When we graduated in 1977 ... Life lay before us, There was so much to do. The world was ours to conquer and explore When we left Elgin High School’s door. There were jobs to be found Further education to be had, And someday becoming Moms and Dads. Some chose to travel many miles away For others, this was the place to stay. Some may have accomplished Most of the things they had planned And think life has been just grand. While in other lives Many changes had to be made, We had to make lots of adjustments Along life’s way. But no matter what As we gather once more, I’m sure we’re glad We’ve made it this far. As we renew old acquaintances And talk about the things we used to do, We will learn we are short a few. Some have departed this life along the way And are absent from our gathering today. Now as their names are read Some will remember things That they did or said. Faces will become vivid once more Though they haven’t come thru the door. So let us live our lives Mindful of the things we say and do, For the next one missing Might be me or you. ~Author Unknown~
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