NNHS Classes of 1954-1971

09/09/20 Class of 1954
06/09/21 Class of 1955
06/24/21 Class of 1956
11/16/20 Class of 1957
07/02/21 Class of 1958
04/29/21 Class of 1959
11/05/20 Class of 1960
02/25/21 Class of 1961
05/06/21 Class of 1962
12/28/21 Class of 1963
09/10/21 Class of 1964
10/11/20 Class of 1965
04/30/21 Class of 1966
12/29/20 Class of 1967
12/02/20 Class of 1968
09/26/20 Class of 1969
12/11/19 Class of 1970
09/09/21 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



Courtesy of Paul's cousin's wife, Kay, of MI - 05/09/03.
Thanks, Kay!


by Erma Bombeck

(Written after she found out she was dying from cancer.)

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending
the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose
before it melted in storage. 
I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet
was stained, or the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room
and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted
to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble
about his youth.

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
about grass stains.

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 stuff.
Don't worry about who doesn't like you,
who has more, or who's doing what.
Instead, let's cherish the relationships we have with those
who DO love us.
Let's think about what God HAS blessed us with.
And what we are doing each day to promote ourselves mentally, physically, emotionally, as well as spiritually.


I would rather have one little rose
From the garden of a friend
Than to have the choicest flowers
When my stay on earth must end. 

I would rather have one pleasant word
In kindness said to me
Than flattery when my heart is still
And life has ceased to be.

I would rather have a loving smile
From friends I know are true
Than tears shed 'round my casket
When this world I bid adieu.

Blossoms bring to me today,
Whether pink or white or red;
I'd rather have one blossom now
Than a truckload when I'm dead.

~ Anonymous


If I Knew

If I knew it would be the last time that I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly and pray the Lord your soul to keep. 
If I knew it would be the last time that I'd see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and a kiss, and call you back for on more.
If I knew it would be the last time I'd hear your voice
lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word, so I could
play them back day after day.
If I knew it would be the last time, I could spare an extra minute or two
To stop and say "I love you", instead of assuming you'd KNOW I do.
If I knew it would be the last time I would be there to share your day,
Well, I'm sure you'll have so many more,
I can let just this one slip away.
For surely there's always tomorrow to make up for an oversight,
And we always get a second chance to make everything right.
There will always be another day to say our "I love you's"
And certainly, there's another chance to say our
"Anything I can do's?"
But just in case I might be wrong, and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you, and I hope we never forget:
Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance you get
to hold your loved one tight.
So if you're waiting for tomorrow. Why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes, you'll surely regret the day
That you didn't take that extra time for a smile, a hug, or a kiss,
And you were too busy to grant someone what turned out
to be their one last wish.

~ Anonymous


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