Henry Cierski & Maureen Inglis

 

Where do you live currently?

Hank and Rene are living in Port Jefferson Station on Long Island

Known In Hicksville High as:

Henry says he was known as Hank and Rene, my wife and soul mate, was known as Rene

Spouse/Partner…

Hank’s spouse is Maureen (Rene) Inglis…and Rene’s is Hank

Were you classmates at HHS?

Yes

Where did you meet? How long ago?

We met in high school 50 years ago. Rene swears it was on Junior day back in 1960

Married How Long? Date Married:

These high school sweethearts were married 45 years ago, April 10, 1966

Children/Grandchildren:

Hank states the Rene and I have 3 boys and 9 Grandchildren, 7 girls 2 boys. Rene agrees except she says she has four boys, including Hank.

Occupation/Trade/Profession:

Hank was an English teacher and Rene a Registered Nurse for 39 years

Education Beyond High School:

Hank is the recipient of a M.A. degree. Rene has some college experience but her main goal of becoming a nurse was made possible by attending Nursing School

Military Service:

Neither has military experience

Hobbies/Pastimes:

Hank likes Reading, Writing, Traveling and painting. Rene enjoys Reading and Travel.

Now, the hard one. Tell us what we need to know. Give us 50 years in the space below:

Hank loved teaching. He says, “I was a running coach, etc. Now I’m a grandpa. Married to my sweet petunia and love her more now than ever!!!” Rene says she married her high school sweetheart. She loved being a nurse and was especially fond of working at Mather. Rene was part of the development of an Oncology Unit at Mather. Simply love New York City and time spent there was magnificent. Enjoyed, too, our journeys to Ireland and Canada. We were fortunate, too, to have an opportunity to tour the beautiful country we live in.

Finally, if you had to do it all over again, I would…Hank says “travel more and learn to relax more. Otherwise, I’d change nothing that I chose to do…well, except I would choose to do my undergraduate work in 3 years instead of 4, so I would earn a guaranteed full scholarship. An idiotic choice because I learned nothing of “LIFE” except books, had little social life, so I am still being helped by Rene to “GROW UP!”

Rene says, “I would absolutely become a nurse again. It was a most fulfilling job. Being a mom and wife I wouldn’t trade for the world.”