by Jane Zimmerman, Treemont Resident
Always sweet and smiling is the platinum, curly haired Carmin Cleavenger. Outwardly, she is friendly and fun-loving, but her true spirit is helpful, patient and kind; her life story explains both sides.
Carmin was an only child, born in Dallas, Texas on the day after Thanksgiving, December 1, 1933 (Thanksgiving’s date was changed during WWII). She was 8 years old on Pearl Harbor Day December 7, 1941 and remembers WWII. Carmin still remembers the line, “day of Infamy.” Her dad, who had been in WWI, signed-up for WWII, so Carmin swam in the officers’ family pool.
But when Carmin was 6 years old, her friends teased her that one day she would someday become a teacher – mainly because she was already teaching them! She attended and graduated from Incarnate Word High School and had 2 years of college at Incarnate Word College. She then finished at Georgetown with a major in Christianity and minor in Philosophy. She went back to the University of HoustonRead More