Kelly Green

Profile Updated: September 18, 2009
Residing In: Cornelius, NC
Occupation: Civil Engineer (1 of them infrastructure experts)
Children: No identifiable kids... no wife... no pets... no nothin'. Well... I still have my Partridge Family More…record set. Lately I've been trying to get the warps out of them, and I'm almost done. Next week I start on my Captain and Tenille collection.
Yes! Attending Reunion

I noticed that no '78 graduate was listed for North Carolina, so I'll be the lone representative. You can place the pushpin about 1 cm north of Charlotte.

You could almost put one in Mississippi. I spent 33 months there dealing with the recovery effort following Hurricane Katrina. My company - Fluor - has a contract with FEMA to provide engineering assistance for disasters.

Sorry to read about the deaths of John Luciano, Eric Battersby and Walter Hunter. Didn't know the other deceased too well.

I like the headline on the home page: "50 is the new 30." Well I'm gonna turn 50 in about 14 months. Can you let my health insurance provider know that? (Guess I'll be due a premium DECREASE.)

Altho I'm not in AZ anymore, my mother and stepdad are still in Scottsdale, living in the Cameldale subdivision. You may even run into them if you go to the dog park at Chaparral Park or Civic Center Plaza. Just look for the two black pugs and miniature dachshund (that don't stray too far from their owners).

Sorry I missed the reunion. To make up for it, I'll personally visit each of you over the next year. Just have the deviled eggs and choc chip cookies ready.

School Story:

Hardly recognize the campus nowadays... or (for that matter) the intersection of Scottsdale Rd/Camelback. I need to get me one of those millon-dollar condos overlooking the Arizona Canal... err, Scottsdale Waterfront.

That last day of school with Jay Allen, John Luciano and others spraying the fire extinguisher in the parking lot was a blast... in more ways than one.

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:36 AM
Here I am in St Louis, on the Mississippi River, with my friend Cathy, November 2008. We're standing atop a lock. We were the only two on the tour of this water control structure, that includes an adjacent museum. See Photo 3 for an aerial view and further explanation.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:36 AM
This was my first time in St Louis. I was working throughout Missouri on another FEMA disaster - heavy rains and flooding. Interesting state. Cathy visited me during the Thanksgiving 4-day weekend. We also went to the (famous) Arch, the Anheuser-Busch headquarters/brewery tour (yum, free beer), a HS championship football game, a Rams/Dolphins game and three casinos (hey, I think I broke even!).
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:36 AM
A view of the lock, facing north on the Mississippi. Cathy and I are on top of the structure, in the first two photos. This was a really neat tour, including the adjacent museum.

There are 30 or so locks along the upper Mississippi River; none on the lower Mississippi. The upper Mississippi River, which runs from the headwaters (in Minnesota) to St Louis, experiences dramatic fluctuations along the river bottom. During the winter, these fluctuations would cause boats and barges to "hit bottom" so the Army Corps of Engineers constructed all these locks in the early 20th Century to control the water level along the upper part. Locks act as elevators. There are none in western states; just dams. The Panama Canal is famous for its locks.

This particular lock was rebuilt 10 years ago, and is the exception. Reconstruction expanded the facility to allow twice the barge traffic. Most locks are old and too small to allow typical barges to get thru in one pass. I've run out char's.