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Graduation Day: The Untold Story


I auditioned, but I didn’t get the part.
I’m speaking of 1978, when I was bitterly disappointed not to be chosen as graduation speaker for my high school class (Marshall County, Tennessee).
My script no longer exists, but I seem to recall it containing pearls of wisdom such as “Consider a life-long career in pay phones,” “Hire a reputable architect to build an addition to your house if you aspire to owning a home computer” and “Cherish your classmates, because these times - like Rocky Balboa - will never be seen again.”
Ah, graduation. It has become quite the growth ...

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