Monday, June 8, 2009

Johnson, James

I am looking forward to catching up with each of you; I also hope everyone is able to attend. I haven’t seen or talk to anyone in quite some time so I am looking forward to this event.

After graduation I served a mission in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was a great time. After the mission I attended BYU. I was fortunate to play football. Unfortunately, they didn’t like my athleticism so they told me I needed to be a lineman. During 90 lbs of weight gain, I had a great football experience at BYU. My last game was the 1996 Cotton Bowl, which was awesome at the time. The problem is now, it is beginning to sound like the 84 National Championship team or when they invented helmets in the 30s.

While at BYU I graduated with a Bachelor’s in English and a Master’s in Public Administration. I also met and married Gale Oborn, who was a BYU All-American volleyball player.

After college I had a brief, very brief, football experience with the Kansas City Chiefs. I then went on to get a real job, and try to drop some weight. My professional life has finally brought me to Temecula, CA where I own my own commercial insurance agency. I don’t think I will be leaving the socialist republic of California and I don’t plan on leaving my business that I started a couple years ago. We are very happy here.

Gale and I have had 4 daughters, Morgan and Elizabeth (8), Anna (5), and Kate (2). Luckily they look like their mother. They are a lot of fun and keep me very busy.

About 6 years ago I went through testicular cancer. We were very blessed and things have worked out positively with my annual follow-ups. Other than that life is pretty normal. I just wish I had more hair on my head, and less of a gut.


Bennions said...

Glad to hear you made it through the fight with cancer. You have a beautiful family. We love the name Kate too. That is my second daughters name. Tiffany Densley Bennion

stacie said...

Hi James, Good to read about you and see you and your family. You look great. Glad you are doing well. I saw your sister at Costco some years back and we talked about you. I think she told me that your doctor was Dean Clark's brother, is that right? Anyway, here's a big HUG from me cause I won't be at the reunion. Wish I could see you. Thanks for posting.

stacie said...

That was Stacie Timms Haddock.

Mark said...

James, I can relate to the wishing for more hair thing. Best wishes for staying healthy.

Mark Coulson

Beckalita said...

You have a beautiful family. Would you please tell Chamane that Tom and I named our youngest little girl after her? I haven't seen her since high school, but her kindness back in those days was much appreciated.

Becky (Richards) Rogers