When my high school class was lined up just before our graduation ceremony on the athletic field, our class's counselor came up to me with a grimace on her face. As she got closer, my thoughts were simple, "Oh crap." Being a less than stellar student in high school, I thought I was going to be held back.
Well, I wasn't and as this picture shows, they handed my diploma with a smile on their faces. This all happened 50 years ago at T.L. Handy High School in Bay City, Michigan. A high school friend, Dick VanNostrand handed me this picture he took at the graduation. He was a photographer for the local paper, the Bay City Times.
My memories of high school and of my fellow classmates were fuzzy. I had left the area and had lost touch.
I was never a scholar or even a good student, but I learned a lot and I continue to learn.