Monday, May 21, 2018

Golden Reunion: FAB-U-LOUS

Yes...there were a few hiccups.  And, yes, there were some missteps.

But, overall, Spelman's Golden Reunion was awesome.  A few stayed away for petty reasons but they were the losers.

As I reflect on the wonder of the weekend, I'm so glad I made it.

One of the most poignant remarks came from Faithia Pugh who joined me to find our lost bags.  We scurried around in search for our bags for at least an hour.

And they were finally found.  But, we were in it together.

At the end, she said to me:  "If we'd known each other better, we could have been friends in college."

It's not too late as I have her contact # and will begin a friendship -- 50 years later.

Monday, May 14, 2018

My Golden Reunion

I leave this week to attend my 50th College Reunion from Spelman College.  It is hard to believe it's been that long.

It will be a nostalgic occasion filled with rituals, rites of passage and remembrances.

I look forward to returning to the campus where memories were sown and where traditions are strong.  Values were stressed and traditionalism was emphasized.

I thank my parents for choosing it for me and for the foundation of strength it provided me and continues to provide.

As I look around at the way life has evolved with the coarseness and lack of civility, I hold Spelman dear for building character and creating a strong bond of faith.

Spelman is part of my growth and I look forward to returning to the scene that helped flower me.