Life After Tappan Zee

Linda McKinnon Holmes
1956 Graduation Picture
Recent Picture

If I had stayed at TZHS I would have graduated with my class in 1956.

As it turned out, my family moved to Lynwood, California (L.A. Area) right before my senior year. It was quite a shock. I went from having 300 students in my whole school to having 300 classmates in my senior class! I was very homesick and lonely. I did enjoy the marching band I played in, however.

I met my future husband a month before I graduated. He had recently moved to L.A. from Texas. We were both 18 when we married a year later. Before I turned 21, I had Robin and Randy. Rebecca came along 4 years later. Three fantastic kids who have given me 10 fabulous grandkids...ages 6 to 24. They bring me great joy...can't wait for "greats" to come along.

I was fortunate enough to be able to be a stay at home mom. My husband was a California Highway Patrolman for 30 years and worked mostly odd shifts and most holidays. We grew used to it after a while. In 1970, we transferred to Palo Cedro, California, near Redding in Northern California It was a move back to the country, almost like the Tappan of my childhood. We raised our own beef, kids had horses, motorcycles, etc.

My marriage ended after 26 years and I have been on my own for 20 years. Where has the time gone? I am recently retired and would love to reconnect with old friends. I wonder if anyone even remembers me? Thank you, Doris and Tom for sending me the information on this website, this could be fun... come on, everyone, send in those "bios!"

Contact Information


Snail-Mail: 1609 Cedarwood Dr., Redding, CA 96002

Phone: 530.221.0157