Saturday, April 27, 2013


This is me in 1968
We attended our High School's All Class Reunion tonight. It's for all the people who graduated from Dora High School.
There was one gentleman there from the Class of 1946, and several who graduated in the early 1950s.
The honored class tonight was the Class of 1963. My "Old" sister was in that class (she loves it when I call her my old sister).
There were only three from my class (1968) and very few people who attended the school from the 70's to the present date. For some reason, these gatherings are not important to the younger folks.
The reunion tonight awarded four scholarships to Dora seniors, and when they passed the hat, we raised over $2300 toward next year's scholarships.
Jilda and I do our own scholarship each year to a deserving student who is going into the arts.
It's not a lot of money, but we both think it's and important investment.
The mother of the first award winner that we gave out five years ago stopped me recently in Walmart to tell me that her son is graduating this year, and that our scholarship was what helped him start on his path.
Our alumni president said tonight that every cent we invest in our kids will pay dividends long after we're gone.
I thought that was very well said.


  1. Wow - that sounds like a lovely evening and so nice of you and Jilda to support and encourage others. I went to my 10 year reunion and see no reason to ever return. Your experience was probably much, much better than mine.

  2. It would be nice to know the outcomes of your fellow school mates and teenage friends, which roads they went down, which turns they took. Too bad more didn't show. Glad you had a good time.

  3. Scholarships make all the difference in the world to so many students. Good for you!


  4. It sounds like a wonderful time.

  5. I, too, graduated from the illustrious class of '68!! It was a very good year. You were a wonder Jilda was smitten!!
    Giving scholarships is a wonderful thing that you are right...a good legacy for the future.

  6. Wow! What a handsome dude you were in high school;)
    And what wonderful people you are to do things like this for young people!
    There is a great need for this right now for many kids.
    I think out of all the charities, this is the best one because you know exactly where it is going and they get it all.
    Such a great idea.!!

    I think you and Jilda are a few of the angels sent to make it a better world :)

  7. We are having our 20-year High School reunion this summer and I am very excited to go!


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