Wendy Thompson

Profile Updated: September 5, 2020
Residing In Detroit, MI USA
Spouse/Partner Ronnie Allen, deceased 2006
Occupation retired autoworker
Children Brett, 1978, went to U. of M., now a mechanical engineer
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Worked as an autoworker for 33 year in Detroit, active and held office in UAW. Still active in the union and in the community living in Detroit. Active in the Bernie Sanders campaign.

Student in France in 1968 and participated in the student movement there. Still maintain international ties through this experience and international union activity through the union magazine Labor Notes.

School Story

Appreciated my experience in the Civil Rights Movement in Evanston, particularly the discussions about race relations that were organized during homeroom for our senior year.

I got called to the office for distributing flyers about a Northwestern tutoring program based in Chicago. The ETHS bus in this program had some great discussions.

I enjoyed participating in the production of the Gondoliers and the ETHS Marching Band. When I got to USC, they still were not allowing women!

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Posted on: Sep 06, 2020 at 7:47 PM

Welcome, Kathie! What a wonderful business. Glad we have gotten back in touch and I enjoy the quilt you made for me very much!

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Jun 02, 2019 at 4:33 PM

I missed Darryl at our most recent reunions and heard sadly about his illness. We were friends at Dewey School and reconnected at reunions both of us having spent our adult lives in Detroit. He was well known as a basketball player at the University of Detroit and then went on to a high profile job with HAP, a health insurance company. I would enjoy seeing his name in their monthly newsletter. So sorry to hear of his early death.

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Posted on: Oct 09, 2018 at 10:01 PM

happy birthday!

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Happy Birthday, Marc! Please update us on your activities as an activist!

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Nov 19, 2016 at 6:04 PM

We missed you and John at the reunion!

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Sep 16, 2016 at 4:33 PM

Being in plays was such a wonderful experience for kids. Opportunities today for school kids are much less than they were. My siser had was in an area wide play like yours where she had to wear make up to become a statue! She could never quite get it all off. I remember plays on the top floor of Dewey School in an enormous space that use to be the gym.

I was in a play in junior high school of Peer Gynt that I think was based on our class 7-7, 7-8. The star character Danny Furlong himself reminded me of this at the reunion. For my role I actually had to jump on the back of a male character. This was incredibly embarassing because I was so tall, I was afraid I would hurt him! Thanks for the memories.

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Sep 16, 2016 at 4:17 PM

Nice seeing you too - still a free spirit!

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