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.)




Thursday, December 25, 2014

Going Home Again!

Dear Friends,

Last Spring Denise, my youngest sister, (she's ten years younger than I) asked if I would like to move into her home or on her property.  This was highly unusual as Denny is as independent as I; we've lived alone for such a long time that dealing with another in the same dwelling was not something I thought she could abide for more than a few days!  I told her I would pray about the invitation and get back with her.  You see, Denny is coping with the effects of Type I diabetes and now has been relegated to living much closer to home, without the freedoms she has enjoyed in the past.

After spending time in Costa Rica I visited with Denny for about three weeks.  At the time she was struggling with the effects of DKA, or Diabetic Ketone Acidosis.  Her stay in the hospital was five days.  It was then I decided a move closer to her was in order, not in her home, but living near enough that I could assist in some of the tasks that have become more difficult for her to accomplish, those that require driving or close eyesight functioning.

We went though a few failed attempts to line up living arrangements for me; however, I'm now set to move into a complex called Olde Poplar Place, apartments that happen to be in my old elementary school neighborhood. It's my desire to provide Denny with whatever she needs in the way of a second pair of eyes, a driver and more than anything, an encouragement to her.

The move is scheduled for January 4, 2015. I have a friend who will be helping me make the move, something that will be a real blessing.  After the last move I made, I truly believed the next move would be to Heaven!   Thomas Wolfe said, "You can't go home again!"  But sometimes going home is not only necessary but can be cathartic, therapeutic and a lovely thing when you're reaching out to a dear little sister who needs you.

So, I'm extending a heartfelt invitation to you to visit.  I will be thrilled to have you spend time with me in Meridian. We can rediscover our hometown; it has changed immensely with some rather exciting additions that give it a progressive direction and look.

My new address is in the signature section of the email [to be sent to class list].  The cell number and email remain the same. I thank you for the part you have played in constructing my history.  It's all been good!

Love to you,

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