This weekend is Bob's 50th Class Reunion in Boys Town, Omaha, NE. Sorry to say, we were not able to attend his reunion. He had 94 classmates in his class and now one-third have already past away.
He ended up in Boys Town after he ran away from home at the tender age of 14 from Detroit, MI. He was fortunate that Monsignor Wegner of Boys Town took him in and gave him an education. He went on to college at Memphis State in TN and got a degree in Business Administration. When I met him he was Director of Labor Relations for Anderson-Tully Lumber Company, a mill here in Vicksburg in 1985.
His first trip back to Boys Town since he gradated was his 40th Class Reunion and he was so excited to show me what building he slept in, the Dowd Memorial Chapel and the grounds. It was a very emotional trip back home to Boys Town. We really had a great visit with his classmates and until this day we have all stayed in touch either by phone, mail, email or Facebook with several of them. There will be another reunion in 5 years and hopefully we will be able to make that one.
I did make a blog for Bob a couple of years ago for his birthday and called it TWO DOGS TALL and posted some of his high school pictures and all his classmates photos. I also posted a list of all the deceased as well and the four that are missing.
Bob has a hobby now of making copper trees and he is also into painting and photography. This keeps him very busy plus the fact he is still able to get in the woods and deer and hog hunt with our friends in the MS Delta. We are truly blessed!
|"He ain't heavy Father, he's my brother"|