The Journey Begins..

(Musings of a Homemaker  By Mary Anne Tuck – Houghton Lake Resorter newspaper – 1964)

Summer begins.
The school year ends. 
Sheltered and familiar halls of learning
will be left behind.
 It’s time to venture into an unknown future.
For some, the promised journey is exciting.
Others are hesitant to take the next step
into an unfamiliar and very large world.
Emotions are deep. 
All paths lead to life.
Many  have traveled
along this road; hopefully long, sometimes narrow.
It’s always a winding avenue. 

Complete with side trips,

choices may lead to
 higher education, 
or family.

One decision will lead

 to service of country.

 All will hopefully lead to success.

 Each traveler uses their personal key 
to open the door to the future.
Ahead lie many unexpected opportunities. 
While one may lead to exciting outcomes, 
another may lead to a detour or temporary failure.

The insight needed

 to understand complicated directions
can help to find 
individual happiness.

 Life’s journey 
 takes us
 through trial and error.
Remember the promise to beloved schoolmates?
“Our class will be different. 
We’ll keep in touch and we won’t forget.”

 Friendships of high-school and college days

 are never forgotten. 
Names may slip from mind,
  faces may fade,
 but memories of the times spent with friends and comrades 
will remain for  years.
It matters not
which path is chosen.
 There will always be
 fond recollections 
 of the time of graduation.

Let The Journey Begin…

One step 
and then another.

Photographs By Mary Anne Whitchurch Tuck  (Memories & Observations)

By maryannetuck

The future is right ahead of me and new projects seem to beckon... Friends and memories of times past remain with me today. I love to share my stories along with comments and opinions (of course) of today's challenges. Photography is my hobby and opportunities to capture the scenes before me are mine for the taking. Born and raised in Michigan, the peaceful woods and wildlife trails have always attracted me. Graduating from high school in the early fifties, college was of no interest to me. I have learned one important fact about life; whover decided when a person becomes "old"...didn't know what they were talking about...My theory is; you're as old as you think you are....(I'm thinking about it..haven't decided yet.)

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