"My Town and Yours" Thoughts and Observations of Mark Lange
by Mark Lange,posted Oct 3 2013 6:09AM
Not being a Lincoln High School graduate it's kind of hard to get into the next couple of days in Vincennes. Where I went to high school, at least for me, it was all about getting out of high school and never going back. I got out - just barely and never went back. I have missed my reunions - the 10th, 20th, 30th, 40th, and you get the pattern and get that I'm pretty old.
But around here homecoming is really important. Not just for LHS, but for Bicknell, for Freelandville, for Wheatland, for just about every school and even schools long closed.
I guess the schools around here must have been a more positive experience for attending students. Students must have bonded well and kep that bond. At least for Vincennes Lincoln graduates, that bond was probably based on the fact they had to band together to live through four years of being an "Alice". Pretty tough going to compete with Evansville Reitz when you were an "Alice" I bet.