Arnie Gould

Biographical Sketch


In Hicksville High Also Known As  (AKA): Arnie

Spouse...Ronnie Gould

Were you classmates at HHS? No

Where did you meet? How long ago? In Boston in 1977

Married How Long? Date Married: Going to be 35 years

Children/Grandchildren: One Daughter, Rebecca; one Son, Benjamin

Where do you currently live?: Bedford, MA near Boston

Favorite Subject in High School: Science

Name of my Favorite Teacher: Mr. Munch Adv. Physics/ Mr. Shanley, English

Favorite Place to meet Friends Outside of School: Ballfield near home

Favorite Non-Academic School Club or Activity: Rockets

Occupation/Trade/Profession: Inventor - Biomedical devices

Education Beyond High School : OTJ

Military Service: No

Hobbies/Pastimes: Sailing, inventing, music, motorcycles, traveling

One thing that no one knows about me is: Nothing if they know me

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

It's been a very good ride.  Married/divorced soon after college (degree in chemical engineering).   Traveled by motorcycle 5 months through Europe, N. Africa , and it changed my outlook completely.

Went to California to play music for 2 years - decided to go back to engineering job in East.  Went through various jobs - most good - usually went bad for dumb reasons, so I started my own business inventing medical devices about half way through my career.  Great move - no bosses and saw my kids grow up working at home. 

Ronnie works at home, too and we've done that for a long time.   Ronnie is great - artist, sculptor and great person.  Adventurous, loves sailing and hardware stores and is kind to all.  We are now on our 3rd dog, Ivan and inherited another, Bella, from Ronnie's mom. 

Our two kids are wonderful and live nearby.  Ben is married and a combination of Ronnie and me - an industrial designer - lives outside of the box.  Rebecca is smart as hell and loving and sweet.  Both kids are different but have the same caring qualities.  We see them a lot, and we get along really well.  We are blessed.

Finally, if you had to do it all over again, I would... Do nothing differently.  All of my decisions were the right ones when I made them.  My life has been busy and never boring.  I am lucky to have a great family and still have a lot going on, despite being "retired".