Virginia Hinds Burton

Profile Updated: June 19, 2022
Virginia Hinds
Residing At: Arlington, VA USA
Spouse/Partner: Royce Burton
Occupation: Optician - Owner of Burton Optician/Retired
Yes! Attending Reunion

In 1963, after escaping the clutches of AHISD, I embarked on my college career. Despite attending seven different colleges for varying amounts of time (from two years at SMU to two days at Trinity University), I still managed to graduate in four years if you don’t count the year I spent working to keep my first husband in school.

In 1969 I met Royce Burton, fell madly in love, and married him in 1970. We are still crazy about each other.

In 1975, after many false starts, I found my calling in life. I began working in an optical shop in Austin, continued in Dallas, and in 1981 my employer moved me to Washington, DC to open a shop in Georgetown Park. Eight years later, after the company had been sold to two of the sleaziest people I’d ever met, I bailed out and opened Burton Optician with a loan from my brother, Nick. The shop celebrated 30th anniversary in 2019 and the pandemic gave me the excuse to retire the following year.

If I knew I would die tomorrow, I would have no regrets. I’ve had so much more fun than anyone has a right to expect!

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Jun 19, 2022 at 6:04 PM