Profile Updated: March 15, 2021
Class Year: 1974
Residing In: Fallbrook, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Richard D. Ridley
Occupation: Interior Designer & Adjunct Instructor (Palomar College)
Children: Sean D. Ridley, born 1981, married Elizabeth Curry 5/17/14
Sara A. Ridley-Greenwood, born 1991, More…married Chris Greenwood 6/23/14
Grandchildren --
Grace Ridley 2/1j0/17 and Charles Ridley 8/13/19
Bjorn Greenwood 7/19/20

After graduating from AC Big Sandy in 1974, I traveled to Bricketwood where I worked and toured Europe for about six months. After returning to the states, I

School Story:

No particular favorites. What I enjoyed about AC was that it was an all-encompassing lifestyle of education, work, sports, dances, religion, and other activities of peers that were similar-minded. We were taught our lives had a purpose and everything we did was to honor God. That doesn't mean we did everything correctly, but that our lives seemed more fulfilled by being goal-oriented.

Some of the things I remember the most were the natural settings of the campus, the five-mile runs for PE up heart-break hill, music-appreciation concerts, travelling to different locations with the choir, Dr. Torrance looking back over his shoulder while walking and his war stories, forums, some important visitors such as Goddard & Princess of Thailand, living in the trailers for home-ec class, dorms & booth city, great food in the dining room, Dave Molnar always playing jokes, sing-a-longs with Terry Miller & GTA, dance band members & vocalist (Bunting & Barksdale) singing contemporary songs, etc. When you live with other peers for so long, a strong bond develops and never parts - even when people go in opposite directions later in life. There is something in our "spirit essence" that keeps us bonded. This does not apply to just churches - it happens in a variety of life circumstances.

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Apr 25, 2022 at 9:59 AM

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Feb 05, 2022 at 10:01 PM

Hope you had an enjoyable birthday!

Dec 13, 2021 at 3:33 AM
Oct 18, 2021 at 10:49 PM

Hi Shirley,
So sorry to hear about Dennis. He had such an intelligent mind. Will keep both of you in my prayers. Hope you are staying well and healthy.

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Apr 27, 2021 at 3:29 PM

Posted on: Apr 26, 2021 at 11:13 PM

Welcome to our AC Alumni website....Nice to hear from you!

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Mar 06, 2021 at 12:23 PM

So sorry to hear of Brenda's passing.  She was a beam of light, cheerful, and always positive.  RIP.

Dec 13, 2020 at 3:33 AM
Oct 24, 2020 at 9:46 AM

Hope you have a beautiful birthday!

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Posted on: Oct 04, 2020 at 1:52 PM

Tom, you have an amazing story. By the grace of God, you are still here and your life has affected all our lives (even though we have never met!). I bet that experience instilled in you a very purpose-driven life. Thanks for starting this website.

Sep 18, 2020 at 10:23 AM

So sorry to hear of Tom's passing.  He was such a vibrant active person.  Sending condolences and God's peace to Kenya and family.  

Aug 08, 2020 at 9:50 PM

Saw your note Donna and thank you. I have not been frequenting the AC site as much lately, but it is nice to know when someone reads a post. You must have been in the graduating class my first year. I looked up your AC photo and see you are from Lancaster, PA. We stopped there and visited the Hershey factory years ago. Fascinating story.

Jul 08, 2020 at 8:59 AM
Feb 09, 2020 at 1:06 PM

Happy Belated Birthday Gene! Your story about visiting a Catholic church for Comparative Religion class was hilarious!

Jan 24, 2020 at 3:37 PM

Happy Belated Birthday!

Jan 09, 2020 at 11:42 AM

Happy Birthday!

Dec 13, 2019 at 3:35 AM
Oct 24, 2019 at 8:36 AM

Hope your birthday is splendid!

Oct 19, 2019 at 10:04 AM
Apr 08, 2019 at 8:51 AM

Hi Shirley.....Hope you are doing well and hope you have a wonderful day today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Laura Overstreet Ridley
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Wedding 1 - St. Louis - May 2014
Sean & Elizabeth (Curry) Ridley
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Wedding 1 - St. Louis - May 2014
Sean & Elizabeth Ridley
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Wedding 1 - St. Louis - May 2014
Sean & Elizabeth Ridley
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Kay (Duke) & Bob Overstreet
Laura (Overstreet) Ridley (center)
May 2014
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Kay (Duke) & Bob Overstreet 5/14
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Wedding 2 - San Diego - June 2014
Sara (Ridley) & Chris Greenwood