In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

A Tribute and Celebration

We were the class of 1958, members of the Greatest Generation as well as children of the Greatest Generation. Born in 1940, we are also called members of the Traditional Generation.

Our childhood, post World War II, "was the best of times . . . it was the age of wisdom . . . it was the epoch of belief . . .it was the season of Light . . . it was the spring of hope . . . we had everything before us . . .we were all going direct to Heaven . . . ." (A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens.) At least, that's the way I felt about it. We were truly blessed.

- Ouida Tomlinson -

This blog is a place for 1958 graduates of Meridian, Mississippi, High School to stay in touch, post their news, items of interest and photographs.

CLASS OF 1958 MEMORIES (Click to read all posts relating to sports, honors, graduation and other memories of our class in 1957-58.)




Wednesday, June 6, 2012


 Fearless: The Heroic Story of One Navy SEAL's Sacrifice in the Hunt for Osama Bin Laden and the Unwavering Devotion of the Woman Who Loved Him

Fearless The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown.  I finished reading this book tonight, weeping profusely during the last couple of chapters, although I already knew what was going to happen.  As soon as I finished, I drove to my church, Annunciation Catholic Church.  I had a great need to be physically as close to God as I could be and, for me, that meant the adoration chapel at my church where I stayed for almost 2 hours, praying the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary, crying and reading the Epilogue to the book. 

In the Epilogue, I read about two other important events which followed the death of Adam Brown of SEAL Team SIX on March 17, 2010.  SEAL Team SIX is the team which took out Osama bin Laden on May 1, 2011, and this was the team which lost so many members in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011, when a grenade struck their helicopter.  Killed that day were 30 U. S. forces and seven Afghan soldiers, including seven of the ten men interviewed by the author of Fearless.  These seven were from SEAL Team SIX and were friends of Adam Brown.

Tomorrow I shall begin reading this book again.  I rarely reread a book, but rarely is a book a life changer for me.  This one is.  I cannot begin to explain.  It is too soon.  I just know I am not the same person tonight as I was when I first opened Fearless and began to learn about Adam Brown, this great warrior who was FEARLESS, this Christian man of deep faith and this kind and gentle husband, father, son and brother.

As you might guess, I do recommend this book to you and hope you will read soon.

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