Friday, November 03, 2006

Class of 66

It doesn't matter what year you graduated high school. Mine just happened to be 1966. Yes, 40 years ago. The Statler Brothers song of Class of 57 fits my class and your class.

CLASS OF '57 (Don & Harold Reid) The Statler Brothers - 1972

Tommy's sellin' used cars, Nancy's fixin' hair
Harvey runs a grocery store and Margaret doesn't care
Jerry drives a truck for Sears and Charlotte's on the make
And Paul sells life insurance and part time real estate
Helen is a hostess, Frank works at the mill
Jeanette teaches grade school and prob'ly always will
Bob works for the city and Jack's in lab research
And Peggy plays organ at the Presbiterian Church
And the class of '57 has dreams
We all thought we'd change the world with our great works and deeds
Or maybe we just thought the world would change to fit our needs
The class of '57 has dreams
Betty runs a trailer park, Jan sells Tupperware
Randy's on an insane ward and Mary's on welfare
Charlie took a job with Ford and Joe took Freddie's wife
Charlotte took a millionaire and Freddie took his life
John is big in cattle, Ray is deep in debt
Where Mavis finally wound up is anybody's bet
Linda married Sonny, Brenda married me
And the class of all of us is just part of history
And the class of '57 has dreams
But livin' life day to day is never like it seems
Things get complicated when you get past eighteen
But the class of '57 has dreams
Ah, the class of '57 has dreams


"We all thought we'd change the world with our great works and deeds. Or maybe we just thought the world would change to fit our needs." These are truly powerful word and I must say I have fallen down on my part. What about you?

3 comments:

PEA said...

You know, I've heard this song often but never really listened to the words! I graduated in 1975 and yes, I really thought I could make a difference in the world and become famous or something! Well, I become a wife and mom...that's it! lol

Annie said...

My dream was to be a good mother - and I accomplished that. So then I dreamed of being a professional woman - and I accomplished that. So then I dreamed of being an accomplished knitter - and I accomplished that. Now I want to be a good blog-representative of Little Rock - I'm working on that one.

Gary said...

I never thought I would change the world. I was just hoping the world didn't change ME. :)

 

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