Archive for March 31st, 2012

Death By Reality

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

A lot of people from the Class of 1968 died. Some lost their lives – many lost their dreams. As we used to say, “Same difference.”

Since you asked: I graduated from R.L.Thomas High School in 1968.  For those of you overseas, “R.L.” is located in Webster, New York (near Rochester) a town made famous by Xerox which was at its peak in the ’60′s.  Some of my classmates died from diseases (including AIDS), some by drug overdoses, a few by suicide, and at least one in Vietnam.

Most of the others “died” when they slipped into middle-class oblivion.  Who could have guessed that a real “rocker” – Brad Fox – would one day end up as the top Amway salesperson in America?