I celebrated my 30 year class reunion from Detroit Central High 1979 last night. It was my first reunion I attended. Of course, none of us were slim and svelte like we were the last time we saw each other. But one thing is for sure, we are all wiser, more seasoned adults.
Its amazing as I think back to simpler times, when education meant something to parents, to students and to teachers. We had teachers that actually cared about us, even though those caring teachers back then were looked upon as evil warts on our journey of life.
We shared stories about the so-called smart people who were being 'pushed' as the next best thing, only to discover that those same people haven't been able to cut it in real life. Then we shared even sadder stories about the ones who tried to beat the system and ended up in jail, some still there. Sadly, they never learned that you can not take a shortcut in life, you must go through something to get to the prize.
As with all high school class reunions, there are some tragic stories. About the ones that didn't make it, there were too many of those stories. Some had their lives cut short by crime, others by disease. To that, much prayer and solace is being sent to them and their families.
Hey, but all in all, we had a great time. Even though not many of the 300 graduating seniors of Detroit Central High 1979 were able to make it, those that did, had a great time for them!
Robert and Pam Johnson, Clara Dingle Chenault, Craig (Starsky) Sutton, Robert (Prom King) Armour, Sabrina Rue, Constance Glenn, Laura Smith, Judy Gibson, Murray Wright, Darryl and Pam Lipsey, Jennifer Wilson and me!!!
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