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Prairie du Sac class of 1958 celebrates reunion with a poem

 

September 6, 2018

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The Prairie du Sac high school class of 1958 celebrated its 60th class reunion at the Dorf Haus on August 16. There were originally 56 in the class. 6 students transferred to other high schools their junior and senior years, but are still included in reunions. The high school burned down in the 1960's, but the gym survived. Of the 56 students, 15 have gone to the hereafter, most recently Marlene Denzer Hassell, who just passed in June. As part of the festivities, graduates were asked to submit a poem titled The Benefits of Aging. Pictured, from left: Joyce Baier Steensrud, Rochelle Dischler Birrenkott, Henry Russell, Ann Madison Carlow, Ralph Slotty, Audrey Gruber Hutter, Nancy Ferry Larson. Standing left to right: Jan Jaedike Emer, Barbara Stewart Morris, Pat Regan, Barbara Pikar Jarvis, Ginny Schaefer Nimmow, Barbara Moely, Norma Fuchs Fenster, Tom Trautmann, Ron Kindschi, Robert Pick, Jeanette Eckstein Treinan, Neal Ragatz, DeLorman Enge, Arvin Larson.

The Benefits of Aging--and other stuff

Ron Kindschi

August 16, 2018

There once was a woman called Bessie who made my young life messy.

She corrected my verbs criticized my urges doing the things

a young lad does that aren't classy.

But her most notable fault was criticizing the king

for singing "love me tender" and leaving out the "ly"

the king needed no English mender.

Then too was a class so great

it was of course the class of fifty-eight.

The ones of that class were once very bold

but the clock kept ticking

and now they are old

Sixty years have passed

Since that class from PdS depar...



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