Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Barbara Cummings Giles
Stats: Married 44 years to Jim Giles, class of '56. Two children, Jeff and Michelle. Both married, we have four grandchildren: our first grandgirl, seven years, set of twin girls four years and a baby boy to carry on the "Giles" name.
Left College in my junior year to come to the "Golden State". Began my career in the San Francisco Bay Area at Stanford University in the Internal Audit Office. Left to begin a family and stayed home for their "formative" years. Taught art to elementary students in a grant program and then as a volunteer for the afterschool programs.
Moved to Southern California and took a position as assistant to the president of four art galleries in the broader Los Angeles area. That is my true passion. After the president moved to the east coast, I began a career in the local real estate market. My "coup" was a property I sold to a member of Motley Crue, and my son still thinks I'm cool.
Personally, we have been very lucky to take advantage of traveling to wonderful places in the world. And, to marvel at the growth of our wonderful grandchildren. I look upon our high school years as a time of America at its best.