Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Fifty...


...years ago this month I graduated from High School.  Now that is so very hard to imagine.  It seems like just yesterday.  I remember the sport coat that I was wearing that night.  The new watch on my wrist.  Walking to the graduation ceremony with my family.  I probably had two thoughts that night.  One was that I was going into the Air Force in a couple of days for four years.  The other thought was probably how much I thought I could drink with my friends that night after the ceremony.  In the last fifty years I have attended a lot of high school graduations.  Of four of my five kids.  Of the children of lots of my friends. Of my nephews.  I just wish it were possible to instill in each graduate of what a life changing event graduating from High School is in one's life.  How you can never look back and only look forward.  Probably the most quoted scripture from the bible is 1 Corinthians 13 where we find the definition of love but in the same scripture is the following, " When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child.When I became a man, I put aside childish things."  That is what happened on that May evening back in 1960 in Rockwell City, Iowa.

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