Thursday, September 8, 2016 – We May Never Pass This Way Again – The Original Eight First Graders.


Thursday, September 8, 2016 – We May Never Pass This Way Again – The Original Eight First Graders.

Please take your seat on the Way Back Bus. Our trip today takes us to September 1955 when the individuals pictured here began the First Grade at Magnolia Elementary School in Magnolia, Texas.

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Seated: Ted Dean Standing L-R – Lucille Carraway Glass, Karen Rickett, Delia Duffey, Wanda Day, Jeannette Wade, Dottie Lloyd.

These, plus Molly Harper (RIP), would continue together through junior high school and go on to graduate from Magnolia High School 12 years later in 1967. Eight students attending all twelve grades together is seldom seen in education today. We may never pass that way again.

We did not attend kindergarten because there was none in Magnolia. We had parents who read to us, taught us our ABC’s, taught us to count to 100 and taught us how to behave.

We are the only Magnolia High School graduating class whose present age is the same as the year we graduated from high school. We, the Magnolia High School Class of 1967 celebrate its 50th anniversary from high school this spring. Only one of the original eight is missing.

As Seals and Croft sing We May Never Pass This Way Again, listen to the words.

Life, so they say Is but a game and they’d let it slip away Love, like the autumn sun Should be dyin’ but it’s only just begun Like the twilight in the road up ahead They don’t see just where we’re goin’ And all the secrets in the universe Whisper in our ears All the years that come and go Take us up, always up

[Chorus:] We may never pass this way again [4X]

Dreams, so they say Are for the fools and they let ’em drift away Peace, like the silent dove Should be flyin’ but it’s only just begun Like Columbus in the olden days We must gather all our courage Sail our ships out on the open seas Cast away our fears and All the years that come and go Take us up, always up

[Chorus]

(So) I want to laugh while the laughin’ is easy I want to cry when it makes it worthwhile I may never pass this way again That’s why I want it with you (‘Cause) You make me feel like I’m more than a friend Like I’m the journey and you’re the journey’s end I may never pass this way again

To the classes of Magnolia High School and especially those of the 1960’s please join the MHS Class of 1967 in celebrating 50 years. Stay tuned for more info about celebrating this milestone because We May Never Pass This Way Again.

Now please watch your step as we return to the present.

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