Class of 1947
Tomah citizens from all walks of life,
Often helped or encouraged me in different ways,
Making many decisions.
As she steered me into a successful life,
Honoring me with different awards.
Consequently, I was taught many things, especially to show love and compassion for my fellow man. Music (playing the piano) was used to bring joy and happiness to many, many people.
Having lived in the South, far West, and Midwest, my life was nurtured by people of all faith, nationalities, and personalities. My calling came from the Lord, not for the ministry, but for music which made me become a friend and servant to others.
Therefore, the honor bestowed upon me, being selected as a Tomah Distinguished Alumni, should be shared with all who helped raise me, teachers who taught me, friends who encouraged me, and parents who loved me.
God’s love and mine to one and all.