Ramona Maragliano Amorese
656 Millbrook Road
River Edge, New Jersey 07661
Year married: 1960
As an agent for Coldwell Banker Real Estate Company in
Oradell, New Jersey, Ramona never gets tired of viewing
houses for sale! She guesses that comes from being
interested in antiques, home decor and lifestyles in general.
As far as professional achievements, Ramona thinks she'd have
to say that the first time she reached "over a million"
in real estate sales many years ago, would probably be
noteworthy.Unforgettable moment? She would like to forget that time
many years ago when she cleaned and defrosted their
refrigerator just before a much needed vacation. They
enjoyed the vacation, but upon their return she and her
husband had to wear gas masks before entering their apartment.
Ramona had forgotten to turn the refrigerator back on and a
"big standing rib roast" - among other things - had rotted
while they were away.
As for her life's highlights, in the beginning, she was
convinced that she wanted to be a career/business person and
not be into child rearing, etc. Once her first child,
Lynda, was born, life's meaning turned a full 180 degrees, and
she realized how much babies and children meant to her.
Memories of their travels over the years are vividly etched in
her mind, and thank goodness, because on one occasion, after
packing all the tons of kiddie "stuff" they had to take with
them, her husband inadvertently left the camera on the roof of
the car. They spent many happy vacations with the
children and Ramona's Mom down at LBI and Cape May, going to
the farm stands for fresh produce , bringing home fresh
seafood and cooking it all up at their shore home.
In the achievement category, Ramona felt that marrying off 3
daughters was a pretty big deal. She said that watching
her husband's face turn green over the cost of everything and
then back to normal, was another achievement for which she and
her daughters will always be grateful.
Marcia May Hummers
8709 Hickory Bend Trail
Potomac, Md. 20854
Year married 1959
Marcia has been teaching at the Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church Nursery
School for the past 32 years. She plans to continue teaching because she loves
the children, their families and the staff. Ed will be retiring from his law
practice next year and will be able to devote time to his hobbies.
Both she and Ed took care of Marcia's mother for many years and are currently
taking care of Ed's father for more than ten years. All this in addition to
raising 3 children !! As for hobbies, Marcia loves tennis, reading and being
with family. However, due to those family commitments, she and Ed have not had
the opportunity to travel as much as they might have liked to. They did have a
wonderful trip to Scotland in 1988 and a "perfect" trip to Paris in 2003. They
also had 3 February vacations in Tortola and The Cayman Islands - which were
truly a winter "get away".
Marcia tells us she and Ed have been happily married and raised happy, healthy
and successful children, and are grateful to have seen them have children of
their own. She looks on their wedding, and births of their children and
grandchildren as the most unforgettable moments in her life. They now look
forward to being "empty nesters" for the first time and a new chapter will begin
in their lives.