NNHS Classes of 1954-1971
|09/09/20||Class of 1954|
|11/13/19||Class of 1955|
|11/22/20||Class of 1956|
|11/16/20||Class of 1957|
|10/26/20||Class of 1958|
|05/07/20||Class of 1959|
|11/05/20||Class of 1960|
|06/13/20||Class of 1961|
|08/20/20||Class of 1962|
|07/06/20||Class of 1963|
|08/26/20||Class of 1964|
|10/11/20||Class of 1965|
|10/25/20||Class of 1966|
|01/15/20||Class of 1967|
|10/18/20||Class of 1968|
|09/26/20||Class of 1969|
|12/11/19||Class of 1970|
|10/12/20||Class of 1971|
"How many friends I loved are gone!
Death delicately takes the best:
O Death, be careful of the rest!
I cannot spare another one."
~ Richard Le Gallienne
Paul's cousin's wife, Kay, of MI - 05/09/03.
IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE
(Written after she found
out she was dying from cancer.)
I would have gone to bed
when I was sick instead of pretending
I would have burned the
pink candle sculpted like a rose
I would have invited
friends over to dinner even if the carpet
I would have eaten the
popcorn in the 'good' living room
I would have taken the
time to listen to my grandfather ramble
I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.
I would have sat on the
lawn with my children and not worried
I would have cried and laughed less while watching television - and more while watching life.
I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.
When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, "Later. Now go get washed up for dinner."
There would have been more "I love you's."
But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute...look at it and really see it ....live it and never give it back.
Stop sweating the small
If I Knew
If I knew it
would be the last time that I'd see you fall asleep,
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