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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

50th High School Reunion

Peace River at Bowling Green, FL

In a message dated 10/15/2012 9:35:58 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, JOHNWAYNECLARK writes:
Wayne, sorry you couldn't make it [to the 50th Hardee High School reunion Oct 13, 2012] were missed...jwc

Thanks John Wayne,

I know my fellow classmates put a lot of hard work into the reunion, and I only found out I could not attend at the last moment. I have lived several places in Florida, but for me home will always be Bowling Green and my school experience best recollected at Hardee High. I have had countless blessings over my lifetime but surely one of the greatest was the privilege of becoming of age within a place where respect was mutually shared and love was practical and real. Now I am at last coming to realize (upon seeing how it is for many not so fortunate) how God blessed me upon the threshold of adulthood. When I think of those bright, sunlit days graced by the ancient winding flow of Peace River inviting adventure, I rail with Shakespeare when he found that too often "simple truth [is] miscalled simplicity."

Well, we're not done yet so still need to apply lessons garnered in our formative years--such as "always do your best, that's all that you can do."

I look forward to joining our entire class for our 100th reunion on the far banks of the Jordan. Perhaps then when all is clear we will come to discover that the highest rated saints among us in '62 were the most mischievous "Charlie Browns" of our class—but then again, perhaps we knew it all along.

Wayne Standifer

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