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Cecil O'Neal

Profile Updated: April 14, 2023
Residing In:
La Chapelle Gonaguet, France France
Spouse/Partner:
Rebecca Young
Occupation:
Professor Emeritus, Meadows School of the Arts, SMU
Military Service:
Army  
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I spent the summer of 1961 working at my job at the Banner Gas station (cheapest gas in town, 29.9 a gallon at that time) on the corner of 63rd and 22nd. Jim Zaleski, Peter Gentile and I were fellow "Banner Boys". That fall I could not afford to go away to university so John Sturino and I joined the army, at the height of the Berlin crisis, on the "Buddy System" and went through basic training together.

On our first leave home after basic John asked me to rough up some senior who was giving his then girlfriend a hard time. John couldn't do it himself, because the guy was about my size and John thought he would have seemed too much of a bully taking on someone that much smaller.

After three years in the army, including about a year in Germany, and a bit of time bumming around Europe, I came back to kenosha and started university, first at the "extension", then in Madison. I received a BA in Political Science from U

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Feb 17, 2024 at 5:13 PM

Belated Happy Birthday Cecil. Hope you had a great day. Stay safe.

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Feb 19, 2024 at 9:56 AM

Posted on: Feb 16, 2024 at 3:31 PM

Thanks, Ken. So why were you in hospital? Hope all is well with you now.

Best,
Cecil

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Feb 16, 2024 at 4:33 AM
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Oct 19, 2023 at 7:26 AM

Posted on: Oct 19, 2023 at 5:52 AM

Hey, My Friend,

I sent a message yesterday, but it does not look like it posted. I hope you had a grand day. How about celebrating the next one here at our home in rural France?

Cheers
C

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Oct 18, 2023 at 9:15 AM

Posted on: Oct 18, 2023 at 9:15 AM

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Oct 08, 2023 at 6:05 AM

Hey Zales,

Happy Birthday! I hope it is a glorious day for you,

Cheers
C

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Aug 29, 2023 at 10:09 AM

Tony, thanks for the drink. Sorry you missed the party.

Best
Cecil

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Aug 14, 2023 at 12:58 PM

Posted on: Aug 14, 2023 at 7:43 AM

Happy Birthday, Tom. Hope it is a great one. See you next week.

Cheers,
Cecil

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Aug 16, 2023 at 1:53 AM

Posted on: Aug 13, 2023 at 7:59 AM

Dear Suzette,

Wishing you a belated very Happy Birthday!! I hope your European adventure was all that you had hoped for. Looking foreward to seeing you in Kenosha in a couple of weeks.

XO
C

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Jul 06, 2023 at 4:42 PM

Posted on: Jul 06, 2023 at 6:21 AM

Hey Peter,

Happy Birthday, My Friend! I hope it is a glorious one. Oddly, I find the idea of being 80 more difficult than the day to day reality of being 80. Will you be at the birthday bash in August? I’d love to see you there.

Cheers
C

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May 22, 2023 at 9:48 AM

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Posted on: May 19, 2023 at 7:20 AM

Happy Birthday, Barbara. May 26 will be my mother-in-law’s 100th birthday!

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Cecil

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Mar 29, 2023 at 8:32 AM

Also, has a location been chosen for the 80th birthday?

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Mar 30, 2023 at 10:07 AM

Posted on: Mar 29, 2023 at 8:31 AM

Hello,

Can anyone tell me how to edit my profile? I not longer live a part of the year in Dallas and I would like to change that on my profile.

Thanks a bunch,
Cecil

Feb 16, 2023 at 4:32 PM

Happy Birthday buddy enjoy your day

Feb 16, 2023 at 1:03 PM

Happy Birthday Cecil. Hope you're having a great day. Stay safe.

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Feb 16, 2023 at 6:44 AM

Posted on: Feb 16, 2023 at 4:33 AM

Oct 18, 2022 at 7:32 PM

Bon anniversarie, mon ami.

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Aug 07, 2022 at 3:54 PM

Happy Birthday, Eva. I hope you have a glorious day of celebration.

Best,
Cecil

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Jul 14, 2022 at 4:48 PM

Posted on: Jul 10, 2022 at 7:35 AM

Happy Birthday, Par!

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