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Barbara Listerman Kelsey

Profile Updated: November 12, 2018
Residing In:
Northville, MI USA
Spouse/Partner - wedding date:
Ken Kelsey RHS 59 April 28, 1962
Current Occupation:
Promotional Products - partner KelseyPromo
Websites:
Children:
Janice Erickson, born 1964, husband Alan, she sells Promotional Products with us; Karen Henry, born More…1965, husband Rod, Karen was a 4th grade teacher in Chelsea, MI and is now retired..
Grandchildren:

Camille Henry (1991) , engaged to be married in 2019, finishing her second degree. Alexander Henry (1993) has earned his Eagle Scout rank. He is now also working as a dance instructor.
Alicia Erickson (1998), Starting her second year at MSU! Carrying a Big Ten Flag with the Marching Band. She still dances, plays piano & flute.
Andrew Erickson (2001),is now a Senior at Churchill High School in Livonia. He is an active Boy Scout and just spent a week as an Honor Guard at the Fort on Mackinaw Island where he also played reveille and taps every day there.,sings in a U of M Choir and is a Drum Major for the Churchill Marching Band this year. In the CAPA acting. Plays Horn, Trumpet, Piano and Flute He loves to perform in productions at Churchill having been in 6 High School productions so far.

About My Career:

We started our own Promotional Products (Advertising Specialties) business in 1972 and have had 4 different offices in Livonia over the first 30 years. In 1983 we were the first promotional products sales office of our size in the country to computerize our order processing and accounting system. In 2002 we closed the office and started selling from our home. We have no plans to retire completely, however we do enjoy spending more time with our grandchildren now and traveling as much as possible.

Redford Memories:

Besides meeting my best friend and future husband at Redford one of my best memories is that of being in "Rebel Without a Cause" our Senior Play. That was the best time with many good memories. I hope that many of our castmates will be attending the reunion.

What grade school(s) did you go to?

K - 5b Vetal and 5a - 8 Edison

College (w/degrees):

Michigan State University

Family/Travels/Events:

We have traveled throughout Europe many times. We even bought a BMW in Munich Germany and drove it down through Italy back up through France and Switzerland to Frankfort for shipping back to the US in '83. We have been to England, France, Portugal, Germany and Switzerland 2 or more times and to Holland, Brussels, Wales and Scotland. Each trip always starts or ends in England.
We have also been to Hong Kong and Beijing China in 1986 just after the country opened up to visitors.
We have also been on several Caribbean Cruses, several trips to Mexico (once we were there during an earthquake that our children slept through) and Hawaii. Some of the trips were actually for business, on some we had our girls with us and others with friends.
The most recent trip abroad was in 2004 with friends where we traded our time shares for ones near Paris and another week in London. While in France we visited the Normandy Coast just after the 60th anniversary celebration of the WWII battles. That was a awesome. We took the train from Paris to London which was a fantastic adventure.

States/Countries: (where have you lived?)

We have lived in Redford Twp., Livonia, two different homes and now since 1986 in Farmington Hills (with a Northville address).

Do you spend part of the year at another address?

We own Marriott Time Shares and enjoy several weeks each year at different venues. Its fun not having to go to the same place every year, although our favorite site is Hilton Head SC.

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Barbara & Ken at Redford 59 Reunion
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Our Granddaughter Camille Henry a Freshman at MSU with Papa Ken
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Alicia Erickson age 11 before
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The new Alicia after donating 12 inches of hair.
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Andrew Erickson 9 in 4th grade and Alicia Erickson 11 in 6th grade.