Chip Brunnemer

Profile Updated: July 31, 2023
Chip Brunnemer
Chip Brunnemer

Then

Chip Brunnemer

Now

Chip Brunnemer

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Yes! Attending Reunion
Address: Raleigh, NC USA
Spouse/Partner: Linda
Occupation: Retired from IBM
Children/Grandchildren: 1 daughter, Jennifer Brunnemer Slaton
Married to Jeff Slaton, Birmingham, AL
#1 More…grandson John Max Slaton, born 12/1/2005
#2 grandson Thomas Christopher Slaton, born 12/18/2009
Memories Before High School (neighborhood, elementary & jr high, etc.):

Growing up in Shelby, NC, moving to Gastonia in 1955, going to Victory School for 8th and 9th grades, and making lots of friends. Making money caddying at Municipal Golf Course, mowing grass and washing cars.

Special School Memories:

Forming close friendships, hanging out and learning to smoke because it was "cool" (thank the Lord for helping me quit this nasty habit on March 8, 1980), going to ball games, Hamps after school, working at Smith's Drug Store, dating younger girls because girls my age were "too old", Gastonia Boys Club initiation week, and beach trips. Having Mrs. Taylor for senior English and having to learn and recite the first 12 lines of the Canterbury Tales in Old English. More great times than space allows.

Since School...:

Graduated UCLA * March 1964
Started with IBM in Charlotte April 1964
Married Linda Alexander from Hayesville, NC, May 1964.
Became a father in Greensboro in September 1968.
Retired from IBM in Raleigh, April 1994.
Became a field hand in Hayesville, NC in September 1994.
Became a grandfather in Birmingham in December 2005.
Became a BOOBs club member in Cullowhee in July 2009. (Burned Out Old Buddies) See below.

That's it... Those are the really important dates in my life so far. More to come I hope.

* UCLA = University of Carolina Left of Asheville, otherwise known as Western Carolina College.

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May 22, 2024 at 10:25 AM

Rest in peace my friend and fellow IBMer. I regret never having learned to use that funny looking thing you wore on your belt during high school. Oh well, you were always the smarter of us two. See you soon. Hopefully.

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Apr 25, 2024 at 1:25 PM

Linda, you were one of the really good ones.  It was my pleasure knowing you and my life was bettered by crossing your path.  I can't think of thing you ever did that was wrong.  I will always love you and your memory.

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Posted on: Mar 11, 2024 at 4:43 PM

Hey Chipper! Happy Birthday to you??! Now you’ve caught up with me! I hope you’ve had fun today and will enjoy the rest of your day or the rest of your month if you wish! You deserve it! ????

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Mar 11, 2024 at 4:33 AM
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Mar 07, 2024 at 8:10 AM

Moonbeam, we ALL love you. Tish was a special lady, as are every single one of our classmates. Each in their own way. It is especially nice to be your friend as you are older than me and more experienced in the ways of the world.

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Mar 06, 2024 at 12:26 PM

Hey Moonman, Tish knew you loved her.  She loved you too, but it was way too soon for her to make that kind of commitment.  I had my own thoughts about Tish, but since I had to date girls two years younger than me to be sorta even with them in maturity, she was way out of my league.  It is good to know your limitations.... speaking solely for myownself.  It's good that I waited anyhow, cause that freed me up to be with Linda Alexander who stole my heart whilst I was lunching in Brown Cafeteria during my sophmore year at deat old Western Carolina College.  Lots of great memories.  Lots of fun.  a little bit of trouble, but not enough to mention.

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Mar 06, 2024 at 12:26 PM

Hey Moonman, Tish knew you loved her.  She loved you too, but it was way too soon for her to make that kind of commitment.  I had my own thoughts about Tish, but since I had to date girls two years younger than me to be sorta even with them in maturity, she was way out of my league. Dating girls 2-3 years younger had it's advantages though. For example, I always had plenty of girl scout cookies.  It is good to know your limitations.... speaking solely for myownself.  It's good that I waited anyhow, cause that freed me up to be with Linda Alexander who stole my heart whilst I was lunching in Brown Cafeteria during my sophmore year at dear old Western Carolina College.  Lots of great memories.  Lots of fun.  a little bit of trouble, but not enough to mention.

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Posted on: Jul 19, 2023 at 7:29 PM

Happy birthday a day late as usual and more'n a dollar shirt as usual. I sincerely hope you had a nice relaxing day doing whatever you wished. You are certainly among a very select group of my favorite lady classmates. Say hey to Frank and I'm sorry I couldn't spend a little more time with y'all at our reunion. If we ever have another one, I hopd we will be given more time to mingle and maybe a little less handing our prizes and praying. Praying is a mighty good thing to do so I'm going to pray for more time with friends. As always, I wish you and Frank the very best of everything. I am currently at my quiet place in Hayesville.

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Posted on: Mar 11, 2023 at 3:47 PM

Happy Birthday again Chipper! I hope you’re having a great Special Day! Hope
the weather in Raleigh is good and you can get out. I would suggest that you go over to the NC State campus and enjoy the academic atmosphere. Ha!

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