|High School Class Ring|
I graduated from high school in 1978. My senior class of fifty-two was one of the largest in school history. As I was the baby of five, this would be the last time my parents had to fork out the money to pay for such things as class rings, graduation invitations and senior portraits. They were probably as excited as I was over this momentous occasion.
|Invitations to Graduation Ceremonies|
|Senior Portraits Receipt|
Like most high school seniors, I was eager to start a new chapter in my life. I loved my little hometown yet I was determined to move away to a larger place and experience things small towns did not offer. It would take a little over ten years, with many ups and downs along the way, before I would actually find myself living in 'the city'.
|Graduation from High School|
As the years have passed, my perspective on life has changed dramatically. Growing older seems to do that to most folks. Now, I find myself yearning to leave the rat race and city living behind. My compass has been pointing towards home for quite some time.
One of my favorite movie quotes is from 'Apollo 13'....
"You never know what events are going to transpire to get you home."