Mrs. Fran Adams, who is in her mid-60's, attended Coronado schools all her life. She’s lived in the house she lives in now since she was 6 months old! She graduated from Coronado High School in 1963. CHS used to have an open campus lunch from kindergarten to 12th grade. She never bought her lunch at school except for on rainy days when she didn’t go home at lunchtime. Fran belonged to the Art and Booster clubs in high school and would go to the book fair frequently. After she graduated from high school, she went to Kelsey Jennings Business College. She worked for the city of San Diego, first for the utilities department, and then for the mayor¹s office.
Fran remembers going to all of her high school football games and going to the swimming pool and beach frequently. She remembers the days when Coronado didn¹t have a bridge and would take the bus (which went on the ferry boat) when she worked downtown. The toll was 20-25 cents for the ferry or 50 cents for a day trip. Those were the days! There were 5 or 6 individual boats. When she was about 23, one of her classmates died building the bridge. What a sad and tragic remembrance!
Fran got married in 1969 and remembers crossing the bridge as a newlywed. Years later, in 1980, she remarried and had two children with her second husband. Her sons William and David both graduated from Coronado High School. While pregnant with William, she quit her job working for the civil service and became an at-home mom until her second child, David, was in 5th grade. Now she is working at Village Elementary in the cafeteria, helps out with recess, does laminating for the teachers, and has substituted for P.E. classes.
Fran likes to go around town and look at the pretty front lawns people have. She plans on putting a picket fence in her front lawn so that her dog, Ruby, can roam around freely. She is also excited to go to her 50th high school reunion next year!
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