High School Graduation for Jon came on a hot May Friday evening with 150 of his fellow classmates. Following a party at home with the family, he made the rounds for a few parties held that night.
The rest of the weekend was spent making the rounds to as many parties as he could make.
The rest of the summer was spent working not just the family farm but also his grandfather’s Lee farm.
By mid August he was sorting through 18 years of life, his life, and packing for college.
He was headed to a small college on the other side of the state but to his family, especially his brother Dan, it seem like the other side of the country.
With freshman orientation a week away Jon choose to spend time with the family as much as he could that final week.
During one dinner the family were talking about some of the situations the boys had been in over the years. “I remember the one where you came running out of the woods with the snake!” Dan laughed
“Yeah, I do too!” said dad. “I am still not sure who had who!”
Mom sat quietly and finally said, “You two are not young anymore.”
Tears became part of the meal.