveAnd love your stories about your various fights as a woman in the law field. Bravo to you!! It looks like you were with Bud Bacon's firm. Let's keep in touch. Christy and I are plotting a girls' gathering somewhere in the future!!

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So amazing to see you Wendy. You look wonderful. The same! What a fun night. Whew! It went by so very fast. Let's promise to have lunch or dinner or something when I return to KC.

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Posted on: Oct 03, 2016 at 2:36 PM

Susan - what a lot of work you all have done to bring us another fun party weekend. Thank you so very much for orchestrating most of this, putting the pieces together, gathering the committee and allowing us to all have a great time. Gratitude to you! Well done.

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Just want to say what a great energetic gathering last weekend was. Kansas City looked its best, and I am always surprised and delighted at what a beautiful and alive city it is. Classmates are all doing wonderful things and have had full lives. Thank you. Thank you to the wonderful committee and KC classmates who worked on this for a year or more and made it all happen for all of us to enjoy. Happy fall! Until the next time . . . . .

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Posted on: Oct 03, 2016 at 1:43 PM

Jeanine - you are so beautiful, and your wonderful energy and life activities seem so wonderfully exciting. So glad we could share some time Saturday with the girlie lunch for the small group. Great fun. Best of luck to you.

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