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CLASS REUNIONS
By Tom Hyland
Posted: Friday, October 15, 2010
Last edited: Friday, October 15, 2010
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"Those were the days my Friend,
we thought they'd never end -
we'd sing and dance forever and a day,
we'd live the life we'd choose -
we'd fight and never lose,
Oh Yes! Those were the days!"

The Pic? ... Me as 'The Karate Kid' in 2007 ...





CLASS RE-UNIONS

© - Tom Hyland - 10/15/10


MARY E. LACY - WELL DONE!

I received the AD notice of posting - 'The Class Reunion' (revised) - but when clicked, took me to your home page, had to open list of all Stories, and found this.

My story is a tad different - Turned 70 on 8/25/10 - Class of 1958 - 52 years ago! Ex-wife and I attended 25 year Re-union in 1983 - Was astonished at how many had aged so poorly - I was one of the FEW who looked pretty good still. I had won, but turned down the Maryland State Teachers Association Full Scholarship! DUMMY! But, at age 17, who wanted to be a Teacher? - and have an obligation to Teach in this State for 2 years after graduation? DUH!

Anyway, the fellow who was Second in line, and took it - Jimmy Lamar - was then the Current Principal of Dear Old Southern High! He still looked great! I wound up being the substitute MC all night, and HAD A BALL - ham that I am!

When I attended the 50 Year Re-union alone (Divorced after 34 years!) - was more Astonished - other than a 'Pot-Belly' I was in Great Shape! Some of those poor ole Codgers were using Walkers, in Wheel-chairs, carrying Oxygen, had had: various serious maladies - Open-Heart Surgery, Diabetes, Cancer - you name it!

I could still Dance! Still had Hair! Had finished College - was NOT Rich in Assets, but realized I was Rich - IN BLESSINGS!

As you stated, the Memorial Roster was quite lengthy now - and I thanked GOD for my Health! I had Fun - Met some New people, gabbed with old friends, and was GLAD I WENT!

Each day now, when my eyes open in the morning, I gratefully say: "Thank You God, for another Wonderful, Beautiful DAY!

Rain, Hail, Sleet, or Snow - do Not Matter! Yet another chance to experience LIFE! As the old Toyota commercial used to say:

" WOW! What a Feeling!"

Mary, thanks for Reminding me!

Ole TomKat - from Bawlmer, Merlyn!



 

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Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 10/19/2010
Tom,

I loved this! I cannot imagine going to a 50 year reunion! But then again, I don't think I'd want to see people with so much illness, etc. Just a reminder you ain't no spring chicken! Anyway, I took the story down, because the AD editor messed it up. I reposted it. It's a bit of a downer, but that's how I felt at the time, and as you can see, some strange things did happen. God Bless.

Mary
Reviewed by D Johnson 10/16/2010
Nice write Tom, my high school fifty year anniversay will be in 2012, not too interested in making the event...I did have fun my senior year though.

Cheers,
Dan
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/16/2010
Each day now, when my eyes open in the morning, I gratefully say: "Thank You God, for another Wonderful, Beautiful DAY!

Amen to That!
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 10/15/2010
enjoyed the read


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