Jan Webster

Profile Updated: April 20, 2013
Jan Webster
Residing In: Oakland Park, FL USA
Spouse/Partner: Larry Singer
Occupation: beach bunny and movie extra
Children: One child, Jason. He is 44 yrs old and lives in Texas. He was a member of the Casper Troopers while More…in high school. After that he was a member of Star of Indiana. He performed on stage in London with Star's production "Blast!", playing some numbers, directing others. He has been a marching member, caption head and teacher with drum corps all his life.

Jason was the Director of Bands at a big high school in Denver for 5 years. Tiring of the budget cuts and additional work requiring many hours at less and less pay, he quit and moved to Texas. He teaches individual music lessons, helps teach marching to local bands and still works in drum corps.
Yes! Attending Reunion
Comments:

Larry and I are mostly retired. I say mostly because a photographer never really retires. He has written 7 books which are available on Amazon.com. He has a lot of art available at LarrySingerPhotography.com. Has a greeting card company who uses his pictures for greeting cards. On and on...

I, however, am the really retired one. I spend all my time either at the beach or with friends playing, reading, shopping, misc "girl stuff".
I have, as an extra, been in one movie which should come out next spring called Pain and Gain. It stars Mark Walhberg, with whom I did one scene, and Tony Shalub (Monk). I have appeared once in The Glades, a TV show about a Miami cop and have been told I will be given parts in Magic City this season. Magic City is set in the 1950's in Miami. Nothing to "count on" but really fun when it happens!
Life is good in Florida.

School Story:

My time at NCHS is a mixed bag of memories. I remember Pep Club. I loved wearing the black and orange sweaters on game day and sitting with everyone at games. Going to the canteen after is also a good memory.

I remember riding to school with Susie Nagel in her red Mustang. Susie's Dad, Pete, always let her drive cool cars. My Mom had a great Thunderbird but I didn't get to drive that much. Susie was my two doors down neighbor. One summer we had a race to see who could have the most dates with different boys. We kept a list and everything counted - even if it was just for a coke in the afternoon. We had very large counts but I don't remember who won. That probably means she did! One summer we had a lot of fun sneaking out after hours until the neighbor across the street spotted us and told. I clearly remember backing in through my bedroom window, turning around a seeing my mother, sitting on the bed...really mad! Opps!!

I remember going to the drive-in movie. The concession stand had greasy, almost cooked french fries. I've never had any since that tasted so good. Sherry Jones and I would buy a large coke in a malt cup at Rex's In and Out. We'd split a 1/2 pint of Slow Gin in the cokes at the movie. We would then argue about who was the most able to drive on the way home. Hoovers Fun Land was also a good stop before, during and after the movie. I watched a lot of the first James Bond movie from over the fence at Fun Land.



I graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1970. I actually attend 7 of those years but not full time. I had my son during those years so it took me a while. The spring semester of 1968, I was so pregnant that I had to sit sideways in the desk. I got my best grades that semester and I always believed the teachers were being kind to me because I had to work so hard, just to sit in the classes.

What did you think you wanted to do when you were out of NCHS?

I thought I wanted to move to a big city and get job. My parents wanted me to go to college. In those days, parents always won, so off I went to college. I couldn't think of what I wanted to do but it seemed like as a girl, teacher or nurse were my choices. It's hard to remember those days and the narrow field of choices I thought I had. I'm so glad that young women today have all the choices available. When I graduated, I taught school for a few years. I was too young and immature to teach well so I stopped and got a job as a buyer for the University of Texas Medical School. I moved back to Wyoming and went to work for the state.

What did you always want to do that you haven't done yet?

For many years my answer to this would have been, "Move to the ocean". I have now moved to the ocean, specifically, Florida. I love it here. I spend as much time as I can at the beach, on the beach, in the beach.

What's the biggest thing you would do differently if you went back to your time at NCHS?

I wish I had known when I was young and starting to shape my life that the whole point of it is to be happy, love others and live well. I would have taken time to figure out what I enjoy doing rather than just blindly going to college, getting the degree I was expected to get and doing something with the degree, like it or not. I spent most of my life just making money the best way I could rather than doing something I loved and getting money from that. It seems, looking back, that I spent most of my life just covering the bases. I am proud that my son is doing what he loves. My dad tried to get him to go into business but Jason stuck with his plans and he lives a life of his own design. I am much happier now, painting pictures, reading at the beach, and being an extra in movies.

Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:29 AM
Oh my, Is that really me??? She looks so young. Was I really ever that young??
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:29 AM
Here I am at the beach. That's where you can almost always find me.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:29 AM
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:29 AM
Fishing in the ocean is like fishing in someone's really big aquarium. Such pretty and unusual fish. I put them back when I could but it sure is fun catching them!
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:29 AM
One of my paintings was chosen to hang in Art Basil in Miami this year. I have lots of fun with painting.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:29 AM
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:29 AM
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:29 AM
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:29 AM
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:29 AM