Last Saturday evening we had our Garland HS alumni reunion. This class, the class of 1942 was recognized as the 70 year Honorees. Unfortunately, only 3 of us are still around and Jack, Don and I were all there. A lot of water has gone over the dam during those 70 years. WW II was in progress at the time we graduated and the outlook was very dismal. Yet, I believe there was a unity within the country that is certainly lacking today. FDR had told us that "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself". Winston Churchill said " We will never give up" and we persevered. We were always a close-nit group and the 3 of us remaining, still are.