Posts Tagged ‘ memories ’

YOU KNOW YOU ARE GETTING OLDER WHEN…

Jan 27th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

This past weekend marked the official and pragmatic closing of one of the colleges my seniors generation attended. It was the oldest junior college in the state of Texas. It had been the launching pad for lots of folk who had groomed themselves for other educational experiences. Lots of sentiment was sold off in an auction of its properties. Lots of memories went up for sale. Only those who had invested part of their lives there knew what those memories represented.

Now, it is gone. You know you are older when all of the schools you attended have fallen to the wrecker’s ball or have been converted to other uses. No more walking those familiar hallways. No more reminiscing in former classrooms, cafeterias, over college pride. From elementary to college now there is nothing left but a museum here, an office there, a proposed business, a faded collection of structures that mean little to most,



JUST FOR SUNDAY: 1/22/12

Jan 22nd, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

I remember an elderly couple, to whom I was related, with whom I stayed in Houston a number of years ago. I was there for a major youth event sponsored by the then Methodist Church.

The incidentals of the occasion have almost escaped me. It was during my high school days. Being active in the youth activities of the church exposed me to a variety of experiences and eye opening encounters. Having grown up in a modest east Texas town, every experience outside that limited and limiting circle made for enriching wonders.

The couple, by now, had reached gentle maturity. My greatest regret is that I had so little time with them, so little opportunity to plumb the depths of their life experience. Each morning we would assemble around the small breakfast table, enjoy the repast, but