The school year ends.
Sheltered and familiar halls of learning
will be left behind.
It’s time to venture into the unknown future.
For some, the promised journey is exciting.
Others are hesitant
to take this next step
into an unfamiliar and very large world.
Emotions are deep.
All paths lead to life.
Many have traveled
along this road.
It is always a winding avenue.
Complete with side trips,
choices may lead to
One decision will lead
to service of country. All choices will hopefully lead to success.
Each traveler uses their personal key
to open the door to the future.
Ahead lie many unexpected opportunities.
Some may lead to a detour or temporary failure.
The insight needed
to understand complicated directions
can help to find an individual’s happiness.
guides us by trial and error.
Remember the promise to beloved schoolmates?
“Our class will be different.
We’ll keep in touch and we won’t forget.”
Friendships of high-school and college days
are never forgotten.
Names may slip from mind,
faces may fade,
but memories of days spent with friends and comrades
will remain for years.
It matters not
which path is chosen.
There will always be
of those days.
The journey begins
and then another.
Musings of a Homemaker
Houghton Lake Resorter newspaper – 1964
Photographs By Mary Anne Tuck