Michele Williams Michelow

Profile Updated: February 27, 2019
Michele Williams






Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In:Lake Ridge Matthews, NC USA
Spouse/Partner: Single!!! Taking applications! Scott Gaffney (current boyfriend)
Occupation: Vice President, Membership & Marketing for the SSA Accountant
Children: 1- Michael, born November 1994 Brady, age 18

(Wow, I need to update my pictures)! I'll do that soon!!! Let's see! Graduated from Woodbridge, then went to college in Florida at the beach. It was a fantastic four years and would give anything to do college over again! WHat fun that was. After college, there was a pack of us that hung out and partied together, St. Elmo's Fire style, trying to figure out what we would do with our lives. Gregg Fields, Me, Chris Jones, Lauri Richards, Paul Michelow, Bobby LaFleur and Fred Schmied. It was alot of fun and I was hungover ALOT! But, those are great memories. I moved back to Florida for a short stint and then Paul and I got together again and I ended up moving up to Delaware with him. We lived there til 1998, then moved to Atlanta. We were in Atlanta (living near Erin Williams Ballentine). Had our son in 2000, Brady! He's awesome! We moved to Charlotte in 2003 and are still here. We are now divorced and it's amicable. Our son graduated from high school Magna Cum Laude from one of the top high schools in our state and is now a freshman in college. He goes to UNC-Charlotte (but lives on campus). He didn't want to get too far from Charlotte and be too far from his girlfriend. I know, I know! He got a 3.8 his first semester! We are so proud of him!! His personality is very much like mine in that he is outgoing, but rest assured his mother (nor his father) did not get a 3.8 their first semester in college. He is not a party kid at all. ???????. He thinks it must skip a generation and is terrified to have kids for this reason. haha! Brady is Mr. "Rule Follower." Always "By the book." He wanted to be an FBI Agent, until he realized he'd have to be around dead bodies. Paul and I both feel so fortunate to have such a great kid.

School Story:

School Story?

Great memories are the football games...cold autumn nights...and Horse. THere is something about that song, that really got the spirit flowing. It's on Itunes now. Called "The Horse" and I enjoy hearing it now and again.

I remember meeting this adorable blonde early my freshman year, we always had a thing for each other off and on for the next three years, but couldn't stand each other! He was way too bossy! Robert Hunter...I am glad you are one of my best friends to this day! You are one of the most motivating people I know (but still bossy, I just ignore you now, haha)! Love ya!

The Homecoming float with the giant Viking! That thing was freaking huge.

Skipping school and going to the lake to party. Skipping school and having Mr. Raines come hunt me down (I couldn't be found) but he was onto me and Paul when he knew we were boyfriend girlfriend and didn't show up for school. He kept calling my house and I said "Paul, we cannot stay here, he will come here! We have to leave!"

Cheering was always fun with this spirited class. Class of 84 always won the spirit contests at the Pep Rallies, even our Freshman year! I have fond memories of Cheerleading practices, building pyramids...and lots of laughs as they collapsed and the creative names we had i.e. "The Throw Up Stunt"!

I remember Timmy Johnson laughing at me alot and his laugh made me laugh! I miss him! Most of the time he was laughing at how naive I was.

Billy James, Andy Mueck, Chris Jones, me, Timmy Johnson and Teresa Baker in American Studies together. WE had Mr. Bailey, but he couldn't pronouce the letter "V". Timmy would raise his hand and be like "Mr. Bailey, are you going to buy some Fibe Alibe and drink it this weekend?" (Remember the drink, Five Alive...kinda like OJ). And one Time, Billy James being Moved (MOBED) to the front of the class cause we couldn't quit laughing. He wrote us a note using lots of words with V's in them, and replaced them all with "B's" and passing the note back...and the rest of us were in the back laughing hysterically...so we all got split up for about a week. Poor ol Mr. Bailey, because Timmy and Billy were relentless! All I know is Andy was the smartest one in that class and I was really glad he sat next to me! :)

I remember Grant Shiffert and his Pinto (Vega), whatever that car was with no heat on some interesting...adventures. That's what we'll call them. Our secret...right Grant? Dancing to The Romantics "That's What I Like About You".

I remember having a cast on my leg Senior year, but cheering anyway. Doing horse, without ever setting my foot down...and my toes being numb, because it was cold out and they were sticking out of the cast.

Steve Ross had this old beat up car. One time I asked for a ride home and it was hot outside. I said "Don't these windows roll down?" (Air didn't work either) and he tried the automatic windows, they didn't move and he goes "Not today!"

I remember in the summer, sneaking out alot just to hang with friends in the neighborhood and going for some late night swims at the pool...I'll leave it at that.

And, so many of my great great memories of growing up are with my neighborhood friends. Shelly Doneen, Sue Brooks, Tiffany Westover, Steve Ross, Steve Misencik, Chris Roth, Gary Johnston, Roger Ward, Mike Scharf, Barry Hobbs and the list goes on...such fun amazing memories.

I had a great time in high school. My parents later told me their motto was, when I was in 11th grade, "We only have to keep a lid on the volcano for one more year... and then she'll go off to college!"

Certain songs I hear are so high school:

Thriller, Beat it, Billie Jean, Startin Something, That's What I Like About you, Anything Air Supply...and there is more...but those are a few!

Anyway, that's all for now, I'll add more stories as I think of them!

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Jan 01, 2014 at 11:24 PM
Senior Pictures from my page in the Yearbook. That is Erin Williams Ballentine, just to the left of me. One of my dear friends. See the next two pictures...
Jan 01, 2014 at 11:10 PM
Many of you remember me with my broken ankle, so I thought it only fitting I put a picture of me with my cast...since I had one for what seemed like years. Summer 1983
Jan 01, 2014 at 9:48 PM
May 2013, Had just arrived at my roommate from college's beach house in St. Augustine Beach, FL. We attend our alumni weekend (more like alumni 5 days) every year in May with all our college friends. We have a BLAST! I can't make my hair look like this, I had just had it done the night before. She was raving about my hair and I said "Don't get too excited, I cannot recreate this, once I wash it, that's it, so take a picture now!" I am using this as my "NOW" picture, because I like my hair in this picture! Don't get excited, it won't look like this at the reunion either!
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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:01 AM
Brady's 3rd grade picture
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Brady jumping off the falls in the Pisgah National Forest. August 2012
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:01 AM
Brady's team won the Championship this year. He was the SS on this team. He is the one in the middle hugging James (the catcher). James and Brady are the best of friends. James is enormous, Brady weighs...82 lbs!
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:01 AM
Brady spring 2013.
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My son Brady and I at my niece's wedding reception, July 2012
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Brady and I at Cooperstown Dreams Park for the week long tournament. June 2013. Every 12 year old boy should have this experience. Amazing!
Posted: Jan 01, 2014 at 11:28 PM
Many of you remember me with my broken ankle, so I thought it only fitting I put a picture of me with my cast...since I had one for what seemed like years. Summer 1983
Posted: Jan 01, 2014 at 11:29 PM
Sue Brooks and I in one of those Photo Booth things, Summer 1983.