David Parnell

Profile Updated: July 8, 2019
Residing In: Carrollton, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Alexa
Homepage: www.facebook.com/dcpsignature
Occupation: Graphics Sales
Children: REILLEY (86) - Married, Lakewood, CO. MBA, Product Manager at Food Maven. World traveler.
KAELA More…(88) - Engaged. Chief Resident, Surgery, UTSW. Looking forward to life after residency.
MICAH (93) - Engaged. 3rd yr BC Law, MPH Tufts. Voted funniest Parnell ever.
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Married Alexa in 81 and lived in Wichita until moving to Dallas, TX area in 93. I still run some, play basketball when I can and active with Big Brothers Big Sisters. We enjoy travel with our children.

School Story:

The fake fight Chris Pepper and I staged after a pep rally was worth the reprimand.

Have you retired yet?

Don't have the courage to ask Alexa if I can

How far will you travel to attend our 40th reunion?

From Texas

Any great-grandchildren yet?

...not even a grandchild.

What's the greatest vacation you've ever taken?

Staying near Bath, England at a place that has operated as an Inn & Pub since the 1390's is high on the list.

Who did you go to prom with?

no prom for me ...but I'd love to have a do over!

What is your favorite way to relax?

Discovering what will grow in my garden

What is the worst/strangest job you've ever had?

12 hour shifts of loading pallets of 100 lb bags of sugar, 50 lb blocks of shortening and other ingredients for baking mixes for pizza dough, cinnamon rolls, etcetera left every hair on my body pasted to my skin.

What is a fun fact about you that might surprise people?

The bobsled run in Park Cities, UT was completely worth doing ...once!

What song from high school would you like to dance to at the reunion?

King Tut

What is the most exciting thing you've ever done?

3 hour climb up a mountain on a 10-speed bicycle to reach speeds of 60 mph on the 9 minute ride down.

What word or saying from the past do you think should make a come-back?

tom foolery

What did you do right after high school?

married Alexa

Do you still see/talk to/hang out with any classmates? If so, whom?

Occasional contact with Dave Balleau, Chris Pepper, Jean (Travaille) McKinney and Tammy (Isbell) Smith

Any unique past jobs?

Office equipment, then investments, now graphics. It's not the jobs so much as the characters I've met - a drug dealer/attempted murderer, a dea agent who had been held in Columbia, etc., etc...

What's the farthest you've been from home?

Barcelona SP

How old do you feel?

in my mind or my body?

Ever been skinny dipping outdoors?

Yes

Who was your favorite teacher?

Deb Johnson was the most entertaining - chalk throwin, shoe chuck'n, desk flippin...

Who was your secret crush in high school?

My wife may read this - are you kidding!

Ever gone on a blind date?

No

Countries Visited?

Canada, England, France, Spain

Ever been to Washington DC?

Yes

Any Grandkids?

Please! I'm still not that old.

What would we be surprised to know about you?

50th birthday was a track meet challenging 20 somethings to beat me in 100 meters. I haven't decided how I will celebrate my 60th, but I'll have a much better plan than I did for my 50th.

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