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Profile Updated: May 22, 2021
Residing In:
Raleigh, NC USA
Maintaining rental properties and finding tenants for income; volunteering at church for social edification; reading Kirkegard, Buechner, et al, for inspiration.
Alex Samir Aniba, born 1962; Josef Duncan Zuttel, born 1980; Paul Alfred Hetzer Zuttel, born 1982; granddaughter More…Jazmin Sophia Zuttel, born April 2006; Lincoln James Zuttel, born 4/10/2020


Yes! Attending Reunion

I would never have believed how wonderful it would be to attend a reunion among the special people who were my high school friends...and they remain my friends, although distant in space and time, my friends just for my being me--not anyone's wife, mother, employee, donor, or member. I do so value my classmates of HEHS '59--there are no finer folks.

I have done so many different things since '59:

Life don't give me time to think
Of Yesterday, when on the brink
Of north and south I chose the one
Only to be on another to be blown.

School Story:

In smug overconfidence, without a sense of direction when inside a building, and defying common sense, I entered the ladies restroom to find myself in front of a row of urinals. Making a hasty U-turn and exiting, I faced Tom Hunter who in utter glee persisted endlessly in taunting me in my utter humiliation. He was so like a brother in so many ways...

Favorite places to go

Spain, Switzerland, Germany

Places you would like to go

Reality of Jesus

Jesus' story is evidence of a reality
That is waiting for us after this life.
Believing Jesus' story frees us
To focus on being Jesus
To others in this reality.

Learning how Jesus treated, taught,
Valued, admonished and loved others
In his earthly time
Can be our examples and source
To guide us as we pray to follow Christ.
Following his ministry is a path to others
And to self
As we model our lives after his.

Believing the deity of Jesus and his Jewish identity
Can send us also to the uniquely Jewish scriptures
To learn what he was taught
And to compare his reaction to those scriptures.

I accept that I cannot expect to live long enough
For scientists on earth
To communicate with beings on another planet. 
Those scientists will be able to ask the question:  
“Did the Creator of the universe make himself known to you?” or
“How did the Creator of the universe make himself known to you?” or
“Did the Creator of the universe also come in person to you?”
Or answer their question with
"The Creator of the universe walked among us
As an earthly human."

Because I won't be around when those questions can be asked or answered,
I want to go where the Creator did touch this planet in human form. 
I want to be in that reality,
Walk in that space,
Put my feet on the stones that his feet touched,
See the dessert where he was tempted,
The seaside where he cooked fish for his friends,
Be where he healed,
Where he raised,
Where he taught,
Where he prayed,
Where he was crucified,
Performing the self-sacrifice that lets us be
Forgiven and
Accepted and
Loved and
So that we may also
Love and
As we have learned from our Creator
Who touched this planet
In our own human form.

Carolyn Zuttel

What would we be surprised to know about you?

I completed my fourth unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Duke Raleigh Area hospital in North Raleigh, NC. The last unit was orthopedics, where I was really productive compared to pediatrics. Then I sought endorsement by our bishop, which took six months. While waiting, I bought a 4-BR house to renovate and share. Now, I'm too busy to look for a chaplaincy. Maybe someday again...

What is your favorite memory of HEHS

Our majorettes, our school spirit, my best friends.

What is your least favorite memory of HEHS

The lousy job the hairstylist did for my senior photo. (I must be too vain.)

What are your favorite drinks?

fresh-ground black coffee in the morning, champagne with friends, iced sun tea or cold beer after I've been in the sun, hot lemon/ginger tea in the winter, good wine with good food, margaritas before Mexican food, Xel-ha (pineapple juice with creme de menthe), Stewart's root beer in a frosty mug with their hot dogs...my list could go on. Life is good!

What was the last CD you bought?

I'm a public radiophile; hardly ever listen to CDs, but I do buy from groups I've seen, the last being Chuchito Valdez, third-generation Cuban jazz pianist.

What famous or interesting people have you met?

Mickey Rooney and Bob Hope (at age 5 introduced by my father), Robert Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson (while working in the State Department in DC), Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, two NC governors: James Hunt who awarded me and my husband an Industrial Waste Management award in the early '90s for recycling at our business, and the newest, Bev Perdue--we were both members of Christ Church (Episcopal) in New Bern. At our business in New Bern, our guests included an astronaut, and a US cabinet secretary, US senators, and John Weyerhaeuser, of the lumber company, was a regular.

What cool things have you done?

In WV, took aereal photos strapped to the floor of a two-seater with the door removed. My brother-in-law, Sandy Rogers, was the pilot. In Switzerland, I skied on a glacier after three cable rides upward. With my son, hiked a Swiss pass from French to Italian sections of the country. Caught a lobster with my own bare hands while snorkling off of Culebra, Puerto Rico. Saw a pair of whales leaping between the British Virgin Islands. Skied with my sons from their age 3. Took belly-dancing lessons from my 8-year-old sister-in-law in Tunisia. Saw my eldest son wrestle, play football and LaCrosse at St. Stephen's in Alexandria. Filmed on the sidelines the youngest as football defensive captain at Parrot Academy. Worked the football chains for the school where I taught. Took a photo of the first Anglican female priest to celebrate the Eucharist legally--she was from Hong Kong, and the photo went on the AP wire around the world and was on the cover of "The Virginia Churchman." Published a book of my family's letters: Mabel's Letters.

