By John McElligott
Why write when you can’t spell? Why talk about water drinkers in Midland, Texas when they hated the taste? Well… I am not sure, but I will try to give you something to think about and a reason to laugh, smile and cry.
This blog is written by you, the guys and girls of Midland. It is not just a bunch of gibberish about something that is fiction; it’s real and comes from our memories.
This blog comes from us Midlanders who lived during a time period that was different from any of the others during our lifetime. The focus is on the 1955 to 1965 classes at Midland High School and later Robert E. Lee High School. This block of time was special and produced all different types of personalities and each and every one of us has a story.
Now the blog timeline begins with me standing on a sidewalk in Terminal in my underwear, and will end when my heart stops beating. If you close your eyes and breathe slow and deep you will see your sidewalk and remember the day you saw the beginning of your life.
So why a blog? Why just write about anything that comes to mind? Well…that is the point!!! If you ‘thunk’ it then it’s worth hearing about, and if you write it down it will last forever!
You will read stories that are funny and some that are sad. The laughable stories will make you smile and smiling is therapeutic. The stories that make us tear up and sad, make us not only humble, but more intuitive. Both make you a better person.
Remember what Abraham Lincoln said, “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” Or those famous words by Babe Ruth, “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”
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