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Cal Ripken http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/2421/all en Beloved lunch lady hangs up her spatula http://www.addisonindependent.com/201311beloved-lunch-lady-hangs-her-spatula <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-19921" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201311beloved-lunch-lady-hangs-her-spatula"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/JoyceShepard9596.thumbnail.jpg" alt="JoyceShepard9596.jpg" title="JoyceShepard9596.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> JOYCE SHEPARD WILL confine her cooking to her own Starksboro kitchen now that she has retired from the Robinson Elementary School cafeteria after 48 years. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">STARKSBORO &mdash; In 1965, Lyndon Johnson was president, Apollo 11 had yet to land on the moon, a first-class stamp cost a nickel and a gallon of gas 31 cents.</span></p> <p> It was also the year Joyce Shepard started working as a cook at Starksboro&rsquo;s Robinson Elementary School. She retired in this past summer, after 48 years.</p> <p> &ldquo;I just liked working with the kids,&rdquo; Shepard said. &ldquo;It kept me young.&rdquo;</p> <p> Principal Patrick Hartnett likened Shepard&rsquo;s tenure to that of a baseball Hall of Famer.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19922">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201311beloved-lunch-lady-hangs-her-spatula" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Starksboro Cal Ripken Featured Shepard starksboro Thu, 07 Nov 2013 14:40:46 +0000 Zach Despart 19922 at http://www.addisonindependent.com