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.)




Friday, November 1, 2013

Maxine's Special Letter to All of Us

Dear classmates,

My self diagnosed prescription for my recovery was to be able to make this reunion to see everyone again.  It didn't matter to me how old we were, what we looked like, what we owned, or our material worth.  What mattered to me was to feel the love that we always shared starting with elementary school and continuing into out late teens.

We all grew up together and knew each other well enough to build a bond that has lasted all these years.  Most of us came from very poor families that had just survived WWII and knew the value of a dollar.  We attended schools that never had air conditioning, and most of us walked miles to school.  I know I did.  None of us were perfect, but as a group, we were pretty darn smart to survive the things we did, or else we were too dumb to know better. Ha

It was fun sharing stories with several of my classmates and discuss the teachers we had, but most of all, I got more energy from all the big HUGS from everyone.  I felt so comfortable walking up to good looking men and beautiful ladies and just embracing those hugs.  This is just a taste of what it will feel like when we get to Heaven!

There was something on my "Bucket List" that I have wanted to share with Marty Davidson for over 50 years, and I was able to do that.  We had a great laugh, and he shared something with me that I didn't know.  This story needs to be told also.

Thanks for everything,

Maxine Reeder Strickland

1 comment:

Martha Markline Hopkins said...

The hugs were especially heart-felt for this reunion.