Wednesday, September 05, 2012

LDL this Tuesday? Stop thinking about it, and just DO IT!

A brand new school year has started and I challenge all of you to deny that you haven't thought, at least once recently, of that day 61 years ago when we first entered those hallowed halls of learning nestled on the banks of  Sugar Creek.

It was appropriately named Central High and in my opinion much more "central" to the life of Charlotte than any school had ever been...and would ever be again. Central's Friday night football  games were city wide events. The plays, the talent shows....drew from people all over town.

It was the BIG TIME!

Well......OK.....maybe almost BIG TIME!

However, there's no doubt that the three of us, (the city, the school and the Class of 54) all grew up together. And what a ride it was!

Also, what is unquestionably TRUE is the fact that Central High School was full of some of the finest people in these United States!

At one time the city fathers were going to erect a sign over the entrance proclaiming, either "THROUGH THESE DOORS PASS THE FINEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD,"  or the initials " BPOE," (Standing for BEST PEOPLE ON EARTH);  however, the plan was scrapped when they discovered that the ELKS CLUB or Stanley's Drug Store, I forget which, had beat them to it.

This is your chance to meet up with some of these winners again, a few you may not have seen for 61 years!

Jerry Gaudet REPORTS:

This month's "LDL" (Let's do lunch) will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 11:30 AM at "Jimmies" in Mint Hill. 

 We hope you'll join us. Spread the word! Invite other classmates to come!

 Even better, bring someone with you! Be sure YOU, come! 

Finally, I would advise all you WILDCATS not to wait another 61 years.    As one of our Miss USAs said one time,

"I would not live forever, because we should not live forever, because if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever,"

- Answer by the winner of the Miss USA contest in the early 90's