Fifties Club Luncheon

The annual Fifties Club luncheon was held at noon at Wildwood Country Club on Thursday May 28, 2015.

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Fern Creek High School 50’s Club
2015

Lord, You are the One who scatters us and gathers us, who
disperses even the faithful and calls the remnant home, who sends us forth and reunites us.

Today, alumni of Fern Creek High School have come together to remember our youth and to celebrate fifty-year-old friendships.

We give you thanks for the experience that unites us, the common orange and black thread which is woven in the very fabric of our lives.

We remember friends who unite with You this afternoon in a heavenly hall, and ask that You continue to bless us by the memories we share and their families by the legacies they leave.

We give thanks for those who served you by placing their very lives on the line in defense of our nation and for those who dedicated their lives to Your cause of peace.

We are grateful for the dedication of teachers and educators who made us want to be better, challenged us to think more deeply, and nurtured us to becoming the people we are today…

For the W.K Nimans who taught us respect by his example…

For the Barbara Maurers who taught us to appreciate art and architecture and even a seemingly “dead” language…

For the Mary Morrisons and Emily Laukhufs who led us to think more concretely and to ask questions…

For the Bill Klaphekes who disciplined us even when it made no sense…

For the Marianne Moores and George Yankeys who gently guided our life decisions…

For the Estil Roberts who kept the building clean and taught us to take pride in a place…

For the Margaret Ripleys and Iris Specks who led us to appreciate books and the knowledge of the ages…

For the Martha Jays and Tom Walkers who taught us to sing and play music and to recognize the songs in our own hearts…

For the Linda Stoltz’, Eva Suddeths and Mrs. Collins’ who challenged us to explore the written word and to learn how to express our ideas…

For all those who educated us.

And we thank you for the members of the 50’s Club…

For the laughter and the tears of fifty years…
For pep rallies and homecomings, dances and floats, athletic contests and concerts, pranks and plays, cruising on Friday nights and dates…

For all the excitement we experienced as youth, for the lessons learned as adults, and for the memories that will give us roses even in the Decembers of our lives…

Bless us now as we walk through the hallways of our minds and continue to use us in Your service.

Amen.