by Amelia (Calkins) McDonald
As I gaze upon the faces that are left from our class,
I can't believe I'm here and 60 years have passed!
It had to be just yesterday when we lined up proud and shy,
To have our senior picture taken on the steps of Walton High.
So many mixed emotions of Love, Sadness, and Strife,
Great changes were taking place in the moment of our life.

Doug ..... Gerald ..... Dwight ..... & ..... Donald
Cliff ..... Edwin ..... James ..... John ..... & ..... Wilbur
Francis ..... Stewart ..... Jack ..... & ..... William
Robert ..... Arthur ..... Frank ..... & ..... Hubert
Lawrence ..... Richard ..... Wayne ..... & ..... Lucian


("I sincerely hope I've not forgotten anyone.")

Each and every boy became a brave man overnight,
And joined the armed forces with all their courage and might.
To fight for their country and all the things it stood for,
And kept our freedom safe over mountain and to the shore.
They replaced their football helmets with one of USA's,
And sons gave up their lives so we could keep our ways.

Others stayed on their farms to raise food for the "cause,"
Even those that remained home served without a pause.
Enduring every hardship without resentment or complaint,
Praying to God to bring their Loved ones safely home again.
Many became nurses, teachers, typists, and mothers,
Machinists, beauticians, clerks, and telephone operators.

Betty ..... Barbara ..... Georgia ..... & ..... Evelyn
Mabel ..... Dorothy ..... Marguerite ..... & ..... Helen
Kathleen ..... Norma ..... Jean ..... & ..... Doris
Pauline ..... Luceda ..... Mary ..... & ..... Lois
Elizabeth ..... Josephine ..... Gert ..... & ..... Amelia
Florence ..... Frances ..... Adeline ..... & ..... Patricia


Using all the skills and knowledge our teachers taught us to,
We most surely can be proud of our class of '42.
May God bless and keep you — until we meet again!