At the Soperton Community House, Saturday evening, 24 members and spouses of the Soperton High School class of 1949 met for their 60-year reunion.
Class members attending included: Ray Jackson, Jones Peebles, Donald Ricks, Edison Shepherd, Janette Collins Reule, Danny Walker, Leatrice Brinson Kight, June Duke Slater, Annette Frost Branch, Mary Jo Holton Poole, Betty Ruth Horton Palmer, Woodrow Poole.
Living members not attending included: Dorthy Hutcheson McNair, Selma Lane Drury, Claude Lumley, Huey Palmer, Gertrude Peebles Burns, Vonnelle Beasley Brantley, Agress Brantley Fulford, Charlie Cammack Knowles, Cornelia Deriso Schultz, Neil Drake, Hazel Heuett Daniel, Jack Simons, Madlyn Sumneer Shank, Helen Walker Adams,Katleen Gillis Brantley, Peggy Wilkes Lindsey.
Deceased members included: Dorothy Jennings (1972), J. W. Logan (84), Juanita Logan (93), Bill Gillis (93), Delmas Sweat (97), Joyce Phillips (98), Grace Odom(98), Theodore Crowder (99), Helen Brantley (2001), James L. Raley (01), Jackie Moxley (01), Freddie Peacock (02), Mokie Wells (02), Fannie Jo Phillipd (02), Betty Jane Thigpen (02), Eloise Thigpen (03), James Barwick (03), George H. Davis (05), Virgil Brinson (05), Howard Cauley (05), Joyce Henry (06), Foy McCoy(07), Wilton Phillips (07), Doye Green (07), Wyman Simons (08).
THE MAYONNAISE JAR
Part of the program was a live demonstration of "The Mayonnaise Jar."
When things in your life seem almost too much too handles, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and two cups of coffee.
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.
When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. The then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
He then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open spaces between the golf balls. He asked the students again if the jar was full; they agreed it was.
He next picked up a box of sand and
poured it into the jar.Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked again, and the students agreed again.
He then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured them into the jar, filling the space in the sand. The students laughed.
"Now," said the professor, "I want you to recognized that the jar represents life.
"The golf balls are the important things - your faith, family, children, health, friends and favorite passions - Things that if everything else was lost and only they remained your life would still be full.
"The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, house, car.
"The sand is everything else - the small stuff.
"If you put the sand into the jar first "If your spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
"Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.
"Take care of the Golf Balls first- the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."
One of the students raided her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.
The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show your that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always some room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend."
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