The bios on the phs56.com website are fascinating. I haven’t been back to Ft. Worth in over 30 years and haven’t kept up with anyone from Paschal, but I could still see a lot of my classmates faces when I read the biographies.
I graduated from TCU in 1960 and, after fulfilling my military obligation, moved to Houston. I was a partner in an international CPA firm (26 years, in Houston, San Jose and San Francisco), a partner in a local firm (9 years in the Bay Area), and in the 90’s, I took a 4 year sabbatical and served one term as the Territorial Auditor of American Samoa (in the South Pacific) where we had more fun than one should be paid for. I retired from public accounting in 2002, and now lecture on accounting and auditing at California State University East Bay. I teach 6 to 9 months a year and travel the rest of the time. This year we spent 4 weeks in SE Asia and a month in Austria, Hungary and Russia. With children and 5 grandchildren in Austin and Albuquerque, I still spend a lot of time on airplanes.
My wife, Marina, has a master’s in Asian Studies, so we spend time almost every year in China. We both received an unsolicited offer to teach in China a few months ago, but turned it down due to the location (no Western medical facilities for senior citizens). However, that got us thinking and we are considering a possible move to Beijing where my wife can improve her Mandarin and where we both can teach.
Not only is life good, it sure beats the alternative.
R Wendell Harwell CPA, CFE, CGFM, CVA (ret)
315 Hanover Ave #202
Oakland, CA 94606
Tel (510) 763-0764
Fax (510) 763-7065
Cell (510) 219-2071
R. Wendell Harwell