I am a proud graduate of Westland High School in Galloway, Ohio. I think about my high school days now and again, and keep up with several of my former classmates. Via Facebook and visits, we’ve truly shared the best and worst times of our post high school lives. As I prepared to write this week's article, I reflected on the high school days of my own father. He was a graduate of South High School, located on the South side of Columbus, in the Thurman Square community. I live across the street from Dad’s high school and have walked every inch of it, listening for his words of advice in my head and heart. He died when I was barely into my twenties and never knew that I achieved my dream of writing and accomplished another of illustrating. As I walked down our stairs this morning, I paused at the window to look across at his old high school. I felt him and at the moment knew that he indeed knows about my writing and so much more! Enjoy this week’s article about Homecoming.
Oh, and if you are an alumni and attend your school's Homecoming, don't be surprised if a current student approaches you to talk. I told them to do that!