yesterday's tennessee

Yesterday's Tennessee




  Two years have passed since we last gathered to reminisce. And the memories are still fresh. Ours was a loving community that produced some very caring people.

  The combined efforts of our parents and educators, gave us the ability to grow intellectually Year after year they prepared us for the challenges we would face as we continued our growth in this fiercely competitive world.

  I've enjoyed serving as your chairperson. A special thanks to my Co-Chairperson, our Advisors, and to the Reunion Committee. I sincerely appreciate the cooperation of each of you.

  We have been blessed with the love1 handed down to us from generation to generation. And to all of the BRIDGE BUILDERS who have gone on before.



An old man, going a lone highway,
Came at the evening, cold and gray,
To a chasm, vast and deep and wide,
Through which was flowing a sullen tide.
The old man crossed in the twilight dim—
That sullen stream bad no fears for him;
But he turned, when he reached the other side,
And built a bridge to span the tide.

"Old man," said a fellow pilgrim near,
"You are wasting strength in building here.
Your journey will end with the ending day;
You never again must pass this way.
You have crossed the chasm, deep and wide,
Why build you the bridge at the eventide?"

The builder lifted his old gray head.
"Good friend, in the path I have come," he said,
"There followeth after me today
A youth whose feet must pass this way.
This chasm that has been naught to me
To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be.
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;
Good friend, I am building the bridge for him."


Mary Lois Welch, Class of 1951

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