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04/21/14 05:29 PM #1    


Sharon Scott (Bublitz)

Well, this is the story I would like to tell.  When I was a new freshman, I used to walk home through Garfield Park down Pleasant Run Parkway.  Each afternoon the school bus would go that route as well.  You all know how 14 year-old boys are sometimes brainless.  Well, this group of fourteen year-old boys thought it would be funny to flip me off each afternoon.  It was not funny to me as you can well imagine.  Well, since 14 year-old girls also are sometimes brainless, I flipped them off one afternoon as well.  They got such a kick out of that and continued each afternoon until I had finally had it, and then I picked up a rock and I chucked that thing so far, I hit the bus.

The next day, in home room, Larry Seabolt turned around and told me that they got in trouble because the window was broken.  My mouth fell and I just visualized getting kicked out of school, going to jail, all of it.  I asked him if they told the bus driver and he said no.  Talk about "Oh, What a Relief it Was".  and it wasn't Alka Seltzer.  But, the boys never flipped me off again.  And Larry Seabolt whever you are, "thank you so much for not snitching".  However, it was your fault in the first place.

05/02/14 05:40 PM #2    


Bill Byrd

Checking out the old neighborhood.

Google offers a feature which I find to be amazing.

1) Browse to
2) Enter the street address and city and state (example: 1317 Prospect, Indianapolis, IN).
3) Push the enter button..
4) Then at the top left click the "Street View" (You may have to click "Maps").
5) And then you get an interactive photo of that address.
6) What's really cool is you can click and drag the photo to see/move up and down the street.
7) If you have a mouse with a wheel on it you can also scroll forward and backward in the scene.

So sitting at home in my recliner I can check out my old school or neighborhood. Unbelievable!

Is this an amazing time to be alive or what?

05/09/14 05:13 PM #3    


Christine Payne (Lichtenberg)

Good friends are like quilts-they age with you, yet never lose their warmth."
I have seen too many dear friends leave this world, too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.
Whose business is it, if I choose to read, or play on the computer, until 4 AM, or sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 50s, 60s & 70s,and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love, I will.
I will walk the beach, in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves, with abandon, if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set. They, too, will get old.
I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And, eventually, I remember the important things.
Sure, over the years, my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break, when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength, and understanding, and compassion. A heart never broken, is pristine, and sterile, and will never know the joy of being imperfect.
I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.
As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore. I've even earned the right to be wrong.
So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be.
And I shall eat dessert every single day (if I feel like it).

09/12/23 07:11 PM #4    


Bill Byrd

50th Reunion Comments - Gone but not forgotten

To free things up on our Memory Lane page the comments we shared back in  May and June of 2014 (Just before and after our 50th class reunion) have been collected into one PDF file. So if you would like to check those comments out just click the link below.

You may enjoy the lengthy discussions we had about "Pork Tenderlions", area restaurants and more.  Click here to relive those 50th Reunion discussions.


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