UGA Class of 1965

My husband and I have been in Athens, GA this weekend.  We come here every year for about 5 years now.  He works a Vet Conference.  It’s a college town and you meet some interesting people here.

The Conference had a lunch honoring “The Class of 1965” today. There were approximately 12 men. Several of them served in the  “Army Corp of  Veterinary” during the Vietnam Era.   After that they hit the ground running working somewhere learning the ins and outs of daily Vet Practice. Then started clinics in their hometown mostly. Most of them married 50 years plus, had grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  There was one other thing these men had in common, everyone of them had Hobbies outside of the Veterinary Practice.  They had a variety of Hobbies, fishing, woodworking, growing orchids, restoring old John Deere Tractors, farming, gardening, cycling….

This was refreshing hearing the testimonies of their life’s work.  We spoke to 2 of them afterwards; Dr Harry Polk, Practiced in Mt Pleasant, SC – He grows orchids, gardens, and helps take care of his sister-in-law.  Dr John Wise, Practices in Staunton, VA along with his daughter, restores old John Deere Tractors, and has a horse farm.

Great men and inspiring lives to look up to.   Thank you for the privilege of allowing us into your lives.

1 Corinthians 9:25-27 “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize?  So run that  you may obtain it.  Every athlete exercises self control in all things.  They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.  So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air.  But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.”

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