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May 22, 2021 at 4:12 PM
May 22, 2021 at 4:14 PM

Posted on: May 18, 2021 at 8:20 PM

Hello Carolyn, Happy Birthday to friend and a blessed individual. I hope you are surprised once again. Haskell Lee Adkins

May 22, 2021 at 4:22 PM

Posted on: May 18, 2021 at 2:44 PM

Hi Carolyn, I am wishing you a great birthday today. I hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends. It is with mixed feelings that I wish a classmate happy birthday knowing that one of our dear classmates, Amy, passed away recently and will not have any more birthdays to celebrate. There seems to be fewer of us each year to carry on our class traditions. In any case, life moves on and you seem to be living a full life that is deserving of celebration. Anyone who reads Kirkegard and Buechner for inspiration lives in the brightness of light and love. My warm and gentle thoughts are with you this day and forever. Fondly, David

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May 03, 2021 at 5:48 PM
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May 03, 2021 at 5:37 PM
Dec 30, 2020 at 1:58 PM

Happy Birthday, Linda, I see you have a great family to give you joy.
What blessings! Carolyn Hetzer Zuttel

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Posted on: Dec 26, 2020 at 10:06 AM

Dear Jo Ann, Wishing you a healthy and happy new calendar year and a new journey around the sun with all the joy life has to give. Carolyn

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Oct 29, 2020 at 2:20 PM

Posted on: Oct 26, 2020 at 9:42 AM

Moved into my youngest son's neighborhood to help care for his and Janelle's first born, Lincoln James. Don't know where on this site to post my new address, but it's 1944 Shadow Glen Drive, Raleigh, NC 27604. I'm sequestering severely in defense of my family. Cheers for Zoom: Church services and lecture series, coffee hour with a special dozen members, yoga from two sources almost daily. Sisters in Nashville, TN, and South Lake, TX, are like next door on the phone. May you all be well. Every blessing, CHZ

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Oct 24, 2020 at 7:47 PM

Posted on: Oct 24, 2020 at 10:44 AM

Hi, classmate! Birthday greetings amid COVID-19. You bring me fond memories amid the hours of sequestration on those days when my new grand baby , Lincoln James, isn’t in my care. May you be/stay blessed as you bless your classmates. CAHZ

Oct 09, 2020 at 10:31 AM

Posted on: Oct 07, 2020 at 11:30 AM

Happy Birthday to you, Dear David,.and if I were a classmate of influence, I would be awarding you the "Best and Most Faithful Birthday Wisher" Award for your consistent attention to those of us who make it around the sun yet again having faced our trials with faith, joys with gratitude, disappointments with fortitude, and HEHS '59 reunions with glee. Your words of wisdom and encouragement and concern do bolster us to keep on trekking even when we must sequester ourselves from a horrid world-wide monster virus. So, counting among new blessings like learning to garden in poor soil, or develop cooking skills instead of vacation travel planning, home exercise routines rather than hitting the gym, or find artistic expression in the face of lacking skills, and developing Zoom practice, we remake ourselves creatively to endure to the next HEHS reunion with support such as you uniquely offer so generously. Our next birthday will change the "ten's place digit" that is scary even to type. Stay well as you take care knowing how much your high school classmates appreciate your epistles of encouragement from such a successful classmate.

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Posted on: Sep 27, 2020 at 11:37 AM

Frankie, a little late, but weak neither in wishes nor memories. Praying you have not suffered severely from
CA disasters, Carolyn Hetzer Zuttel

Sep 27, 2020 at 11:32 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Beulah Faye! May it be a glorious day, happy in every way.
Carolyn, writing from Raleigh, NC.

Jul 29, 2020 at 4:04 PM

Belated Birthday greetings! We have to treasure these birthdays as we outlive the odds, especially if you are lucky enough to live in Powhatan! Are you telecommuting to Huntington? I am a Nanny to my new grandson. He is precious and keeps me smiling. Enjoy the mountain air as I swelter in the foothills of North Carolina. Carolyn

May 28, 2020 at 1:25 PM

Hi, Hartford, classmate since fourth grade in Jefferson Elementary, how wonderful to have such early memories, especially since you were such a quiet and good student for Mrs. Clark. I hope you have many more birthdays for us to recall the wonderful time and place where we grew to adulthood. Sorry I didn't see you at last reunion. With every blessing for health and joy, and with gratitude for your service to our country in the U.S. Army where my father also served during WWII. Carolyn

May 19, 2020 at 12:42 PM

Last of our seventies, Fred, and I can hardly believe it. Congrats on your prolific family...so many blessings! Am happy for you, "Carry On" and have a happy and healthy birthday this May and many more. Carolyn Hetzer Zuttel, Raleigh, NC

May 19, 2020 at 9:38 AM

Hi Carolyn,

Opps! I missed your birthday. I hope it was a time of celebration for you and your family. I have been social distancing like most everyone. While it is a bit confining it has given me a chance to make headway on my writing projects. Perhaps it has been that for you including catching up on your reading. I just got a proof copy of my manuscript prior to publication. It is entitled" The Inner Consciousness and Spontaneous Imagery, an Exploration of the Unconscious". It has been several years of work. It will be offered through Amazon. Also, I am revising my poetry book which I hope to finish by the end of summer. This is it for now. Take good care of yourself and stay safe and well, Fondly, David

May 18, 2020 at 4:34 AM
May 10, 2020 at 10:50 AM

Happy Birthday, Doyt! I guess you, as am I, are experiencing our earlier memories that are now ancient history, some of which are black and white documentaries on public television! "What was it like during WWII?" etc. We Class of '59 are all in this together, and trust enjoying the perspective of history while we battle a global virus just as we battled a world war on the home front. Stay well! Best wishes! With fondest memories of your Mom on this Mother's Day, Carolyn Hetzer Zuttel