Forty years ago this month, 372 of my classmates and I graduated from Madera High School.
Gravy by the Slice
Life as seen from the perspective of a longtime Maderan.
Yesterday near Nashville, my favorite people celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. Pete Kirk and Nada Gibbins were high school sweethearts.
Tomorrow is Father’s Day. Both of my dads, my father and father-in law, are gone. My father-in-law Gordon Nix died on March 30, 1980. My father Ralph Hill died Feb. 23, 1993.
Next Wednesday is one of my banner days. June 12, 1995, I started work at The Madera Tribune as a retail advertising sales executive.
Recently I ran into B.J. “Jake” Robinson in the produce department at the grocery store. This former MUSD trustee’s late son, Cortez Robinson, was a year ahead of me in school.
Let us bow our heads on Monday to honor and remember our war heroes. Their full measure of devotion is responsible for our ability to live as we choose in these great United States.
On Tuesday, I helped a dear friend bury her husband. Mom always favored that euphemism, not attended a funeral but helped someone bury a loved one.