A BOOK I COULD NOT PUT DOWN
You ever pick up a book and could not put it down? I did, the other night.
What prompted me to pick up this book and start reading is that it belongs to my wife. In fact, it's her high school yearbook, Garfield High School, Terre Haute, Indiana class of 1962. High school yearbooks can not only be interesting reading, but also somewhat revealing. Interesting to see what she looked like, acted like and what words were said to her all those years ago. With interest, I sat down and started turning the pages.
On the inside and back covers, I counted nearly forty people who signed and had often written something more.
- “To a really sweet and sharp girl!”---- (I always knew that myself.)
- “Remember our after the prom party?” signed Don,-- (hum, I thought.)
- “Best of luck to one of the best friends I’ve ever had.”
- “You’re a really sweet gal, stay that way always,” signed Sandra
- “Thanks for helping me with my bookkeeping,” signed Dennis
- “Remember the good times at lunch,” signed Sally
- “You’re one of the sweetest and nicest girls I have ever known,” signed Barbara (I agree.)
- “I have enjoyed doubling with you this year,” signed Alan (Wonder who she was dating)
- “I think you're real cute & hope to see you around this summer,” signed Larry--not me Larry)
- “You’re the kind of person I look up to keep your wonderful personality,” Signed Jim “Mr. Cool"--now my wife wrote this, not Jim. Under Jim’s picture that appeared on page 10. (Jim was class President)
- “Remember the prom and party after?” signed Don (Ol' Don must have had a good time. His second reference to her and the prom. Better ask Barb about the prom and Don.)
- “Keep smiling and stay as sweet as ever, and take good care of Kenny while I’m gone.” (Oh oh, Kenny, the name of Kenny did surface on later occasions, but I once was told, “Old flames can't hold a candle to you!” Now that’s a line from a country song.)
- “Keep a light in the window, and I shall return someday,” signed Jerry (This guy must think he’s MacArthur.)
- “To the best friend I have ever had, you helped me with my school work, but most of all you helped me with my problems,” signed E.J.
- “After prom party remember but you were so sleepy. (Now this is getting serious, third reference to the prom, hum.)
- “To my very best friend, may you always have the best in whatever you do,” Signed Jane--the two still are today...