Martinsville High School Alumni
|Class of 1983
|Poem Shared at 25-Year Reunion - 28|
Linda Lawrence Dalton (1983)
|MHS Class of 83 Memories|
Do you remember
Way back in the day
When life meant lots of school work
But also fun and games?
Remember hanging out in the commons
Before the morning bell would ring
And then rushing to class
For notes, labs, tests, and things?
Remember the intercom voice
Repeating the most famous announcement,
â€œTeachers, close the windows.
The chillers are on in the plantâ€�?
Remember marching into assemblies
While the senior song â€œTouchdownâ€� played
And that special SENIOR SHOW
When all our â€œtalentsâ€� were displayed?
Remember joining clubs, band, choir,
Student government, and sports teamsâ€¦
And performing in plays and musicals
And dressing up for Spirit Week?
Remember pep rallies and cheering
To win Spirit Stick class bragging rights
And pom pons and the Fight Song
And everyone dressed in red and white?
Remember Dan Greene Stadium
Friday football games
And Mavahi Band half-times
And then Pizza Hut post game?
Remember basketball at the Dog Houseâ€”
Packing the gym on Cleveland Avenue
And traveling to University Hall
When we went all the way to State too?
Remember hot dogs at Rumleyâ€™s
And movie dates at the Rives
And cruising the strip in Collinsville
Just to â€œseeâ€� and â€œbe seenâ€�?
The assembly, game, and court tooâ€¦
The Alma Mater and big chrysanthemum corsagesâ€¦
And going to the big dance too?
Remember prom and yearbooks
And those memory books we had
And then finally graduation
That was both happy and sad?
Itâ€™s been a quarter of a century
Since we walked the halls of old MHS,
But those special Class of 83 memories
We will never ever forget!
Linda Lawrence Dalton
October 3, 2008