Cranks My Tractor

Published: Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 09:25 AM.

My high school is planning a 50th anniversary of the school later this year. A nice lady from my high school alma mater wrote and asked me if I would be interested in being the “Class Agent” for my graduating class. In describing my responsibilities, she noted that I would be “friend-raising” instead of fundraising.

I’m not so good at asking folks for money, so I was relieved and happy to help my school.

The first thing I had to do was find some of my “lost classmates.” They weren’t really lost; I think they were just hiding. Out the 47 members of the Class of ’81, I needed to find about 7 of my classmates.

I found the contact information for 6 of the 7 within a few days and forwarded the information to the school. That meant I only needed to find one more person that graduated with me – “Judy.”

Judy wasn’t going to be easy to find. She was a foreign exchange student from Australia. I was sure she wouldn’t be able to come back to the school’s 50th birthday celebration, but I still wanted to fulfill my duties as the “Class Agent.”

I like a challenge.

Judy was from Australia, but I didn’t remember the city or anything else that would have helped. I had no idea where she went to college, only that she went back to Australia when the school year was over.

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