Bring Joy into Someone’s Life Every Day

by Jane Fetter
 005I graduated in 1958 and have always been proud of my election to Cap & Gown. The world and Stanford (I should know as I have had two children and one grandchild graduate from there  another is currently a junior) were different places. I married between my Junior and senior year, which was unusual. My husband received his MBA as I received my BA. My three children were born before I was 25, which wasn’t unusual, and I became a career volunteer. Although Stanford and my upbringing gave me the inner self confidence to feel I could have accomplished anything, my family always came first and therefore I remained on the path of being a wife, mother and volunteer. I have had the pleasure to serve Stanford in various volunteer capacities and also to be able to assist my children as needed. I became my youngest daughter’s “nanny” as she pursued Olympic dreams (a bronze and a silver). I don’t feel there is any advice that I didn’t have when I was 20. My father always told me: to bring joy into someone’s life every day, and to live my life as though it would be on the front page of the paper the next day.